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A thought to ‘Spare’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hiring a ghostwriter of the calibre of J.R. Moehringer, on George Clooney’s recommendation, is one of the few wise moves Prince Harry has taken in the last five tumultuous years. Spare is compelling because it captures Harry’s unresolved emotional suffering, his panicked, blinkered determination, his improbably winning rapscallion voice, and his distorted, confused worldview. This Read More…

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John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History inaugurated by President Buhari in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday opened the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History in Lagos. The President, along with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, inspected the entire complex. ”I declare this site open,” the President said. The urban redevelopment at the centre of Read More…

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AMAA film academy founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe dies in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, a pioneer in Nigeria’s entertainment sector and the creator of the esteemed AMAA Awards, has passed away. After being in a coma since Saturday, she reportedly passed away at St. Nicolas Hospital in Lagos. While her coworkers and close friends, some of whom visited her in the hospital, refused to believe the news Read More…

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Yemi Alade is Spotify’s January “EQUAL Africa Artist”

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Yemi Alade, Nigerian Afro Pop artist, has been named as Spotify’s ‘EQUAL Africa Artiste’ for January. Spotify is an internet streaming service. In a statement released on Monday in Lagos, Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, said this. According to her, the Spotify EQUAL Africa programme aims to give female artists the Read More…

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Tion Wayne, Nigerian-British rapper, others thrill Lagos fun-seekers at Christmas concert

Reading Time: 2 minutes Numerous fun-seekers were enthralled by Nigerian-British rapper Tion Wayne and other performers at the eagerly awaited Beat FM 99.9 Christmas Concert hosted at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. There were visitors from all walks of life present for the celebration, which got underway around nine o’clock on Wednesday night. The evening’s performances by international Read More…

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Nigeria receives 20 plundered Benin bronzes from Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes The latest European nation to return cultural artefacts to their African origin is Germany, which, according to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, has sent 20 Benin bronzes from its museums to Nigeria. The handovers are the clearest sign yet that progress is being made toward the return of artefacts looted from Africa by Europeans during Read More…

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Isọkẹn’s riveting nuggets for entrepreneurial boldness

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Emeka Nkwocha Imagine a girl of the tender age of nine with a pan balanced on her head loaded with an assortment of confectioneries—biscuits, sweets, and meat rolls (gala)—traversing the dusty streets of Benin City in the hot, sweltering afternoon sun. She calls out, “Buy biscuit. Buy Gala. Buy sweet.” Men seated outside their Read More…

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FESTAC ’77 sanctuary for unification of Black people – Lai Mohammed

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Festival for Arts and Culture (FESTAC ’77), according to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister for Information and Culture, served as a haven for the racial harmony of Black people around the world. At a celebration for the 45th anniversary of FESTAC that included a cultural showcase, dinner, and award ceremony, Mohammed noted that the festival Read More…

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Lagos Museum receives $40,000 grant to preserve Igbo-Ukwu bronzes.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Igbo-Ukwu bronzes will be restored and preserved in the National Museum in Lagos thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Arts Conservation Project 2022 worth US$40,000. This information was released in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr. Abba Tijani, Director-General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). According Read More…

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Why D’Banj is being held – ICPC

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Oladipo-Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name as D’Banj, has been detained as part of an ongoing investigation into the misappropriation of money for the N-Power programme, according to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). This assertion was made in a statement issued by the Commission’s spokeswoman, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, Read More…