Arts

MARGUERITE KIRSTEN CLAIM TOP SPOTS IN PAN-AFRICAN ABSA L’ATELIER ART AWARDS

Marguerite Kirsten, a fine artist from Cape Town, fought off stiff competition from visual artists from across Africa to take top honours in the 2018 Absa L’Atelier awards. Her compatriot,

ABSA L’ ATELIER FINALISTS A STEP CLOSER TO ART WORLD HONOURS

Now in its 33rd year, the Absa L’ Atelier art awards have been a platform that celebrates and grows young African artists. Not only do the awards identify bright young

HENRY OBENG FROM GHANA BAGS THE ABSA L’ATELIER SECOND MERIT AWARD

Henry Obeng will receive a two-month residency at the Kunst: Raum Foundation, Sylt Quelle, Germany; includes return airfare and a monthly stipend. L’Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious art

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OSUN STATE GOVERNOR AT OONI PALACE TO RECEIVE ROYAL BLESSINGS FOR THE PARTY’S CANDIDATE GBOYEGA OYETOLA

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday kicked off its campaign in Ile Ife, the home of Iyiola Omisore, a major contender

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RAND SLUMPS AS SOUTH AFRICA IN RECESSION FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2009

South Africa entered recession in the second quarter for the first time since 2009, data showed on Tuesday, in a stinging blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to revive the

MEET EMMANUEL OKORO “EMMY KASBIT”, DESIGNER OF THERESA MAY’S JACKET

The custom-made Akwete jacket is from Emmy Kasbit’s Spring 18 Collection. The fashion community has not stopped talking about it and so have Nigerians. The lucky designer, real name Emmanuel

AFRICAN CINEMA: WHICH WAY TO GO?

I spent some time in South Africa, first as an invited guest lecturer at the University of Limpopo, Teaching Directing and Filmmaking to 3rd and 4th years as well as

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER KHAIRA ARBY FROM MALI HAS DIED AT HOSPITAL IN BAMAKO

The legendary singer-songwriter Khaira Arby from Mali has died at hospital in Bamako, aged 59. A native of the northern city of Timbuktu, she was a staunch campaigner for peace

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HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM – TRUE AFRICAN HOLLYWOOD GEM

In Hollywood today, there are several famous blacks that are excellent in their craft including those of Nigerian descent. One of such actors is Hakeem Kae-Kazim. When we talk about

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ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA GIRLS WIN AWARD IN TECH-NOVATION IN THE USA

The five Anambra girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha who represented Nigeria and Africa at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US last night