Arts & Culture

Ayokanmi and Tolu Binutu – Doing Business with Art, Design, Portraits, Painting and More

Ayokanmi and Tolu Binutu – Doing Business with Art, Design, Portraits, Painting and More

Eugene Lonesco once said, “A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind”. Two Brothers in Nigeria clearly have a passion for Art, and they decided to take this odyssey into the art world to the next level. They clearly saw a gap. They were unhappy with the situation ...

Arise Arizechi

June 30th, 2015

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Achenyo Idachaba- Transforming Weeds to Wealth.

Achenyo Idachaba- Transforming Weeds to Wealth.

“What we do is take an environmental problem and turn it into a win-win solution,” Beautiful, intelligent and composed, Achenyo Idachaba has a knack for spotting opportunities, and maximizing them for the benefits of others. Her ability to weave beautiful pieces ...

Lovelyn Okafor

March 24th, 2015

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Wangechi Mutu- Redesigning the Face of Art

Wangechi Mutu- Redesigning the Face of Art

Commonly considered the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in visual form such as drawing, painting, dance, music, literature or sculpture; art and its various branches of activity produces works to be appreciated primarily for their

Lovelyn Okafor

January 14th, 2014

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Great Pictures from the 2013 Rivers Carnival (CarniRiv)

Great Pictures from the 2013 Rivers Carnival (CarniRiv)

Hello there, how are you doing? The 2013 Rivers State Carnival (popularly called CarniRiv) has come and gone. Did you see some great pictures from the 2012 edition? Click here to whet your appetite. First, let me give us some background on the 2013 edition of the CarniRiv. ...

Arise Arizechi

January 5th, 2014

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Naa Quartey: Designer, Blogger and CEO, Roots by NAA

Naa Quartey: Designer, Blogger and CEO, Roots by NAA

Do the best you can with what you have; don’t complain about what you don’t have, what have you done with what you have? This statement might sound clichéd but it resonates with truth. Day after day, Africans carp about how they wish things should or could be, but the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

October 23rd, 2013

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Tumelo Joy Mokopakgosi- Painting with the Sun…

Tumelo Joy Mokopakgosi- Painting with the Sun…

“If you want to achieve any goal, any desire, anything worth achieving, self-discipline is the skill you should build. It gives you the power to achieve anything you set your mind to achieving”.   Tumelo Mokopakgosi’s testimony could not have been any different from this ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 15th, 2013

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Tebogo Tebza  Malope- For the Love of Storytelling

Tebogo Tebza Malope- For the Love of Storytelling

It started as a childhood pastime; the love for television sets and their remote controls. Tweaking and tuning became a daily affair for the six year old. Tebogo Malope grew up with this strong love for fixing and tuning television sets, it became obvious that this love ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 13th, 2013

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TY Bello; Speaking Hope through Music & Pictures

TY Bello; Speaking Hope through Music & Pictures

Who has dark-eyes, full brows, big hair, raspy alto voice, uplifting songs and exceptional photography skills? The one and only TY Bello; a Nigerian musician, photographer and philanthropist. The University of Lagos alumni initially blew us away a decade ago when she debuted

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

July 25th, 2013

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Farewell to Chinua Achebe: The Father of Modern African Literature

Farewell to Chinua Achebe: The Father of Modern African Literature

Even if you reside in the boondocks, I am sure news of this great man’s death and burial has filtered into your corner of God’s green earth. The 82-year old literary icon who was deceased on 21st March, 2013 was bid a final farewell on the 23rd May, 2013 in his hometown of ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

May 24th, 2013

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Kelvin Okafor; A Talent Worthy of Da-Vinci’s Respect!!!

Kelvin Okafor; A Talent Worthy of Da-Vinci’s Respect!!!

The News Media has been a-buzz with the name of Kelvin Okafor, so I said “Hiaan!!! Make we no for carry last oh;” our readers must get acquainted with the Nigerian-born, London raised Igbo boy who is making waves with his works of art. Kelvin’s family relocated to the UK in ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

February 7th, 2013

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Great Photos From the Rivers State Carnival, Nigeria

Great Photos From the Rivers State Carnival, Nigeria

From December 10th to 15th 2012, the people of Rivers State in Nigeria, hosted the world to an amazing and fun-filled Carnival in the garden city of Port Harcourt, the State Capital. CarniRiv, as it is called, was in its fifth year in 2012 and it just gets better. The ...

Arise Arizechi

December 30th, 2012

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Youssou N’Dour-The Musician That Would Be President

Youssou N’Dour-The Musician That Would Be President

The New York Times has described his voice as “an arresting tenor, deployed with prophetic authority,” one that “soars heavenward with passion and then wafts tenderly toward earth.” In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 18th, 2012

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Koko Kalango- ‘Booking’ Up Nigeria!!!

Koko Kalango- ‘Booking’ Up Nigeria!!!

Interesting name, amazing woman. Koko Kalango knows what she wants and how to get what she wants. This woman of mixed blood hails from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. She studied French at the University of Benin and International Relations and Strategic Studies at the University of

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 14th, 2012

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka- The “Umqombothi” Princess Of Africa!

Yvonne Chaka Chaka- The “Umqombothi” Princess Of Africa!

“I wake up, every morning to see my people, umqombothi…” Now what 21st century adult does not know the first lines of Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s world famous song? I hum the song to myself as I write this treatise. Did she reign supreme in the 90’s or what?! Yvonne Machaka the ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 11th, 2012

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El Anatsui Is Master of the Bottle Tops

El Anatsui Is Master of the Bottle Tops

Artists are known to be eccentric, sometimes esoteric, and even misunderstood. They seem to flutter in a creative netherworld, seeking ideas that are all their own; portraying their creative vim in the clothes that they wear, and in the way they live. Anatsui is somewhat ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

December 4th, 2012

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Africa’s Most Successful Women Series- Professor Tess Osonye Onwueme

Africa’s Most Successful Women Series- Professor Tess Osonye Onwueme

It is amazing that most Nigerian/African youth do not know about the legendary Professor Tess Osonye Onwueme. She is an internationally acclaimed playwright, scholar and poet, who rose to prominence writing plays with themes of social justice, culture, and the environment. ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

November 2nd, 2012

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