SPANFEST 2015: The Biggest Performing Arts Festival In Nigeria

SPANFEST 2015: The Biggest Performing Arts Festival In Nigeria

Lovers of Dance, Music and Drama this is your moment! The Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria, SPAN presents its performing arts Festival called SPANFEST 2015! SPANFEST will host workshops and events using various tools of the performing arts...
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Late At The Library | Livestream Felabration Performances tonight!

Late At The Library | Livestream Felabration Performances tonight!

The British Library is celebrating Fela Kuti’s 77th birthday with a really impressive line up. Felabration marks the birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997), the defining creator of the funk, jazz and rhythmic force that is afrobeat, which emerged in...
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Thespian Family & STER Present “ALTINE’S WRATH”

Thespian Family & STER Present “ALTINE’S WRATH”

The Thespian Family Theatre & Productions with an overriding objective to be a change catalyst in our generation, in support of The Stand To End Rape Initiative brings to the stage, ‘Altine’s Wrath’ written by Femi Osofisan. This will be...
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OKONKWO’S INQUEST: a stage play inspired by “THINGS FALL APART”

OKONKWO’S INQUEST: a stage play inspired by “THINGS FALL APART”

Set in a land, not too far away from you. There lived a hardworking man, named Okonkwo, who never really had things easy in his early life, but worked his way to recognition. However, things took an unfortunate turn for Okonkwo;...
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Lagos International Poetry Festival: Borderless Words

Lagos International Poetry Festival: Borderless Words

Great news! West Africa’s first international poetry festival will be making its debut in Lagos from the October 28th – November 1st 2015 with the Lagos International Poetry Festival. Headlining this year’s festival are some of the biggest names in th...
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The 2015 Artists In Residency Programme: Apply Now!

The 2015 Artists In Residency Programme: Apply Now!

Project Overview The Artists in Residency programme (AIR) has been designed to support and celebrate the achievements of artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative and highly engaged, both with social issues and their art forms. AIR works in partners...
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The Butcher And The Bridge

The Butcher And The Bridge

“The Butcher And The Bridge”, an electrifying musical on the power of faith and love in the face of debilitating terror. Following in the tradition of Spirit of David Gospel Dance Club’s powerful repertoire of 1st October productions, &#8220...
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Cyrus Kabiru Fashions Unique Eyewear From Recycled Electronic Trash

Cyrus Kabiru Fashions Unique Eyewear From Recycled Electronic Trash

Kenyan visual artist Cyrus Kabiru fashions electronic trash into fabulously unique decorative eyewear. He openly speaks about his motivation to help the environment in a short AJ+ video and on his website. Read below; Cyrus Kabiru currently practices in Nai...
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Wole Soyinka’s “Madmen and Specialists” showing on July 19th and 26th

Wole Soyinka’s “Madmen and Specialists” showing on July 19th and 26th

“If you didn’t understand the book, come and watch the play” – Brenda Uphopho (Producer ‘British Council’s Lagos Theatre Festival 2016/2017′) Madmen & Specialists is set in the aftermath of the civil war and the resultant debilitating effect ...
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BMX flatland moves blend with Kraftmatiks’ sounds in a freestyle performance

BMX flatland moves blend with Kraftmatiks’ sounds in a freestyle performance

Nigerian producer, emcee and Dj, Kraftmatiks was tapped for the final leg of the BMX Flatland’s epic African journey, which continued to its third and last destination: Lagos, Nigeria. During the Nigerian performances, the team brought back the Bike N&#8...
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In Pictures: Whose Centenary? art and culture celebration (through Benin City)

In Pictures: Whose Centenary? art and culture celebration (through Benin City)

The art project Whose Centenary? is a critical analysis of significant historical aspects of Nigerian social, political and cultural memory, with a particular emphasis on 1914. The exhibition will explore themes around the centennial commemoration of the amalg...
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Interview’s Art Issue Cover Featuring Madonna

Interview’s Art Issue Cover Featuring Madonna

Madonna reinvented herself and her ”girls” on the cover of Interview’s Art Issue. The pop phenomenon born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Michigan in the year 1958 is a singer, songwriter, actress, filmmaker, and pure entertainer. Madonna was phot...
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Kim Kardashian’s ”Champagne Incident”? Here Is The Original Version

Kim Kardashian’s ”Champagne Incident”? Here Is The Original Version

The picture often referred to as the “Champagne Incident,” is Jean-Paul Goude’s picture, titled “Carolina Beaumont New York, 1976,”. The image is from the 1976 spread of Esquire Magazine called the “French Correction.” The aim of the spre...
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#Countdown to 2014 edition of the Lagos Jazz Series

#Countdown to 2014 edition of the Lagos Jazz Series

This year’s edition of the Lagos Jazz Series starts in 2 days. The event which will see headlining acts Ola Onabule, Orlando Julius and Lura  getting support from other talented African artistes like Chocolate City’s MI, Jesse Jagz, Seun Kuti,...
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Art Exhibition in celebration of Adaora-Zinno Orara set to hold in Lagos

Art Exhibition in celebration of Adaora-Zinno Orara set to hold in Lagos

Blackhouse Media and Mydream gallery today announced a one of a kind art exhibition titled Against All Odds. The exhibition will be showcasing the works of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated painters, Zinno Orara, in dedication to his Wife, Adaora-Zinno Orara...
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Upcoming Exhibition: Eko Moves by Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko

Upcoming Exhibition: Eko Moves by Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko

Eko Moves by Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko and dance by the Society for the Performing Arts of Nigeria (SPAN) Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014 – February 15, 2015 Venue: The Wheatbaker 4, Onitolo (Former Lawrence Road) off Gerrard, Ikoyi, Lagos
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In Pictures: Finding Home, Live on Stage at Terra Culture

In Pictures: Finding Home, Live on Stage at Terra Culture

 
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Timi Dakolo, Julius Agwu, Mo Abudu, Yinka Davies, Yaw and others attend “Love Is…The Musical”

Timi Dakolo, Julius Agwu, Mo Abudu, Yinka Davies, Yaw and others attend “Love Is…The Musical”

Over the weekend, the third edition of the Love Is Musical show held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, and was indeed a magical moment for the guests who had come out to experience the fun. The event, hosted by...
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Nigeria’s first spoken word theater production hits the stage with “Finding Home”

Nigeria’s first spoken word theater production hits the stage with “Finding Home”

This November, something fresh and unique will be hitting the Lagos art and entertainment circuit. Finding Home, a theater piece delivered entirely in spoken word poetry, and scheduled to tour across Africa, will make its grand debut at Terra Kulture...
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Enter the Mo Ibrahim Foundation “Snapping Cities” photo competition

Enter the Mo Ibrahim Foundation “Snapping Cities” photo competition

Snapping Cities is an opportunity for photographers of all abilities and ages, to capture through their own lenses, urban life in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is seeking images that capture inspiring ways of tackling urban challenges in African...
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Upcoming event: Chale Wote 2014 Street Art festival

Upcoming event: Chale Wote 2014 Street Art festival

This August, artists from across the continent and the world are meeting in Accra, Ghana for this year’s Chale Wote Street Art Festival. Over 200 of the city’s artist will be creating collaborative projects between the 19th to the 24th...
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Ben Enwonwu on “African Art”

  ‘’I will not accept an inferior position in the art world. Nor have my art called African because I have not correctly and properly given expression to my reality. I have consistently fought against that kind of philosophy because...
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In the beginning: Stages in the beginning of a composition by El-Dragg Okwoju

Leonard “El Dragg” Okwoju is a genius, a master painter; he is also an art lecturer at the University of Benin. Once a teacher, always a teacher, right? Here he shares pictures of his creative process in pictures.
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