A library used to illustrate story [PHOTO CREDIT: Unsplash]

Three Nigerian writers shortlisted for AKO Caine Prize

The Caine Prize is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer.

Frontpage cover of the book: 'Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend'

BOOK REVIEW: Ayinla Omowura: The man who sat on 200 needles, By Lasisi Olagunju

This article by Lasisi Olagunju is a review of Festus Adedayo’s ‘Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend’

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch is dead

Gene was popular for directing popular animated cartoons including, Tom and Jerry, Popeye, and also creating Munro, Tom Terrific, and Nudnik.

Professor Harry Garuba [Courtesy the University of Cape Town]

A tribute to poet and professor Harry Garuba: we continue to learn with you

In 1996, Harry was a founding member and columnist for the Nigerian national daily newspaper, The Post Express. Harry used his words to illuminate where political shadows cast darkness.

Buhari mourns Nigerian author, Phoebean Ogundipe

Mrs Ogundipe was famous for authoring the English grammar series, Brighter Grammar.

Nigerian author Phoebean Ogundipe is dead

Phoebean Ogundipe died at the age of 92.

Professor Biodun Jeyifo

Biodun Jeyifo: A Life of the Mind, and Service To Humanity

“For Jeyifo, every idea was open to negotiation.”

L-R Yakubu Musa of NCC, Senator Umar Dahiru, Yushau Shuaib, Ahmed Nagode of NAPTIN, Dr Isa Abdulmumini of CBN, Rasheed Hassan of Third-Estate Forum

Book on Crisis Communication Strategies receives commendations

SSS, ICPC, others call for professionalism in crisis communication management

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie denies plagiarism claim over ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

Ms Giwa-Amu allege that Ms Adichie reworded and expanded her novel, ‘Sade’.

Odia Ofeimum. [PHOTO CREDIT: Book Art Ville]

Events outlined for Poet Odia Ofeimun’s 70th birthday

The Odia Ofeimun at 70 conference will be a gathering of intellectuals, scholars and academics from within Nigeria.


Goethe-Institut hosts workshop for children’s book authors, illustrators

Six authors and six illustrators will be in attendance

The late poet, Harry Garuba

Harry Garuba: Memorial To A Songbird At Passage

Harry Garuba was a professor in the African Studies Unit and also the Department of English at the University of Cape Town (UCT),

The late Professor Harry Garuba

Nigerian literary icon, Harry Garuba, is dead

Harry Garuba passed away on Friday evening in South Africa, following a long illness.

Julius Bokoru

Minister’s aide, Kaze kick-off Abuja 2020 guest writer session

The Guest Writer Session features live music, a Q and A segment and a raffle draw for books.

The retrieved sculpture -- PHOTO CREDIT Government Of Mexico official website

Mexico returns ancient Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria

The sculpture, which dates back to sixth century Ife, is that of a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument.

Oxford english dictionary [Photo: CNN]

How Nigerian words made it into the Oxford English Dictionary

By taking ownership of English and using it as their own medium of expression, Nigerians have made, and are continuing to make, a unique and distinctive contribution to English as a global language.


Nigeria film corporation introduces masters degree in film culture

The programme was introduced to meet trajectory necessities of providing in-depth knowledge and skills for the management of creative works and audio visuals.

Isaac Emokpae

INTERVIEW: Painting fast becoming lost art in Nigeria – Isaac Emokpae

“I actually just call myself an artist. We draw lines where there are no lines. In our culture, there are no words for the arts.”

LTF Chairman, Olasupo Shasore, festival director Bikiya Graham-Douglas(1)

200 performers, 5 countries set for Lagos Theatre Festival

Themed, ‘Going out of Bounds’, the festival will feature over 120 events.

Eminent Nigerian writer J.P Clark presented Thisday The Woman of The Decade award to Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie named ‘woman of the decade’

Ms Adichie was presented her award at a reception held in her honour at the ARISE office in Lagos on Monday.

Kobe Bryant [PHOTO CREDIT: @kobebryant]

Paulo Coelho deletes draft of children’s book co-written with Kobe

The writer said it did not make sense to continue the project after the NBA legend’s death.

Yoruba language (Photo Credit; The Nation Newspaper)

Group introduces award for best essay on Yoruba

The J.A. Atanda Prize for the Best Essay in Yoruba Studies is to celebrate Mr Atanda’s contributions to Yoruba studies.

Minister to Investors: Invest in Nigeria’s Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has urged investors to take advantage of the opportunities in the nation’s creative industry.

Oluwadele Bolutife

Shaping a Modern Experience Through Village Values

“By every means, the village boy shines through in this book, as the author does not forget his origins.”

Hymar David

INTERVIEW: Why I dropped out of school to pursue writing career – Hymar David

Hymar David muses on his growing up years, withdrawal from the university and how he found his calling – writing.