Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said the award was in recognition of Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee.” Gurnah, who recently retired as a professor of … Continue reading Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

Hollywood union workers vote 98 percent in favor of authorizing nationwide industry strike

“I hope that the studios will see and understand the resolve of our members,” said the president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). An overwhelming majority of Hollywood production workers voted in favor of authorizing what could be the industry’s biggest strike since World War II. About ninety percent of the 60,000 members of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) … Continue reading Hollywood union workers vote 98 percent in favor of authorizing nationwide industry strike

Netflix, Howard University Establish $5.4M Chadwick Boseman Scholarship

The four-year scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition at Boseman’s alma mater. One of Howard University’s most beloved and distinguished alumni now has a $5.4 million endowed scholarship in his name. The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship will fully cover four years of tuition at Howard’s College of Fine Arts, which was renamed after Boseman earlier this year. Netflix is the inaugural donor of the scholarship, which kicks off … Continue reading Netflix, Howard University Establish $5.4M Chadwick Boseman Scholarship

NYSC to partner Actors’ Guild on talent hunt, movie production — DG

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC ), Brig.-Gen. Shu’aibu Ibrahim, says it plans to partner with the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN ) on talent hunt and movie production. The plan was disclosed by Ibrahim on Wednesday when he played host to the President of the Guild, Mr Emeka Rollas, in his office in Abuja. In a statement signed by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, … Continue reading NYSC to partner Actors’ Guild on talent hunt, movie production — DG

Actress Rachel Oniga buried in Lagos

Legendary Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, has been buried in Lagos. The actress died from heart-related issues on July 30 at the age of 64. A lying-in-state ceremony had earlier been held for the actress at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Magodo Estate, Lagos. Her remains were later committed to mother earth at a private cemetery in Lagos. Oniga began her career in 1993, starring in … Continue reading Actress Rachel Oniga buried in Lagos

Nigerian filmmaker acquires right to adapt Hushpuppi’s life story into an action thriller

EbonyLife Studios, a Nigerian production company, owned by media entrepreneur and filmmaker, Mo Abudu, has acquired the rights to produce an action thriller based on the life story of the Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi. EbonyLife Studios will be partnering with Will Packer Productions to develop an untitled project based on a Bloomberg article, ‘The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master’ by … Continue reading Nigerian filmmaker acquires right to adapt Hushpuppi’s life story into an action thriller

Lagos delegation meets with late Rachel Onija’s family

…Promises Involvement In Burial Arrangements A high-powered delegation comprising the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, the Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu and a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere Constituency I, Mr. Desmond Elliot, among other government officials on Tuesday visited the Magodo residence of late Nollywood Actress, Rachael Oniga … Continue reading Lagos delegation meets with late Rachel Onija’s family

Germany Returns 7,000 Stolen Benin Artefacts October – Official

No fewer than 7,000 artefacts plundered from Bini Kingdom are expected to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria not later than October, Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. The Permanent Secretary, Amb. Gabriel Aduda, disclosed this at the Inaugural Nigerian Cultural Show exhibiting Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage, sites and traditional festivals held at the Cultural Centre, Nigeria House, New York. Aduda also said the … Continue reading Germany Returns 7,000 Stolen Benin Artefacts October – Official

Looted artefacts: Igun bronze casters protest in Benin, disown diaspora group

As the controversy over the return of looted Benin artefacts continues, Igun Bronze Casters Guild that are descendants of Igun community in Benin, yesterday, disclaimed a group known as Igun-Igbesanmwan-Owina Descendants Cultural Movement which is claiming part ownership of the artefacts.  The Igun-Igbesanmwan-Owina Descendants Cultural Movement, based in Europe and America, had in advertorials in some conventional and social media platforms, last week, claimed part ownership of … Continue reading Looted artefacts: Igun bronze casters protest in Benin, disown diaspora group

FG To Take Possession Of Looted Benin Bronzes When Returned

The Federal Government says in line with operative conventions and laws, it will take possession of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes being expected from Germany. Information and culture minister Lai Mohammed on Saturday in Lagos address a news conference on federal government efforts to repatriate the looted artifacts from around the world. Mohammed was reacting to the controversy that had trailed who will take possession … Continue reading FG To Take Possession Of Looted Benin Bronzes When Returned