Stop depicting the military as brutal in your drama skits – Army

1. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a variety of measures to stem its spread in our country. Some of these measures include restriction of movement, lockdown and stay at home directives which are being enforced by various government and security agencies. Some creative Nigerians found it expedient to provide comic relief through the production of funny jokes, graphics, drama skits, … Continue reading Stop depicting the military as brutal in your drama skits – Army

Nollywood mourns Boniface of ‘Village Headmaster’

Nigeria movie industry has again lost another veteran, Ukwak Asuquo, otherwise known as Boniface in ‘The Village Headmaster TV show’. This is coming shortly after the death of veteran actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu on March 1, 2020. The Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Coker, announced Asuquo’s death in a press release, on Wednesday. Although the … Continue reading Nollywood mourns Boniface of ‘Village Headmaster’

Obaseki hails The Guardian’s call for records of Benin artworks in the UK

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has applauded the move by The Guardian, a respected United Kingdom (UK) daily newspaper, calling for records of artworks originating from the Benin Kingdom held in private collections across the UK, noting that the move will strengthen efforts on the return of the artworks to Nigeria. Governor Obaseki and the Royal Court of the Benin Kingdom in collaboration … Continue reading Obaseki hails The Guardian’s call for records of Benin artworks in the UK

Joke Silva tells her story, reveals she was adopted from foster home

Nollywood actress and Director, Joke Silva, has encouraged parents with the problem of childlessness to consider the option of adoption, which could give them some level of fulfillment. The renowned Nollywood movie director disclosed that she was fostered and encouraged to identify her talent and nurture it to the peak. She told reporters at an awareness walk organised by the Halal Children Home in Abuja, … Continue reading Joke Silva tells her story, reveals she was adopted from foster home

Military partners with Nigeria Film Corporation to produce pro-army movies

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has restated the military’s commitment to partner with the Nigerian Film Corporation to present the counterinsurgency role of the army in the Northeast. He called out the representation of the Nigerian Army in some Nollywood movies which have underestimated their achievements. General Olonisakin gave the reassurance in Abuja at the Defence headquarters’ civil-military workshop organised for the … Continue reading Military partners with Nigeria Film Corporation to produce pro-army movies

Osinbajo, Obaseki identify Nigeria’s cultural diversity, unity as strength at NAFEST townhall

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has linked Nigeria’s unity to the cultural diversity of its peoples, adding that beyond oil, tourism harbours immense potentials for the nation’s growth and development. Osinbajo, who was in Edo State to participate in the 2019 National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) hosted by the state, visited the palace of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba … Continue reading Osinbajo, Obaseki identify Nigeria’s cultural diversity, unity as strength at NAFEST townhall

2019 Olokun Festival: Lagos, Gani Adams call for the preservation of indigenous culture

Lagos State Government and the Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yoruba Land and Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, OFF, Iba Gani Adams have called on all relevant stakeholders and the general public to be involved in salvaging the Yoruba culture especially the indigenous language from going into extinction. This call was made on Thursday in Lagos at the grand finale of the 2019 Olokun Festival held … Continue reading 2019 Olokun Festival: Lagos, Gani Adams call for the preservation of indigenous culture

Participants at the Diaspora Festival 2019 held in Badagry at the weekend

The Festival is an effort by LASG to promote the rich cultural heritage of Lagos through collaboration with the Nigerian Diaspora Commission. It was also borne out of the need to support the on-going drive by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission to reconnect Nigerians to their motherland in partnership with African Door of Return Experience Initiative and African Renaissance Foundation. Continue reading Participants at the Diaspora Festival 2019 held in Badagry at the weekend

NAFEST: Uwaifo, 2Face, others steal the show

Seventy-eight-year-old legendary musician, Victor Uwaifo; pop legend, Innocent Idibia, aka 2Baba; and Nigerian Army Women Corps stole the show at the opening ceremony of this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture in Benin, Edo State. Twenty-six states participated in this year’s opening parade, which attracted officials of the state government, including Governor Godwin Obaseki; his deputy, Philip Shaibu, Taiwo Akere and other members of … Continue reading NAFEST: Uwaifo, 2Face, others steal the show

Urhobo: The cultural pride of Nigeria

Every tribe is unique, but the Urhobo nation is exceptionally unique. Its uniqueness is admired by all other tribes. The ‘ èma ‘ dance is one of the most exciting dances in Urhobo. The Uvwies are the best dancers of the ‘ èma ‘ dance followed by the Ughelli people in the Urhobo nation. For you to be considered a successful ‘ èma ‘ dancer, … Continue reading Urhobo: The cultural pride of Nigeria