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Thisislagos mourns Tosyn Bucknor (1981 – 2018)

Thisislagos mourns Tosyn Bucknor, OAP, writer, songwriter, actor, wife and lover of life who passed on yesterday, Monday November 19, 2018 according to news reports. Tosyn, who was born with the debilitating sickle cell anaemia is believed to have been…

The Idibala dance as man’s ultimate destiny – Dami Ajayi

King Monada’s song, Malwedhe, is probably the fastest growing trend on the continent. South Africa’s music scene has already, grudgingly, crowned Malwedhe the dance jam for the festive season. The internet is awash with short clips of dancers doing the…

Abiodun “Breaks Free” with new album – Dami Ajayi

IT has been a while since the turn of millennium when the BANTU Collective came to Lagos through promotional appearances for their first album, Fufu. This was during the Pre-Channel O era before Pay  View TV became popular. This was…

Odunsi is that “rare” thing – Dami Ajayi

Odunsi is the name on every lip. Singer, songwriter and producer par excellence; he is young, unassuming and easily the poster child of the new alternative Nigerian sound championed on SoundCloud. Little wonder, MI Abaga is in awe of him.…

Ake festival 2018 opens to “fantastical futures”

Ake festival the annual book and arts festival opened today in Lagos. The festival, which is holding for the first time in Lagos, has renowned Somalian author, Nurudin Farrah as headliner. In her welcome address Lola Shoneyin, Founder and Director…

Who wins Quramo Writer’s Prize 2018?

On October 10, 2018 Quramo publishers unveiled the Top 5 finalists for the Quramo Writer’s Prize 2018. Who among the 5 will be the winner? Attend the award ceremony and find out on Sunday Oct 21, 2018 at Eko Hotels…

Orjiako, Shebah and creditor banks: getting the facts right

Facts emerging in the on-going case between Shebah Exploration and its creditor banks which has been reported by few media channels since a Thisday newspaper publication of Sunday October 14, 2018 have provided actual  insights. Further investigations into recent reports…

Shoot me; but Yemi Alade is No. 1 – Dami Ajayi

In a music industry  skewed towards male musicians, a handful of female Nigerian musicians have distinguished themselves. Think Omawumi, Waje, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Simi—but not necessarily in that order. As an aside, there is hardly any order…

We said it!!! Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

Weeks before the PDP primaries that produced Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate, thisislagos.ng gave reasons why Atiku would pick Petet Obi and what an Atiku/Obi Ticket will mean for Nigeria. The reasons are reproduced below: Thisislagos tells you why an…

Election 2019: The Atiku Advantage And His Unique Selling Point – Magnus Onyibe.

Following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential flag bearer of the main opposition party, the PDP at the party primaries conducted over the weekend under the chairmanship of Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, a lot has popped in…

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