Ikeogu Oke: Family to announce new burial date

The burial arrangements for late Ikeogu Oke, earlier announced for February 23  by the family have been shelved, owing to the postponement of the general elections. The family, through a statement released by John Oke, said that “due to adjustment…

New directions in a time of decision – Wole Soyinka

The nation has been brought to her knees.  Internally, the blaring media testimony needs no augmentation. Beyond her borders, Nigeria is the tale of citizens designated pariahs of the global community for whom special dossiers are opened, and units of…

Fake News may cause 3rd world War – Soyinka (Nation)

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that fake news may cause 3rd World War. Speaking at the ongoing conference on fake news, the erudite professor warned that fake news should be treated as a crime. INEC representative, Festus Okoye,…

My identity on facebook has been stolen — Soyinka (Vanguard)

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari cleared the air over his identity, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, raised the alarm over his stolen identity being used on Facebook by a Nigerian living in Poland. The Nobel laureate spoke…

Handshake across history? –Wole Soyinka

LONG READ! Let us begin with some collective introspection. I have become increasingly convinced that, between leadership and the led, there is only a very thin dividing line, often nearly indistinguishable. There is no question in my mind that, most…

Restructuring unstoppable, say Soyinka, Nwodo, Adebanjo (Guardian)

Prominent Nigerians have restated calls for restructuring the country with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka insisting the move is unstoppable. “A methodological way of stopping the bloodbath in the country is to reconfigure the nation. And nobody has the right, either…

Ijegba Amphitheatre transforms to full creative hub, hosts residencies for artists

From Wednesday, October 10 through the 12th, the ‘Ijegba Amphitheatre’ ensconced in the forested area of Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, will be animated with a new residency programme that is capable of shooting up its profile as a…

Tunde Kelani’s Sidi Ilujinle: choosing artistic fidelity over artistic licence -Dami Ajayi

Tunde Kelani, arguably Nigeria’s greatest auteur, recently ticked off an item from his bucket list: he adapted a Wole Soyinka play into film. Known for his culturally rich and thematically expansive films, a huge chunk of Kelani’s oeuvre are adaptations…

LCAfilmfestival 2018: 3 days, 20 films, and great directors.

The Lights Camera Africa 2018 film festival is here and we can’t keep still From September 28 to 30, 2018, guests will be treated to the best in African film from block busters to festival favourites, documentaries to biographical sketches.…

The Road-Map of a Nation: Twenty years on! –Wole Soyinka

Following an increasingly commonplace epic journey between Lagos and Abeokuta this last weekend – 5hrs 10 minutes outwards (Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Saturday September 15) and 4hrs 25 minutes return journey the following day via Otta – I feel compelled to offer…

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