Tribute to Biyi Bandele, the “fabu master”  – Toni Kan

Death is rude! It is especially so in the finality with which it coats everything. In preparing to write this tribute, I referred to the internet to confirm a book title and imagine my shock at the first line –…

James Currey Society features Keith Richards, Toni Kan in an evening of readings and conversations

The James Currey Society will host British writer Chief Keith Richards and Nigerian writer Toni Kan Friday 3 June 2022 during an evening of readings and conversations at its monthly lecture series titled: “Glass Ceilings & New Vistas.” Time for…

The Essential Biodun Shobanjo and “The Will to Win” – Toni Kan

Biodun Shobanjo, advertising czar, serial entrepreneur, TV star, dapper don and grand old man of the marketing communications industry is a man that excites very strong emotions. In considering the man, one might create three broad categories; those who admire…

AnoteArtHub gets rousing welcome at LABAF 2021 – Godwin Okondo

The opening programmes of Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF 2021) will linger in the minds of both the physical and virtual audiences, as the sessions were packed with a lot of knowledge-sharing and inspiration. The programme kicked off with…

Toni Kan strikes 50 with panache – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was fun at first sight. The first time I set eyes on Toni Kanayo Onwordi, famously known as Toni Kan, I found fun oozing from his every pore.  He blazed into the Lagos writing circle with uncommon confidence that…

“Rocks” the movie rocks and Bukky Bakray is a revelation – Toni Kan

I am ashamed to admit that I had not even heard of Rocks, the movie which earned its break out star, Bukky Bakray an EE Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) until the…

Yoruba gods come alive in new book “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon”

A new book, “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon”, written by Peju Akande, Jahman Anikulapo and Toni Kan with illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu has hit the shelves. The book captures, celebrates and hopes to re-appropriate the Yoruba Orisas who have been…

Finding a Nexus between Show and Business with The Africa Soft Power Series – Toni Kan

The creative industry is affectionately referred to as the showbiz (show business) industry and for good reason mostly on account of the overwhelming image of glamour and stardom. With Nigerian music and movies cornering large swathes of the global market…

Big Brother and the youth of Africa: A review of “Training Day” – Toni Kan

To fully enjoy Tolu Ajayi’s short film, Training Day helmed on behalf of Paradigm Initiative, one must do more than suspend that clichéd disbelief; one must approach it not just as a literal piece of filmic fiction but as an…

Shaky Before the Goal Post: Business lessons from Austin Avuru’s biography

One evening in 2009, Austin Avuru, then CEO of Platform Petroleum, received a call from Nasir Ado Bayero during which the latter asked if Platform would be interested in purchasing Shell’s stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 38, in the…

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