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…

Who is Afraid of Toni Kan?

Nigerian twitter is abuzz with news of the appointment of Toni Kan as Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Wailers are insisting that Toni Kan, award-winning writer, Public relations expert and media entrepreneur…

Victor Ehikhamenor @ 50: Toast to an artist and activist – Toni Kan

It is a warm Saturday afternoon and Victor Ehikhamenor, artist, writer and photographer is smiling. His round face is cherubic as he walks and works the room, meandering through the crowd of people who have turned up in large numbers…

“Kpali” is an eloquent commentary on millennial angst – Toni Kan

Forget the story. Forget the acting. Forget the hype. Go see Kpali the movie for the aerial shots that make Lagos look nothing like the chaotic urban conurbation we all love to hate. Ladi Johnson and his DoP get full…

Meet #QuramoWritersPrize 2019 Judge, Toni Kan

Toni Kan is a fellow of the Heinrich Boll writing fellowship (Germany); Civitella Ranieri Writing Fellowship (Italy) and Yaddo Writing Fellowship (USA). He holds both M.A & B.A degrees in English Literature from the universities of Lagos and Jos respectively…

Open call: QFest Writing Workshop to be facilitated by Toni Kan and Eghosa Imasuen

Quramo Publishing, organisers of the inaugural Quramo Festival of Words (QFest 2019), have made an open call for participation in a writing workshop to be facilitated by Toni Kan (award winning author of Nights of the Creaking Bed and The…

Zinno Orara: Standing Tall as Artist and Prophet – Toni Kan

Zinno Akpoghene Orara better known as Zinno Orara needs no introduction. One of the very first contemporary Nigerian artists to practice as a full time studio artist, he celebrates the 30th year anniversary of his practice with a solo exhibition…

Death and the legacy of Fela Kuti – Toni Kan

Death, many people say, can be the biggest career move and for proof, they point to Michael Jackson who was mired in debt at the time of his death but whose estate is now worth millions and millions more than…

Toni Morrison re-defined and enriched the world of literature – Toni Kan

Every death diminishes us but some more than most. Toni Morrison aka Chloe Ardelia Wofford departed this mortal coil into the realm of the ancestors on August 5, 2019. Nobel laureate and critically acclaimed author of over 10 novels, Ms.…

Toni Kan reads from ‘Nights of the Creaking Bed’

Toni Kan’s critically acclaimed and award-winning short story collection, Nights of the Creaking Bed, which only just made a UK debut, is set for launch in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Cassava Republic Press, which earlier announced the…

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