Veteran Nollywood Actor,Jimoh Aliu is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor,Chief Jimoh Aliu popularly known as Baba Aworo is dead. The dramatist, Sculptor, Filmwriter, Playwright,Film Director and former National President of Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) died in the early hours of today Thursday, shortly after meeting with his children in Ado Ekiti,Ekiti state capital. It was gathered that the 93years old thespian earlier met with the children and urged them to be united and be at peace with each other An inside source said Pa Jimoh Aliu  had premonition of his death, as he told…

Gov AbdulRazaq mourns famous thespian,Prof Akinwale,says his legacy lives on

Kwara State Governor,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday described the death of famous thespian, playwright and academic, Professor Ayo Akinwale as painful and an irreplaceable loss to the academia and the movie industry Professor Akinwale, a gifted orator, was until his death a Senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts of the University of Ilorin. A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor said: “His Excellency sends his condolences to the family of the late thespian, the Nollywood family, and the entire University of Ilorin over this sad…

Kwara Govt presents appointment letters to six Traditional Rulers

The Kwara State Government on Monday presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed 3rd Class and 4th Class Traditional Rulers. The official presentation followed the approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification of same by the Kwara State Council of Chiefs. The newly appointed Royal Fathers included Oba Ezekiel Ajibola Omobanjo as the Oloke of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area (3rd Class); Oba Abdulwahab  Bolaji Usman as the Onimosudo of Masudo in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class). Others were Oba Simeon Ibiyinka Olaonipekun as the Oba…

Gov Sani-Bello eulogises Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar at 68 ,17th Anniversary on throne

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has eulogised the personality of the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on his 68th birthday and 17th anniversary on his ascension to the throne as the 13th Etsu Nupe. In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, the Governor described the Etsu Nupe as a true, loving and peaceful leader as well as a bridge-builder whose immense contributions to unity, peaceful coexistence and development of the society is not only reckoned with…

Making of Ooni Ogunwusi: The Facts! By Olawale Olaleye

Some folks had challenged me earlier today to put out my facts as far as the emergence of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is concerned and I’m doing just that now. From a few of the responses on the thread of my previous posts, it’s evident that the truth had been lost in the mix, either by design or default. But I’ll see to it now and set it straight. In a concise form, I’d try as much as possible to reveal some of the…

My love for music and dance is not quantifiable — Ekiti Commissioner

Ekiti state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism,Prof. Rasak Bakare,has said his love for music and dance know no bounds. Bakare stated this on Tuesday in Lagos during a visit to the Chairman of Evergreen Musical Company, Femi Esho, Africa’s largest collector of Highlife music. “My  love for music and dance is not quantifiable, I started my romance with the art at the age of 17 when  I premiered in late Hubert Ogunde’s play “Aropin N Teniyan.” “Our country has a lot of tourism potential and music is an integral part…

AROJAH STUDENTS PLAYWRITING PRIZE (TAPP 2020) SHORT LIST

Following up on the long list, released on August 1, 2020, the organizers of Arojah Students Playwriting prize (TAPP 2020) has announced the shortlist for the maiden edition of The Arojah Student’s Playwriting Prize (TAPP 2020). The shortlisted students are : 1. Bayowa Ayomide (University of Toronto): Recyclable Chairs 2. Ojo Joshua Miracle (Obafemi Awolowo University): Justice: A Mirage 3. Ojo Olumide Emmanuel (ABU Zaria): Headless Sacrifice 4. Omowunmi Damilola Osuolale (University of Ibadan): A Tale Told by Idiots 5. Yusuf Abdulkadir (ABU Zaria): The Just Cause To provide exposure…

The Countdown to the PLATEAU LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 3.0 has begun

Theme: Building for the Future; Post- Covid 19 Socio-economic Development Strategies. Chairman of the Occasion: Chief G.S. Pwul, SAN, FCIArb. (Sardauna Mwaghavul), Managing Partner, G.S Pwul SAN & Partners, Jos. Special Guest of Honour: Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, Governor, Plateau State. Keynote Speaker: Nde Dauda Wuritka Gotring, Former Director, Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja. Panel Session Discussants : 1. Prof. Patricia Lar, Professor of Medical Microbiology & Former Director Linkages, University of Jos, Jos. 2. Victor Kuchili Author & Lead Development Consultant, Choice Concept Network, Jos. 3. Mr.…

COVID-19: What I Did After My Wife Sneezed – Seun Kuti

A chat with Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti any day is an interviewers’ delight. Recently, this reporter sat down with the Egypt ‘80 bandleader and Grammy award nominee and he opened up on music, marriage, family, and rape among other interesting issues. Enjoy it. How has COVID-19 lockdown affected your business as an artiste who is always on tour? It has affected me tremendously. But not only me, it has affected Nigerian artistes including my elder brother, Femi. When I went to see him on his birthday, I told him that I…

Saga of a living ancestor By Dare Babarinsa

It is interesting that even now people of Ile-Ife still refers to Baba Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi in the present tense. It is as if one day, he would be sighted at Oke Itase or any of the many sacred sites in Ile-Ife, the city which the Yoruba people believe is the Land of the First Dawn. Aderemi was the Ooni of Ife for 50 momentous years. Forty years ago when Chief Bola Ige was the Governor of old Oyo State, the Ooni passed on to the land of the ancestors.…