Organizers of Arojah Students Playwriting prize announce Judges

The organizers of The Arojah Students Playwriting Prize, the Arojah Royal Theatre in a statement signed by Artistic Director,Arojah Theatre concept,Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo,has announced the judges for the maiden edition of the competition. It would be recalled that the competition was open for submission of works by Nigerian students sometime ago in February, 2020 and closed on May 31, 2020 after it was extended for another one month in order to allow for maximum participation. The three-man jury consists of distinguished playwrights and scholars. The list included: 1. Ola Ifatimehin,…

Abe-Igi’ to wear new look – National Theatre management

The Management of the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos says plans are in top gear to give Abe-Igi, the popular open bar and restaurant within the facility, a new look. The Spokesperson of the National Theatre, Steph Ogundele, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the step was to make the place, noted for artistes’ convergence and public rendezvous, more attractive. Ogundele said upon completion, Abe-Igi would not only wear a new look, but will also be totally rebranded. He said: “It is part of the management’s plan towards a post-COVID-19…

Kogi Popular Writer, Onoja Celebrates Fiancé’s Birthday in Grand Style

By John Adaji   A Kogi State popular writer and social media influencer, Onoja Johnson Baba also known as Integrity has taken to the social media to mark his would-be wife’s birthday. Onoja who served as one of the media team leaders for Prince Mustapha Mona Audu’s Kogi governorship campaign in 2019 and has been in the news recently for having a face-off with the Chief Press Secretary to the Kogi State deputy governor, Promise Emmanuel, made an announcement earlier today on his official facebook handle about his lady’s birthday…

Osun Govt congratulates Damola Olatunji on his Election as Chairman of TAMPAN Guild of Directors

The Governor and Government of the State of Osun have congratulated ace actor, producer and Director, Damola Olatunji, on his election as the Chairman of the Guild of Directors of Theater and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN). In a congratulatory statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation for the State of Osun, Mrs Funke Egbemode, the State Government expressed delight in the election, stressed that Damola had been a source of inspiration both to his generation and to the younger ones. “We congratulate you…

FG To Amend Act Establishing National Endowment For The Arts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the Arts to enable it to play a pivotal role in responding to the demands of the sector, which has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, in his opening remarks at the Virtual Forum of the African Union Ministers responsible for Arts, Culture and Heritage. ”We have decided to amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the…

Lai Mohammed Inaugurates Post-Covid-19 Committee For Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has performed the virtual inauguration of the Post-Covid-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry, with a call on all members of the industry to support the committee in the interest of the industry. “The Committee’s membership, as announced two weeks ago, has now been expanded to include as many sectors as possible. This is to ensure a fair representation,” the Minister said while inaugurating the committee in his office in Abuja on Tuesday. ”However, while the committee cannot accommodate all members…

President Buhari rejoices with Ovation Magazine Publisher, Dele Momodu at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with journalist cum publisher, Ayobamidele Abayomi Ojútelégàn Àjàní Momodu, popularly known as Dele Momodu, on the occasion of his 60th birthday May 16, 2020. The President congratulated Momodu on hitting the milestone in good health and sound mind, wished him greater contributions to the further emancipation of Nigeria in the years and decades to come. President Buhari therefore rejoiced with the family, friends and professional colleagues of the Publisher of Ovation International, saying he has left his footprints indelibly in the annals of journalism in…

Emir Sulu-Gambari salutes Wali of Ilorin at 90

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Traditional Council, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has described the Wali of Ilorin, Alhaji Shehu Usman Mustapha, as a quintessential and astute community leader with unprecedented tolerance The Emir also thanked Allah for gift of examplary life given to the Wali of Ilorin, in a goodwill message to the nonagenarian on his 90th birthday anniversary . In a statement by his Media Aide, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari confirmed that Wali Shehu Mustapha remains one of the highly respected traditional chiefs in the…

Omo-Agege greets Ovie of Agbarha-Otor on his birthday

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has felicitated with the Ovie of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Richard Oghenevwogaga Ebelle (Okorefe 1), on the occasion of his birthday. Senator Omo-Agege, in a goodwill message he personally signed, applauded the royal father for his exemplary leadership in piloting the affairs of his people in Agbarha-Otor Kingdom. According to the lawmaker, King Ebelle’s “ascension to the revered throne of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom, is undoubtedly a divine design by God Almighty to…

How Oole Oba Festival Promotes Unity, Culture, Territorial Defence By Sunday Adepoju

300 years after it started during the reign of the first Soun, the people of Ogbomoso have continued to celebrate the Oole Oba festival under the Ajagbon tree at the back of the Soun’s palace. SUNDAY ADEPOJU who covered the 2020 edition of the festival reports that it was a forum to promote unity among the people and the five Ogbomoso royal families.   Eminent personalities, the five Soun royal families, well wishers and culture enthusiasts from Ogbomoso and the rest of the world on Friday, March 20 converged on…