Aké Arts and Book Festival… Changing the literary narrative

Festival Director, Lola Shoneyin The Aké Arts and Book Festival is a yearly literary, cultural, and arts event. It was founded in 2013 by the Nigerian writer Lola Shoneyin, in Abeokuta. Although it features new and established writers from across the world, its focus has been to promote, develop and celebrate creativity on the African […]

Read more

Introspection into Onyeka Onwenu’s My Father’s Daughter

To read Onyeka Onwenu’s autobiography is to be a fly on the wall completely absorbed in multilayered intimate conversations with her about a thoroughly fascinating life. It transports the reader from the joys of a relatively privileged childhood in pre-Civil War Port Harcourt to the traumatic death of her father in a car crash before […]

Read more

Board shortlists Dare, Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, Udenwe for NLNG prize

The Girl with Louding Voice by Abi Dare; The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia and Colours of Hatred by Obinna Udenwe have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2021 The Nigeria Prize for Literature worth $100,000. Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Prof Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, made the announcement […]

Read more

The making of the Nigerian flagship: A story of The Guardian

By Abiodun Adeniyi ‘The making of the Nigerian Flagship: A story of The Guardian’ is an expository genre, revealing the significant history of The Guardian Newspapers thirty-eight years after its establishment. Co-written by two of the newspapers’ pioneer journalists, Aaron Ukodie and O’Seun Ogunseitan, the book is a brilliant compromise between an edited work, pulling together a writhe […]

Read more

Fast Track Learning (English) to help school children, learners out

By Banji Ayoola Fast Track Learning (English), a book written to help nursery and primary school children, secondary school pupils and all learners master the command and correct usage of English language within a short period, is out. Written by an accomplished journalist with many years of experience, Mr Olanrewaju Akinfenwa, the book also offers […]

Read more

Remembering Dele Giwa, Nigeria’s hero of journalism 34 years after

It’s 34 years today since the flaming journalist, Dele Giwa, was killed via a parcel bomb, a novel manner of assassination. The question today remains unanswered: Who killed Dele Giwa? He is remembered for his famous quote: “Nigeria is on fire and the citizens are amused”. Giwa was one of Nigerian’s strongest journalists, who many […]

Read more