Nostalgia and Tears F’Orile: Fabowale’s severe love verses for fatherland

What does a woman do with her love for and frustration at a beloved country living below its potential of being a global force? Resort to armed insurrection as did revolutionaries like Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, John Jerry Rawlings and Thomas Sankara to force a change? Or join compatriots with radical views, fiery pens and […]

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Odumakin to Soyinka at 89: Your genius is lifelong

Obi, Sanwo-Olu celebrate icon President of Centre for Change Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin has described Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka as a genius of poesy who “captivates us in its gripping hold, not once, not twice but lifelong.” Okei-Odumakin, who is also the President of Women Arise for Change Initiative, stated this in a birthday titled […]

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Wole Soyinka at 89: A tribute to the fortress of African literature

By Adedamola Adedayo It’s the 13th of July, 2023, as Soyinka takes another powerful leap. Name any major literary genre, you can be sure Soyinka has his imprints there. But his legacy is most amplified in the theatrical hemisphere, where he made a name for himself as Africa’s most acclaimed playwright and became the apple […]

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Tinubu celebrates Wole Soyinka at 89

President Bola Tinubu has poured encomiums on the Nobel Laureate and elder statesman, Prof. Wole Soyinka, a professor, on his 89th birthday, describing him as a veritable source of support, inspiration, and encouragement. The president, who called the literary giant a brother and comrade in the struggle for the restoration and entrenchment of democracy and […]

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Ukamaka Olisakwe: Writing saved me from horrors of banking industry

In 2014, Ukamaka Olisakwe was named one of Africa’s Most Promising Writers under the age of 40 by the UNESCO World Book Capital for the Africa39 project. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary fellowship in Writing from the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa, and was a resident fellow at the City […]

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The Radiance chief executive, Ayoola recommends Ondo security model for all Nigerian states

Stresses journalists, writers, authors’ grave responsibilities By Banji Ayoola The chief executive of The Radiance, Mr Banji Ayoola, has recommended the domestication of the measures being taken by the Ondo State Government in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to tackle the prevailing insecurity challenges confronting the country due to frequent worrisome […]

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Building blocks for new Nigeria already available – Dike Chukwumerije

Dike Chukwumerije is a famed poet and writer who uses the stage to present his art in spoken words. Being one of Nigeria’s prolific performance poets, his public remarks and poems have inspired discussions about nationalism and identity across the nation. He speaks with Guardian Life about life and work. Kindly tell us about yourself […]

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An Abuja poolside sit- out with Niyi Osundare

Olusunle, Osundare and Nyitse By Tunde Olusunle Typical of the extremely organised personality that he is, the multiple award-winning poet, Niyi Osundare, had already “served notice” of his imminent visit to Nigeria, weeks before he came. He had been invited by the organisers of the “Nigerian National Order of Merit,” (NNOM), to deliver a lecture […]

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