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Ada The Country: The Story Of The Nigerian Urban Woman

Ada The Country: The Story Of The Nigerian Urban Woman

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Behind the finesse of the average Nigerian urban woman are stories of pain, anguish, restoration, and survival. Ada The Country - These are the stories amplified through Doyenne Circle’s critically acclaimed musical, Ada the Country. The musical is produced as a therapy for the healing of women who have undergone abuse, pain, and trauma because of their gender. The musical which was staged live over the Easter holidays at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos tells the story of Ada, a character played by ace Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, who loses her 9-month-old daughter and property in a fire incident which she barely survives herself. The traumatic experience sends her into depression but with the support of women across different generations, who have been through suc...
2022 World Book Day: 243 Public School Libraries Digitalised

2022 World Book Day: 243 Public School Libraries Digitalised

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...As stakeholders call for improved reading culture. Students in Lagos State have been enjoined to make reading a continuous exercise if they desire to solve future leadership challenges, just as 243 Public School Libraries have been digitalized across the State. This was revealed by  the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Philip Wahab at the celebration of the Year 2022 World Book Day by the Office of the Special Adviser on Education(OSAE) in collaboration with the Lagos State Library Board with the theme: "You're a Reader" In his remarks, Barrister Tokunbo Philip Wahab represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE), Mr. Adeniran Waheed Kasali harped on the importance of reading.  He said " The World Boo...
ANA Calls For Chinua Achebe Prize For Literature Entries

ANA Calls For Chinua Achebe Prize For Literature Entries

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Applications for the second edition of the Chinua Achebe Prize for Nigerian Fiction are now open. This is a prize awarded to Nigerian novelists based either at home or abroad. The prize was launched by the Anambra State Government in July 2021 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), founded in 1981 by Professor  Chinua Achebe. The second edition of the 1 million naira prize will be awarded during the ANA International Convention in November 2022. The prize is open to only novels published between 2021 and 2022. Unpublished works are not eligible for the Chinua Achebe Prize. Only one novel per author will be considered in any one year.  The deadline for entries is June 12, 2020 Interested authors should send 6 published copies of their works, ...
ZEITZ MOCAA, GUCCI Celebrates Global Black Experience In New Art Exhibition

ZEITZ MOCAA, GUCCI Celebrates Global Black Experience In New Art Exhibition

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… Announce The First Annual Fundraising Gala  The annual event whose theme is  ‘Art & Opulence’ is inspired by a new exhibition and is a celebration of the global Black experience. While the Gala takes place in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, 19 November 2022 Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and longstanding partner Gucci are pleased to announce the museum’s first annual fundraiser event to be held on Saturday, 19 November 2022. Inspired by When We See Us, the new exhibition opening at the institution on November 20, the gala, themed “Art & Opulence”, will see notable figures from the art, fashion, film and entertainment industries join Zeitz MOCAA to celebrate contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Gucci has long been a supporter of t...