KOKWE YEBOVI: HER WORRIES ABOUT AFRICA

Trading her law degree for a new trade in art, craft and interior décor may only have made sense to her alone at the time. But more people are coming to terms with her decision as Kokwe Yebovi moves surefootedly towards a cultural renaissance of sorts, starting from her small space. Nseobong Okon-Ekong reports We […]

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Lagos International Jazz Festival Honours Hugh Masekela

On its 10th anniversary, Nigeria’s premier jazz festival –Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF) scheduled to hold on Monday, April 30 which is globally recognized as International Jazz Day will honour the memory of South African trumpeter, Hugh Masekela. The one-day multistage event takes place at the Freedom Park, Lagos. LIJF founder and festival director, Ayoola […]

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FELABRATION 2018: ‘OVERTAKE DON OVERTAKE OVERTAKE’

Organisers of Felabration, the annual festival to honour the legacy of Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti have announced activities that will begin on October 15-his posthumous, 80th birthday. This year’s event holds between October 15 and 21, 2018. And the theme song is Fela’s hit tune, ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’. The event kicks-off on that Monday […]

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After the Storm…Intrigues as Femi Gbajabiamila and Nnenna Ukeje Bury the Hatchet

Few months ago, they lunged and tore at each other like heat-crazed feral cats, but as you read, the bitterness and angst that seized their souls and drove them apart have dissipated, without trace. Thus Femi Gbajabiamila and Nnenna Ukeje are wiser now. Having experienced the motions of the action and counteraction that ignites the […]

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Class Act…Glo-Sponsored African Voices Features African Entertainers

How telecoms giant improves the lot of African youth Yes, Globacom dazzles like emerald atop a crypt of gold. Its visions and exertions are laced with sparkles thus emitting a blaze that captivates like colourful neon lights. Like a necessary angel of earth, Globacom, the telecoms giant, lives for the glory of the industrious. The […]

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IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER…REAL REASON HALIMA DANGOTE ANSWERS TO FATHER’S NAME YEARS AFTER SHE GOT MARRIED

Beyond vanity, beneath pride, Halima Dangote treasures the name of her father. Perhaps because it carries her through curtains and clouds of prestige to haloed moons in circuits of pride. For reasons best known to her, the daughter of billionaire magnate and chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has refused to adopt the name of […]

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JOY OF A MOTHER…YEARS AFTER HER SONS WERE MURDERED, IJAW LEADER, EDWIN CLARK’S WIFE, BISOLA, FINDS JOY IN SALEWA

Like a practiced pugilist, impervious to death’s dreary sting, Dr. Abisola Sodipo-Clark has shrugged off the hurt of losing her two sons to the grim reaper. After all the cobwebs and dreariness of pain lifted from her shoulders, she encountered peace in the reality of joy and abiding love in her beautiful daughter, Salewa. Yes, […]

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