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July 2014

Jazz of All Times

Jazz may not be a popular genre of music among the young people, but it has become an enduring art form that cannot be ignored, write FUNKE OSAE-BROWN On a warm Saturday evening in May, the guitarist strums his bass guitar dexterously. His dexterity rouses a huge excitement in the ecstatic…

Luxury Defined

Lekki Phase One still maintains the quietness and serenity that it is synonymous with as an upscale neighbourhood. The well trimmed lawn and tarred road at a portion of the long stretch of Admiralty Way speaks of the class of people who live there. It is a neighbourhood which has…

Erdem’s Angular ‘Cat Eye’ Sunglasses

Erdem’s angular ‘Cat Eye’ style sunglasses are inspired by insects and their antenna. The sunglasses have accentuated stainless steel frames and mirrored lens. The sunglasses are finished with the ‘Erdem’ and ‘Linda Farrow Projects’ logos, printed on the inverted side of the temple. It is sold at $431 on its…

Home With A Heart

A welcome sense of warmth and personality is returning to the room considered the heart of the home writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Chinwe was in search of a room. The kind of room that is curvaceous,  made of tactile materials, with quirky details; one that will make her look forward to…

Wall Tidings

An unusual thing is happening in the world of wallpaper. The latest designs are walls incarnate writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. Bola Ositelu desires to have brush strokes on the walls of her new home but it was difficult to achieve. It is not a task for a common painter. It is…

July Events

Wole Soyinka’s Trials of Brother Jero at Freedom Park Wole Soyinka’s ‘Trials of Brother Jero’ will be live on stage at the Freedom Park, Hospital Road, Lagos Island, Lagos from July 19th 2014 at 03:00 pm to August 16th 2014 at 09:00 pm. Produced by Thespian Family Theatre and Productions,…

‘Ori Agbe’ For Kongi

As Wole Soyinka clocks 80 on Sunday July 13, 2014, different activities have been lined up for the celebration of this Nigeria’s illustrious poet and Nobel Laureate. For some years now annually, the month of July is Wole Soyinka’s season. Arts exhibitions, stage plays, poetry readings, musical shows and all…

Jazz Of All Times

Jazz may not be a popular genre of music among the young people, but it has become an enduring art form that cannot be ignored, write FUNKE OSAE-BROWN On a warm Saturday evening in May, the guitarist strums his bass guitar dexterously. His dexterity rouses a huge excitement in the ecstatic…

…And Reggae Returns To Nigeria

Lovers of reggae should get ready for an interesting return of their popular music genre as three legends of reggae are back to Africa for the very first time, with a music festival tagged ‘African Mix reggae,’ a festival involving various Reggae artists, which had been on for some time…

Celebrating Wole Soyinka At 80

BY IFEOMA OKEKE Anyone who had at one time or another spoken with or read the books of the great Icon and African writer, Wole Soyinka, will have a remarkable story to tell. To academics and literary scholars, he is a playwright, poet and novelist; to his family, a dedicated…

A Book For Kunle Afolayan’s Figurine

For some lovers of Kunle Afolayan’s work it did not come as a surprise that his popular film, ‘The Figurine (Araromire)’ has been subjected to intellectual interrogation. The award winning work is staging a comeback in a book form five years after winning five awards including the best film category…

The Iconic Piece

In the November 2012 auction, El Anatsui’s ‘Grandma’s Cloth Series VI’ painted in 1992 sold at N12.54 million, which makes it the most expensive artwork sold by Arthouse in that year, at a positive variance of  N2.5 million over the estimated price of N10 million.…