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Runway Meets Jazz In April

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The 1950s fashion is billed to meet Jazz music come April at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria. Tagged Runway Meet Jazz, the event aims to harmonise the classy worlds of Jazz music and fashion. Speaking at a media meeting to announce the event on Thursday, Afolabi…

Lagos_Live Festival Holds in June

JUSTICE GODFREY OKAMGBA The Lagos_Live Festival, an annual cultural event organised by Goethe Institut Nigeria will hold on the 24th to 26th June 2016, at the Freedom Park and Federal Government Press, Lagos Island. Like the previous editions, this year’s festival will focus on visual and performing arts. The festival…

Campari Hosts 2Face This Weekend

Premium Bitters liqueur, Campari, will host 2Face this weekend for bagging an honourary degree Masters of Arts degree from Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State. In honour of this great feat, Campari is putting together a huge celebration on Saturday, May 21 2016 at the Rumors Nightclub in Ikeja with some…

Fashion Meets Jazz In Lagos

Something new is happening in Lagos as fashion and music will meet on the runway. Tagged Runway Jazz, the event will take place from April 29 to 30 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Afolabi Oke, group leader and saxophonist, Sweet Sound and convener of the event…

Ali Baba Makes Another January First

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The lobby at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria came alive to rhythm of the feet of the rich and famous on Friday, January 1st, 2016. The entrance of the Expo Hall was a little busy when we arrived. Photographers were stooping in clusters in…

Celebrating Steve Ayorinde

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The tables were well laid, the stage set as we all trooped into the meeting room at the top floor of one of the buildings at the Freedom Park, Marina, Lagos to celebrate the first man to change the game in the way arts writers and journalists are…

The brand Wizkid

AYODEJI BALOGUN, best known as Wizkid, is a musician who has been on top of his game. In this interview, he tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN what it takes to build his brand. He was a little late for our appointment that sunny Thursday morning at Allen Avenue, Ikeja. I had actually…

Tunde Jegede’s sound of music

Late last year, TUNDE JEGEDE, joined the MUSON CENTRE as its new artistic director. In this interview, he tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN about his life as a composer and music   Spotting a black patterned shirt on a pair of black trousers, soft-spoken Tunde Jegede walks into the mini boardroom at…

A new horizon at MUSON

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN So many things are changing at the Music Society of Nigeria, otherwise known as MUSON. The centre, popularly known for its unique offerings of classic music, is changing the game in its repertoire of music for a wider appeal as it includes Jazz, Opera and African music in…

Femi Kuti joins a new train

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Famous Afrobeat musician and late Fela Kuti’s son, Femi Kuti has joined a new music company that will manage his career for the first in Nigeria. Kuti told a gathering of media men on Wednesday that he has agreed that Nigerian-owned Chocolate City should manage him locally. “When…