Arts & Culture

  • Celebrities, fans celebrate DJ Jimmy Jatt’s career of 40 years

     Nigerian Disc Jockey, Jimmy Amu, popularly known as DJ Jimmy Jatt, on Friday celebrated 40 years of his career. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Jimmy Jatt is revered as one of the pioneering Afrobeats hip-hop disc jockeys in Nigeria He started out his music career as a rapper under the sobriquet, Master J, but delved into disc…

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  • Culture ministry, Yankee Entertainment to host 2024 Abuja International Carnival

    The Ministry of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy has partnered with Yankee Entertainment to unveil the 2024 edition of Abuja International Carnival in November. The Minister, Hannatu Musawa, in a statement on Thursday said both parties met to finalize collaboration details and discuss plans for the carnival, on Thursday in Abuja. Musawa said that the Abuja International Carnival was top…

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  • FG to unveil digital platform for showcasing Nigerian culture on global stage

    The Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Chief Biodun Ajiboye, says the Federal Government is planning to launch a global cultural digital platform for  promoting Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage on global stage. Ajiboye, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, added that the project was an initiative of  NICO to promote cultural diplomacy and boost  national…

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  • Cause of Mohbad’s death uncertain -Pathologist

    A pathologist, Prof. Shokunle Shoyemi, on Wednesday said that the cause of the death of singer Ilerioluwa Aloba (a.k a Mohbad) was concluded as ‘uncertain’. Shokunle testified before  a coroner sitting at Ikorodu, Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the musician died on Sept. 12, 2023 and was buried the following day. He was aged 27…

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  • Reggae artiste, Righteousman, canvasses creation of ‘Ras Kimono Day’

    Nigerian Reggae artiste, Righteousman Erhabor, has called on the Federal Government to earmark a day as World Ras Kimono Day, in memory of the late reggae legend. Erhabor made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. He said that as reggae fans all over the world celebrated the World Bob Marley…

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  • Lolo Josephine Umeozulu

    Matriarch Umeozulu Goes Home

    The renowned matriarch, Lolo Josephine Uzoamaka Umeozulu (Nnedioranma) – nee Nwoye – has transited to the higher realm. She was the wife of the celebrated businessman and community leader, Chief Basil Okafor Umeozulu, aka Akuyie-Nwata-Egwu, founder and CEO of the trailblazing Amesi Commercial Enterprises (ACE) Limited. Born in 1941, she got married to her beloved husband on September 4, 1957,…

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  • Comedy industry is booming- Seyi Law

    Nigerian comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, also known as Seyi Law, has said that the comedy industry is booming, and intellectual property rights of creators must be protected to keep up with global standard. Aletile said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna. He also said that the comedy industry needed to ensure that…

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  • In pursuit of the last Hamas, By Azu Ishiekwene

    Thrills, Joys and Surprises of Selling

    There are probably more books on how to sell everything than there is sand by the seashore. I have read a few myself and might say that when it comes to selling, even though what you have read might help, nothing teaches like what you learn by doing it.   For some, selling feels natural. I cannot remember how many…

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  • World Heritage Day: Commission solicits support for preservation of heritage resources

    World Heritage Day: Commission solicits support for preservation of heritage resources

    Mr. Olugbile Holloway, Director-General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), has called for support from Nigerians in the preservation of the nation’s cultural and natural heritage resources. He made the call in his goodwill message as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 2024 International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World…

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  • Tourism, tool for fostering unity in Africa – Minister

    Tourism, tool for fostering unity in Africa – Minister

    The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Lola Ade-John, on Wednesday urged African youths to embrace the transformative power of tourism to foster unity and progress on the continent. Ade-John made the call at the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Tourism Festival (AYTF), ongoing at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. The five-day festival is organised by Mr. Ayo Omotosho, a tourism…

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  • Group seeks partnership with Niger Delta governors on regional festival

    Group seeks partnership with Niger Delta governors on regional festival

    The PJ Chills and Crew Company, in collaboration with African Woman Communications Ltd., is seeking a partnership with Niger Delta governors. The partnership is aimed at hosting the maiden edition of the Niger Delta Festival of Art and Culture (NIDEFEST). Mr. Peter Etuk-Akpan, the group’s director general, appealed on Tuesday in Abuja. Etuk-Akpan said that the festival, slated for August…

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  • Gov. Mohammed lauds traditional institutions’ role in maintenance of peace

    Gov. Mohammed lauds traditional institutions’ role in maintenance of peace

    Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has commended traditional institutions in the state for their roles in maintaining peace across the state. Mohammed gave the commendation at the government house on Thursday while receiving the Emir of Bauchi, Alh Rilwanu Adamu, and other traditional title holders on a Sallah homage. According to him, his administration will continue to collaborate with…

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  • Margaret Omolara Sekumade

    Margaret Omolara Sekumade Commemorates Significant 60th Birthday in Grand Style

    Marking a significant milestone in her life, Margaret Omolara Sekumade celebrated her 60th birthday with a distinguished Thanksgiving service attended by a plethora of esteemed guests from various spheres of society. The opulent affair took place at the esteemed Elite Banqueting Suite in Slough, United Kingdom, resonating with the essence of the occasion. The event, held on the evening of…

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  • Gender equality advocate, Eloike bags Change Maker award

    Gender equality advocate, Eloike bags Change Maker award

    Ogochukwu Eloike,  renowned Nigerian  gender equality  advocate,  has clinched the highly coveted ‘Change Maker-Gender Advocacy’ category of the prestigious  Change Maker Awards. Eloike was recognised alongside other eminent Nigerians from different background at the award ceremony organised by The Industry Women Conference in Lagos. According to Mr Goddie Ofose, convener of the conference, the award was to honour those who have…

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  • We received 5,020 visitors in Q1–National Museum Curator

    We received 5,020 visitors in Q1–National Museum Curator

    Mrs. Oriyomi Otuka, the Curator of the National Museum of Unity, Ibadan, said that no fewer than 5,020 visitors visited the museum in the first quarter of the year. Otuka, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan, said that the number of visitors received in the first quarter was not…

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  • NICO commends Air Peace on ‘Isi Agu’ attire for cabin crew

    NICO commends Air Peace on ‘Isi Agu’ attire for cabin crew

    The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) has commended Air Peace Airlines for the use of Nigerian cultural attire by its crew members. Its Executive Secretary, Chief Biodun Ajiboye, gave the commendation in a statement issued by his media aide, Caleb Nor, on Wednesday. According to Ajiboye, this is in line with the institute’s new national orientation drive, which harps…

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  • Oyebanji seeks FG’s support for Ekiti Tourism Devt Master Plan

    Oyebanji seeks FG’s support for Ekiti Tourism Devt. Master Plan

    Gov. Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti has called for support from the federal government for the timely and efficient execution of the Ekiti Tourism Development Master Plan. Oyebanji made the call when the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Lola Ade-John, visited the state for the Ekiti Hike Mountain Safari and some other tourism engagements. ‘We believe that a strategic plan is indispensable…

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