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THE mid western oil and gas has dim it feet to sponsor the Muson festival 2012 just as it did last year, the event which is going to showcase the best of 'Naijazz' home and away' will feature an all Nigerian line up of both international and home-base Jazz and Jazz related musicians playing at two shows on Saturday October 20th at the shell Nigeria hall Muson centre. After the successful hosting of a jazz/highlife session that had two of Nigeria's legendary and iconic musicians Victor Uwaifo and Victor Olaiya perform on stage at the Muson jazz festival 2011, best jazz artiste will feature at the event this year as artiste like Adesuwa, Imole Afrika, Mike Ebere, El jazz, Victor Ademofe, Dapo Dina, Ayodel, Sax Tee, to pay the best of jazz. According to Mike Ebere jazz music should be promoted and that is a good reason for the festival.

Nigerian blood, Italian born, Christened Babatunde Durojaiye a script writer, conceptualizer, actor and a budding producer, speaks seriously with EDIALE KINGSLEY on his role in figurine and other upcoming projects.

SO it happened that I met Kunle Afolayan, he was working in a bank then, so he told me he had plans to do a movie that will really shake the industry, so actually I pitched the action movie, which was mine, a friend of mine had written it, so we said okay we will share the credits, we gave him some motivations, he said it will be quiet expensive and then there was another one

STARS and celebrities such as Seun Kuti, Tiwa Savage, Basketmouth, Kelechi Amadi Obi and Temi Dollface, rolled out in support of contemporary photography for the first annual LagosPhoto Fundraiser at the Eko Hotels & Suites on 23 September.  As the intimate candle-lit dinner was underway and a musical performance by Sésu was drawing to an end, the distinguished guests of the LagosPhoto Fundraiser buzzed in anticipation for the Live Auction that was about to take place. As prices for art photography have soared globally in recent years and a new emphasis on photography in contemporary art has placed the medium in a prime spotlight, the art collectors, patrons, and tastemakers who attended the black-tie LagosPhoto Fundraiser knew well that such an auction could make Nigerian art history.

 

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe…

Chimamanda Adichie is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun. Her new novel, Americanah, will be published next April. She delivers this review of the Chinua Achebe’s new book , Excerpts…

 

NIGERIA, at independence from British rule in 1960, was called the Giant of Africa. With a large population, an educated elite and many natural resources, especially oil, Nigeria was supposed to fly the flag of democratic success.

THE Nigerian Music Industry Coalition has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to give immediate marching orders to the organizations and individuals managing the Entertainment Industry Intervention Fund to take urgent steps to ensure that the fund begins to have impact on the employment situation in the creative industries in Nigeria.

Addressing the media on 'The State of the Nigerian Music Industry' as part of the events of NO MUSIC DAY 2012, marked on September 1, Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, said, 'Once again, on the critical issue of funding, there is growing

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