Art & Culture

KINGS SHOULD NOT SMOKE, DRINK ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC - ALAAFIN OF OYO

The Alaafin of Oyo, HRM, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has said that he has no respect for any king who goes clubbing and drinks (alcohol) in public places. The royal father said this during the installation ceremony of Nigerian Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall as the Mayegun of Yorubaland. In the event honoured by prominent Yoruba kings, Ayinde Marshall said he would stand for the interest of the Yoruba nation.

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Nigerian Traditional Attires and Accessories

This article is intended to provide information on Nigerian traditional clothing and accessories. Nigeria as a country has numerous tribes and ethnic groups, many of which wear their own style of garb according to their custom and tradition.

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Nigerian visual artists plot way forward

The Artists Social Forum has urged artists to find new creative dimensions to ensure that art does not become irrelevant.

The group noted this on Sunday at an exhibition of paintings, drawings and new media works organised by Dr Abiodun Karafu at The Resource Place, Akora Estate, Lagos.

The event was aimed at repositioning art and artists in Nigeria for the 22nd century.

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Culture asserts itself as Ojude Oba festival holds with fanfare

Each time you think you have had enough of beautiful treats from glamorously-dressed regberegbe groups, dancing and singing with glee, the warrior troupes of the Ojude Oba Festival will appear to spring a surprise. The Balogun families will storm the arena on their horses prancing to roaring drums and ceremonial gunshots. Once they arrive at the wide festival ground, you can be sure enough is not enough.

The two categories of actors in the historical spectacle

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Femi Kuti to perform live at Lagos Sheraton

Sheraton Lagos Hotel will host Afro-beat musician Femi Kuti live in concert, on 22nd September, 2018.

Curated in partnership with media and entertainment company Chocolate City Group, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and four-time Grammy Award nominee, is set to enthrall music lovers, Afrobeat enthusiasts and members of Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programmes with an exclusive live performance of his seventh studio album, One People One World.

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Heritage Africa opens in Abuja

People clamouring for major private initiatives to grow the Nigerian art and culture landscape now have some respite as one of such has berthed in Abuja.

Abuja has, for decades, struggled against the appellation of a city without a soul, since much of what happens there is politics. But with the coming of the Heritage Africa Village Square, the city may soon sing a new song.

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Oresegun Olumide: Nigerian Hyper-Realistic Artist

Oresegun Olumide, a Nigerian artist has been buzzing everyone on Facebook with his near real life paintings. His oil on canvas paintings, which he has been creating for years, have finally brought the artist to the lime light. Oresegun set Facebook ablaze after he uploaded his most recent pieces of art.

 

 

 

 

 

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Things to know about Osun Osogbo Festival

Osun Osogbo is one of many internationally recognized festivals in Nigeria. This festival along Olojo and Ijesa Iwude festival, projects the Yoruba as a people of strong culture and tradition. The festival is based upon the goddess Osun, one of the many venerated Yoruba deities and similar to Ifa, her followership is universal.

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The Wodaabe Wife Stealing Festival

The Wodaabe tribe is a Fulani tribe in Niger, West Africa. The males in the tribe are regarded as very vain because they believe that they are the most handsome set of men and they always carry mirrors.

In the Wodaabe tribe, people are given in marriage in infancy and the women can have as many sexual partners as they desire before marriage.

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