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Godfather of magic realism, Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: godfather of magic realism

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died on 17 April at the age of 87. Known affectionately as “Gabo,” the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” became one of the […]

Lagos museum celebrates El Anatsui, Africa’s famous sculptor

Professor El Anatsui

To mark the 70th birthday of one of Africa’s most accomplished living artists, a Lagos museum chose to focus on pretty much anything but El Anatsui’s globally renowned work. Instead, three decades of payslips from the University of Nigeria, where Anatsui has taught since 1975, are collected in a binder that hangs by a string […]

Onyeka Onwenu’s Son Painter Abe Impresses All

•The late Anita Ikemefuna

Despite being a new comer on the Nigerian art scene, the art exhibition of young painter, Abraham Ogunlende, titled “Culture Shock”, left many art enthusiasts and lovers impressed with his creativity. With over 25 works created within three weeks in different formats and propagating diverse themes, “Culture Shock” made its much-awaited debut at the popular […]

US lottery jackpot swells to near-record $636 million

File photo An advertising board showing the record jackpot of the Powerball US lottery with a record jackpot of 600 million US Dollars in a shop in downtown Washington, DC on May 17, 2013.

Frantic Americans snapped up $1 lottery tickets on Tuesday as the Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $636 million, making it the second-richest lottery draw in US history. Brisk sales were reported in the 43 states where Mega Millions is played — and if no winner emerges by this weekend, the jackpot could potentially balloon to […]

Students Making Best Of Bad Situation

• Dr. Fagge Isa : ASUU president

University undergraduates find ways of coping with an unending strike  Sporting a white hijab and a headscarf, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola was over the moon, as she knelt down, shed tears of joy and recited the Koran with glee. The 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos had just been announced winner of the World Muslim […]

Miss Black Barbie Storms Nigeria

•Miss Black

Miss Black Barbie, Germany-based music sensation, is expected in Nigeria by January to take Nigerians on dance tutorials. The Cameroon-born entertainer said “I will be in Nigeria by January to perform, produce new songs with people like Flavour, Wizkid and Olamide. “I will also teach Nigeria and Africa some new things especially how to dance. […]

Soyinka, others mourn Awoonor

Prof Wole Soyinka (4L) with other writers

Nigerian Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka and other writers on Friday paid tribute to renowned Ghanaian poet and statesman Kofi Awoonor, among the 67 killed in last weekend’s Kenyan mall attack. Awoonor, 78, was killed and his son was wounded in the Westgate mall in Nairobi by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on September 21. He was […]

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