The history of Nigerian art is fascinating. The dawn of the 15th century saw an explosion in the art scene. That century saw the death of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother of Oba Esigie) which occasioned the carving of the famous figurine. The figurine became popular and placed the Benin Kingdom into the world of arts. Other ancient civilizations also came forth with their different art forms which included but not limited to painting, carving, sculpture, and poetry. Continue reading A Journey Into The World Of Nigerian Art
Some Nigerians on Wednesday in Abuja commended the new Disney Nigerian fairy-tale princess called `Sade’, presently being produced by Rick Famuyiwa and Co-written by Ola Shokunbi.
The movie being developed by Walt Disney will be starring a Nigerian princess called “Sade’’. Continue reading Nigerians React to Disney Nigerian Fairy-Tale Movie ‘Princess Sade’
One of the biggest exports coming out of Nigeria right now is music, with Afrobeats stars such as Davido and Wizkid making it big on the international stage.
It’s no surprise that global music giant Universal Music Group (UMG) has expanded its tentacles and set up a new venture in Nigeria. Continue reading Eyeing Big Money In Nigerian Music
Nigeria’s Reggae/dancehall superstar, Patoranking represented massively as the only African act at the Jamaican Jerk Festival in the USA. Continue reading Patoranking Becomes Only African to Perform at the Jamaican Jerk Festival
London-based designers Tolu Coker and Eleanor McDonald each took house 3 awards at the 16th ITS occasion in Trieste last week. Continue reading Emerging British-Nigerian Designer Tolu Coker Simply Won A Huge Fashion Reward
Universal Music Group is significantly expanding in Western Africa, launching a new office under the Universal Music Nigeria brand in Lagos.
Universal Music Nigeria will be led by Ezegozie Eze Jr., who has been appointed as General Manager of the UMG subsidiary.
Eze and his team will support artists from Nigeria, Ghana, and Gambia throughout the continent and beyond. Read More MusicBusinessWorldwide.
In 2016 the hyperrealist community in Lagos drew global attention. Oil paintings by Lagos-based artist Olumide Oresegun quickly went viral on social media as people found it hard to believe they were not actual photographs. Continue reading Inside Nigeria’s Hyperrealist Art Scene
Back in its early days, the contemporary Nigerian music industry’s focus revenue-wise was limited to physical music sales, fees from appearances and shows and for the more popular artists, endorsement fees from brands and companies that felt they could transfer their brand meanings to products and services. Those days are long gone as increased penetration of the Internet has brought about new revenue models, thereby necessitating that artists look for more technological means to market their music and brands. Continue reading How The Digital Space Is Helping Nigeria’s Music Industry
You don’t have to look too far to know that there’s more to African fashion than wax print motifs. And yet even the savviest industry insiders often have trouble thinking beyond the old clichés. Continue reading This New Online Platform Is the Wikipedia of Young African Fashion Designers