For the first time the story of the legendary music icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, takes twist on stage, courtesy of Bolanle Austen Peters productions (BAP) and proudly supported by MTN Foundation. The musical titled ‘Fela and The Kalakuta Queens ran through December and January at the Terrakulture Theater in Lagos. The production was a spectacular stage play that captured the true essence of Fela, most especially the Kalakuta Queens and their influence on his music.
Here’s how #30DaysofFlashFiction works:
*puts on earphones. turns up volume.* The dirty song is in the link below. Don’t click it.
Naija Designers Are Not Smiling: Lagos Dribbble Meetup Event
Bad clients. Worse economy. Limited resources. Despite the many challenges, Designers in Nigeria are more optimistic than ever before. In a country with an alarming unemployment margin, the growing design industry is full of young design entrepreneurs using the web to create value for themselves and the economy at large.
Togolese Activist Farida Nabourema Calls Out Yemi Alade:
Togolese activist Farida Nabourema recently called out Nigerian singer Yemi Alade for her support of Togolese president. The activist was not happy that Yemi Alade had accepted a paid invitation to perform for Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe.
Nigerian artist Kehinde Wiley will be the first black artist to create an official USA presidential portrait for the Smithsonian. The painting of a past President of the USA follows a tradition that dates back to America’s 41st president, George H. Bush, where the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery commissions an artist to create a portrait of the President and the First Lady after their tenure.
Have you heard of the latest stage play ‘Shift Lemme Faint’? The production is the brain child of Gbagyichild Entertainment and it features Beverly Naya, Akah Nnani, Najite Dede, Omoye Uzamere and Daniel Etim Effiong. The play depicts life in Nigeria and has conversations and monologues that are witty.
US singer Erykah Badu has being announced as the artist to curate the next batch of Fela Vinyl box sets which will be released on the 15th of December 2017. The selection will be sold in a limited run of 3000 copies as Fela Kuti Box set #4. The collection of the box set ranges ranges from 1992’s Underground System, 1984’s Army Arrangement to Yellow Fever from 1976 and 1977’s No Agreement.
In a recent chat with Genevieve Magazine, the CEO of EbonyLife Films Mo Abudu, revealed the reason the for a sequel to The Wedding Party movie which cemented itself in the Nigerian movie industry as the highest grossing Nollywood movie in history with over N400 million in profit.
First things first, a big congratulations to Wizkid for selling out the Royal Albert Hall. The Star Boy achieved this feat on the 30th of September. His show was so successful that a lot of celebs went on social media to congratulate Wizzy not just for a sold out show but hailing him as the first Nigerian and in some cases African to sell out the Royal Albert hall.
Afropolitan Vibes never disappoints. Like mature wine it just keeps getting better with each event. And with all due respect to Freedom Park and its managers, the new location for AV is just perfect. The Muri Okunola Park is more serene, more central. There’s more
girls people, more palm wine, more parking, more space to dance and get wasted in… more everything!
We know you want to keep in shape, Asa, but don’t be a tease. If you’re going to do a sexy workout video, do a sexy workout video. Don’t share a sweaty video of your trim body, and your finely shaped abs, and then when the camera is about to swing below, you bring it up. No, don’t be evil. Don’t be that way. Uhn Uhn. SMH. That’s Maheeda’s job.
No, Asa. We are not impressed. That being said, we’re still going to watch a thousand more times. Watch the truly raunchy video after the cut.