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The MD:CEO Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje with Winner of the contest, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

‘Decade Old Story’ wins GTBank’s dusty manuscript contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers.

Yoga Day: Indian artiste showcases FCT tourist sites

Shanta Roy, a top Indian artiste is holding an exhibition to showcase tourist sites in the FCT that will promote Yoga in the country.

‘Black Panther’ star honours real-life hero at MTV Movie & TV awards

Landmark blockbuster “Black Panther” and nostalgic horror sensation “Stranger Things” shared the spoils Monday with a real-life hero at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Chimamanda Adichie wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize

A Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, is the winner of the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize.

Cannes winner Kore-eda shines light on Japan’s hidden poor

Veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda says his Cannes Palme d’Or-winning film “Shoplifters” aims to shine a light on social problems in Japan, which he says are still under-portrayed in the country’s cinema production.

MultiChoice launches talent academy for aspiring filmmakers

MultiChoice says it will first roll out the MTF Academy, a 12-month educational programme aimed at training 60 young, talented people who want to work and innovate in film and television production.

Russian police arrest man who vandalised ‘Ivan the Terrible’ painting

Russian police on Saturday said they arrested a man for vandalising one of the best known works of 19th century painter Ilya Repin, depicting Ivan the Terrible killing his son, at a gallery in Moscow.

Governor Akeredolu throws weight behind Laffmattazz Live in Akure

Packaged by ace comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, the show, which is already sweeping the length and breath of the south west, is now making its next stop in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

President Buhari applauds Nigeria’s rising role in World Craft Council

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday applauded Nigeria’s emerging role in the World Craft Council (WCC), saying the talents, skills and high quality artistic creations of Nigerians are attracting more global attention and appreciation.

Cartoonist Josy Ajiboye wants federal government to develop animation in tertiary institutions

Renowned master cartoonist Josy Ajiboye on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to create a department of cartoon and comic arts in tertiary institutions to grow the nation’s animation industry.

Segun Runsewe: Nigeria’s soul of African culture

THE Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has expressed Nigeria’s readiness to tap from the knowledge and expertise of China in developing Nigeria’s Arts and Culture sector.

Governor Ajimobi: Culture is one of our legacy pillars

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday stated that the culture sector is one in which his administration would leave a legacy with tangible projects to ensure the revitalisation of the Cultural tourism sector in the state.

Ed Sheeran named top artiste at Billboard Music Awards

Ed Sheeran was crowned top artiste while Bruno Mars took home the R&B gong at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

Top Indian artist hails Nigerian counterparts

Shanta Roy, an Indian artist, says Nigerian artists possess great talents and potentials to play at the global stage.

Three Nigerians shortlisted for 2018 Caine Prize

Other shortlisted writers includes South Africa’s Stacy Hardy for her short story, ‘Involution’ and Kenya’s Makena Onjerika for ‘Fanta Blackcurrant’.

Nude paint sells for $157 million at New York auction

A stunning nude paint that is the largest produced by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million in New York on Monday night, becoming the fourth most expensive work of art sold at auction.

National Museum Lagos records 17,656 visitors

The Lagos office of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments said on Thursday that it hosted 17,656 visitors in the first quarter of the year.

#MeToo: Female Hollywood stars to protest on Cannes red carpet

Around 100 top actresses and female film directors will stage a protest on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival to support the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, the organisers said Monday.

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