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Airtel promotes cultural unity as Banana Island hosts cultural Festival 2015

The cosmopolitan nature of Banana Island, a high-end mixed-use development located in Ikoyi, Lagos came alive recently as telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria, in conjunction with other sponsors backed the 2015 Banana Island Cultural Festival. Families, friends and guests of Banana Island residents were treated to mellifluous music, great- tasting intercontinental …

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Sanders, Amaechi, Fayemi, Otieno, Wainaina lead pan-African speakers at Red Summit, in Lagos

Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Binyavanga Wainaina is leading other pan-African speakers to participate at the inaugural edition of The Red Summit holding in Lagos at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. Other speakers at the summit are the Executive Producer of Coke …

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Independence: Airtel lines up Kcee, Olamide, Basketmouth, Bovi, others for music-comedy concerts in Warri, Kaduna

To commemorate Nigeria’s 55th Independence Anniversary, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has thrown its full weight behind select star-studded musical concerts aimed at colouring celebrations across the country. The shows scheduled to hold simultaneously in Warri and Kaduna will feature top Nigerian artistes, comedians as well as up-and-coming entertainers. The …

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Genevieve’s ‘Road to Yesterday’ gets Nov. 27 release date

Producers, The Entertainment Network (T.E.N), have announced that the highly-anticipated film, ‘Road to Yesterday’, will be released in all Nigerian cinemas Friday, November 27. Directed by Ishaya Bako, Road to Yesterday stars the Award-winning actress, Genevieve Nnaji and introduces Nigerian-British actor, Oris Erhuerho. Majid Michel, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah and veteran …

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Shakira and Angélique Kidjo raise their voices in support of a new development era for children

The Grammy Award-winning singers joined Pope Francis, Malala Yousafzai and children from around the world at a special ceremony to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals Shakira and AngéliqueKidjo celebrated Friday’s adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals with powerful performances before an audience at the United Nations General Assembly that included …

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Abdulaziz Ude chairs panel on ‘The Key To The Knowledge Economy’ at Lagos Book and Art Festival

Abdulaziz Ude, founder of Nok Publishers and first African editor at Double Day, has accepted to chair a crucial panel session at the forthcoming Lagos Book and Art Festival. Mr. Ude, a quiet philanthropist who funds intellectual causes, will be moderating the session on ‘Key To The Knowledge Economy,’ at …

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Chigozie Obioma, 5 others shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma, along with five other writers; Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara were Tuesday, announced  as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The six names were announced by Chair of judges, Michael Wood, at a press conference at …

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