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Molara Wood Introduces New Podcast ‘Art For The People.’

Author and Culture critic Molara Wood Introduces New Podcast titled, Art For the People.’

The literati who recently joined Instagram took to her page to make the announcement and unveil an audio snippet of the upcoming podcast.

“This new podcast will do exactly what it says: lay on the arts for the people. I’m the host. The folksy musical accompaniment is by @Edaoto. All for your listening pleasure. Won’t be long now.
Among voices on the video: @ugomaadegoke, @oyinbraithwaite.”

Molara Wood is known for her deep appreciation of the arts and a penchant to instill knowledge about our culture and heritage.

We can’t wait to talk about the first episode when it drops.

Here’s a listen to the snippet;

Asa & WurlD To Collaborate On Music Project

Nigerian American Singer- Songwriter, WurlD shared a photo of him and Asa on his Twitter divulging nothing at all. He only wrote the caption: “Opor.”

We are excited that there might be something in the works.
While we wait for them to spill the tea, you can check out Asa’s virtual concert and WurlD’s new EP, Afrosoul.

DRB Lasgidi’s Short Documentary Takes us Through their Music Journey

DRB Lasgidi, the trio of BOJ, Fresh L, and Teezee are considered to be the founders and custodians of the Nigerian Alternative sound.

These bubbling diverse artists who refused to go the mainstream way, strived to create their unique sound which is gradually gaining acceptance internationally.

To journal their story and give us a look into how they started the Alté movement, DRB Lasgidi released a documentary on the coming of age story of the group that started the movement that has birthed an entirely new and successful genre.

The 4-minute documentary which features guest appearances from the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Odunsi the engine, GMK, and Skepta, shows fans talking about how important DRB is to the music scene.

Their newly released album “Pioneers“ features some of the best musical talents in Nigeria like Olamide, Pretty Boy D-O, Santi, Wani, Lady Donli, and Tems.

Watch the documentary below:

The one-minute animation shows how Teezee, Fresh L, and BOJ are all in Lagos and how they came up with their special ingredients to make “Pioneers” the masterpiece it is.

Watch the making of “Pioneers” animation below:

Text excluding title courtesy Bellanaija

Annual Writers 2000 Competition Opens Up For Submissions

Writers 2000 will be holding its annual writing competition this May and it could not have come at a better time.

Although the country is still in Level 4 of lockdown and some people have gone back to work, many other community members are still at home looking for ideas to pass time.

Public relations officer of W2000 Thomas Mann invited members and non-members with writing interests to consider entering the 2020 competition.

“First-prize winners in each category will win an online writing course from All About Writing.”.

All winning entries will be featured in the W2000 magazine, The Write Stuff..

W2000 is a group for anyone who has a love or interest in writing.

Thomas explained this year’s topics, themes, word and line count instructions.

“The first category is fiction where writers pen down a 1 500 to 2 500 words horror story. They should write an original fictional horror story.

“Non-fiction is the second category where writers are encouraged to write a true article or story about an artefact, under the theme ‘An Interesting Place’ in 800 to 1 200 words. This could be an item passed down in their family or something of historical significance. A good description will be important,” said Thomas.

Both fiction and non-fiction topics will be judged by writer and editor, Anna Stroud.

The poetry category gives freedom of theme and length.

“The poem can also be in any format the poet chooses,” said the W2000 PR officer.

The second poem entry is a Haiku nature poem.

“Haiku poems must be written in the traditional format.?Each haiku entry must be submitted separately,” said Thomas.

All poems will be judged by publisher, poet, author and coach Anthea Pretorius.

‘Life’s Like That’ is the last topic with any theme the writer chooses.

Thomas said the writing should be 500 words with a humorous look at real life.

Journalist, author, media consultant and coach Marion Scher will be the judge.

Closing date for the competition is May 30.

For information on entry fees and forms, email W2000 competition coordinator Nicki Gardiner on nickigardiner1@gmail.com or call 083 401 0445.

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