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Edozie Anedu Exhibits ‘Mistakes I Chose to Keep’ in Lagos

This season, Lagos will be treated to the opening reception of “Mistakes I Chose to Keep” a solo exhibition by Edozie Anedu curated by Wunika Mukan. The exhibition opens 2pm, Saturday, December 21 at 16/16 Kofo Abayomi St. Victoria Island, Lagos, and will run till Monday, 20 January 2020.

Born and raised in Benin City, Edozie Anedu is a self-taught artist whose style focuses on the human condition, socio political ideologies and pop-culture. Working primarily with oils on canvas and recyclable materials, Edozie employs an aggressive use of color with ill- drawn figures to express emotion, initiate conversation and catch attention.

Edozie’s childlike and sometimes aggressive strokes make room for accidents and give his paintings that unique, seemingly effortlessly haphazard appearance.

His current show consists of 18 new works – most of them formerly discarded, reworked pieces that lend their name to the exhibition title- Mistakes I Chose to Keep. Each piece telling a coming of age story – a journey of excitement, adjustments and hopeful rush to the future – while at the same time embracing moments of melancholy and memories of past people, places and things.

Burna Boy’s “African Giant Album” Becomes The Most Streamed African Album In 2019

Burna Boy has reached another level of greatness after his “African Giant” album becomes the most streamed album in African in 2019.
A media page that updates streams on songs released worldwide on twitter has made this known, directing the attention of many to the greatness in the album and it’s huge commercial achievement. The Grammy-nominated body of work has be appraised some glory by many music enthusiasts and this further proves it is an album that emits quality and finesse.

The “African Giant” album was only released in July 2019 and becoming the most streamed 2019 African album is a really huge one for the superstar singer.

‘Laugh for a Cause’ at the 3rd Edition of LaughFest Annual Fundraiser

The Joyful Joy Foundation annual comedy fundraiser ‘Laugh Fest’ is happening in Lagos

Date: Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Time: 5pm
Venue: Terrakulture Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos

This event promises to be an exciting and supportive course of raising funds towards the eradication of malaria in Nigeria. Laughfest is a variety show fundraiser back again with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Joyful Joy Foundations Pop-up Clinic outreach programs focused on eradicating Malaria every month in 2020.

Founded by actor, Osas Ighodaro, the JoyfulJoy Foundation is an NGO pushing towards a malaria-free Africa and dedicated to directly providing service in the Sub-Saharan region,

There was an amazing lineup of performances last year by Tuface, Basketmouth, Bovi, Helen Paul, MI e.t.c auctioning of celebrities such as Donjazzy, Kemi Adetiba, Toke Makinwa, and Lynxx.

This year will be hosted by comedian and actor, Chigurl, the evening will feature a line-up of music from D’banj, Tiwa Savage and comedy performances from Kenny Blaq, Buchi and Ushebe also a celebrity date auctions of Dilish Mathews, Chioma, and Kika of GoodHair, Mercy Eke (BBN4 winner).

Laughfest symbolizes comedy and entertainment with a heart and encourages its audience to spend their time, money and energy in a socially conscious way. Guests and contributors are invited to be supremely entertained while knowing their support will have a long -term impact on saving lives.

Tickets can be bought here for #10,000 Regular, #25,000 VIP and #500,000 for a table.

You don’t want to miss out on acts from some of your favorite faces!! Featuring the famous celebrity bid, you can stand a chance to go on a date with some of your absolute faves!

Come support a cause while having a fabulous time

Laughfest is proudly supported by

About Joyful Joy Foundation

The JoyfulJoy Foundation is an NGO pushing towards a malaria-free Africa and dedicated to directly providing service in the Sub-Saharan region, supporting empowerment amongst people living in distressed communities. The foundation exists to generate social and economic benefits within communities, by offering programs focused on health and wellness, equitable and sustainable access to clean water & food, and providing economic development opportunities

First for SA as VR film selected for Sundance Festival

Electric South’s Virtual Reality work, Azibuye’ – The Occupation, has been selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier section. This is a first for South Africa. The work is directed by award winning black documentary filmmaker, Dylan Valley and produced by Cape Town-based Pan-African immersive media outfit Electric South.

Sundance takes place from 23 January to 3 February 2020.

Azibuye – The Occupation is a stereo 360༠ documentary about Masello and Evan, two homeless black artist/activists who take up residence in a crumbling mansion, vacant for 20 years, in an affluent part of Johannesburg. They proclaim their illegal occupation to be an artistic and political act to address the ongoing racial inequalities in land ownership in South Africa. When it is revealed who the owner of the house is, the pair have a difficult decision to make.

Land redistribution in South Africa as we know is a fiercely controversial, unresolved topic. As one of the hottest political issues for the 2019 presidential elections, the most radical parties centred campaigns on fears for, or promises of, land “expropriation without compensation”.

The South African constitution enshrines the basic human rights to housing, dignity and equality. Azibuye takes a nuanced look at contemporary capitalism, letting the viewer decide who history will remember as the pioneers and as the robbers.

Since inception of the New Dimensions Lab four years ago, Electric South have completed a range of films spanning the continent. At the 2019 Lab, a sponsorship agreement was signed with Facebook’s Oculus, which enabled them to give headsets to every participant that attended this year, with the intention that the work created and the knowledge imparted at the lab continues into the future. 2019 also saw films on its slate honoured. “Le Lac” won Best Digital Narrative at Sheffield Documentary Festival and “Lagos at Large” was accepted to IDFA Doc Lab: Exhibition.

Immersive Storytelling on the continent is climbing at a steady pace. Globally iit s still in its infancy but, as knowledge about the industry grows, and equipment and resources become more readily available, the opportunities present themselves. Immersive Storytelling gives Africans the rare opportunity to curate and own our own stories.

Azibuye is produced by Caitlin Robinson and Executive produced by Ingrid Kopp and Steven Markovitz, with the support of the Ford Foundation and the Bertha Foundation.


New List Of Nigerian Movies Available On Netflix

There are more Nigerian movies coming to Netflix these days than ever. You might wonder what the best ones are, so as to make the right choice and not spend a movie night watching a bad Nigerian movie. We not only keep this list of Nigerian movies on Netflix up to date, but we also like to list the best ones. There is no better time to watch these movies than now before they are taken from the platform. Availability may vary from country to country.

Isoken – Dakore Egbuson, Akande
Banana Island Ghost – Chioma Omeruah
Seven and a Half Dates – Ali Nuhu
Potato Potahto – Joe Silva
Okafor’s Law – Omoni Oboli
My Wife & I – Starring Ramsey Nouah
Zero Hour – Starring Richard Mofe-Damijo

Philly’s oldest black-owned bookstore doesn’t need to compete with Amazon

Hakim’s Book Store, the city’s first black bookstore, is gearing up for the new year and beyond.

A woman looking for Kwanzaa supplies at Hakim’s Bookstore playfully chides Christopher Arnold, 31, that she’s been celebrating the African American cultural holiday longer than the store employee has been alive.

At the cash register, another customer asks Hakim’s owner, Yvonne Blake, if an employee named Glenda still works there.

“She’s still here. She’s like my sister. She worked for my dad since she was 16 years old,” responds a delighted Blake, 68, who has run the West Philadelphia store since the death of her father, Dawud Hakim, in 1997.

Yvonne Blake took over Hakim’s Bookstore from her father, Dawud Hakim, after he died in 1997. It has been in business for six decades.

Yvonne Blake took over Hakim’s Bookstore from her father, Dawud Hakim, after he died in 1997. It has been in business for six decades.
At Hakim’s, 210 S. 52nd St., roots in the black community run deep, and promoting its culture is the stock in trade. The store doesn’t sell coffee, but you can buy Barack and Michelle mugs. There are no comfy couches to crash on, but there are books and Afrocentric artifacts that can’t be found at bigger chain bookstores.

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