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Boxing Day is about to be ‘lit’ as Tiwa Savage, Davido, Falz prepare to join Kizz Daniel at his ‘No Bad Songz’ Concert

The city of Lagos is set to witness what will likely be the biggest event in 2019; Kizz Daniel’s ‘No Bad Songz’ Concert, seeing the line up of artistes billed to perform.

The list which includes queen of pop, Tiwa Savage, multiple award winning Davido, soulful singer, Adekunle Gold, Reekado Banks, Falz, Mayorkun and Skibi has been described by fans as the most exciting so far.

Speaking on the reason for the choice of acts, the event organizers, Toro Entertainment Company (TEC) and Achievas Entertainment, stated that the acts were selected based on relevance and popularity amongst music lovers,

‘At the core of this concert is our audience. They are the reason we organised it in the first place, as such we had to consider their expectations while choosing the line up. All the acts billed to perform alongside Kizz Daniel are top notch acts and we are certain they will bring mind-blowing energy to the stage come Boxing Day, December 26‘ they said.

Other artistes on the list include Sugar boy, Lyta, Dremo, Lk Kuddy, Zinoleessky, T Classic, GreyC and Junior Boy.

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Source: Bellanaija.com

Fela’s Republic and Kalakuta Queens’ play spotlights prevalent social issues

Bolanle Austen-Peters’ Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens, which returned to Lagos this month will continue to spotlight prevalent social issues in the country. The play will run till January 5, 2020 at the Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The critically-acclaimed stage play infuses the celebration of the unapologetic and prophetic messages enshrined in his music into the original storyline, capturing interests through the legend’s impact on music and socio-political consciousness. It has already been staged in Abuja, Cairo and Pretoria to wide acclaim.

The play is based on real-life experiences of Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, having been adapted from the various encounters narrated by Fela’s surviving wives, Laide and Lara.

“We hope the play will create awareness, spark conversations around the issues that we are facing in our society today and get Nigerians to act positively in fighting off corruption and injustice in the country,” Bolanle Austen- Peters said.

Source: thenationonlineng.net

Exhibitor Application | NEXT OF KIN 2020 Now Open

Promoting young artistes and fostering the engagement and appreciation of contemporary Nigerian art.

“NEXT OF KIN” Series is an Initiative of Thought Pyramid Art Centre and an Annual Art Exhibition designed to encourage and create awareness for young up-coming artists whose professional careers are not more than eight years.

It is proposed to take place in March21, 2020 at the gallery exhibiting space, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The exhibition is aimed at promoting your career as a young artist, while at the same time fostering the engagement and appreciation of contemporary Nigerian art.

Application Deadline: December 31st 2019
Exhibition Date: March 21, 2020
Event Venue: 96, Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Submit your entry at:

www.thoughtpyramidart.com/nextofkin

2019 IN REVIEW
THE BEST VIDEO GAMES OF 2019

The Call of Duty series, which is published by Activision Blizzard, the second largest American game company, combines military-grade firearms with the Rambo-grade fiction that a white man with a gun can obliterate an army of foreigners. Although the games borrow the aesthetics of real-world conflict (their settings have included America’s war in Vietnam and the Second World War), they tend to simplify context and forgo commentary. The results are huge sales and inevitable controversy. This year’s kerfuffle centered on how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the series’ latest installment, allows players to use an incendiary version of white phosphorus, a chemical weapon prohibited under international law. (Such weapons can melt human bone and were allegedly used against Syrian children earlier this year.) Critics complained that including the weapon was irresponsible. John Phipps, a former U.S. marine, wrote that the game was a “nearsighted glorification” of an illegal weapon, and that it didn’t depict the effect that white phosphorus “has on the human body in any kind of realistic way.” Others waved away the concerns. In the Military Times, a writer argued that it was a “curious place to finally draw the line in the sand,” given that the premise of Call of Duty revolves largely around killing people.

In November, Bobby Kotick, the C.E.O. of Blizzard (and, curiously, a bit-part actor in “Moneyball”) told a journalist from CNBC that he didn’t think his company’s games should be political. It was a reasonable response, perhaps, from an executive who believes that his job is to sell toys to teen-agers. For anyone who believes that the medium has the potential to be something more ambitious, though, it was a dispiriting refrain. It also exposed the often opportunistic beliefs of video-game supporters. In the face of criticism, one can say that games are mere entertainment, incapable of causing harm; in the face of praise, the same games can be presented as ways to change hearts and minds for the better. These contradictions inhere in every medium, of course. But, for those who think games have the capacity to take us to novel, joyous, or illuminating places, here are eleven that, this year, seemed to light a way forward.

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https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2019-in-review/the-best-video-games-of-2019?utm_campaign=likeshopme&client_service_id=31202&utm_social_type=owned&utm_brand=tny&service_user_id=1.78e+16&utm_content=instagram-bio-link&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&client_service_name=the%20new%20yorker&verso=true&supported_service_name=instagram_publishing

Source: Newyorker.com

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