News - Arts and Culture

Ecotourism Conserves Culture, Traditions - Expert

4 years ago /

Mr Emeka Attamah, a Tourism Consultant, has said that ecotourism is a critical medium in the drive to conserve cultural traditions. Attamah made this known on Friday in Abuja. He described ecotourism as "a search for the authentic tourism medium peculiar to an environment’’. The development of this tourism mode has become vital...

 

Monarch Urges Govt To Repackage Nigeria’s Culture For Foreign Exchange

5 years ago /

Igwe George Okaa-Onwuogu, the Traditional Ruler of Nawgu Community in Anambra State has urged the Federal and state governments to re-package indigenous cultures to attract foreign exchange. Okaa-Onwuogu said this during an interview in Nawgu, Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state. He said, “Our culture needs first class packaging, just like...

Contents Of 200 Year Old Time Capsule Revealed

5 years ago /

Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide. When conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston gingerly removed items from the box Tuesday,...

Nigeria Recovers 45 Artworks From U.S. - Duke

5 years ago /

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, on Thursday said that Nigeria recovered 45 artworks from the U.S. last week. Duke announced the recovery of the works of art on Wednesday night at the unveiling of the logo of the "Abuja Biennial’’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Former Egyptian Antiquities Minister Faces Questions Over Theft From Pyramid

5 years ago /

The world’s most famous contemporary Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, has been summoned for questioning over claims that he helped three German hobbyists steal rock samples from inside Egypt’s largest pyramid. Hawass denies the charges, saying “there is nothing against me”. In April 2013, the three Germans – two amateur archaeologists and a...

Nigerian Biker Ogbonnaya Kanu Sets World Record

5 years ago /

Nigerian biker Ogbonnaya Kanu became the first man to ride from Nigeria to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent. Although it is not the first record achievement of Kanu, who last year rode to Europe and back in 36 days, The Newsrescue reports. Also referred to as Foto Dadi,...

China Film Mogul Wang Zhongjun Buys Vincent Van Gogh Masterpiece For $62 million: Report

5 years ago /

One of China's richest men has bought a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece for nearly $62 million, reports said Wednesday, becoming the latest tycoon to make an eyebrow-raising art purchase. Wang Zhongjun, chairman of the high-powered Huayi Brothers film studio, bought van Gogh's 1890 painting "Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies"...

Raphael Ravenscroft, Baker Street Saxophonist, Dies Aged 60

5 years ago /

The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos – on Gerry Rafferty’s hit Baker Street – has died aged 60. Raphael Ravenscroft, who found fame almost overnight following the release of the 1978 track, went on to work with music icons including Pink Floyd, Abba and Marvin Gaye. More...

Veteran Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies Aged 82

5 years ago /

Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer and dresser of the stars, has died aged 82 after battling cancer, family have confirmed. Known for his sumptuous evening gowns and red carpet fashion, de la Renta found fame dressing Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s and his designs have since been worn by Princess...

Duke Of Marlborough Dies At 88

5 years ago /

The Duke of Marlborough has died at the age of 88. A spokesman for Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire said: “With great sadness, we announce that the 11th Duke of Marlborough passed away peacefully this morning … as per his wishes, the palace will be open as normal today.” The Duke’s full...

NTDC Starts Compilation Of Cultural Festivals Calendar For Nigeria

5 years ago /

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has started the compilation of a calendar of cultural festivals across the country. Mrs Grace Ukah, NTDC Head, Public Relations unit, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Ukah said that the purpose of the compilation was to stimulate domestic...

Why I Chose Wambai As Galadiman Kano - Emir Sanusi

5 years ago /

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II yesterday explained the rationale behind the selection and elevation of Wambai Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi to Galadima. it was reported that Wambai who was born in Bichi local government area of Kano state in 1933 was one of the contenders for the stool of...

French Author Wins Nobel Prize In Literature 2014

5 years ago /

Patrick Modiano, the French writer whose novels center on topics like memory, identity and guilt, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. In an announcement in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy cited Mr. Modiano’s ability to evoke “the most ungraspable human destinies in his work.” Recent winners for the prize...

 

35,000 Year-Old Indonesian Cave Paintings Suggest Art Came Out Of Africa

5 years ago /

Paintings of wild animals and hand markings left by adults and children on cave walls in Indonesia are at least 35,000 years old, making them some of the oldest artworks known. The rock art was originally discovered in caves on the island of Sulawesi in the 1950s, but dismissed as younger...

Australia Returns Lost Ancient Art To India

5 years ago /

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the return by Australia of two ancient Hindu art treasures that were allegedly stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu.

Kenyan Author, Okwiri Oduor Wins 2014 Caine Prize For African Writing

5 years ago /

Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘My Father’s Head.’ Among other contenders from Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and another from Kenya.

U.S. Ambassador Pays Visit To Emir of Kano

5 years ago /

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Tuesday visited the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, in his palace in Kano.

Excitement As Two Bronze Works Are Returned To Benin After 117 Years

5 years ago /

The was excitement over the weekend at palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, following the return of two Bronze works looted from the Palace of the Oba during the British invasion of Benin Kingdom in 1897.

Gbagyi People Request For More Chiefdoms From Nasarawa State Government

5 years ago /

The Gbagyi people of Nasarawa state clamoring for the creation of more chiefdoms in the Gbagyi nation.             

Stella Oduah Bags Chieftaincy Title In Her Home State

5 years ago /

Former aviation minister, Stella Oduah has been honoured with a chieftaincy title her kinsmen.