ARTS & CULTURE

Odun Ifa Exhibition

Yoruba Gallery’s Odun Ifa 2024 exhibition showcased an eclectic mix of art from talented artists presenting the essence of Ifa / Orunmila in practice, belief, culture and lifestyle, including the Orisa‚Äôs associated with Ifa such as Orisa Ibeji and Orisa Esu in his multidimensional forms and energies.

Eritrea: Eritrean Community Festival in the UK

[Shabait] Asmara -- The Eritrean community festival was held with patriotic zeal on 20 and 21 July in London under the theme "Peace Anchored on Resilience." The festival was officially opened by Mr. Saleh Abdella, Charge d'Affaires at the Eritrean Embassy in the UK and Northern Ireland. The event was attended by numerous nationals from UK cities including London, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham, Wakefield, and Huddersfield.

Sierra Leone: Moice Engages MPs On Policies to Protect Filmmakers, Others

[Concord] Senior officials from the Ministry of Information and Civic Education (MOICE) engaged members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Information to discuss three flagship policies aimed at protecting filmmakers, establishing a national archives system, and enhancing information dissemination by the media.

Nigeria: BB Sasore’s Entrepreneurial Journey to Shaping African Cinema

[This Day] Bodunrin Sasore, popularly known as BB Sasore, is the creative force behind Nemsia Studios, who traded in his microscope for a camera lens to pursue his passion for storytelling. With a background in biological sciences and a knack for filmmaking, Sasore has made a name for himself in Nollywood, directing critically acclaimed projects like 'Before 30' and 'Banana Island Ghost'.

Africa: The Long Shadow of German Colonialism

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas reflects the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It offers debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books. It is edited and managed by the International African Institute, hosted at SOAS University of London, the owners of the book series of the same name.

Botswana: Kakomee Turns Discarded Metals Into Beautiful Sculptures

[The Patriot] Charles Kakomee showcases the transformative power of art by turning discarded pieces of metals into eye catching sculptures. A Mbanderu natives who hails from Kareng village in the North West District tell this publication about his passion of arts.

Zimbabwe: Mudariki Demands Return of Zim Bird

[The Herald] VISUAL artist and cultural producer, Richard Mudariki, is advocating for the return of the Zimbabwean bird from Groot Schuur Estate in Cape Town, South Africa, to Great Zimbabwe,.