ARIYA REPETE 2017: THE TRIUMPH OF ONIMAMA AND WILLIAMS

by Iyanu Oluwajomiloju.../   Onimama Fausiya and Leye Williams have both emerged overall winners of the 2017 edition of Ariya Repete, the Yoruba cultural music talent hunt, at the grand finale event which held at Trans Amusement Park, Ibadan on Friday, July 21, 2017. Fausiya, a budding female Fuji musician from Ilorin, Kwara

ARIYA REPETE: 20 SEMIFINALISTS EMERGE FROM AKURE

By Oluwakemi Ukanah../   Twenty contestants have been shortlisted for the next stage of the ongoing Goldberg Ariya Repete traditional music concert, after the quarterfinal which held at Democracy Park, Akure, Ondo State on Friday, July 7, 2017. The selected contestants who will perform at the semi-final scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017

EXCITEMENT AS GOLDBERG EXCELLENCY TOUR CLIMAXES IN OYO

By Kemi Omoluabi../   After weeks of touring different Southwest cities including Abeokuta, Ilorin, Ikare Akoko, Ado-Ekiti and Benin, the Goldberg Excellency Tourcame to an exciting climax in Oyo during its EXCELLENT NITE on Friday, March 31, 2017. The event, which held at Dacamca Hotel, Tobacco Area, Oyo, witnessed an influx of indigenes

STAKEHOLDERS HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC AND CULTURE AT ARIYA REPETE

By Oluwakemi Omoluabi.../   Stakeholders in the music and entertainment industry have highlighted the vital connection between music, entertainment and culture. The stakeholders who convened at the Lagos Airport Hotel for the first ever Roundtable on Yoruba music, Ariya Repete, also commended Goldberg lager beer for the initiative, which they say, signals

SSP, FLAVOUR THRILL GUESTS AS NB Plc REWARDS TRADE PARTNERS

By Janet Simeon/.....   It was a night of music and glamour last Friday as two Afro music crooners, Sir Shina Peters and Flavour thrilled guests inside the Zinnia Hall of Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos when brewing giant, Nigerian Breweries Plc rewarded its distributors and trade partners spread across the country. The

WHEN SEKI CAME ON STAGE IN LAGOS

BY IYANU OLUWAJOMILOJU The best of Nigerian culture, fused with the rich cultural heritage of Okirika came on stage last weekend in Lagos as Heritage Bank sponsored Seki Dance drama before a select audience of movie and arts enthusiasts. The well attended event which was compered by a Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw,

FG TO HOLD NATIONAL SUMMIT ON CULTURE, TOURISM

BY IYANU OLUWAJOMILOJU The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture will hold a National Summit on Culture and Tourism next month in an effort to make the Culture and Tourism Sector a major revenue earner for the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Ahaji Lai Mohammed, announced the plan to host

LAGOS, FG PARTNER TO UPGRADE NATIONAL MUSEUM

BY IYANU OLUWAJOMILOJU The Lagos State Government is to collaborate with the Federal Government to redesign and modernize the National Museum at Onikan in Lagos to make it an international tourist attraction and historical hub. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode announced the decision following a request to that effect by the Minister of Information

OLAJUMOKE ORISAGUNA: THE NIGERIAN CINDERELLA

By REUBEN ABATI About three weeks ago, 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna was a complete unknown on the streets of Lagos, hawking bread. A loaf of bread is about N100, and even with a full tray such as she carried in her first public embrace of fame, her whole ware for a

POPE BENEDICT XVI, BEER AND THE REST OF US

By Chris Irekamba HE was regarded the first Pope to make his resignation intentions known to the cardinals due to “lack of strength of mind and body.” Pope Benedict XVI made this pronouncement on February 11, 2013, while the resignation proper occurred on February 28, 2013. Other popes before him either