Posts Tagged: nigeria

The Playwright Q&A: Bola Agbaje

(ARISELIVE.com, March 2013) Words Carinya Sharples  Photo credit Brian Would In her Olivier-Award winning debut play Gone Too Far, Bola Agbaje brilliantly captured the lives of young black residents on a London council estate. In her new play, The Burial,

The Playwright Q&A: Bola Agbaje

(ARISELIVE.com, March 2013) Words Carinya Sharples  Photo credit Brian Would In her Olivier-Award winning debut play Gone Too Far, Bola Agbaje brilliantly captured the lives of young black residents on a London council estate. In her new play, The Burial,

Dele Sosimi: Afrobeat Ambassador

(ARISELIVE.com, 2012) Words Carinya Sharples Dele Sosimi is the self-confessed ambassador of afrobeat. Ever since he became keyboardist in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 band in 1979 at the tender age of 16, he has been promoting the genre. But like

Dele Sosimi: Afrobeat Ambassador

(ARISELIVE.com, 2012) Words Carinya Sharples Dele Sosimi is the self-confessed ambassador of afrobeat. Ever since he became keyboardist in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 band in 1979 at the tender age of 16, he has been promoting the genre. But like

Nigeria’s No 1 Samba School

(ARISELIVE.com, October 2011) Pictured Seyi Ajeigbe, founder of Eko Samba School in Lagos, with his growing bateria Words Carinya Sharples It’s the national music and dance of Brazil, yet the roots of samba stretch back to Africa – from the

Nigeria’s No 1 Samba School

(ARISELIVE.com, October 2011) Pictured Seyi Ajeigbe, founder of Eko Samba School in Lagos, with his growing bateria Words Carinya Sharples It’s the national music and dance of Brazil, yet the roots of samba stretch back to Africa – from the

Wants list

(ARISE magazine, issue 13) He’s on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, as well as his own website. And now newly re-elected Lagos state governor Babatunde Raji Fashola is encouraging his constituents to go online – to share their visions for Lagos. At

Wants list

(ARISE magazine, issue 13) He’s on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, as well as his own website. And now newly re-elected Lagos state governor Babatunde Raji Fashola is encouraging his constituents to go online – to share their visions for Lagos. At

Vote with your tweet

(ARISE magazine, issue 12) How do you inspire apathetic young voters? By getting them to fill in their Twitter status. That was the idea behind a campaign by Vote or Quench that urged young Nigerians to tweet about how the

Vote with your tweet

(ARISE magazine, issue 12) How do you inspire apathetic young voters? By getting them to fill in their Twitter status. That was the idea behind a campaign by Vote or Quench that urged young Nigerians to tweet about how the