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Society of Nigerian Artists joins MUSON to celebrate 22nd Music Festival

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The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) in active partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) on the special occasion of its 22ndMusical Festival, presents “Music Meets Art” a 3-part programme, to celebrate the unique interrelations between art and music.
Starting from October 17th to October 28th, the event will feature an Art Exhibition, Awards Dinner and Art Auction at the MUSON Centre Lagos.

The Art Exhibition which commenced with a nation-wide call for entries is set to feature portraits of celebrated musical composers and artists (living and deceased), as well as works inspired by dance, festivals and music. The highlight of this exhibition will be a 7-year compilation showcase by renowned artist, Diseye Tantua about artists living in Ghana and Nigeria; their working lives, thinking processes and inspiration as well as artworks done by Sickle Cell patients to support the fight against Sickle Cell Anaemia.

An Awards dinner will be held in honour of celebrated artist, Kolade Oshinowo to mark his 70th birthday anniversary. The Dinner will recognise and honour individuals who have promoted the visual arts in the past year. It will also serve as a launching pad to unveil the SNA’s Hall of Fame, a memorial to celebrated musicians and artists.

The Art Auction of select pieces from the exhibition will raise funds towards achieving the SNA’s objectives including a new secretariat and an academic journal.

The 10-day celebration is expected to play host to eminent personalities from the African Arts Industry, Embassies,

High commissions, arts enthusiasts, students and the general public at large.

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Falz – Nigerians Are Frustrated, We Need A Change

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2019: BankyW, Falz, others lead #VoteYourFuture campaign

Nigerian Music Artiste, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, has said Nigerians are “quite frustrated” as a result of “the millions of problem they are facing”.

According to Falz, now is the time for the populace to work towards ensuring “change”.

He made this known in an interview featured in the second edition of Africa’s Finest, a magazine by Guaranty Trust Bank.

Speaking on his recent hit single, ‘This is Nigeria’ and the reactions, Falz noted that the time had come for more young people to take interest in the nation’s polity.

His words: “Socio-political consciousness has always been in my music. Initially, that consciousness wasn’t very pronounced because it was laced with a lot of humour because before the time of ‘This is Nigeria’, there were tracks like ‘Senator’, ‘My People’ and ‘Wehdone Sir’. So, yes, consciousness has always been a part of my brand.

“Everyone has a breaking point and I think Nigerians are getting to that point — we’re quite frustrated with the millions of problems we’ve been facing. So, now we want to see something different, we want to see a change which means that the perfect time to talk about it is NOW.

“There is a serious need to eradicate apathy especially with the youth. When you talk about politics, a lot of young folks could care less, but I feel that if we all want to see that Nigeria that we dream of, the one with a bright future, then we can’t afford to have that sort of mindset.

“People usually steer clear of these topics because they’re quite sensitive issues and they want to be careful. However, I feel it is important to talk about them because if we don’t, we’re just going to keep sweeping the dirt under the carpet. We need to talk about these things in order to let the culprits know that their actions are unacceptable and that there are consequences.”

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Kanye West & Mark Zukerberg sing Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.”

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Kanye West and Mark Zuckerberg apparently love the Backstreet Boys a lot.

On Wednesday, Ye shared a candid photo of himself and the co-founder of Facebook, rocking out to the boy band’s of 1999 hit “I Want It That Way.”

The rapper can be seen in shot holding a microphone to his mouth, belting out the lyrics with his eyes closed. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg was pictured in the corner of the shot also holding up a microphone.

It remained unclear where or why this epic karaoke session took place.

 

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Desmond Elliot celebrates his Dog as she delivers 11 Puppies

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Desmond Elliot has revealed a new side of him to his fans.

The filmmaker turned politician on Wednesday disclosed for the first time that he is crazy about dogs.

He said this on IG while celebrating his dog as she welcomed 11puppies.

“Many of you don’t know I’m crazy about dogs , for years I haven’t been too committed owing to pressures from humans(hehe) , lo and behold my ruby (Great Dane) brought forth 11 mini Danes eeeccxxcccxxxiiiittttteeeddd !!!thanks to Dr @markofua. He’s literally hand feeding the puppies every 2 HOURS . Werdone sir,” he wrote.

 

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