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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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Denrele Edun shares throwback Photo of how it all started for him

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Denrele Edun has shared a major throwback photo, to reveal how his journey in entertainment and fashion industry started.

“I have a tough skin and enough confidence not to worry too much about being underestimated because of my physique, my effeminacy, or my modeling background. It comes with the territory,” he captioned the photo that showed early stage of his cross-dressing.

 

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Kim Kardashian & her Lawyer, Shawn Holley honoured for their Prison Reform work

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Kim Kardashian West and her lawyer, Shawn Holley, will receive the Women Leadership in Law Award next month for their work in getting Alice Johnson freed from prison.

The award is also for their ongoing work in the area of prison reform.

Kim and Shawn will receive the award sponsored by two of California’s leading legal publications, The California Lawyer and the Daily Journal, at a conference in Beverly Hills.

One of the officers from the organisation wrote to them, “You both are truly inspirational, and your work has been life-changing.”

Kim and Shawn worked closely with Jared Kushner for months, before finally meeting with Donald Trump in the Oval Office to push for Johnson’s release.

 

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Entertainment Icon, John Singleton hospitalised after suffering stroke

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The legendary film cum music director and screenwriter, John Singleton has suffered a stroke.

He is said to be in the hospital, after checking himself in earlier this week after experiencing weakness in his leg.

A family member tells TMZ, John had flown back from Costa Rica and the plane flight may have triggered the medical emergency.

Doctors are said to be performing tests and also doing rehab. The stroke was described as mild.

Singleton made his directorial debut, “Boyz n the Hood” back in 1991. He was nominated for two Oscars, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was the youngest filmmaker to get nominations in the two categories.

He directed Michael Jackson’s music video, “Remember the Time” and Janet Jackson’s “Poetic Justice.” His other credits include “Rosewood,” “Shaft,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” and “Four Brothers.”

 

 

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