Buchi Emecheta Dies at 72

Buchi Emecheta, Nigeria's and one of the world's finest prolific writers, has passed away. According to reports, she passed on in her sleep peacefully...

Festival Poetry Calabar 2016 Makes a Landmark in History

The 2016 edition of Festival Poetry Calabar was not just an improvement of the 2015 maiden edition, it really was the beginning of the...

Nollywood Travel Festival Set to Take Centre Stage

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Lagos State Governor Pledges to Build New Arts Theatres

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Lake City Film Festival Joins the ‘League of Film Festivals’ in Nigeria

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Olumide Bakare Dies After Severe Complications

The death of veteran Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare, is such that's one too many. After battling with a terminal illness for a very long...

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Dike Chukwumerije, Donna K, others Top A-List of Spoken Word Poets in 2017

  Considering how Nigerian spoken word poets are gradually taking their place in mainstream entertainment, Egg Creativity (EGC), one of Nigeria’s foremost poetry platforms has rated Dike Chukwumerije as the most dominating contemporary poet that rocked Nigeria in 2017. As communicated on their website www.egcreativity.com, the ranking of poets is done yearly based on the nominations that dwell on achievements (individual or collective). As such, Dike rose from the number two spot in 2016 to the coveted number one spot in 2017. Dike Chukwumerije isn’t just a spoken word poet, he is also an impressive page poet (written) and one of the promoters of Abuja Literary Society. In 2016, Dike launched a successful poetry show franchise that ran alongside a stage play and also earned him a spot to speak at the Nigerian Economic Summit. The ‘Made in Nigeria’show was held in different states including Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Benin, Ile-Ife before retiring back to Abuja in 2017. Other spoken word poets that occupied the numbers two, three, four and five spots are: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (KIS), Graciano Enwerem, Donna the Poet and Bash Amuneni. To read the full list,visit www.egcreativity.com.