ARTMOSPHERE is the leading monthly platform for the revival of a vibrant reading culture and the promotion of creative expressions in literature, music and the arts amongst Nigeria’s teeming youth population. Curated by WriteHouse Collective since July 2011, ARTMOSPHERE has consistently incorporated the classic ideals of artistic erudition with the innovations of performance practice and contemporary … Continue reading Chuma Nwokolo Comes to Ibadan
From far away Asia, I hear those dirge tunes of a sudden demise On the book that bear the faces, then I tried to recall; Felix Okunlola, That cleaned cassock gem from the lowly stead of Oyo catholic heritage. How easy it was to remember thee, flashes came to me of the hanging talking drum, … Continue reading Olorun Wa, Edumare Baba Wa…!
IF YOU’VE BEEN IN IBADAN YOU WON’T DISAGREE If you’ve been in Ibadan you won’t disagree That Ibadan is next to paris. Excuse thyself from the Largest city it’s been made to be And do not think of the rusty sheets That visit thy iris Or that of thy niece From Bodija, Beere up to … Continue reading If You’ve Been In Ibadan You Won’t Disagree
One of the funniest ironies I’ve experienced in this part of the world where I live is how synonymous sitting alone in a public transport could be to staying in an isolated cell in a state penitentiary. Albeit, sometimes, it could be over-turned in a jiffy by getting a little acquainted with the stranger sitting … Continue reading Angel in a Rickety Bus
Shakespeare says if music is the food of life, plays on. The same way a writer uses his words to paint pictures of life. We may not be able to identify the way a writer deploys other genres in his writing but we can trace the pattern of use. This is manifested in the way … Continue reading The Singing Roofs – Abimbola Adelakun’s Under The Brown Rusted Roofs
Ibadan, running splash of rust and gold — flung and scattered among the seven hills like broken china in the sun. (J.P. Clark) Ibadan, Clark’s description is not engraved on stone, unchangeable; for from the pictures I see of you you will transcend the ephemeral broken china that you are to become the China … Continue reading Ibadan Revamped