Night with performance poets in Abuja

It was a rich potpourri of spoken work performances as U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington hosted a “Night With Performance Poets”, in Abuja, in celebration of National Poetry Month. Each year, April is recognised as National Poetry Month in the United States. Titled, “Naija: Life, Love, and the Hustle”, 10 distinguished performance poets and three dance groups entertained an audience from Abuja’s literary, artistic, and diplomatic communities. The performances spoke to the challenges and dreams of people everywhere, telling stories of hope and despair, heartache and humour. In his remark,…

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GENIUS: 8 Ivy schools woo Nigerian student with admission offers

A Nigerian teen in New Jersey, United States of America, Ifeoma White-Thorpe, is facing the kind of decision most high school students only dream about after getting accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges. It was learnt that White-Thorpe, who is a senior at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway and who wants to study biology and pursue a career in global health, said she was “shaking” when she opened the last of the eight acceptance letters. A New York Daily news reported stated that White-Thorpe, who is 17, said:…

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Poetry, strong tool for preserving our cultural heritage – Chukwumerije

For more than three hours, celebrated poet, Dike Chukwumerije, held thousands of theatre goers and literary scholars spellbound when he hosted a show tagged “Evening of poetry for theatre production”. Held last weekend at Oakland Event Centre, Enugu, the show which was done in collaboration with Radio Nigeria Enugu, covered 102 years of Nigeria’s history presented in different genres including poetry, songs, music, book reading and scintillating drama. Dike, scion of late Abia senator, Uche Chukwumerije, described the event as “a made in Nigeria show” aimed at reviving the nation’s…

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