“I am not in competition with anyone”- Aliko Dangote says on Forbes Africa’s “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde” | Watch the Trailer

The second episode of anticipated talk show from Forbes Africa, “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde” is here and on this episode Peace Hyde is having a chat with Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Group. This episode is set to air on Friday 10th June 2016 on CNBC Africa at 13:00 WAT. […]

The second episode of anticipated talk show from Forbes Africa, “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde” is here and on this episode Peace Hyde is having a chat with Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Group. This episode is set to air on Friday 10th June 2016 on CNBC Africa at 13:00 WAT. Here is a teaser clip for you as Aliko Dangote talks about the most challenging day in business for him, the fact that he is not in competition with anyone and more. Watch the trailer below....

President Buhari Launches the Aso Villa Demo Day | Register to Pitch Your Innovative Startup Idea Before Investors

This July, the Federal Government will set the stage for the unveiling of “50 most innovative startups” in Nigeria, at the first ever Aso Villa Demo Day

This July, the Federal Government will set the stage for the unveiling of “50 most innovative startups” in Nigeria, at the first ever Aso Villa Demo Day. President Muhammadu Buhari will host the brightest startups from across the country as they pitch to a wide range of investors and decision-makers in the public and private sector. Aso Villa Demo Day is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and economic growth through the use of new and emerging technologies. This event will celebrate some of the best Nigerians in technology innovation and creativity and also feature inspiring talks from thought leaders and experts from different economic sectors in Nigeria. The Aso Villa Demo Day will give 100 startups the stage to pitch their ideas before a dedicated panel of Judges, Investors and Sponsors. The event will take place on Thursday, June 23rd 2016 at the Landmark Event Center, Lagos. Selected ideas will be unveiled on Thursday, July 28th at State House Conference Center, Abuja. To register, go to...

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In the 6th century BC a priest of Dionysus (a god of fertility and wine), by the name of Thespis, introduced a new element, engaging in a dialogue with the chorus, which has now been seen as the birth of theatre. He became, in effect, the first actor; with actors in the west, ever since, proud to call themselves Thespians.

Written By: Emem Ema In the 6th century BC a priest of Dionysus (a god of fertility and wine), by the name of Thespis, introduced a new element, engaging in a dialogue with the chorus, which has now been seen as the birth of theatre. He became, in effect, the first actor; with actors in the west, ever since, proud to call themselves Thespians. Greek theatre begun with the tragedies and comedies in 5th Century BC and the audience will sit around the actor in what is now known as ‘theatre style’ sitting arrangement. In the first Greek theatres the stage is a full circle, in keeping with the circular dance – the choros – from which the theatrical performance has evolved. This stage is called the orchestra (orchester, a dancer), because it is the place where the chorus/choir sing and dance. Before the advent of Nollywood, theatre and television were a huge contributor to entertainment in Nigeria. I dare say, theatre is here to stay especially with the new crop of producers and directors emanating and making sense in the chaos. Many of the actors that have emerged in Nigeria have a solid background and experience from theatre, Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey and more! I remember Theatre Fifteen (T15) from the University of Lagos that went on to produce exceptional talent as directors and actors like Kayode Peters, Gbenga Adeyinka, Bunmi Davies, Denrele Edun, Wale Gates, Teju Babyface, Koffi, Kunle Bello and more! When asked about sectors to look out for in the Nigerian creative industry in 2016, Director of Arts for the...

US selects 100 Nigerians for entrepreneurship programme

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, says 100 young Nigerians have been selected for entrepreneurship and leadership training in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship in US.

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, says 100 young Nigerians have been selected for entrepreneurship and leadership training in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship in US. Entwistle, stated this in Abuja during a reception organised by the U.S. Embassy for the participants who were selected from six geo-political zones in the country and the Federal Capital Territory. He said that the participants would participate in an intensive, six-week programme on academic excellence and leadership on business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, public management, and renewable energy at US colleges and universities. He said, “The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship programme of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and a key component of President Barack Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. “YALI is an integral part of President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. “The White House developed this initiative in recognition of the critical and increasing role that young Africans are playing in strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa.” The envoy congratulated the new fellows on their competitive selection amongst 10,000 Nigerian applicants and tens of thousands of others throughout Africa. “Our goal is to select a diverse group, both geographically and socio-economically, representing all segments of Nigeria. “You represent the best of Nigeria’s youth and the future of the country. “Your selection says a lot about who you are as young leaders and the level of impact you are having on your communities as entrepreneurs, civic leaders, public servants, and champions of renewable energy,” he said. He said that 86 Nigerians have...

More Nigerian entrepreneurs in UK coming home to invest

MANY Nigerians and Africans in the United Kingdom are returning home to invest, an international expert, Evadney Campbell has said.

MANY Nigerians and Africans in the United Kingdom are returning home to invest, an international expert, Evadney Campbell has said. Campbell, who was in Lagos to conduct training for small and medium enterprises under the auspices of Sterling Business Network(SBN), told The Nation that situation in Nigeria is welcoming for those in the diapora, adding that Nigeria has prospect for rapid growth, with increasing business opportunities and a thriving consumer market. According to her, Nigerian entrepreneurs living in the United Kingdom are coming to set up small multinational companies to establish their presence and explore opportunities across the continent. She explained that investment by the returnees was very important, adding that the local economies need them to bring knowledge, technology and create jobs. She added that SBN is focused on making sure more Nigerians in the Diaspora participate in the nation’s economic growth. During the training workshop, delegates will learn how to maximise their brand potentials and media presence.The interactive training workshop will give participants tips and practical exercises on how to develop their own PR campaigns, including how to create an effective press releases, using social media platforms to promote brand, products or services, as well as innovative techniques for gaining increased media attention for their businesses. Evadney Campbell was the first black female presenter on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Evadney spent 17 years presenting and producing an African Caribbean radio magazine programme, ‘Black Echo’, for the BBC South West region -covering Gloucestershire, Bristol and Wiltshire. In 1994, she was awarded an MBE for services to the African and Caribbean Communities in Gloucester following her dedication to charity work....