Coming soon: Tableau Magazine

Tableaumag is a Nigerian comic strip magazine (still under development) created by writer and cartoonist Uzo Chiemelu, using satire and the all out humorously ridiculous as a weapon of social commentary and for a bucket of fun and laughs.

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Calabar Carnival Photos

The photo experience of a communal celebration through the lens of photographer Paul Gimba

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When African drums boom we can’t help but move. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Can you move like Africans move? (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Carnival in Calabar or carnival on Mars. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Pride of Benin

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Little African angels. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Wickedly winding waists. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Black, white and spectacular. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

Black, white and spectacular. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Carnival is… colour. Colour. Colour. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Alice would feel right at home in Calabar Wonderland. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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The blazing petals of celebration. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Madame of the dance. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Dance, lady! Dance! (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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Gongs of glory (Photo by Paul Gimba)

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An experience capped off with spectacle. (Photo by Paul Gimba)

J-Town, Nigeria, Presents – a New Age Hip Hop Movement

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Microphone Throw Pillow (Photo credit: Five Wun O Clothing)

 

Check out this captivating article about a hip hop movement that has roots Jos city “J-town”, Plateau state. The ‘creativity capital’ of Nigeria.

 

“In Nigeria, battling the system one rap at a time”
http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/nigeria-battling-system-one-rap-a-time

 

The article by Kingsley Madueke on Radio Netherlands Worldwide Africa (RNW) covers the Critique Entertainment crew and their music movement, the heart of which beats (pun intended) at the Basement studios in Kufang, Jos. The article features respected rapper/spoken word artist Pizzo da lyrical Praxis and ace producer Tommy Shields of illtouch records.

 

Something special: Marty Major!

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Photo by Mark Barnfield

British-Nigerian talent Marty Major is a young singer who has racked up an impressive record thus far in her career.

Born in Nigeria and raised in East London this gifted singer-songwriter is a regular live performer who has played at countless showcases and venues such as The Jazz Café, Westminster Abbey, The Lyric Theatre the West End hit Thriller Live and festivals such as Lovebox.

Never short of stunning audiences across the globe, Marty’s voice has been described as the “future sound” of British Soul & Rock.

She brings her powerful voice to this stripped down cover of Alicia Keys’ Not Even the King recorded for Reload sessions at Resident studios London, with Alex Williams on the piano.

Ladies and gentlemen, Marty Major!

African Jambalaya: official press release

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Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 7958165107
Email: afjam@damwin.co.uk
Website: http://www.africanjambalaya.com/

Damwin Media Announces the Date for ‘African Jambalaya’ – The Afro-beats Fairytale

On January 1st, 2013 Damwin Media announced the dates for ‘African Jambalaya’, an African themed showcase. The event would be held on January 26, 2013 at SYNC LONDON – 361 High Street Stratford, London, E15 4OZ. The evening promises to be a mix of diverse African culture with entertainment variety consisting of dance, music, poetry and drama among others.

About Damwin Media
Two young graduates from Brunel University have formed an alliance by creating a company called Damwin Media to create an Afro-beats theatre production called ‘African Jambalaya’ (An Afrobeats fairytale) The company has collaborated with different organisation like ‘Imperial Dynasty’ and ‘Smart Promo/SIP’ and worked on projects like Africa Unplugged amongst others.

On this project they have collaborated with a modern theatre group ‘Silhouettez in the Dark’ to create the first ever Afro-beats fairytale in theatres in order to highlight upcoming talent to the world.

About the Show
King Diamond (Desmond Elliot) strikes up a deal with ‘Oba Toh Badt’ (Adot Comedian) the most feared Babalawo of the land to save his daughter from her ashewo ways. Come and see the wahala that happens next!!!

Multi Award winning artist ‘Wande Coal’, Nigerian actor and director ‘Desmond Elliot’ along with the YouTube sensation ‘Adot Comedian’ and New comer ‘June Ubi’ are just a few names that will be taking part in this production.

Tickets can be purchased from ‘Ticketmania’ on 0208 555 0044 or http://www.ticketmania.co.uk Each ticket costs £25 but early bird tickets are £20