VINAAG Gold Star Theatre presents: Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again

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VINAAG GOLD-STAR THEATRE

HOSTED BY

THE FRENCH INSTITUTE ABUJA

PRESENT’S

OUR HUSBAND HAS GONE MAD AGAIN
WRITTEN BY OLA ROTIMI
DIRECTED BY AUSTIN OKONKWO

DATE: FRIDAY 27th-SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2013

TIME: 6:30pm DAILY

GATE FEE: ADULTS N1,000. CHILDREN N500

VENUE: FRENCH INSTITUTE, 52 LIBREVILLE STREET OFF AMINU KANO CRESCENT(BESIDE MR.BIGGS) WUSE 2, ABUJA.

COME LAUGH AND HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Did You Know September is Sickle Cell Month?

In relation to some of our past work which involved the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation of Nigeria (SCAF), we received a lovely email telling us about Viacord and their intriguing research into new health measures to help with the treatment of sickle cell anaemia.

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Make no mistake about it, maintaining good health is an art. Check out their website and let us know what you think of their work: http://www.viacord.com.

Visibility Zero: a short film by Toyin Oyekami

The story

Fred, a first-class university graduate roams the streets of Lagos for close to two years, strongly believing his university degree is his only ladder to success. Things move from bad to worse until he becomes friends with a blind street beggar, Temiwa.

Temiwa is a 28-year old beautiful lady with a ten-year old son, Wisdom. She became blind at 18, when she was raped and shot in the face during an armed robbery attack in which her parents were murdered. This led to her loss of sight and conception of Wisdom.

Watch the short film and leave a comment telling us what you think.

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A Short Film from Africa: Visibility Zero

Synopsis, THE MOVIE
Fred, a first-class university graduate roams the streets of Lagos for close to two years, strongly believing his university degree is his only ladder to success. Things move from bad to worse until he becomes friends with a blind street beggar, Temiwa.

Temiwa is a 28-year old beautiful lady with a ten-year old son, Wisdom. She became blind at 18, when she was raped and shot in the face during an armed robbery attack in which her parents were murdered. This led to her loss of sight and conception of Wisdom.

Visibility Zero, THE GOAL
Visibility Zero is a wake-up call to the average Nigerian graduate, to look inwards for self-discovery rather than perpetually wait to be employed by a big firm.

We hope that with awareness about this short film, we can raise funds for this project which is essentially about giving back to the community.

The Nigerian youth, in 2013, needs to be taught how to enhance his self-worth through rediscovery and skills acquisition, all to improve his chances of success in today’s world.

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2013 Golden Baobab Prizes Longlist Announced

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Accra, August 30th, 2013: The 2013 Golden Baobab Prize longlist has been announced.

The prize, celebrating its 5th year, was set up to inspire the creation of enthralling African children’s stories. Golden Baobab offers three prizes: The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books, The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books and The Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers. The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books and The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books is open to all African citizens. The Golden Baobab Prize for Rising Writers is open to budding African writers under the age of eighteen years.

According to Nanama B. Acheampong, coordinator of the Golden Baobab Prizes, “Golden Baobab is really excited about this year’s stories and we are looking forward to growing further by publishing a collection of these amazing stories we have received. We are currently looking to partner with corporations that share in our vision to bring these stories to the doorsteps of African children everywhere.”

The longlist had the strongest representation from Nigeria and South Africa. Other countries that featured were Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. Philip Begho and Ayibu Makolo, both Nigerian, had two stories each on the longlist. Below is the full longlist:

Longlist for the Picture Book Prize
Carol Gachiengo – Grandma Mimo’s Breakfast (Kenya)
Mandy Collins – Dad Goes to School (South Africa)
Philip Begho – The Princess with the Golden Voice (Nigeria)
Liza Esterhuyse – The Little Hippo (South Africa)
Nneoma Ike-Njoku – Elelenma (Nigeria)
Philip Begho – The Two-Headed Monster (Nigeria)
Regina Malan – The Butterfly Tree (South Africa)
Ansie Nel – Thumisang and Pulane (South Africa)
Ayibu Makolo– The Little Yellow Frog (Nigeria)
Nahida Esmail – Bibo Learns to Speak the Truth (Tanzania)

Longlist for the Early Chapter Book Prize
Fawa Conradie – Kay Cera Cera (South Africa)
Sabina Mutangadura – Seven (Zimbabwe)
Edith-Susan Uchenna – Christmas in Kemah’s Home Town (Nigeria)
Richard Street – Rhino (South Africa)
Sedem Abla Agbolosu – Kwame Gets a Job (Ghana)
Tunji Ajibade – In the End (Nigeria)
Karen Hurt – What’s Going on at 179 Jabulani Street? (South Africa)
Ayibu Makolo – Madam’s Maid (Nigeria)
Derek Lubangakene – Of Ghosts and Grave-Robbers (Uganda)
Olorunfunmi Temitope – Grandma’s Hens (Nigeria)

Longlist for The Rising Writer Prize
Jennifer Sarfo – Songs of Gods (Ghana)
Kanengo Diallo – Pieces of Africa (Tanzania)
Fego Martins Ahia – The Little Secret (Nigeria)
Asantewa Owusu-Darko – The Busting of the Greedy Gangster (Ghana)
Freda Sarfo – Making a Wish (Ghana)

The shortlist for the Golden Baobab Prizes will be announced on 30th October and the winners will be announced on 13th November, 2013. Past winners of the Golden Baobab Prizes have included Joy Nwiyi from Nigeria, Jenny Robson from Botswana and South Africa and Rutendo Chabikwa from Zimbabwe who won the 2012 Rising Writer Prize.

A.R.T Proudly Presents…

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This year in Abuja, double award winning stage play 54 Silhouettes written & directed by Africa Ukoh, will be dazzling audiences. Watch this space!

For enquiries and information on how you can be a part of this production:

Email: artheaterent@gmail.com
Mobile: +234 803 620 7841 or +234 818 279 1789