AFRICAN RENAISSANCE THEATRE (A.R.T) HITS ABUJA WITH ANOTHER MIND BLOWING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

FEBRUARY 14, 2014.

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African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) presents a riveting stage performance of: The Killing Swamp, written by Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba and directed by Williams Obasi. Set to hit the stage in Abuja is an intriguing creative interpretation of the most unforgettable moment in the life of a Nigerian icon.

When? Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st.
Where? French Institute of Nigeria, Abuja, off Aminu Kano Crescent (Beside Mr. Biggs), Wuse 2.
By? 7pm.
For? N2000 per ticket.

Tickets will be avilable at:
Dreams Recreational Park, beside Globacom office, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Garki Gazette, ground floor Eddy-Vic Hotel, Amadu Bello Way, Garki 2, Abuja.
Che Resturants & Bar at First Forty Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja.
And also at the venue.
For enquiries call 0803644699, 08050810234, 08036207841 08182791789

ABOUT THE PLAY
Set in a clearing behind a prison in Port Hacourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, The Killing Swamp is an imaginative retelling of the final hours of Kenule Saro Wiwa – a visionary activist who ardently fought against the plundering of his people’s lives by a corrupt government and oil-exploring multinational companies. Sentenced to death on November 10, 1995, alongside eight colleagues, for the killing of four pro-government chiefs, Kenule must find the will to face death with the same courage with which he has life. But, even in death, life holds one more secret for Kenule. One more controversy. One more mystery, the unravelling of which could shatter his final passing from earth. The Killing Swamp was shortlisted for the 2010 LNG prize for literature.

ABOUT A.R.T
African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment (A.R.T) is a new age performance arts movement coming to the world from Nigeria, West Africa. Born out of deep love, respect and undying passion for creative excellence, this eclectic-electric arts movement is laid upon the foundation of a simple idea: that this generation of young Africans can come together with diversity of talents, knowledge and skill to create things profound; things as socally productive as they are artistically divine.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
French Institute, Nigeria (Abuja)
Garki Gazette
Cube TV
Elixir Entertainment
Patched Up Productions
Dreams Recreational Park
Che’ Restaurant & Bar
LOL! Magazine/Tv
Jtimdal Photography
VNT Concept

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: ABUJA RADIO AWARDS

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The ABUJA RADIO AWARDS is an annual recognition awards aimed at identifying, encouraging and supporting indigenous grass-root broadcast journalism in Abuja, FCT.

The Abuja Radio Awards intends to be a sort-after award celebration of radio broadcast journalism. It is to identify radio broadcast stations and staff for their undying conscious efforts towards public enlightenment and Nation building.

The essence of the Abuja Radio Awards is to enhance an ideal level of professionalism in Radio media. Thus the award is recognizes the standout work of professionals in 2013.

The Abuja Radio Awards is designed to be audience/public friendly. The public will get to take part in this award celebration by voting for their favorite stations and staffs that has proven exceptionally well in the year 2013.

The level of participation from the radio stations, staff and the corporate world has been tremendous. The list of participating radio stations for the ABUJA RADIO AWARDS 2013, in no particular order are:

I.BRILA FM88.9
II.VISION FM92.1
III.KAPITAL FM92.9
IV.ASO RADIO FM93.5
V.RHYTHM FM94.7
VI.NIGERIAN INFO95.1
VII.COOL FM96.9
VIII.HOT FM98.3
IX.WAZOBIA FM99.5
X.RAYPOWER FM100.5
XI.LOVE FM104.5
XII.RADIO NIGERIA – Network Station

Voting for these radio stations and its staff will be done via sms and online. The voting categories for The ABUJA RADIO AWARDS include:

1.NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER (NAP)

2.NIGHT-TIME SHOW OF THE YEAR (NSY)

3.DAYTIME SHOW OF THE YEAR (DSY)

4.BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER (BSP)

5.YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (YAY)

6.AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER (AP)

7.BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (BFS)

8.SPORT COMMENTATOR/PRESENTER (SCP)

9.NIGHT-TIME SHOW PRESENTER (NSP)

10.RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (RSY)

11.ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (OAP)

12.NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW (NAS)

13.RADIO DISC JOCKEY OF THE YEAR (RDJ)

14.RADIO DRAMA OF THE YEAR (RDY)

15.CONTENT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (CPY)

16.AIRED ABUJA MUSIC ACT (AAA)

17.MUSIC RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR (MSY)

18.SPORT SHOW OF THE YEAR (SSY)

19.GOSPEL SHOW OF THE YEAR (GSY)

20.BREAKFAST SHOW OF THE YEAR (BSY)

Nomination for these categories was done independently by the radio stations. The entry nominations for the categories will be announced on 31st January, 2014, after which voting commences on 1st February, 2014, and closes 28th March, 2014.

The award night will be on 29th March, 2014, but the event is strictly by invitation. For a chance to be a part of this event, visit the Abuja Radio Awards website.

You can also join our social media pages on twitter: @abujaradioaward and Facebook: abujaradioawards, to stand a chance of getting an invitation to the event. You also stand a chance to get invites from participating radio stations.

The vision of this project is to stand the test of time and be seen as a career achievement for every radio broadcast journalist and radio stations in Abuja.

The Abuja Radio Awards will be regarded in high esteem for celebrating indigenous radio broadcast journalism through professionalism and hard work.

Be a part of history; let’s celebrate voices!

The Abuja Radio Awards 2013 Supported by:

3 VINES SOLUTION

WELLNESS VITALITY DRINK

URTELS TELEPAD

NGO BEKE COUTURE

SIGNATURE STUDIOS

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE THEATRE

BRILA FM

VISION FM

KAPITAL FM

ASO RADIO FM

RHYTHM FM

NIGERIAN INFO FM

COOL FM

HOT FM

WAZOBIA FM

RAYPOWER FM

LOVE FM

RADIO NIGERIA

DrC Couture

GUAGE CONCEPTS

To be a part of history, contact:

info@abujaradioawards.com

or call: +234 809 986 8226

The Abuja Radio Awards ’13 – Celebrating Voices!!!

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AFRICAN RENAISSANCE THEATRE & ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS NEW THEATRE FROM AFRICA

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African Renaissance Theatre (A.R.T) proudly presents the premier production of double award winning stage play 54 Silhouettes written and directed by young Nigerian writer Africa Ukoh. The performance will be staged in Jos, Plateau state, at Alliance Français on the 16th of November; and in Abuja, at the French Institut of Nigeria, on the 5th, 6th and 8th of December, 2013.

ABOUT A.R.T
African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment (A.R.T) is a new age arts movement coming to the world from Nigeria, West Africa. Born out of a deep love, respect, and undying passion for creative excellence, this eclectic-electric arts movement is laid upon the foundation of a simple idea: that this generation of young Africans can come together with a diversity of talent, knowledge and skill to create things profound; things as socially productive as they are artistically divine.

ABOUT THE PLAY
Set in Hollywood, California, 54 Silhouettes tells the tale of Victor Chimezie, a young Nigerian actor pursuing dreams of making it big in the land of ‘glitz and glam’. Victor’s shot comes when his agent lands him a part in an upcoming blockbuster movie – an action-packed popcorn flick set in Nigeria. However, he soon comes to discover the film portrays his country and continent in nothing but stereotypical and derogatory manners.

Victor goes on a personal crusade against the film bringing him into conflict with the executive producer, director, a co-actor and his agent. Values, ideologies, and friendships are strained and tested as Victor fights for the right to be recognized as a man, not a shadow of one.

Without belittling the complexities of our cultural divides the play seeks to probe the issues of the portrayal and perception of Africans, asking the crucial question: who is responsible for the African image?

PAST ACHIEVEMENTS
54 Silhouettes received its first acclaim in 2011, winning the first runner up position in the BBC African Performance competition. In 2012 the play was selected as one of 30 award winners in the prestigious Stratford East/30 Nigeria House project.

You can listen to an abridged version of the play produced by the BBC World Service, here.

Check out other stories on the upcoming performance here, here, here, and here.

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