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'Expressions of Love'-An Exploratory Conversation (Abuja)

‘EXPRESSIONS OF LOVE’ An Exploratory Conversation of Love in Contemporary Nigerian Art, Film, Theater, Literature, Music & Dance.

Venue: Dullion Suites Abuja
4 Ikogosi Spring Close, off Katsina Ala Crescent, Maitama
Date: Saturday, MAY 3rd Protected content 6:30-9pm Entry: Free

Join us for this exploratory discussion of contemporary expressions of love in Nigeria, that are rooted deeply in culture and tradition, and expressed in our modern lives. Experience these dynamic interpretations of love as portrayed through the prisms of the arts, as we seek solutions to more holistic experiences of love in Nigerian life.

Program Of Events
6:30pm
Registration, Viewing of ‘Expressions’ Art Exhibition, Dullion Tours

7:00pm
Welcome by moderator, Joe Chukwukelu

7:10pm
Theater & Film Expose by Badewa Adejube-Williams and Chidi Ukwu
What is the impact of economics on love and marriage in the Nigerian context?
Discussion on excerpts from “Wedlock of the Gods’ by Zulu Sofola.

7:30pm
Poetry & Literature Expose by Dr. Emman Shehu and Greg Mbajiorgu
What are the motivations and implications of cross-racial /cross-cultural relationships?
Discussion on excerpts from “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

8:00pm
Music and Dance Expose by Nandir Joan Adamu and Myke Wonder
What are the cultural markers that identify and differentiate between love and sex?
Discussion inspired by moves and music from contemporary Nigerian Afro Jazz and Hip Hop

8:30pm
Fine Arts Expose by Millicent Osumuo and Steve Abba
From the modern non African concept of ‘arts for arts sake’, how are expressions of
romantic love depicted in contemporary Nigerian arts?
Discussion inspired select pieces of the Artists featured in the exhibition, “Expressions”.

9:00pm
Comments from the Audience
Closing Remarks
Refreshments

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