|Posted by Samuel Osaze on January 8, 2013 at 8:25 AM|
Jahman Anikulapo will be 50 onJanuary 16, 2013. This period also coincides with his exiting a long, stellarcareer at Guardian newspaper group as the Sunday Editor. In the last twodecades or so, Jahman has pressed his talent, position and material means to service in aid of the development of the cultural sector in Nigeria.
It is in light of the foregoing thatthe friends of Jahman Anikulapo, under the aegis of Committee of the Friends OfJahman @50, have planned a month-long programme of events to celebrate this cultural agent. The Committee has now released the timetable for the celebrations, with the overall theme: ‘3D-Jahman: The Three Dimensions of a Cultural Change Agent – Artist, Activist and Art Journalist.’
Full Details of Events andActivities
· January 13, 2013: Arthouse Forum
Arthouse ForumFor Jahman Anikulapo At 50: Apanel conversation around how the Interplay between Art Advocacy, ArtJournalism and Art Practice has shaped the evolution of cultural propagation inthe last 25 years. This will be followed by two other events later that evening
- Tributes and Readings For Jahman Anikulapo
- An evening of songs, theatre skitsand performances
Time: From 4.pm.
Venues: Kongi’s Harvest Gallery(Second Floor), Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos.
RSVP: Ayodele Arigbabu (08033000499).
iREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL FILM DOCUMENTARY ( Friends of CORA) has also planned an event to celebrate Jahman Anikulapo. Date is FRIDAY, 18th of January, 2013, at Freedom Park, Marina, Lagos, 7:00pm prompt.
RSVP: Sam Osaze 08036554119
· January 20, 2013: Invitational Dinner
Jahman’s colleagues in the Guardiangroup of newspapers host him to an evening of dining and tributes.
RSVP: Andrew Iro Okungbowa (08023152195)
· January 25, 2013: Stripped Bare: Jahman Anikulapo, Warts and All
The celebrant in an intimate conversation with a whistleblower about childhood, upbringing, betweenarea-boyism and ajebotterhood, the promise of youth, the gap betweenexpectations and middle age reality, hooliganism, the secrets of journalisticsuccess, the challenges of advocacy, the hopes of culture advocacy, a peek intolife after the Guardian.
Time: From 5pm.
Venue: Quintessence Book andArtshop, Falomo Shopping Centre
RSVP: Sam Osaze (08036554119).
It should be recalled that onDecember 30, 2012, Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) of which Jahman isProgramme Chairman held a celebration for him at its annual year-end party inFestac Town, Lagos, at which there was a symbolic cutting of cake and a pouringof libation superintended by Mr. Benson Idonije, patriarch of Nigerian artcritics.
Also, the artists Nkechi Nwosu-Igboand Toni Kan have already launched call for submission into a poetry collectionto be published in honour of Jahman Anikulapo, just as we understand that thecall for contribution of papers into a festschrift for a similar purpose willbe made in the next few days.
We look forward to your active participation in this season of celebrations.