GROUP Sunday Editor of the Guardian newspaper, Jahman Anikulapo will be 50 on January 16th and it is in light of the foregoing that the friends of Jahman Anikulapo, under the aegis of Committee of the Friends Of Jahman @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 Dimension of a Cultural Change Agent Artist, Activist and Art Journalist.’
Details of events and activities have already been released and it will begin on the 13th of January with a panel conversation around how the interplay between Art Advocacy, Art Journalism and Art Practice has shaped the evolution of cultural propagation in the last 25 years. This will be followed by two other events later that evening.
On the 25th of January 2013 at the Quintessence Book and Art Shop, Falomo, the celebrant will intimate guests about his childhood, upbringing, between area-boyism and ‘ajebotterhood’, the promise of youth, the gap between expectations and middle age reality, hooliganism, the secrets of journalistic success, the challenges of advocacy, the hopes of culture advocacy and a peek into life after the Guardian.
It could be recalled that on December 30, 2012, Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) of which Jahman is Programme Chairman held a celebration for him at its annual year-end party in Festac Town, Lagos, and there was a symbolic cutting of cake and a pouring of libation superintended by Mr. Benson Idonije, patriarch of Nigerian art critics.
Also, artists such ass Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo and Toni Kan have already launched call for submission into a poetry collection to be published in honour of Jahman Anikulapo, just as we understand that the call for contribution of papers into a festschrift for a similar purpose will be made in the next few days.
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