Following the commencement of the second phase of the Freedom Vibes Academy (Monthly Mentoring Sessions), the first Mentoring Session was conducted virtually with the Academy participants via Zoom on 15th April 2023 from 12noon -3pm. Details of the interactive mentoring session are detailed below:
Paradise Air has held the Longstay Program under various themes and with different application requirements. The 10th edition of the program – under the theme ‘Puzzling Poly+Semy’ – is open to all people of all nationalities working in the arts field. The application will take place in two phases, with a shortlist of finalists invited to create a ‘video letter’ in early 2023 and final selected artists invited for a residency of 70-90 days in Matsudo, Japan.
Unchained Vibes Africa joins the Foundation for Religious Freedom in describing the unfortunate ruling of the Appeal Court which upholds the High Court’s decision to remit Yahaya Sharif-Aminu back to the Upper Shariah Court for retrial as disappointing. Yesterday, the 17th August 2022, two of the three judges on the panel set up by the Court of Appeal, Kano, upheld the Kano High Court’s earlier decision ordering a re-trial of the case of singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu at the Upper Shariah Court. Justice Abubakar Lamido delivered the judgment via a Zoom video conference. However, there was a dissenting judgment by Justice Ita Mbaba. Justice Mbaba argued that the singer be discharged and acquitted. The justices also upheld the High Court’s decision on the legality of Shariah blasphemy laws with one exception; they held that Section 10 of the Constitution is justiciable.
On April 30, 2022, at the end of the Democracy Vibes Summit organized by Unchained Vibes Africa, a special edition of Freedom Vibes Series was hosted – the Freedom Vibes Poetry Concert. The concert brought together leading Nigerian spoken word poets for a convergence with Afro-pop musicians to promote freedom of expression. It featured the best of performance poets in Nigeria including Dike Chuwumerije, Sage Hassan, RezThaPoet, Iquo Diana-Abasi and the invigorating spirit of the fast rising Victory Ashaka.
We thank all participants for supporting the third edition of Freedom Vibes Series held on Saturday 29th January 2022. The turnout was very impressive and we look forward to an even more engaging experience in the next edition. For the benefit of those who were unable to attend physically or join us via the live streaming […]