This is D'Banj (singer of Make I Tell You Di Koko) who last night won 'Artist of the Year' at the Nigeria Music Awards, held in London. He poses (below) with the hostess of the show. Some of the night's winners: P-Square (Get Squared) - Album of the Year Oruka (Sunny Nneji) - Song of the Year Paul Play Dairo - R'nB Sammie Okposo - Gospel Sunny Nneji - Highlife Marvellous Benjy - Reggae Yinka Aiyefele - Juju Pasuma Wonder - Fuji DJ Abass - Music Journalist Ara - PMAN Artiste of the Year Sir Victor Uwaifo (Joromi) - Evergreen Fela Anikulapo-Kuti - Lifetime Achievement Diya Ojo - UK Indigenous JJC/419 Squad - UK Urban
I am a writer and arts journalist now based in Lagos. This is a blog on arts and culture. The focus is on Nigeria's art scene, especially her 'Word's Body' - the writers. As and when, we'll also touch on wider African writing, as well as international literature. In short, a saturation of the arts.