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Clarence Peters out with horror movie, HEX

Film producer and music video director Clarence Peters recently announced on his Instagram page his latest effort, a film titled Hex. The 26 minute horror film is the fictional story of five young people who suffer severe emotional breakdown and are put through haunting experiences after they accidentally knocked down by an unknown man on their way back home.
“I've been working on something special for a while now and I'm happy to inform you that the trailer for my short film, HEX, is out,” he said.

Hex is written by Peters, Rotimi ‘Rcube’ Oshodi and Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, and directed by Peters.

Clarence Peters is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specialises in the realms of the performing arts, new media art, film, television, radio, and video.

To his credit, he directed 40 episodes of the TV series Everyday People. Peters has also directed music videos for recording artists across an array of genres and generations, including Wizkid ,Darey, and Durella.

He is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label that is home to the likes of Chidinma, Tha Suspect, and Illbliss. He was ranked 2nd on Channel O's Top 10 Most Visionary Music Video Directors list. In 1998, he was involved in a Mobil sponsored music video for a documentary on AIDS.

SNA calls for entries for its October Rain 2015 exhibition

The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) says its door is still open for those who want to participate in this year’s October Rain 2015 exhibition. Theme: Open House.

Entries are in the following categories: ceramics, sculpture, textile, painting, graphics, mixed media, installation, sound art, performance, drawing, photography and prints. 

Forms for the 17th annual juried show are available at SNA secretariat in Lagos, art institutions in Lagos, Mydrim Gallery, Terra Kulture, Omenka Gallery, Triad Studio and Universal Studios of Art, Iganmu, Lagos. 

Closing date for entry forms and artwork, October 16, 2015.

Maya Angelou’s art collection sells for nearly $1.3 million

The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou sold for nearly $1.3 million on Tuesday.
A painted story quilt that hung in Angelou’s Harlem home and was commissioned by Oprah Winfrey for Angelou’s 61st birthday brought $461,000 at the Swann Galleries sale.

“Maya’s Quilt of Life” by African-American artist Faith Ringgold depicts Angelou surrounded by flowers along with excerpts from some of her writings. The acrylic on canvas with a pieced fabric border had a pre-sale estimate of $150,000 to $250,000.
The nearly 50 artworks were;  continue on:

THAT ART FAIR is calling for artists' applications from across Africa and the Diaspora

That Art Fair is calling for artists' applications from across Africa and the Diaspora for the 2016 edition of its art fair. Applications and submissions will close on November 6, 2015.
The event will take off on February 18 to March 20, 2016, at the Palms Centre in Woodstock, Cape Town. 

According to the organisers, they will partner with international institutions from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria and many more to join.

That Art Fair is an inspired, curated art fair event initiated by Art Africa magazine, with a specific focus on contemporary artists from Africa and the Diaspora. The art fair according to them will address the needs of artists living and working on the continent – and further afield – by providing a platform where they can showcase their work in a relaxed but professional environment and be seen by curators, collectors, galleries and new audiences.

“We have adapted the traditional model of the ‘art fair’ to offer unrepresented and emerging artists an opportunity to benefit from this professional stage, by providing them with the necessary resources to help them achieve recognition and success. That Art Fair specifically encourages an open, inviting and friendly environment where a new generation of art audience (and ultimately collectors) can meet with the artists directly and be introduced to their work.

That Art Fair, artists are encouraged to engage with their audiences, network with artists from across the continent, gain exposure to new markets and sell up a storm!  The organisers are committed to fostering a spirit of creativity, sustainability and positive change in the contemporary African art world,” they said. 

The fair will encompass a wide range of disciplines and feature events such as Visual ArtPerformance Art, Future Masters’ exhibition, Comic art , Photography,  Film and Video, Fashion and Culture, Urban Art, art Super mart, Workshops and talks programmeThat Art Fair is for unrepresented artists and artists’ collectives, as well as galleries and institutions that wish to submit their artists for consideration and participation.

"A selection committee, comprising some of the most respected figures in the art world, will ensure that work selected fits the exhibition criteria and curatorial approach. Over the four-week period, exhibitors will rotate so there will literally be fresh art on."

To request an application form, and to enquire about the application guidelines, email

Ibidun is in search of her husband

Ibidun is in search of her husband. Akanji returns with a heart of stone and refuses to compromise. Warriors have been drinking in the stream of cowardice and becoming past heroes. Red became the road, the road became red.

Did Akanji later change and became a good husband to Ibidun? What became of the warriors? Join the conversation and the intrigue on stage in Red is the Freedom Road, written by Femi Osofisan and directed by Tony Biyi. Starring Wale Lampejo,  Alabi Halimat, Muyiwa Adebayo, Toyin Buraimo Quadri

Venue is the Lekki Waterside Hotel, Wole Olateju Crescent off Amiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Time is 3 pm and 6 pm. The play will be staged all Sundays in October.