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Festivals ~ Here's how it went down at #Kabafest24 ~ Sophiyya EmBee

Kaduna called and we answered!  The sound of it was everywhere! And of course, it was already anticipated.  In 2023, we waited for the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival. When it didn't happen, we tucked our pens in disappointment and prayed to the literary gods for its return.  Fun fact: They answered!!! You can imagine the excitement when KABAFEST returned and was held from the 1st to the 4th of May 2024.  From the streets to social media, Kaduna pulsed with a creative throb as the festival unfolded like a bibliophile's wonderland. I couldn’t resist immersing myself in this celebration of books, arts, and friends. The festival kicked off with a bang, honoring Helon Habila with the KABAFEST lifetime achievement award, a well-deserved recognition for his literary contributions.  The opening ceremony was a vibrant tapestry of poetry and music performances, book reading, and a rousing speech by the governor. This energy continued with a book chat featuring the beloved northern Nigeria

The Arts-Muse Fair is BACK!

Dearest Creative, We are BACK! Have you missed us? Because we have! But hey, we're excited to announce that we're back and ready to dive into business! And we can't wait to receive your exciting creations. While away, we've been exploring new ideas, connecting with inspiring individuals, and delving deep into the ever-evolving world of creativity. We can't wait to bring you along on this journey!!  What can you expect from us in the coming months?  Well, think of us as your art curators; we will be bringing you unique stories, poems, book reviews, and beautiful sights from the art of photography!  We will also share the latest updates from the art and literary world; we will cover festivals, travels, events, and everything arts and Culture. But hey, this isn't just about us—it's about you too! We want to hear your thoughts, questions, and ideas.  Feel free to contact us via comments, email, or our social media handles.  You can also send in your works for pu

Balaraba Ramat, Ado Gidan Dabino, Others To Grace HIBAF

The Hausa International Book and Arts Festival, HIBAF, put together by Open Arts, is set to hold in Kaduna from the 21st to the 23rd of October, 2021. The new and exciting festival will welcome guests like Balaraba Ramat, Ado Gidan Dabino, Prof. Asabe Kabir, Prof. Ibrahim Malumfashi, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Ismail Bala, Hakeem Baba- Ahmed, BM Dzukogi and many others. Panels and discussions will highlight Hausa Literature; writings, spoken words, poetry, films, and even matters of security in Northern Nigeria. According to the Curator, Sada Malumfashi, HIBAF was created out of the “need to provide adequate representation for the booming Hausa literary field in the global conversation about books and literature” When asked about his vision for the festival, Malumfashi replied that his hope was for HIBAF to serve as a “melting point for the celebration of language in Northern Nigeria and across Africa” He added that he hoped that the festival will re-affirm the literary merit of writers in