Dear creative, how did you turn up yesterday? I had a well-rounded experience at the 2022 edition of TT Creative Hangout. I kept screaming “wow, wow, wow” like an ambulance because I couldn’t believe ( it still feels like a dream!) that I could get so much value for FREE! More than anything else, I wish you were in attendance, but it is best to experience it yourself. That being said, I urge you to keep your ears on the ground for the next TT Creative Hangout.
Besides the beautiful experience I had at the hangout, a host of other phenomenal stuff happened in the creative space this week. Kindly read to the end to get all the tea.
1. Again, Tobi Amusan Sets New Record To Win Gold In The Commonwealth Games For Nigeria
Barely a month after becoming the World hurdles champion, Tobi Amasun has broken another world record. On Sunday, August 7, 2022, Tobi Amusan led the Nigerian women’s 4X 100m team to a gold victory at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The team consists of Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha. In addition to their success, they set a new record with a record time of 12.30s.
2. Kizz Daniel Arrested In Tanzania
While fans are yet to get over the “Buga Bug”, the Buga hit singer, Oluwatobilola Daniel Anidugbe, famously known as Kizz Daniel, got into trouble with the law. On August 8, 2022, Kizz Daniel was arrested by the Tanzanian police for breaching his $60,000 contract to perform at Summer Amplified Concert organized by Big Step Consultancy On August 7. According to Stephen Uwa, the founder of the agency, Kizz Daniel refused to perform because his gold accessories and designer outfits were not available.
3. Prolific Filmmaker Biyi Bandele Dies At 54
On August 7, 2022, the death of the outstanding filmmaker Biyi Bandele was announced on Facebook by his daughter, Temi Bandele. The cause of death is unknown. Before his demise, the playwright was preparing to premiere his new feature,”‘The King’s Horseman,” at the Toronto Film Festival next month. Biyi’s death is a great loss to the Nigerian film and creative industry. However, while his soul rests in peace, he would be remembered for his phenomenal directorial works in “Blood Sisters” and “Half of a Yellow Sun”, among others.
4. Fireboy DML Releases Third Studio Album, “Playboy,” On Friday, August 5, 2022
At long last, after a tiresome wait, YBNL’s golden boy, Fireboy DML released his third studio album, “ Playboy,” On August 5, 2022. The new album consists of 14 power-packed tracks. Amongst these tracks are his viral hit singles “ Playboy,” “Bandana,” “Peru,” and “Peru remix,” featuring British singer Ed Sheeran. The album also includes features by Rema, Euro, Asake, Shensea, and American artist Chris Brown. Dear creative, The album is pretty solid. Please do if you have yet to listen.
5. After 135 Years, Horniman Museum Agrees To Return 72 Bronze Artifacts Forcibly Removed From Benin City, Nigeria
Dear Creative, a new dawn has indeed come for Nigeria. In a press release on August 8, 2022, the UK’s Horniman Museum and Garden announced her intentions to return artifacts to Nigeria, including 72 bronze treasures looted from Benin City in 1897. Some of the items to be returned are 12 brass plaques, known as Benin Bronzes, a brass cockerel altarpiece, ivory and brass ceremonial objects, brass bells, and a key to the king’s palace.
6. Registrations For Africa Creative Market Is Ongoing
Dear Creative, The Africa Creative Market (ACM) is another opportunity to enhance your creative journey. The ACM is a capacity-building program to empower creatives to scale by providing the blueprint for establishing commercially viable and sustainable business models. The program is a six-day convention that will run from August 29 through September 3,2022, at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. So, dear creatives in the film, TV, dance, or music space, please do not sleep on this.
Although this is the first time Kizz Daniel gets arrested for truancy, it turns out that he has been in the habit of standing fans up at shows for a while now. More so, the news of the return of the 72 Bronze artifacts is a good development as it will take its rightful place in the Nigerian historic museum in Benin city come 2025.