A 1972 movie of Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album to date was shelved and remained hidden for nearly 50 years, partly due to the singer's frustration over Hollywood's failure to make her a movie star, according to its makers.
In 1983, Nigeria expelled two million undocumented West African migrants, half of whom were from Ghana. The sturdy, checked bags into which they packed their belongings have become a symbol of exclusion and intolerance. Nearly four decades later, the region is yet to confront its emotional baggage.
It’s easy to get nostalgic for the era when most music lovers bought LPs. They would save their pennies for a Saturday trip to the local record store, before heading home clutching their glorious new vinyl in a plastic bag to drop the needle on the turntable and listen on repeat.
THE role of the creative arts in national development has been emphasised over the years yet the level of commitment required in ensuring that this ceases to be a facade has not always matched the talk.
LANDING a good paying job after graduating from school is the desire of every student and that was what happened to Mimi Andani Michaels, when she was employed as a biochemist in one of the oil companies in the country.