Sunday, November 19, 2006

CORA held an extraordinary meeting at Deji 'R. Kelly' Toye's. The multi-purpose of the meet was to sort the affairs of the committee, celebrate Deji's birthday belatedly, his new apartment and his survival of a car crash. Deji's car fell off the bridge at Apongbon, Lagos Island, a couple of months ago, a distance of about 40 feet, and was turned to scrap when it hit the ground. Deji, a lawyer and co-author of The 3 Kobo Book, literarily walked away from the car on his own feet, suffering lacerations. I call him 'R. Kelly' because 'I believe I can fly'. I'm glad we can laugh about it now. Honda can have no greater advert for their car's safety measures than Deji. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...


just to compliment your blog, you write really well i enjoyed your post about your childhood,brings back memories.sorry bout the loss of your childhood friend.


Araceli said...


Was not aware of Deji's accident. Thank God he wasn't injured.

How's the CORA GANG? What are you, guys, up to next?

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to drop a line and commend you on the good work u r doing on ur blog...One Naija!

laspapi said...

Thank you, Ona. Sometime I wish I could escape into the past.

@ Araceli- There's the Elder's Forum for Cyprian Ekwensi who's turned 85(?), I think. He's one of my favourite 'old school' writers.
And then the Prince Claus award for CORA at the Dutch Embassy. If you're around, you'll be our guest.

@ vixen- thank you for the kind words.

Araceli said...

The Dutch (Netherlands) Embassy, I believe, is in Abuja. Cool. Should I start getting ready? When?

laspapi said...


I suspect the 'do' will be at the Lagos Office of the Dutch embassy (if there's any such edifice). I'll confirm this and get back to you soon.