Thursday, February 08, 2007

Yesterday, I went to see the magnificent film, Blood Diamond. An extra-ordinary piece of work. Leonardo Di Caprio who has never been my favourite actor marched strongly up my polls after the movie. He has this thing for giving his life for others in movies, however, which is why I never wanted to see him after 'The Titanic'. Africans like laspapi are fond of nice endings, not dying after going through so much. It's one of the reasons I'm crazy about Shawshank Redemption.

It was my baby, Storm's birthday, yesterday. She turned 21. You may see the poem I wrote for her in Verses in the Storm.

Stella Damasus-Aboderin will be featuring/starring in my next Stage Play, Anatomy of a Woman, at the Muson Centre. Date is Sunday the 25th of March, Times are 3pm and 6pm. There'll be more details and a flier of this available on this blog shortly. The play is dedicated to Storm.
ps. Stella's name isn't 'Damascus' as I've heard some say.

The discussion on the NIGERIAN SERIES will from today move to Solomonsydelle's after spending a week here. Let's keep it going. Solo'delle might just have found a way to circumvent the 'Nigerian' problem. She dropped very interesting suggestions here and will probably elaborate on her blog.

9 comments:

Omohemi Benson said...

Hmm, Blood diamonds?
reminds me of Kanye west song.

Can't wait to see your stage play,
about storm hey?,cool.
Which she could come to see it.

Saw the poem you wrote for her,awwh
so nice,will you write one for me?

Have a good weekend.

Omohemi Benson said...

forgive my typos,I meant wish

Omodudu said...

the solomon link isn't live.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Laspapi: we are waiting for your commments at http://nigeriancuriosity.blogspot.com

laspapi said...

The stage play 'Anatomy of a Woman' is about the female specie, and is my take on what women really want, but is dedicated to Storm.

Thanx for liking the poem, omohemi, but to get one, you have to show you love me like Storm does.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't see the poem on the link. Can you post "Verses in the Storm" please? I'd love to read it as I do all your poetry.

Don't blush as I've always told you're too black to blush :-)..V

laspapi said...

The link to Storm's site works, V. Just scroll down once there and you'll see it. She mentions laspapi as the writer so it's not difficult to spot.

Too black/dark to blush? I don't blush.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

awww... thanks for the shoutout papi... I absolutely loved the poem you wrote for me... was incredibly touched by it.. i printed it out and it hangs on a wall in my room "Now, pain is a fading memory. The hunters call gone forever, laughter now constant in our midst,and our thoughts are those of peace."... it brought tears to my eyes... you're an angel and I feel priviledged to know you.

laspapi said...

I'm glad you liked it, Storm. It came from my heart. I actually lost a night's sleep over that poem.
I'll be keeping it forever too.