Thursday, May 24, 2007



Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi, former lecturer and writer for the Guardian, former Managing Director- Daily Times Newspapers and now M.D. Tanus Communications is 60. The man instrumental in bringing Professor Wole Soyinka and laspapi together close to a decade ago will be celebrated by CORA at the O'Jez restaurant (The National Stadium)on Sunday May 27 at 5.30pm. The occasion will be the monthly Great Highlife Party featuring Fatai Rolling Dollar, Maliki Showman, Alaba Pedro, Tunde Osofisan and many other Highlife Greats.

8 comments:

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

where's wasiu in the mix? lol... i know you're probably gonna roll your eyes when i tell you i dont know this guy either... but good on him... happy baiday mr. Y and i expect a fantastic prize since i'm first and all...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

oh wow... surprised to see this here... He's a great person...
should be a great day!!!

laspapi said...

Storm- You're looking for Wasiu here? It's highlife, Storm, nt a fuji palongo thing, hehe. Yeah, you get a prize for being first- Suya!

@ d hawk- You know Doctor Ogunbiyi? I think he's a great person too. Thanks for stopping by.
And Hawk? Do send in your naija bloggers antholology submissions, won't you?

DiAmOnD hawk said...

thank you for stopping by my page.. I never really thought of submitting anything... and Yes, I know Dr.Ogunbiyi...

BOBBY said...

Congrats to Uncle Yemi...he is an amazing man...an amazing man! May God grant him a very long life.

Very funny when i was in naija this past december...he was the only man that allowed my son sit down and mess up his office table...lol. As in my little boy was touching everything pressing things that he shouldnt be pressing...and trying to tear up paper...

My moms like, Bobby go grab that little man of yours and Dr. Yemi was just like..."Bobby leave him...let the boy play"

Just really down to earth guy man. Known him since i was about 3 years old.

Cool kat and has a wonderful family as well.

laspapi said...

d hawk- do submit something for the book, please.

Bobby- He's been very good to me.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

at first i was happy that you were going to present me with suya.. but then i thought twice

TO myself:
"Come oh storm... is this papi of an individual trying to make it seem like you're a carnivore? you better warn him!!!"

and then i thought to myself:
"No... he's just trying to let me know that he remembers his promise... and that i told him both of us with put let inside trouser if he forgets to keep it"

and then i said to myself:
"Oh ok... i forgive him... he can get the suya... but now i need some shweppes to go with it(hopefully they still produce that stuff)"

laspapi said...

@ Storm- talk of a vacillating mind. My offer was a pure one, not a jibe at your carnivorous tendencies. hehehe.
They still do schweppes, Storm. I'll add a bottle to the mix. Someone once asked me if I'd ever thought of how they managed to make Bitter Lemon that sweet?
The things we drink...