Saturday, November 17, 2007

Diary Of a loquacious blogger and road runner

Friday Nov 9- Was late for the opening of the Lagos Book & Arts Frestival.

Saturday Nov 10- Day 2 of the Book & Arts Festival. I get entangled in a discussion about Biafra by juggernauts such as Prof Chukwuemeka Ike (Sunset at Dawn) and Eddie Iroh (Toads for Supper and former C.E.O. of the Federal Radio Corporation F.R.C.N.) Eddie Iroh says views like mine will help heal the 40 year old wounds of the war. I meet the bloggers Tayo & Omo Alagbede (Son of the blacksmith). Also chat with the soft rock singer, CON.tra.diction (Tosyn Bucknor), daughter of the music legend, Segun Bucknor (Adan ri so gba so gba)

Sunday Nov 11- Watched the play, Midnight Blackout, at Terra Kulture

Monday Nov 12- Start sending out letters seeking sponsorship for "Theatre@Terra". Rehearsals of the play I'm directing for this Month's Theatre@Terra - "Wedlock of the gods" by Zulu Sofola hold at 3pm.

Tuesday Nov 13- Receive a call that sales of FCMB's shares close today. Can't muster the funds to buy some. I grit my teeth and pretend I never intended to.

Wed Nov 14- Attend meeting with MEDIACONCERN, one of the bodies aligned with KIND in the production of the new monologues. Flat tyre. Play "werewolves v. vampires" till I'm square-eyed. It's all I seem to do on face-book.

Friday Nov 16- Attend the weekly drama workshop I run for students of the British International School, Lekki (Bet you didn't know I did that). Went to Astro Turf for weekly football game. DIdn't start playing till 8pm.

Sat Nov 17- Helon Habila's book tour commences with a reading at the SIlverbird Galleria. It is well attended- spend time chatting with Ebun Olatoye (True Love). Kaine Agary (Yellow Yellow), Ier (try to pronounce that-Its a Tiv name), Peju Adeniran (The medical doctor/writer), Tosyn Bucknor, the bloggers- Ore & Lola, the actress- Omonor Imobhio etc
Don't I know any men? I don't, I'm the Girl Whisperer. Just joking- Tony Khan, Daggar Tolar and Deoye Afolayan were all present. By the way, the blogger Jeremy, co-ordinated events, his company (Cassava Republic) being publisher of Habila's "Waiting For an Angel". The pretty 'A' tells me she's addicted to my blog. I am flattered. I had no idea she'd ever been there.

5 comments:

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

Finally, an update!
And you tell me to pace myself...tsk, tsk, tsk

Jinta said...

Following your diary leaves the head in a spin.

Uzo said...

Did you notice my dad moderating the Biafran section of the session? A clue...Dr Chidi A....

laspapi said...

That was your dad? He formed the 3rd part of the triumvirate alongside Chukwuemeka Ike and Eddie Iroh. He wore white, I remember and apparently was in the thick of things during the war. Did a brilliant job of moderation too.

Uzo said...

LOL...Yup that was my papa...