Odia Ofeimun at 70: Let’s toast to the health of the master poet – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic, etc, Odia Ofeimun has…

Conference, special dinner to honour Odia Ofeimun at 70

The Odia Ofeimun at 70 Committee has announced activities to mark the 70th birthday celebrations of Odia Ofeimun, saying the two-day event will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020. According to a statement by a spokesperson for the committee, a…

Odia Ofeimun: The Poet Laureate of Lagos – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The phone call was straight to the point: “I want you at my house this evening.” Odia Ofeimun is of course “he who must be obeyed.” When I got to the poet’s home I was handed an impossible task. Odia,…

The day I lost all my books – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was a windy Tuesday evening, and the traffic jam in Ikeja GRA was choking. I decided to get out of the car of filmmaker Mahmood Ali-Balogun in which I had been for the past hour or so. Rain clouds…

Friday at the 20th Lagos Book & Art Festival -Gabriella Opara

The Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) goes on today with even more activities lined up to delight guests at Freedom Park, Lagos. With the weekend here, activities at LABAF get more engaging. Beginning with a mentorship session at 11am,…

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