Saturday, January 27, 2007

64th Great Highlife Party...


CORA celebrates Femi Asekun, Veteran Journalist as he turns 75 at the Elders' Forum.

Date is the 28th of January from 5.30pm. Venue is O'jex Restaurant, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The young and the Elders are invited.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Prince Claus again...

Seyi Solagbade, the palongo exponent of the music band, "Black Face", anchors himself just before the 25,000 Euro Prince Claus Fund award for CORA in December which held in the embassy of the Netherlands. In the picture below, Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo (Chair person of CORA programmes and Editor of the Guardian Newspaper on Sunday), (left) practices the fine art of Kung Fu with a Ninja at the embassy. Actually, the gentleman in the black cloak was one of those who came to CORA's assistance as preparations were made.

Literature and The Niger Delta Region...

CORA organized an Arts Stampede where it brought three writers who had written on the Niger Delta region and its complications. In the picture, left, is Kaine Agary, author of the work of prose, Yellow Yellow, along with the compere of the meeting, Makin Soyinka. The quartet in the picture are members of the African folk song group, Nefretiti, which performed at the Stampede too. Along with Kaine were Professor Tanure Ojaide (author of The Activist) and Dr Ahmed Yerima (The Hard Ground)

Literature and the Niger Delta

Makin Soyinka with Tanure Ojaide (in black and yellow top), writer of "The Activist" and Ahmed Yerima, author of "The Hard Ground".

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Great Highlife Party


It was the Great Highlife party organized by CORA at the O'Jez Night Club in honour of the octogenerian and music maestro, Steve Rhodes on New Year's Eve. In the picture, right, is the General Secretary of CORA, Toyin Akinosho, who eats 'the last supper' of 2006. The picture with the three 'giants' seated has from left, Steve Rhodes, the veteran broadcaster, Femi Asekun and Francesca Emmanuel. Bottom picture in the baseball cap is the Highlife veteran, Tunde Osofisan and pictured with the trumpet is Maliki Showman, another legend from the glory days of highlife.