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.

3 comments:

jc aka chief K said...

Hello To Cora Crew
this way, nearly live and direct, should be able to follow cultural happenings in Eko
Good news !
PS
dear Jahman, hope this time should be able to get my visa and not to bother you too much...
Jean-Christophe

Anonymous said...

Chief K,
Great to hear you on this site.
You can be sure that CORA is indeed on top of the cultural calendar of the most vibrant cultural city in Africa (hear hear).
This month the guest at the Great Hghlife Party (Elders Forum) is te Evangelist of Oziddi music himself, Sonny Okosuns. Remember Fire in Soweto, Papa's land, Help.. and all those evergreen global hiits? He was 60 a few days ago.....

In March, the lyrical poet Niyi Osundare will be given an Arthouse Reception (the manner you talk about State House Reception). He will be 60, and has just released his most leved (by me at least) collection, titled Tender Moments... and same month of March, a veteran Broadcaster, Actor, Radio Drama Producer -- Ihria Enakimio -- will be celebrated at the month's Great Highlife Party......
And in April while the politrickians will be stealing or collecting the peoples vote, the CORA shall be creating positive distractions on the platform of the arts.. not like being irresponsible citizens though.... we have all registered and ready to do our Civic duty to our (embattled but beloved) father's land... currently hijacked by our brothers and sisters who are wayward in their politics...

Oh, that VISA problem, I am sure you will get it.. afterall you are the orignal Chief K.... an anointed Naijaman from the depth of France.
Be well broda.

Sorry Moderator.... Chief k is big fan of CORA and so i had to pay tribute to him......
Cherriooooooooooooohhhhhh broda.

Anonymous said...

THE POET OSUNDARE AT 60


Dear Sir/Madam,

ANNOUNCING—EYE OF THE EARTH:
NIYI OSUNDARE AT 60 LITERARY FETE

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Niyi Osundare at 60
Socio-literary fete 2007 in Africa, Europe and North America hereby
announces the programme of events to celebrate one of Africa's finest
and prolific voices in poetry and literary scholarship, Professor Niyi
Osundare, born March 12 1947.

Niyi Osundare gained degrees at the University of Ibadan (BA), the
University of Leeds (MA) and York University, Canada (PhD, 1979).
Previously professor (from 1989) and Head of English (1993-1997) at
the University of Ibadan, he became professor of English at the
University of New Orleans in 1997.

He has always been a vehement champion of the right to free speech and
is a strong believer in the power of words, saying, "to utter is to
alter". Osundare is renowned for his commitment to socially relevant
art and artistic activism and has written several open letters to the
President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, whom Osundare has often
publicly criticised. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Niyi Osundare at 60 Socio-literary fete 2007 tagged Eye of the
Earth will take place in venues in Ibadan, Ikere Ekiti, and Lagos
states of Nigeria between Saturday 10th March 2007 and Wednesday 14th
March 2007.
Please find attached in the next page, the invitation indicating
details of the programme. You are cordially invited as we celebrate
this bard of our time.

Signed

Professor Dele Layiwola, Convener
For: the Local Organising Committee.
Homepage: www.osundare60fete. blogspot. com



NOTE BENE:

CORA commercials

1. THE COMMITEE FOR RELEVANT ART WILL BE HANDING THE LAGOS END OF THE
CELEBRATION. DETAILS SHORTLY.

2. OZIDDI KING, SONNY OKOSUNS IS OUR GUEST AT THE FEBRUARY GREAT HIGHLIFE
PARTY -- FEB. 25. THE EVANGELIST WAS 60 LAST WEEK.

3. IHRIA ENAKIMIO aka he-nak-me-o.... the actor, broadcaster, radio drama
producer etc
etc is also 60 in in March. There will be an Arthouse forum and the great
highlife party
plus other programmes