Saturday, February 10, 2007

More on 'Prince Claus'



Top Picture- (from left) Film Producer and actor, Francis Onwoche, with Journalist and Media Officer MTN (telecomms)Nigeria, Yinka Ijabiyi, along with Layiwola Adeniji, former Arts Editor- This Day (who anchored the event) and poet and Advertising Practitioner, Chike Ofili.
Middle picture-The Ambassador with Makin Soyinka

Bottom picture- from left, Makin Soyinka (film producer and son of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka), Kayode Akintemi (RadioProducer/presenter), Chief Joop Berkhout(Chairman/ Publisher of Spectrum Books) and Ambassador Van der Wiel

1 comment:

jahman 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:



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