Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mark Your Calendars

Book ‘n’ Gauge II: 4 Writers, 3 Performers, 1 Afternoon + YOU

The second edition of Book n Gauge is scheduled to hold on 30th July, 2011 @ Debonair Bookstore, 294, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba. 3pm - 6pm. In the month of July, we would be hosting you to four amazing writers, three performers and it’s going to be a blast. It’s an afternoon of readings, live performances and you.   Be our guest at this free event!

Toni Kan is popularly known as one-time editor of Hints. The award winning poet, essayist and short story writer is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection When a Dream Lingers Too Long and the novella Ballad of Rage. His latest work Nights of the Creaking Bed is full of colourful characters involved in affecting dramas: a girl rejected in love because she has three brothers to look after; a middle-aged housewife who finds love again but has an impossible decision to make; a young man who can't get the image of his naked, beautiful mother out of his mind. With years of experience in the corporate sector, loads of laughter, the witty award-winning Toni Kan is always a delight.  

Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo is a lecturer, writer, novelist, critic, essayist, journalist, and administrator. She has written over twenty books. Her latest work Roses and Bullets, published by Jalaa Writers’ Collective is about the Nigerian Civil War.  The former winner of the NLNG Prize for Literature, the biggest prize for literature in Nigeria, heads the Prize’s panel of judges this year.

Jumoke Verissimo is a confirmed wordsmith; she has worked as a journalist, copywriter, sub-editor and editor. Her award-winning collection of poems, I am Memory explores the idea of memory. She has been a guest poet at the 48th Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia and 15th Norwegian Literature Festival in Lillehammer, Norway. Her work has won many awards which include First Prize, Carlos Idize Ahmad Prize for a first book of Poetry 2009; Second Prize, Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry 2009 and Honourable Mention Association of Nigeria (Poetry) 2009. She electrifies the stage with her poetry performances.

Uche Ezeh -Al is known as a copywriter in the corporate communications sector. His works has won many awards in brands communication. Jungle Drumbeats is his first published novel.

Kafayat  Quadri
Kafayat Quadri started playing guitar at the age of 13, thanks to her music loving Dad who introduced her to the world of music and mouth organs. He played tunes from Rex Lawson, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Haruna Ishola on the guitar and mouth organ sometimes accompanied with the talking drum. Her first guitar performance was at her secondary school, since then, she’s been stuck. If you ever visit Theatre@Terra, the young lady who opens the plays with music; that’s Kafayat!

An addicted lover of music, she has written over 100 songs. In 2008, she was part of a show called ‘Divas Unplugged’ in the city of Jos; the show had all the leading female artistes in the Nigerian music industry. Aramide is also a Guitarist and the Saxophonist. She’s passionate about are freedom of women and love. She has worked with artistes like M.I and Jesse Jagz. For soulful Aramide, music is life.

D Tone
He’s one of the new Nigerian singers to watch out for. His new singles “Sunkun Ife” and“Ife Gbagbara” have been attracting rave reviews. He has performed on stages with Nigerian musicians like Dj Zeez, M I, Banky, 2 face, 9ice, Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti and P-Square. Eyes closed, fingers strumming the guitar, sonorous voice tantalizing the audience, D Tone is always a delight to watch.
There promises to be:                            
  • A one-on-one interaction between authors and readers
  • A platform for book enthusiasts to meet, interact and network. (Members of PulpFactionClub on Facebook and followers on Twitter would have a grand opportunity to meet).
  • Freebies
  • Live Musical performances by:  guitar masters D Tone and Kafayat  Quadri; and a surprise performance by Aramide.
  • Book signing
RSVP the event here

 Celebrity Read

Read2Rise Initiative, Terra Kulture, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen and CITY 105.1 FM Presents: 11th CelebrityRead Africa - Writers’ Edition!

Date: 30th (Saturday) July 2011 
Venue: Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Str., VI - Lagos. 
Time: 3pm prompt.

E.C. Osondu (Author of 'Voice of America')
Linda Ikeji (Popular Blogger/Journalist)
Geraldine Iheme (Author of ‘Disfigured Emotions’)
Ugo Chime (Popular Blogger on DailyTimes Online)
Bola Essien-Nelson (Author of ‘The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman')
Nwabundo Onyeabo (Author of ‘Out of Curiosity')
Jennifer Ehidiamen (Author of ‘Preserve my Saltiness')
Uzor Maxim Uzoato (Author of 'God of Poetry')
Debola Omololu (CEO, Debonair Bookstores)

Special Appearances:
Djinee (Singer/Songwriter/TV Presenter)
Nathaniel 'Flo' Akinremi (Producer/Songwriter)

Guest Publishers/Book Dealers:
Cassava Republic
Magic Wand
DADA Books
Debonair Bookstores
Hoofbeat Publishers

There'd be food (courtesy Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen). Also, Simplicity Craft Academy (a vocational training center) would be giving away 10 discount vouchers on upcoming courses.
Live Musical performances by: Strings, Eleri and Johanel. Loads of exciting poetry performances

An Evening with Bez at The Life House.
Celebrating the Super Sun album launch with live performances by the man of the moment, BEZ. Featuring Keyboardist and singer, Kaline Akinkugbe and guitarist Stan Iyke. Event is by Invitation Only. Please call or sms 0703 403 0683 TO RSVP and get on the guest list! Loads of surprises and goodies in store for guests on this special evening. Bez is profiled in Next Newspapers. 

Venue: The Life House,
33 Sinari Daranijo Street, 
Off Younis Bashorun Street, Off Ajose Adeogun Street, VI (opp. Suzy Q CLUB)
Lagos, Nigeria
Time: 7pm. 
Date: July 29

1 comment:

  1. good one! I hope to be at Debonair Bookstore,tomorrow