Wole Soyinka, Tolu Ogunlesi, Jahman Anikulapo, Ofilispeaks & Other Literary Creatives Toast To Chinua Achebe

Luxury champagne brand, Moet & Chandon gathered distinguished personalities last Thursday 18th July, 2013 at the Gallery at Freedom Park, Lagos to toast the late literary maverick, humanitarian, national treasure and global voice – Chinua Achebe.

Ann Ogunsilere, Prof. Wole Soyinka & Tolu Ogunlesi A guest & Ayodeji Rotinwa
Agnes Marquis & Paul O Ann Ogunsilere, Tolu Ogunlesi & Kemi Adetiba
Olaotan Towry-Coker Temi DollFace & a guest
 
Ann Ogunsilere, Prof. Wole Soyinka & Tolu Ogunlesi A guest & Temi DollFace
A guest & Temi DollFace Kemi Adetiba & a guest
Kemi Adetiba, Adebola Williams, Ebi Atawodi & a guest

The evening started off with a networking session as highlife music by legendaries, Steven Osita Osadebe, Victor Uwaifo and the likes played in the background.

The evening proceeded with a reading session curated by award-winning journalist and writer, Tolu Ogunlesi. Renowned journalists and writers such as Jahman Anikulapo, Toyin Akinosho, and Deji Toye took turns to read excerpts from a few of Chinua Achebe’s books including Things Fall Apart, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, There Was a Country amongst others.

A special guest of honour at the event was one of Africa’s greatest writer and playwright, Wole Soyinka; other known faces in attendance include Kemi Adetiba, Steve Ayorinde, Wana Udobang, Ofili Speaks, Ebi Atawodi, Bisi Silva, Segun Adefila, Temi Dollface, Ayeni Adekunle, Chris Ihidero, and many more.

 


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