*Editor’s Note* Some of you may know that NS is a proud supporter of Celebrity Reads, and we especially encourage every member in Lagos to go for this edition seeing that it’s all about writers and authors. It will also be a great opportunity to network with publishers and get Nigerian books at discounted prices. Read the Press Release from the organizers below.
Read2Rise Initiative, Terra Kulture, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen and CITY 105.1 FM Presents:
11th CelebrityRead Africa – Writers’ Edition!
30th (Saturday) July 2011 @ Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Str., VI – Lagos. 3pm prompt.
“This goes out to everyone who has given wings to words less spoken
From windy days to sweaty nights, they’ve so far received a token
Now enemies of the hidden, they have made friends with their pens
Seeing through society’s ills with the strength of their mental lens
For unspoken words and silent sufferings, with their words, they have put up a fight
As the world shivers at the echoes of the words that they write
Mending broken hearts and giving love a lift, their marks are everywhere
As each drop of ink on a paper helps to reflect their undying care
With the baton in their hands, efforts of the fathers won’t go to waste
They’ve left in the mouth of the rude and unjust a tingly awful taste
At nights they dig to uncover some truths and feed the starving minds
The words and inspirations that pour from above helped them to cross the lines
To all poets, speakers and writers, let’s gently raise our glasses
We might as well raise these glasses, till the day we turn to ashes”
Geraldine Iheme (Author of ‘Disfigured Emotions’)
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’)
Djinee (Singer/Songwriter/TV Presenter)
Nathaniel ‘Flo’ Akinremi (Producer/Songwriter)
Guest Publishers/Book Dealers:
Live Musical performances by: Strings, Eleri and Johanel.
Loads of exciting poetry performances
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.
Admission is FREE!
Come with loads of friends.
Visit www.celebrityread.com, for more insights.
CelebrityRead Africa is a monthly not-for-profit reading event that brings together different celebrities from different industries, to read a small portion from their respective chosen and favorite literature/book to a live and listening audience. After each celeb is done with reading their chosen portion of the book, the audience would be allowed to ask questions, either about the book or about the celeb’s reading habit, and the answers would be provided by the celeb.
The whole idea is to revive, though gradually, the reading culture amongst African youth, using the ‘celebrity power’.
So far, a good number of celebrities have registered their support and more are still and daily doing so. This is overwhelming for us.
We have been able to do this, consistently, for 7 editions now and for editions gone by, we have had the rare privilege of having the following Nigerian celebrities and each read and endorsed the project: Mr. Tee Mac Iseli (former PMAN president), Timi Dakolo, Ibiyemi Ajakaiye, Denrenle Edun, Yinka Davies, Dipp, Tosin Martins, Kaffy, Modele, Essence, Chude Jideonwu, Myne Whitman, Chief Dele Momodu, Ill Bliss, FEMI, Goldie, Gbemi of the beat FM, Bhaira Mcwizu, Seun Chukwuemeka, Tosin Otitoju, Chief Segun Odegbami, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Jumoke Verrisimo, Monalisa Chinda, Mandy Brown, Mandy the Comediane, Okechukwu Ofili and others.
We got nominated at the prestigious Future Awards 2011 for the ‘Team of the Year’.
We hosted the largest gathering for a book reading event by a nonprofit group on the 18th of December (more than 500 member of audience).
CelebrityRead Africa holds every last Saturday of the Month.
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Time: 3.00PM – 6.00PM
There are usually plenty of books on display at the venue for sales. This gives you the rare opportunity to buy books at discounted rates and have them signed by our guest authors.
There are gifts for every book bought within the events’ Venue.
10 lucky members of audience will get great gifts – this would be determined via lucky dips.
Admission is FREE!
For general news, free downloadable contents and info on coming editions, kindly check our facebook events page or go to http://www.celebrityread.com/
Tell your friends to tell their friends!
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Proudly supported by:
Terra Kulture – Nigeria Cultural Centre
SpeedMeals Mobile Kitchen
City 105.1 FM (official Media partner)
Simplicity Craft Academy
Myne Whitman – Author of A Heart to Mend and Managing Editor of Naija Stories.
RedSTRAT Communications – Organizers of ‘The Future Awards’ and publishers of Y! Magazine.
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