A literary evening.

So great to hang out with book lovers

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There is something very refreshing about spending time with people who speak your language – in this case, “book speak”

We had a great time connecting with book lovers, writers and readers alike on Saturday evening in Abuja. The occasion was the 24th Guest Writer session of the Abuja Writers Forum, AWF. AWF was started by media maverick, Dr. Emman Shehu. The forum has produced, encouraged and nurtured writers in all genres since inception in 2008.

This month’s session featured Prof. May Ifeoma Nwoye, prolific writer and novelist with several publications to her credit.

She read from her latest work, Oil Cemetery, an award winning novel about the troubled Niger Delta region.

Budding novelist and writer, Ladi Opaoluwa who just returned from a residency at the McDowell writers residency in the US.

Music was provided by the very talented Seth Ogahi.

The trio spoke about their works and future plans. The very interesting evening was rounded off with a book raffle.

Theatre becometh the city as Her Majesty Visits.

Abuja used to be a ghost Town at weekends. There was so little nightlife or entertainment in the city. There was literarily nothing to do by way of leisure and so people would work Monday to Friday and at weekends they would travel to Lagos or Kaduna or anywhere else they had family or friends. There were two nightclubs,IMG-20170802-WA0000 at The Hilton and Sheraton hotels. Other than that there was not much else.

But not anymore.

Gradually, the city has developed into a vibrant entertainment hub and can now rival many cities in the leisure sector.

And it is set to overtake many older cities -at least in one sector – live Theatre.

Eagleview productions is gradually setting Abuja apart as a city where live theatre is a constant part of the entertainment landscape.

This weekend sees the return of its award winning play “Her Majesty’s Visit.” This play staring ace actress, Joke Silva, and ┬ástage play maestro, Patrick Otoro, made it’s debut two years ago. It played to packed audiences in the city. And it is back!

Patrick Otoro, the brain behind Eagleview theatre is known nationally for his exceptional stage performances,and this weekend promises to be a rewarding one.

The play will run for two days, Saturday and Sunday, at the Merit House in the highbrow Maitama district of the city. We promise to bring you reviews but…

Wouldn’t you rather be there?