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FRIDAY TRACK (Encore): London Life, Lagos Living

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Kilon Sparkles!

No, you’re not seeing double my friend. Yes it’s me, I know some thought I was diagnosed with writersblock-ingitis or according to City People last week “Lagos celebrity PR person Bobo Omotayo has new hobbies”

The truth is I have been writing a book. The book is a collection of the more memorable moments from the Friday Track between August 2007 and December 2010 and of course, plenty new stories.

It’s like a greatest hits album with too many new songs.

The same formula applies – the outright outrageous to damn right profound. The book is full of clichés but as usual if you look beyond the wisecracks you’ll understand some of the naija-izms.

Ladies and Gents, I present to you my first book – LONDON LIFE, LAGOS LIVING

…yes, there are two covers.

What makes this book particularly special is the unrivaled creativity achieved through a collective of artistic minds. I’m proud to have worked with people I admire reaching new heights with these Lagos-life observations through a mix of design, illustration, pop-art and photography. The collective include Osione Itegboje, Karo Akpokiere, Gbolahan Adams and Folarin Shasanya.

The book is scheduled for release in November 2011 in Lagos and will be available in bookshops, selected cafes and retail shops; for the online community, Amazon.

A book reading tour commences first week in November, I look forward to seeing some of you on the book trail. A full tour guide, reviews and stocklist details will be available on our soon-to-be launched website, www.kilonsparkles.com

To pre-order the book: call or SMS 08130605683, email – [email protected] or follow me on Twitter @boboomotayo – Mention BellaNaija when you order and you’ll get an autographed copy.

For the lazy/too busy amongst us, I will be offering a book drop-off service via a branded Okada….NOT!

17 Comments

  1. babylawyer

    September 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Yaaaaay!!!!! Bobo is back!!!!

  2. phunk

    September 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    kilon sparklesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss….been yonks….. definitely buying this book…….

  3. Aibee

    September 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Really? Nice! Will buy this. Hope it’d be funny like the Friday Track.

  4. Fashionista today and forever

    September 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Will have to buy 3 copies. I’ve got sisters who need to laugh.
    Congrats.
    what ever happened to – “MR. FINEBOY”. Thought he would have his book out by now. SIGH!!

  5. Adia

    September 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    aww!! Osione and Karo! thumbs up Bobo.
    Pause. Is Bobo Omotayo the same as Mr. Fineboy’s daily daily tonic of blogsville?????

    • BellaNaija.com

      September 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      No

    • tatafo

      September 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      I was just about to ask the same question.

  6. Ready

    September 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I object. Bobo T, you are so wrong for this ish right here. How dare thee disappear for eons, EONS, and then return without as much as an apology. O ko fi yeye die cover e…you no even commit to the comedy. How dare thee hawk thy goods and do a shameless plug without even trying to make up for lost time? Smh…I guess such is life. I’ll sha buy beebe…maybe. 🙂

    • David

      September 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Pele. Mabinu. Buy the book and get him to give you a shout out

  7. Ready

    September 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Ohhh…and I miss Mr. Fineboy…that man made me snort milk out of my nose while laughing. Many-a-crazy woman laughterr episode thanks to that blog.

  8. Mary007

    September 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Oh no was looking forward to reading!!! I am angry now!!!! BN get someone to review the book plz kiss kiss

  9. vickky

    September 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Yaaaaaay, Bobo is back…………NOT! Seriously though, a book is a lovely idea. Looking forward to a good read, interspersed with moments of helplessness, induced by side splitting laughter.

  10. Jess

    September 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Cool stuff!! I hope Bellanaija will let us know when it’s available on Amazon 🙂

  11. Onyx

    September 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    ABEG O, ALL THIS AVAILABILITY IN LAGOS, US WEY NO DEY THERE GO EXPECT THE BOOK TO DEY AMAZON ASAP, BIKO.

  12. mii2

    September 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Where have u been “Bobo Omotayo”? I have missed Friday Track, it wasn’t the same without U. Welcome Back.

  13. jazmyne

    October 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    omg…u’re back!!..im a big fan sha…i’ll borrow d book….lolz…not..welcome back,u were sorely missed.

  14. Princess Tikita

    October 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Bobo Omotayo Where would I be able to find a review of ‘London Life Lagos Living’ I like to see book reviews before Purchasing the book. But I’m sure it will meet my expectations.

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