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This One’s For the Sparklers! Exclusive Photos from the “London Life Lagos Living” Book Reading Event

Bobo Omotayo hosted the first official book reading for his debut print offering “London Life Lagos Living” on Friday 18th November 2011 at the X.O Wine Store in Ikoyi, Lagos.



Bobo Omotayo & Estanola Oyelese

Bobo Omotayo hosted the first official book reading for his debut print offering “London Life Lagos Living” on Friday 18th November 2011 at the X.O Wine Store in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The coffee table book which features a selection of Bobo’s popular “Friday Track” articles alongside design, illustration, pop-art and photography from some of Nigeria’s most talented young creatives – Osione Itegboje, Karo Akpokiere, Gbolahan Adams and Folarin Shasanya.

The event was a perfect way to kickstart with weekend! We enjoyed wine from X.O’s cellar as we listened to the book readings and engaged in discussions about the book’s themes and stories.

Photos below.

Wunmi Bakare

Tosin Akinkugbe

Sinmi Obisesan

Wunmi Atilade

Olaotan Towry-Coker

Tosin Ojo

Sally Bawa


Roger Chedid & Bobo Omotayo

Nibi Lawson & Funke Alogba

Natalie Allen

Mr Elia & Chichi (X.O)


Helen Damiro

Folarin Shasanya

Femi Atilade

Fareed Arogundade

Ali Baba

Bidemi Fadayomi

Eyimife & Mary-Anne Alabi

Ekor Sagoe

Dabota Lawson

Coralie Shasanya & Wale Shasanya

Chiedu Ifeozo

Buki & Okechukwu

Beatrice Olumhense

Ali Baba, Latasha Ngwube & Kehinde Sanusi

Adeola Ayilara & Lakin Ogunbanwo

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  1. BubblyBliss

    November 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    nice! Well done Bobo!

  2. bimbo

    November 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    well done Bobo,well proud of u,cant wait for the London reading:-))))

  3. Lagos Boy

    November 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm


  4. Lue

    November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm


  5. sassy diva

    November 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Na wa oooo, wowo raise to power 2..abeg na who be all these girls them na…haba… Now i admire Nigeian girls in Nigeria more than ever..mtshceeeeeeeeew

    • Ada

      November 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      HAhaha! @ wow raise to power 2! U took the words right outta my mouth. Sorry to say bt even Bobo himself…lol. The previous released pictures of only his face gave the impression he was a fine boy. But after seeing his full brief length here…err..I pass.
      Noce book tho. I ordered from amazon! He’s talented!

  6. cathy

    November 28, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    lolz @sassy diva. nice event

  7. Anony

    November 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Bros, nice one…………when are u doing the reading for nigerians in pakistan

  8. Tiki

    November 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Was it a book reading or a wine-tasting? Who reads coffee table books in a bar, for goodness’ sake!

    Plus, I don’t think everybody got the ‘dress code’ memo. Or will some people just dress up to the nines even if the communiqué says ‘sackcloth required’? hmmmm.

  9. Mary007

    November 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    At last I am on BN. Yipee
    Wish you more success

  10. nok25

    November 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    [email protected] Sassiediva and Ada. Hey we’re all thinking it but you two had the nerve to post it.

    Congrats Bobo!

  11. ashi

    November 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I need to grab myself a copy too! heard so much about it

  12. Enuff said

    November 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Occasions where u expect people to dress to the nine they show up with flip flops and daisy dukes. when you expect them to dress casual and laid back they show up in cocktail dresses with slippers.

  13. dewowo

    November 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

    i beg, dem no try. see slippers & pam everywhere. kilode? … i just think Londoners are conservatives.

  14. brianna

    November 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    why is everyone saying the event was in london? its clearly stated up there that it was some place in first before you start saying nigerians in nigeria are better looking..coz this event was in nigeria SMH

    • chicsy

      November 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks my dear, at last someone who can read. The event was held at X.O. Wine Stores Raymond Njoku Ikoyi. Dullards

  15. foodie

    November 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Bought the book in silverbird, ate it up!!! very funny, witty and very true too! nice one Bobo.

  16. Sarah

    November 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    simi hughes obiesan looks very nice,trim and glowing

  17. mekhi phifa

    November 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Pple no dey read in ds country na2 yap pesn una sabi, see small rightup 4ds blog na e ds fulls dey talk say na UK, ds event was held Raymond Njoku st. Ikoyi. Besides na by force evry1 go fine sef?

  18. pendo

    November 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    thanks Tiki i too am confused wine tasting or book reading? what happened to bookstores or libraries?

  19. triangle

    November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Please o where can i buy the book in Abuja? And what is the retail price? thanks

  20. Jo!

    September 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

    OMG! These pictures are sooooo bad. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    I’m certain some Lagos “big boys and girls” would kill to get this page taken down. WTF is this? hahahaha
    BN has come a really long way men, really really long way. Not even sure what I cam here to look for again


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