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From Lagos Socialite to Political Elite! Bobo Omotayo Rebrands With His New Book “H.O.N.O.U.R.A.B.L.E”



A year ago, Bobo Omotayo introduced the world to the high energy people of Lagos through his collection of short observations of everyday Lagos life.Now, Bobo’s back but this time without his Lagos socialite fila – he has moved on from that. He has traded in his Ray Bans for a try at affairs of a party political nature.

It is no longer cool to be a Lagosian. He has traded Lagos for his hometown, Ijebu Ode.

A few things have changed since we last encountered Bobo Omotayo. His bank account manager is somewhat more attentive to him, not on account of his bank balance, but apparently because his pages once put a smile on her face; inner city kids now ask to use his book as source thesis for their dissertation; Stanford undergrads seek his views of Lagos life and what it says about the emerging Africa; repats swear that London Life, Lagos Living made their transition to Lagos a little more bearable; the literati lambast him for upending the beloved English language and the blogosphere consider him a ‘confused accent’.

So much has changed, yet, some things have remained the same. Bobo has kept his abiding desire to tell stories. He still longs to tell tales that cheer and tickle – in his own unique and affecting manner. Bobo retains his abiding style of collaborating with people of extraordinary creative ability.

Bobo Omotayo’s new work is a satirical take on the realities of the Nigerian political scene. It is one man’s reflections on the idiosyncrasies of Nigeria’s political space – a deep stab at some of the unique issues that continue to plague our development as a modern political environment.

‘HONOURABLE’ is part-fictional, mostly-factional, and is certainly a play on a real life political campaign.

It is with great pleasure that we share the book cover designed by Osione Itegboje. Please enjoy the short visual treatment of the story directed by David Abia-Okon.

The book is scheduled for release in February 2013. For more information on the book, visit and for inquiries and interviews send an email to [email protected] or call +234-813-0605683.


  1. PussyBoy

    November 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    When will become a PA or Special Adviser? Political elite indeed!

  2. Lee

    November 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    wow! i cant wait to get my hands on this one.

  3. paul

    November 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    For the past two weeks, Lagosians have been trying to come to terms with the Lagos State Traffic Laws and the efforts State Government through her agencies like LASTMA and KAI, as well as the Nigeria Police Force to ensure strict compliance with its provisions. The law and its contents have been subjects of public discourse since its assent by the State Governor and the aspect that seemed to have caught the attention of the public the most in recent times, is the restricting of commercial motorcycle operators popularly referred to as “okada” to certain areas within the city thus effectively limiting their areas of operation.

  4. ofilispeaks

    November 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    looks good and smooth!

  5. MissBonnie

    November 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    🙁 .. I thought it would be out in Decemeber. Can’t wait !!

  6. lala

    November 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I love the cover. Makes mad sense.

    I need to read his first book though, runs to Amazon!

  7. Sbaby

    November 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Cant wait, loved the first book and met bobo himself, such a down to earth fella

  8. Ona

    November 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Is Baba Omotayo the same person as Mr fineboy?


      December 1, 2012 at 3:36 am


    • .....just saying

      December 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

      I really have to say that Bella naija’s standards are dropping. A typical bellanaija answer would have gone something like this…No, he’s not Mr fineboy. He used to write columns/articles/posts on our site…etc

  9. femmelounge

    November 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    a play on a real life political campaign? that sounds really interesting. looking forward to it.

  10. iamfascinating

    November 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    would love to read,

  11. T Baba aka Your Favorite Teachers Favorite Student

    November 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I like this guy & his style of writing… I enjoyed his Interview on Afrik Lounge Radio.

  12. NNENNE

    December 1, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Waiting. Btw “There was a country”proved to be a good commuter companion.

  13. nita

    December 1, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Gr8! It is refreshing n encouraging to see dt we av a ‘nigerian politician’ dt can observe society n ‘write’

  14. St. ED!

    December 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    BellaNaija, Please where can I order Bobo Omotayo’s book London Life, Lagos Living…..Its currently unavailable on Amazon…..

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