A new literary ‘baby’ will be born on Saturday, 28th of August, 2010. The ‘baby’, CelebrityRead Africa, is an attempt by Greenwich Media Limited to revive, though gradually, the reading culture amongst African youth, using the ‘celebrity power’.
CelebrityRead is a monthly not-for-profit reading event that brings together at least three celebrities from three different industries, to read a small portion from their favorite African literature to a 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.
Celebrities reading at this maiden edition include Tee Mac Iseli, Dan Foster, Ibiyemi, Timi Dakolo and OB Jazz.
CelebrityRead holds every last Saturday of every other month at Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos,Nigeria and starts at 3p.m(no African time,please!)
There will be a lot of books on display at the venue for sales. This gives you the rare opportunity to buy books and have them signed by our featured celebs. Also, the first fifteen entrants get one free African book each (Farafina books, of course!) and there are gifts for every book bought within the events’ venue. Ten lucky members of the audience will get great gifts as well; this would be determined via lucky dips. Refreshments will be served and admission is FREE!
We at Farafina are delighted at the opportunity to support this event and we sincerely hope many more events such as this will be born! So, be there! You just might get a free Farafina book!