Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Welcome to Bayelsa
I arrived Port Harcourt today.
I will be going to Yenogoa, Bayelsa in the morning, where the Bayelsa Book & Craft Fair is taking place from the 24-26th of March, which happens to be part of the AMAA Awards in Nigeria.
Port Harcourt is not a place a place I want to stay or live in.
This evening, over drinks, I met with my team, who will be supervising the Fair and we talked extensively about how to make things work. It is hoped that the Fair will work out with the way the programmes have been laid out.
During the meeting, we were joined by an acoustic guitarist who played some beautiful songs for me. He reminded me of James Blunt and I told him that, because the similarity was very stark. However, I feel that his kind of music will be appreciated very soon here in Nigeria, because he renders it with his whole heart.
As I get to Bayelsa tomorrow, I will update you. For now, it is good night!