The Bayelsa Book Fair ended well. It was a successful outing we had there in Yenagoa. I am yet to get a positive response from our invited guests.
Just few days after it, we played host to the amiable Adaora Mbelu of Nigerian Idol. It was an amazing evening, as OC Ukeje, Sage Hasson, Ifeanyi Dike, Naomi Lucas (who was the compere), MC Erem, Princess Chineke and a lot of bright faces were there. The entire BLUES & HILLS Crew gave me hope that such company will never fail in anything they embark on, because it is just a fusion of able-bodied and intelligent young men, trying to make things happen. They want to reposition the future of Nigerian art. No matter what form it is, it is their duty to celebrate those in them.
Next month, we will be celebrating Ferdinand Adimefe who has been celebrating other people.
But before then, we are onto Nollywood Nights, which will feature speaking engagements in Delhi on African cinema. It will be a headlining event for the Nollywood Film Festival, which will happen in Delhi. Dates have not been chosen yet, for several reasons. However, we have confirmed the participation of directors, Kunle Afolayan, Niji Akanni and Bond Emeruwa. They will be speaking in Delhi and their films will be shown to a large Indian audience, to quickly merge Bollywood and Nollywood into the tradition of collaborative filmmaking.
I have not had any time to rest. I'm working on my second novel, which I hope to finally hand over to my publisher this weekend and then I will focus on the film scripts I have to deliver for someone...