Read2Rise Initiative, in conjunction with Spicy Media Solutions (SMS), C.R.E.A.T.I.V (a UK-based Charity Org.) and L.O.T.S (Love on the Streets), Presents:
CelebrityRead Africa – (Special) 8th Edition!
30th April 2011 @ Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Str., VI – Lagos. 3pm prompt
Come watch our special celebrities read off their favorite book, alongside invited authors! And get the chance to chitchat and network with them, the students and their fans amidst so much media glitz and grandeur.
Bisila Bokoko (Executive Director, Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce & Founder, Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project)
Ali Baba (Ace Comedian/Doyen of Nigerian Comedy)
Sound Sultan (HipHop and R&B Singer/Recording Artiste)
Andre Blaze (Seasoned VeeJay/Entertainment TV Presenter)
Special Guest Authors:
Michael Afenfia (Writer/Author of the book ‘When the moon caught fire’)
Teresa Oyibo Ameh (Children Books Writer & Author of 5 bestselling Children Books)
Live Musical performances by: Deji Williams (UK-based), Melony, Strings, Eleri and Eclipse.
Loads of exciting poetry performances
There’d be food (courtesy Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen).
Also, Simplicity Craft Academy (a vocational training center) would be giving away 10 discount vouchers on upcoming courses.
This is one edition you don’t want to miss!
Admission is FREE!
Confirm attendance via this link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=205558259465517
Plan to be there.
Visit www.celebrityread.com, for more insights.
CelebrityRead Africa is a monthly not-for-profit reading event that brings together different celebrities from different industries, to read a small portion from their respective chosen and favorite literature/book to a live and 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.
The whole idea is to revive, though gradually, the reading culture amongst African youth, using the ‘celebrity power’.
So far, a good number of celebrities have registered their support and more are still and daily doing so. This is overwhelming for us.
We have been able to do this, consistently, for 7 editions now and for editions gone by, we have had the rare privilege of having the following Nigerian celebrities and each read and endorsed the project: Mr. Tee Mac Iseli (former PMAN president), Timi Dakolo, Ibiyemi Ajakaiye, Denrenle Edun, Yinka Davies, Dipp, Tosin Martins, Kaffy, Modele, Essence, Chude Jideonwu, Myne Whitman, Chief Dele Momodu, Ill Bliss, FEMI, Goldie, Gbemi of the beat FM, Bhaira Mcwizu, Seun Chukwuemeka, Tosin Otitoju, Chief Segun Odegbami, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Jumoke Verrisimo, Monalisa Chinda, Mandy Brown, Mandy the Comediane, Okechukwu Ofili and others.
We got nominated at the prestigious Future Awards 2011 for the ‘Team of the Year’.
We hosted the largest gathering for a book reading event by a nonprofit group on the 18th of December (more than 500 member of audience).
CelebrityRead Africa holds every last Saturday of the Month.
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Time: 3.00PM – 6.00PM
There are usually plenty of books on display at the venue for sales. This gives you the rare opportunity to buy books at discounted rates and have them signed by our guest authors.
There are gifts for every book bought within the events’ Venue.
10 lucky members of audience will get great gifts – this would be determined via lucky dips.
Admission is FREE!
~Celebrity Read Africa
For general news, free downloadable contents and info on coming editions, kindly check our facebook events page or go to http://www.celebrityread.com/