[Reading List] London Life Lagos Living by Bobo Omotayo
Gabstamatic | On 08, Feb 2012
London Life, Lagos Living is an exciting new book by PR practitioner and columnist . Better known under the nom de plume ‘The Renaissance Man’, Bobo Omotayo has compiled a collection of short stories including some previously published in his column on BellaNaija titled “The Friday Track”. The book also includes new material laced with the same wit and honesty as his once controversial postings.
The short stories are predominately based on the author’s life experiences in Lagos. After early secondary and higher education in Scotland and England respectively, Bobo moved back to Nigeria to start his working career. It’s his various encounters through work, love, and social circles since his relocation which makeup as the backdrop for these Lagos-life based observations turned ‘tales’. In its three years, the weekly postings evolved into a unique entity with its own characteristic style.
The final team of contributors includes Osione Itegboje (a New York-based design artist and founder of iffoundpleasereturntolagos merchandising), Karo Akpokiere (international award winning artist and founder of seekproject.com), Gbolahan Adams (celebrated pop art illustrator of 234Next Newspapers) and Folarin Shasanya (acclaimed photographer).