Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


May I recommend…

By on March 22, 2007

If you happen to be in Lagos on Sunday March 25, may I recommend that you catch a playNaija style. (Allow me to borrow Bella Naija’s tagline).
I remember the first time I visited National Theater as part of a school excursion…I was absolutely enthralled. I would watch plays again and again and shortly before I left Nigeria… I got a treat of a lifetime by getting to see the theatrical version of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. An awesome production!

In a world where most people get their visual entertainment from TV and the movies these days the spontaneity of a live play is often as wonderful as a cool breeze on a hot afternoon. For many who are often glued to a TV or movie screen, it is something new and something different and they often go back for more

Wole Oguntokun – known to us in the blogging community as the effervescent laspapi is the writer and director of the Anatomy of a Woman which will be showing this weekend at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre. It features a very colorful cast of characters.

Here is my very subtle humble recommendation – Try if you can to catch the play this weekend and for those who can’t make it to Naija on time, you will be equally entertained if you check out laspapi’s blog to find out more about his other plays and read his ‘no holds barred’ paroles écrites

For those of you who missed the play – Omohemi has written a very insightful and descriptive review

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    omohemi Benson

    March 22, 2007

    Will defintely be going to watch wole’s play.

    I know it would be great and I would like to see Stella on stage.

    Like you new avatar.

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    Jola Naibi

    March 22, 2007

    Hey there…glad you’ll be able to watch it…maybe you can write a review on your blog (if you happen to have a moment)

    Thanks for your comment on the avatar, I was just playing around in Yahoo! I did not even know I could post it to the blog until it prompted me.

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    March 23, 2007

    I’ve seen the ad all around and everyone always keeps talking about laspapi’s work so I guess I’ll try to go see the play.

    I agree with Omohemi, your afro puffed avatar is cool.

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    Jola Naibi

    March 23, 2007

    Hey there Babs…hope you get to see the play…thanks for your kind comment about the avatar. It was fun creating it. There seems to be something for everyone. Have a great weekend

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    March 28, 2007

    i’ve never been to any theatre in naija. I heard about this anotomy of a woman ages ago. Can you explain what its all about to me. it seems really popular

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    Jola Naibi

    March 28, 2007

    @Chidi – per the theater in Naija please see laspapi’s blog – the link in the original message. I am about to edit the original post to include the link to the review where you can read about Anatomy