Someone just sent me this video of American bluegrass band, Henhouse Prowlers performing P-Square’s ‘Chop My Money’ in Abuja and I just think it’s awesome – the energy of the people in the room especially, their appreciation, just made me break out in goose pimples.
See for yourself.
Continuing my quest to bring traditional Igbo sounds to my South-East London home, I present to you an úbò, ógénè and what I’d generically call òyò. I’d appreciate its real name if anyone has it.
See you at the Igbo Conference today. Please say hello if you see me.
So apparently the quiz I set for the free tickets to the Half of a Yellow Sun film screening at the ICA in London was too hard. Thank you to all those who sent emails.
The answer I was looking for was something like ‘Biyi Bandele is the director of the HOAYS film based on the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie whose boy Elnathan is’ but never mind. Here is a new one. Much easier! (Let it not be said I kept the tickets for myself!)
Odenigbo is a character in which book?
1) Wuthering Heights
2) Arrow of God
3) The Lonely Londoners
4) Half of a Yellow Sun.
Remember, this is for a free ticket to the screening of the HOAYS film on Thursday the 20th of March. I will post to anywhere in the UK.
Can I just say, if you are a man – African or otherwise – who has sown all his wild oats and then insists on getting a girl from the village because of the likelihood that she will be a virgin, you deserve everything you get.
I know it probably isn’t real but it gave me a real chuckle. A part of me hopes it is real. It would serve some men right!