Thursday, December 6, 2012

H.O.N.O.U.R.A.B.L.E By Bobo Omotayo

A year ago, Bobo Omotayo introduced the world to the high energy people of Lagos through his collection of short observations of everyday Lagos life.

A year later, he's back but this time without his Lagos socialite fila - he has moved on from that. Bobo has traded in his Ray Bans for a try at affairs of a party political nature.

It is no longer cool to be a Lagosian. He has traded Lagos for his hometown, Ijebu Ode.
A few things have changed since we last encountered Bobo Omotayo. His bank account manager is somewhat more attentive to him, not on account of his bank balance, but apparently because his pages once put a smile on her face; inner city kids now ask to use his book as source thesis for their dissertation; Stanford undergrads seek his views of Lagos life and what it says about the emerging Africa; repats swear that London Life, Lagos Living made their transition to Lagos a little more bearable; the literati lambast him for upending the beloved English language and the blogosphere consider him a 'confused accent'. What a difference a year makes!
So much has changed, yet, some things have remained the same. Bobo has kept his abiding desire to tell stories. He still longs to tell tales that cheer and tickle - in his own unique and affecting manner. Bobo retains his abiding style of collaborating with people of extraordinary creative ability.
Bobo Omotayo's new work is a satirical take on the realities of the Nigerian political scene. It is one man's reflections on the idiosyncrasies of Nigeria's political space - a deep stab at some of the unique issues that continue to plague our development as a modern political environment.
Enjoy the short visual treatment of the story directed by David Abia-Okon HERE or below.

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