MOET & CHANDON HOSTS ‘A TOAST TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE – CHINUA ACHEBE’(Photos)

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A TOAST TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE – CHINUA ACHEBE(A Man Of The People)

Luxury Champagne brand, Moet & Chandon gathered distinguished personalities on Thursday 18th July, 2013 at the Freedom Park, Lagos to toast the late literary maverick, humanitarian, national treasure and global voice – Chinua Achebe.

The evening started off with a networking session as highlife music by legendaries, Steven Osita Osadebe, Victor Uwaifo and the likes played in the background. Guests mingled as they shared first-hand accounts of the maverick’s body of work.

The evening proceeded with a reading session curated by award-winning journalist and writer, Tolu Ogunlesi. Renowned journalists and writers such as Jahman Anikulapo, Toyin Akinosho, and Deji Toye took turns to read excerpts from a few of Chinua Achebe’s books including Things Fall Apart, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, No Longer at Ease, Arrow of God, There Was a Country amongst others.

A special guest of honour at the event was one of Africa’s greatest writer and playwright, Wole Soyinka; other known faces in attendance include Kemi Adetiba, Steve Ayorinde, Wana Udobang, OfiliSpeaks, Ebi Atawodi, Bisi Silva, Segun Adefila, Temi Dollface, Ayeni Adekunle, Chris Ihidero, and many more.

Ann Ogunsulire, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Tolu Ogunlesi
Ann Ogunsulire, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Tolu Ogunlesi
Ann Ogunsulire, Tolu Ogunlesi, Lola Shodeyin
Ann Ogunsulire, Tolu Ogunlesi, Lola Shodeyin
Toyin Akinosho, Ebi Atawodi, Tolu Ogunlesi, Ann Ogunsulire, Jahman Anikulapo
Toyin Akinosho, Ebi Atawodi, Tolu Ogunlesi, Ann Ogunsulire, Jahman Anikulapo
Jahman Anikulapo
Jahman Anikulapo
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Ann Ogunsulire, Tolu Ogunlesi, Kemi Adetiba
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Lola Shodeyin

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