CelebrityRead© is a monthly not-for-profit reading event that aims to restore the reading culture amongst young Africans. According to the organisers, “the whole idea is to revive, though gradually, the reading culture amongst African youth, using the ‘celebrity power’. Imagine D’Banj reading from a book to a live audience and the impact it will have on his numerous fans, believers, supporters, followers and lovers. It will be indeed a gradual lifestyle changing platform.”
On Saturday, the 25th of September, the event held at Terra Kulture. There the spotlight was shone on the celebrity foursome – Denrele Edun, Yinka Davies and Dipp. The audience listened, spellbound, as all read from their favourite pieces of literature. Yinka Davies read from the Bible while Denrele Edun chose to read from the biography of pop legend, Michael Jackson, a sure crowd pleaser. R&B artiste, and Dipp read a poem. “The crowd was very excited”, says Bede Okoro, the coordinator of CelebrityRead. The celebrity readings, combined with the poetry and music performances, made the event a smashing success, and to top it all off, everyone in the crowd left with a gift.
The event is coordinated by Greenwich Media Limited, and supported by Terra Kulture, RedSTRAT Communications, Kachifo Limited (Publishers of Farafina imprints), ImageBuilders Limited and Myne Whitman.
CelebrityRead© holds on the last Saturday of every month.
Venue: Terra Kulture, Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Time: 3.00PM – 6.00PM
For general news, free downloadable contents and info on coming editions, check out the Facebook events page, or go to http://www.celebrityread.com/