A Lifetime of FriendshipsBy Muritala Sule 0 Downloads - No rating - 0 Comments Read for ₦ 1500.00
Muritala Sule, author of the novels, Shadows of Hunger (Longman, 1987), The Other Children (SSI, 2000) and the play, Weetie (Kraftgriots, 2000) - sprung up on public television and received instant popular recognition in 1994 with the magazine, Lagbo Video. He has practised as a journalist (NewAge, Media Review) and once had a stint as Creative Director in an advertising agency. He has also directed movies, television dramas and video documentaries. Godwin Igharo had a picturesque life in which he rose from living on the streets through playing in the Afrobeat band of Orlando Julius and teaching in secondary schools to become the toast of the national p ublic information establishment, Federal Ministry of Information, until his death in August 2017. The story of both men’s lives is woven like a wicker basket. The pages of this book mill with people of such disparate characters as Sunny Ade, Kalu Okpi, Fatai Amao, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Taoridi Adedigba, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Baba Sala, Osayomore Joseph, Raymond Dokpesi, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Lookmon Oshun, Orlando Julius, Bode Alalade, Ralph Nwadike, and Tunji Bamishigbin, among others, as well as some from the very bottom of the cesspit, such as Isiaka Busari, aka Mighty Joe who was publicly executed in Lagos in 1973 for armed robbery. Such is the scope of the interactions of the key figures upon whom the story centres – Muritala Sule and Godwin Igharo.