I’ve been invited to deliver a keynote at Pa Benson Idonije’s 80th

Pa Benson Idonije

Our agency BlackHouse Media is supporting the Benson Idonije at 80 celebrations. And I have been invited by the chief organizer Jahman Anikulapo to deliver a closing keynote on ‘Music forward: Deconstructing and reconstructing’.

I’ve read Pa Idonije for years, and even though I’ve had cause to disagree with him on occasions, concerning his views on contemporary pop music, I do have very high respect for him. His daughter is a friend of sorts, and of course, you’ll recall we gave him a NET Honours in 2015.

Three of his books will be presented, and the ceremony will provide an opportunity for his era and this era to engage in meaningful conversations about yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Pa Idonije's 80th

Idonije is Fela Kuti’s first manager and adviser, a respected radio producer and presenter, columnist for The Guardian, and grand father of Pop act Burna Boy.

I do hope you’re able to attend.

 

Celebrating Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo

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One of the few good men around. We had ‘unplanned’ lunch last week at Terra Kulture, discussed business and politics, then we set Jahman up to finally receive his NET Honours awards from #NECLive3.
Jahman Anikulapo being presented with NET Honours Plaque by Chris Ihidero & Tolu Ogunlesi, members of NET editorial board

Jahman Anikulapo receives his NET Honours Plaque from Chris Ihidero and Tolu Ogunlesi

Too fitting to have had Chris Ihidero and Tolu Ogunlesi – two of my favorite people ever – do the Honours.
Of course they were joined by two men I respect and admire Colin Udoh and Seyi Taylor.
Thanks to Tope Horpload for the photos!
Chris Ihidero, Jahman Anikulapo & Tolu Ogunlesi

Chris Ihidero, Jahman Anikulapo & Tolu Ogunlesi

(L-R) Colin Udoh, Chris Ihidero, Jahman Anikulapo,Tolu Ogunlesi, Ayeni Adekunle &

(L-R) Colin Udoh, Chris Ihidero, Jahman Anikulapo,Tolu Ogunlesi, Ayeni Adekunle & Seyi Taylor

Chris Ihidero, Jahman Anikulapo & Tolu Ogunlesi