Channels Book Club Hosts Maiden Edition Of Children’s Club Event

Channels Television  
Updated July 30, 2014

CBC EventThe Channels Book Club recently hosted its first Children’s Book Club event, in Lagos.

“We are very keen on seeing book stores – both online and physical options – spring up everywhere in Nigeria. We want to see libraries in all our schools, cities and local governments. We want to see the publishing and writing industry thrive; the level of literacy in our society increase significantly; people reading and learning. We want to promote a new reading culture, particularly among our children.

That is why we are trying to champion the establishment of book clubs across cities in Nigeria. In line with this, we had a maiden edition of the children’s book club event.”

The event, which took place on Sunday, the 27th of July 2014 was designed to be a combination of books and fun.

Role models who joined the kids included, ace comedian and entertainer, Ali Baba; presenter of Sunrise Daily and newscaster on Channels TV, Maupe Ogun; the General Manager, Operations, Channels TV, Kayode Akintemi, and respected broadcast journalist and author, Funke Treasure Durodola.

There were also authors of successful children’s books: Ariyo Oshoko, the author of Royal Blood; Tunde Leye, author of Rat Race; Umari Ayim, Twilight at Terracota Indigo; Gbonjubola Sanni, author of the ABC of Financial Intelligence for Kids; and A.F. Olajobi, author of I’m Loving This Maths.