Channels Book Club: Son Of Late M.K.O Speaks On Books, Languages And More

channels book clubThis episode of Channels Book Club featured a linguist with love for the world and diversity of languages, Jamiu Abiola, who speaks over 11 languages and wrote his first book, ‘Realistic Hopes’ in Arabic before translating it to English.

Jamiu, who is also the son of two political icons, the late Kudirat and MKO Abiola, discussed his book, his love for languages and a few other interesting things.

Also, veteran actor and an advocate of Tourism Reformation in Nigeria, Mr Femi Robinson who played the role of headmaster in the successful television drama series of the eighties titled, ‘The Village Headmaster’

Mr Robinson has written a number of books and he joined to discuss his writings and some of his current interests.

Channels Book Club Meets An 88 Year Old Talent

This episode of Channels Book Club features 88 year old author, Mr. Matthew Avbiorokoma who talks about his book titled Culpable Errors In English, a book he wrote after observing those errors for decades particularly in the media.

Also listen to him recite a poem in Latin.


Channels Book Club Xrays Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’

In this episode of the channels book club, Chude Jideonwo and Kunmi Odufuye,  two talented young leaders – – share their thoughts on Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’.

This book review episode is dedicated to the late literary icon who was buried on Thursday 23rd of May, 2013.

Also Rita June-Jack and Bola Essien-Nelson spend time reading with children to spur their educative juices.

Akinosho Highlights Achebe’s Contributions To African Literature

The Secretary General of the Committee For Relevant Art (CORA), Toyin Akinosho on Tuesday recounted the contributions of the late Chinua Achebe to the evolution of African literature.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Akinosho said the late author used his writings to incorporate Africans into the global discuss.

“That phrase that we’ve all heard about ‘telling our own stories’ is essentially an ‘Achebian’ phrase. We all borrowed it from him,” he said.

Watch the video below for the complete interview with Mr Akinosho.