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Friday, 6 July 2012

London Life, Lagos Living: The Documentary


A 6 minute short documentary about the popular collection of short stories, London Life, Lagos Living by author, Bobo Omotayo. His words below...
Seven months ago today, I released the most soul bearing endeavour I had ever engaged in my life. The result was a 196-page treatise titled ‘London Life, Lagos Living’. Initially apprehensive as to the likely public response, I am daily humbled by the public embrace of this labour of love by the reading public.
A couple of thousand copies later, I am astounded by the depth of feedback from readers, who effuse about how the book has in some way or the other made them laugh, reflect, reason and more.

This 6-minute documentary, directed by LA-based filmmaker, Francesca Tilley-Gyado, is not so much a story of 'the journey so far' but more a snapshot into what a typical week is like for the author and contributors to the book. This documentary is testament that it is possible for a hopeless dreamer to dream in ‘flights of fancy’ but yet have his 'flights' for his singular critic.

This is a toast to infinite possibilities.
Bobo

48 Comments:

  • At 6 July 2012 at 20:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is real inspirational and motivational video

    www.naijabreakingnews.blogspot.com

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 20:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hiss! And clicked PLAY thinking na movie...
    *walks away*

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 20:26 , Anonymous Nollywood Forever said...

    Love it!

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 20:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    QF
    Really??? Mscheww

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 20:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    QF
    Really??? Mscheww

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 20:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    QF
    Really??? Mscheww

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 21:02 , Blogger Nonya said...

    What the hell was that? BS Squared..Rubbish. You grow up in London and you sound more yoruba than Baba sala. Abegi go siddon somewhere jor

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 21:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are so ignorant kmt if he is forming queen english will complain now his speaking yoruba english still ur still complainning u need ur head examined. I grew up in the uk starting from primary school n i speak better yoruba n write betta yoruba dan those that live in naija. So STFU and be happy that he did not forget his roots. Kmt idiot like u, ur ass must be jelox of the shit that comes out ur mouth anofia oshi

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 21:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    WOW replier you are soo uncouth!! I bet you live in a council flat buahahahahahahaha bloody CHAV! And who told you you write better yoruba than those in Nigeria?? Cheap drugs eehh(aay)?? Smh

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 22:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    this documentary editing sucks!!!noisy....

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 22:24 , Anonymous mola said...

    I love this!

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 23:04 , Anonymous Dolly P said...

    REALLY NICE, I LL LOVE TO READ IT. DOCUMENTARY WAS A BIT NOISY TOUGH. JUST NEEDS A LITTLE WORK DONE. ALL THE SAME THUMBS UP MAN.U TRY LOL. WATS ALWAY THIS ATTACK ON NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA AND NIGERIANS AT HOME. NA WA OOO. PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN THE TRUE MEANING OF LOVE.ITS HIGH TIME WE STARTED LOVING OURSELVES OOO. nONYE N ANON NA UNA I DE TALK TO

     
  • At 6 July 2012 at 23:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    CRAP! WHO EVER DIRECTED AND EDITED THIS DOCUMENTARY SHOULD BE SHOT. I DIDNT HEAR JACK!And to think the soundtrack is total hip-pop, an American culture, yet the title of the Documentary is "LONDON LIFE, LAGOS LIVING" nothing in common. What ever happened to recording theme songs. Abeg all these returnees don dey tire me sha.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 00:07 , Anonymous Truth said...

    She used Bon Iver! Winning! Now googling Francesca Tilley-Gyado!

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 04:08 , Anonymous Steele said...

    She forgot to add how aggressively ignorant Nigerians are. How could anyone not appreciate the genius behind this? I'll try to remain eternally optimistic. God help us.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 05:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Guy for kuma call the video "no church in the wild- Lagos version" Couldnt hear shit.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 06:29 , Anonymous clickme4africaninteriors said...

    i love love love. i dint listen to a word he said by the way, just d sound of his naija/british accent (so delicious). and i loved the whole african vibe going on in d background.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 07:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I loved it. Well Done Bobo.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 07:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda please go naija amebo blog and see the article on you and RMD...Rubbish...why is he behaving like a child. He only needed to say no his house is not valued at that price and it would be nice for him to have that kind of money....big deal.... did not know RMD's attitude also sucks.
    I went off you Linda cos you were not putting up comments on time but I still love you loads and I am back.... and this naija amebo, please do research on him or her and let us know the details cos your fans gave it to him or her sometime back but he or she cant wait to criticize you....it is so annoying

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 08:04 , Blogger Oyin Momo said...

    really interested

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 08:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lots of destructive comments here, where is the love people, why do we have to be sooooo angry and hateful towards each other! Whyyyyyy!!!!!

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 09:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sum LIB readers sha!u cnt jst aprc8 4 once n u xpect God tu bless u.....n tu fink sm of u are low-lives#hisses

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 09:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Guys, Guys, Guys, Please stop the hating. Although I haven't read the book, the idea sounds novel and interesting. But I must say that the video editing and arrangement could have been a great deal better. My advise to Bobo is to have a revised viedo to market this book.
    PS: The Labyrinth song in the background should have been used all through (no need for another song)and most importantly, the volume should have been very low whenever there is a voice over (your audience can't hear you if there is a loud "disco" in the background.
    PPS: I am not a Professional, just my two cents.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 10:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    cant we just note the positives and move on for once?
    darn!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 10:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beautiful

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 11:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    pls tell him to release a kindle version. Just looked on Amazon and there isn't a kindle version available. I'm really a big fan of African writers...Chika Unigwe, Chiamanda (who needs to drop a new book soon abeg)

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 12:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All three of u are crazy!!! Wats wrong wt a council flat, loser! Sure ur one of those ppl that'd leave a bank job in naija for £6 an hour job in macdonalds and a council flat here*rme

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 12:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mumu! Slave driver

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 15:18 , Anonymous DONVINLANDER whisper: said...

    hmmm... touching and wow indeed... I really love the book

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 15:22 , Anonymous DONVINLANDER whisper: said...

    HEY! SHUN THE HATERS! IF I VEX I WILL LIST YOUR ADDRESS AND SEND IT TO BOKO... WHY WILL YOU HATE A BOOK YOU'VE NOT READ... AFRICANS AND HATRED... THAT IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM WE HAVE... KUDOS BIG BOBO

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 17:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @anon 7.55am - RMD's attitude does not suck. Linda published a story about him that was totally false and based on the story people have been denigrating him on numerous blogs calling him a thief, Ibori's brother and other horrible names. These are unsolicited insults on your birthday. If I was him, I would have been tougher on Linda. You cant just use your blog to spread falsehood that cant be easily erased.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 18:25 , Blogger Oluyemisi Olotu said...

    This is GREAT! I loved every moment of the video. Inspiring.

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 20:00 , Blogger Ofilispeaks.com said...

    nice stuff!

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 20:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You guyz have forgotten dat Linda's video are made in Aba,you can't just expect a film maker from LA to shoot dis kind of noisy film.So blame it on Linda ikeji

     
  • At 7 July 2012 at 20:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerians are always complaining about something but never doing shit.... Why don't you complaining idiots go write your own book or at least do shit to make our country better instead of complaining about ppl that at least try to contribute to society in a positive way (Or at least in their own way).... Fucking Morons!!!!

    Kudos Young man for putting a plan together to pen a book and going through with it. I applaud you for that!!!

     
  • At 8 July 2012 at 01:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If you guys actually click on the youtube page you will see there is a new official version where you can hear the sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSDzBYs_ca4&feature=related This is shameful- they are trying to spread a positive message and people are hating drawing out technical issues. This is what gives us a bad rep- give yourselves a pat on the back naysayers! #whenwillweprogress. WELL DONE TO FRANCESCA AND BOBO.

     
  • At 8 July 2012 at 08:16 , Anonymous Ikunkun Babbles..... said...

    I'll definitely buy the book...looks like it'll be worth the read....but uh, the documentary didn't quite hit the spot....too much fluff, a tad too ambitious maybe??
    And also you'all need to stop being in the people complaining about the quality of the video's faces...most of the holier than thou 'positive' people won't even buy the book, please learn that a healthy dose of constructive criticism is coolss.

    In other unrelated news....Ground Ogbono bought at an African store over a year ago shouldn't be trusted...ewww:(

     
  • At 8 July 2012 at 09:28 , Anonymous Femiluv said...

    Was really interested in this but I couldn't hear a thing.

     
  • At 8 July 2012 at 15:29 , Blogger (LoveLivLiz) said...

    pure waste of time,cant even hear a single word abeg why do he look like a farmer. next plzzz

     
  • At 8 July 2012 at 15:30 , Blogger (LoveLivLiz) said...

    pure waste of time,cant even hear a single word abeg why do he look like a farmer. next plzzz

     
  • At 9 July 2012 at 02:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Many of Linda Ikeji's commenters are very bitter and angry, come on here to pour out their frustrations about their life. Go somewhere else.

    The documentary is good, just needs to improve or adjust the editing. Those complaining about his yoruba accent are fools. People are never satisfied. He has a mixture of Nigerian/british accent which i think sounds good. So what, if he grew up in London and sounds Nigerian, so what if someone grew up in America and still has naija accent. Talk about ignorance at its best.

     
  • At 9 July 2012 at 13:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sincerely i av ds book and i av neva tot of reading it, (rolling eyez)

     
  • At 9 July 2012 at 18:22 , Anonymous TTG said...

    Really nice stuff. I need to get a copy of the book!

    http://thetreasuregentleman.wordpress.com/

     
  • At 9 July 2012 at 18:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Pretty Interesting!!!

     
  • At 13 July 2012 at 18:18 , Blogger Doyinsola Egbeyemi said...

    Where can i get the book?

     
  • At 13 July 2012 at 18:18 , Blogger Doyinsola Egbeyemi said...

    Where can people buy the book?

     
  • At 13 July 2012 at 18:19 , Blogger Doyinsola Egbeyemi said...

    Where can i get the book?

     
  • At 21 July 2012 at 16:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    beefin people, una no go eva finish fr dis life

     

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