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Sunday, 20 November 2011

London Life, Lagos Living: A Fantasitic New Book By Bobo Omotayo

London Life, Lagos Living is an exciting new book by PR practitioner and columnist Bobo Omotayo. Better known under the nom de plume ‘The Renaissance Man’, Bobo Omotayo has compiled a collection of short stories.

The short stories are predominately based on the author’s life experiences in Lagos. After early secondary and higher education in Scotland and England respectively, Bobo moved back to Nigeria to start his working career. It’s his various encounters through work, love, and social circles since his relocation which makeup as the backdrop for these Lagos-life based observations turned ‘tales’. 


The stories are inherently Nigerian, capturing certain nuances of everyday “Naija” life, and presenting it, through Bobo’s eyes for anyone, anywhere. The author’s style can be described as easy reading, colloquial, comical and satirical.

Not satisfied with creating just another book of short stories, Bobo decided to create a “genre-bender” and opt for a coffee table-styled book. What happened next was a relentless search to find some of the most creative minds in Nigeria. Bobo went in search of artistic inputs from the best visual talents that will go on to create this iconic book. The goal was simple; to bring the stories to life through graphics, illustration, design, and photography.

The team of contributors includes Osione Itegboje (a New York-based design artist and founder of iffoundpleasereturntolagos merchandising), Karo Akpokiere (international award winning artist and founder of, Gbolahan Adams (celebrated pop art illustrator of 234Next Newspapers) and Folarin Shasanya (acclaimed photographer).

London Life, Lagos Living is OUT NOW. The book is available on Amazon and in bookshops, cafes, bars, and shops in Lagos, Abuja and London.

For more information, go to

You can also follow the author on Twitter: @boboomotayo

Author Bio - Bobo Omotayo:
Bobo is a bright and multitalented specialist in communications with 9 years’ experience in public communications and public relations for corporate concerns, global brands, and NGOs.
Bobo is a Director at R&B Public Relations Limited and Renaissance Communications. R&BPR was established in 2004 and specializes in corporate communications – reputation management, communication with non-consumer publics, persuasion, and spin. Prior to that, Bobo worked with Wild Cat Events, as a concept advisor and helped develop experiential marketing and promotional concepts on behalf of a vast array of Nigerian clients – including British American Tobacco (a major tobacco brand), Unilever (a consumer product group) and Nigeria Breweries Plc (a major brewer).

Bobo is also known under the nom de plume ‘The Renaissance Man’. He has contributed as a columnist and freelance writer to several print and online newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, NEXT, BusinessDay, TW, and Bobo was a former co-anchor of a syndicated radio show every Friday on Nigeria’s 97.3 Classic FM

Earlier this year, he was one of two young people selected by MTV Networks Africa to be a panelist at the launch press conference for the MTV Base Meets...with MTN, a groundbreaking pan-African multimedia campaign designed to inspire African youth by connecting them with some of the world’s most influential personalities.

Bobo has also collaborated with many non-for-profit organisations include The Bloom Cancer Care, Bake for Change, Nigeria for all Nigerians, Young Adult Professionals & Entrepreneurs amongst many.


Anonymous said...

Is he single?

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous said...
November 20, 2011 11:41

that was the first thing that cameto my mind.... was strolling to see 'Married with Children'

Anonymous said...

What university did he attend? Nigeria or UK?

zion said...

Yeap...Bobo is single...Brillant book by the way, I got a copy and can't keep it down for a sec..2 thumbs up!!

The Golf Which Is Faster Than A Bugatti Veyron said...

Lol @ Comments... Why does it matter if he's single?

sakara said...

Bobo Omotayo, ur contact pls....need to make my purchases privately............lmao

Anonymous said...

Osione doing big things. "Newyork based G"

Anonymous said...

cant wait to get it amazon here i come its on my christmas wish list

Anonymous said...

@The Golf Which Is Faster Than A Bugatti Vey

the motive is obvious... a young, intelligent brother shouldn't be single

Anonymous said...

Got a signed copy!absoutely brilliant writing, made me laugh out many times..Brilliant and witty observations on lagos living!! Bobo is one to watch!

karen said...

Osione is one of the most talented people I have ever come across. Kudos to Bobo Omotayo for this book .. love it.

Anonymous said...

He is gawjus!

Anonymous said...

how is he gawus pls? am i on a different planet. dont gerr me starred

Anonymous said...

Sexy good looking & intelligent too! He schooled in UK, pls post his digits joh!

Anonymous said...

I heard his books are nice.

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