Looking but a shadow of the immensely popular singer who once cultivated a revolutionary aesthetic, here's Sonny Okosuns as pictured by me on 12 August 2006 at the NMA Awards in London. The man who sang Fire in Soweto, Tire Ni Oluwa, Which Way Nigeria?... who chorused 'Namibia shall be free / Zimbabwe shall be free...' long before they were free, Sonny Okosuns passed away in Washington DC on Saturday 24th May.
I am a writer and arts journalist now based in Lagos. This is a blog on arts and culture. The focus is on Nigeria's art scene, especially her 'Word's Body' - the writers. As and when, we'll also touch on wider African writing, as well as international literature. In short, a saturation of the arts.