Top Nigerian personalities, celebrities and entrepreneurs alike gathered yesterday, Sunday, July 29, 2018, for the book reading of Joseph Edgar’s recently released book, ‘Loud Whispers’.
In attendance at the event were faces such as former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, ace entertainer, Yinka Davies, Yemi Shodimu, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Chike Ogeah, Chico Chukwuma Aligwekwe, among several other eminent personalities.
The event featured the attendees reading various chapters of the book as well dissecting the issues raised by the writer, Joseph Edgar, whose wittiness, eccentricity and writing prowess was evident in the creative work.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Reuben Abati said; “It is very refreshing for me that we have serious-minded people who can gather together to discuss ideas. I think it is what we should do more often to ensure we share ideas and inspire the future generations. It is a great discovery and one I would continue to support.”
Also speaking, Yemi Shodimu noted that “the book addresses the issues and current realities in Nigeria. Although a large part of the book must have been written months ago, one can clearly see and relate them to recent realities. I celebrate the write for his candour, dose of humor and the desire to take on complex issues in his writing.”
The book, ‘Loud Whispers’ is a compilation of several articles and opinions written by Edgar for his Saturday column in the popular newspaper, ThisDay with the same title.
The book reading was hosted by multiple award-winning designer and fashion icon, Mudiagha Clement Enajemo, owner of Mudi Africa, a Nigerian premier clothing store and fashion house located in Anthony, Lagos Mainland.
Joseph Edgar is a totally eccentric personality and a rabid believer in Somolu, Lagos Mainland as a symbol of today’s Nigeria. He is widely known as the Duke of Shomolu and continues to push boundaries of common sense with his often acerbic but witty writings. He currently contributes to InsideMainland.com via his column, “DukeOfSomolu”.