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Celeb of the Week

Eye candyThe first time I met Eric Atie was at a book launch. The reading of Eghosa Imaseun’s Fine Boys. The celebrated author, Chimamanda Adichie was there, and at the end of the reading, everyone was clamouring to get a picture with her. Smartphones and cameras were handed around to friends to ‘please snap me and her quickly.’ But I came on my own, so there was no friend to do me the honours. Everyone I tried to give my phone to was occupied with the same objective of having a snapshot with Chimamanda. I was frantic. Ah-ah, na so? So me and Chimamanda no go snap?

Eric Atie was the stranger who came to my rescue.

The next time we met was at – where else? – another book reading. Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah. And a third time was at – surprise, surprise – another literary event. The closing ceremony of the Farafina Creative writing Workshop this year. By this time, a friendship was inevitable. He has a passion for literature and writing that I find intriguing. He’s a move addict (my kind of guy), a cartoon freak, a bathroom singer (with a lot of Grammy wins under his belt, I’m sure) and a closet dancer (all this hide-hide talent sef). He can be a loner sometimes, more of an introvert with a smiley face and a deep personality. He lives for the Arts – fiction precisely. And lastly, wait for it . . . he is desperately in love with Miley Cyrus. Probably wants her to twerk all up and down his business. 🙂

He debuted on this blog with the moving story titled ‘Mr. Man’ (READ HERE), and today, he has another story up: I SAW YOU NAKED (READ HERE). More pictures of him below. Eric 1

Eric 3Eric 2

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  1. Shoot! Why does he have to be a literary genius and hot too? *sigh….how come you guys get to go for all these stuff and I don’t??? 😥
    I need to get older soon.


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