AUTHOR of The Abyssinian Boy, Onyeka Nwelue has released his new novel, The Beginning of Everything Colourful(Hattus Books) in the United States of America, after 7 years of publishing his debut novel, The Abyssinian Boy (DADA Books) which won the TM Aluko Prize for Fiction, the Ibrahim Tahir Prize for First Book and the Prince Claus Ticket Grant.
Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, during the filming of an episode of The Onyeka Nwelue Show, which will be aired on Linda Ikeji TV, endorsed Nwelue’s new book, which is set in Mexico and Japan and written in Spanglish.
Onyeka Nwelue and Nigerian singer ASA in France.
He recently completed a world tour for his book Hip Hop is Only for Children. which reached over 15 cities in about 12 countries on all continents, the tour spanned up to seven months from January 15 to August 18, 2017.
Onyeka’s new book is also available in various cities around the world, including Hong-Kong, Delhi, Los Angeles, Paris, Florence, New York, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lisbon, Singapore, Prague, Dubai, Barcelona and Crete, with more dates and cities to be added in the course of the tour.
On the choice of countries for the book tour, he said, “I get opportunities and I jump at them. I am not the one picking on countries to do my tour in. I am touring all continents, even going to Australia, to promote my new book. If I don’t promote my writing, no one would. I don’t also belong to any clique as most Nigerian writers do”.
The book tour, he said, was inspired by musicians elsewhere, apart from Nigeria, who, upon release of new materials, quickly go on tour and promote them. This, he said, inspired him to do the same for literature, as he hopes to inspire such in an evolutionary process in Nigerian literature.
Recently He hosted Austynobeatz, Bobbycombz and Geo kaycee amongst others in Lagos.
See Photos of Austynobeatz and Onyeka Nwelue below:
Austynobeatz and Onyeka Nwelue(Black Baron)
Onyeka Nwelue, Austynobeatz, Bobbycombz, Geo Kaycee
Onyeka Nwelue with Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode and others
Onyeka Nwelue at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
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