Friday, 2 March 2012

The feast of love, letters


THE Lifehouse on Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, recently hosted a gathering of youths who came to express themselves in written words and celebrate the Valentine’s Day.
   Tagged, A Night Of Love Letters, the event was organised by Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF).
  The highlight of the night was the reading of love letters by famous and not so famous men to their loved ones.
  Some of the letters read include that of Mozart, Beethoven, Honore de Balzac, Henry VIII, Pliny the Younger, Alexander Pope, Robert Browning, Richard Steele, William Congreve and others.
     Also, the very first love letter Mr. Reuben Abati, wrote to his lover while in secondary school was read to the audience.
  Aside from letters, the night witnessed guests reading poems for their love and those that have impacted on them in life. Mr. Ken Etete expressed how beautiful his wife; painting her in the colours of rainbow in his poem, while Mojisola Fayokun, writer, eulogised her pen, praying for their relationship to last forever.
  Evaezi serenaded guests with her songs while Bikiya, founder of BUAF and hostess of the evening, urged guys to up their “skills of wooing ladies with flowers, gifts, dinners, especially letters with which they could express their feelings as it was done by our parents.”

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