Archive | November, 2012

President Obama’s Final Rally: “Finish What We Started” – Des Moines, Iowa

13 Nov

Looking for my friend in Iowa…I love you.

IN MEMORIAM  1911-2004

“But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”

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Obasanjo Farms Documentary NIGERIA

12 Nov

I had privelige of a month as guest of Olusegun Obasanjo at his Otta Farm 1985; exciting to see Obasanjo Farms flourish over 27 years…

“I arrived Murtala Muhammad Airport 26th March 1985…and no one was expecting me!

Managed to find good people in the chaos, and central Lagos several locally brewed & delicious Guinness later & a night at Hotel Palm Palm 2 watching UK ‘s Rising Damp in TV lounge…I got delivered to Obasanjo Farm Otta…to be greeted by a stripped to the waist and wearing white jeans and purple cap, Olusegun himself, on a bicycle, chatting or shouting, as he did in one breath, whilst great convoy of Chick trucks banked up in the Farm’s main driveway…no one daring to complain at Oba’s important gossip session nor their dusty need for beer & chopping.

One of the most inspiring & welcoming months of my life…amazing people, amazing country, wonderful hot Sun to make ones heart smile every day &  dance…

…EMAJO for Nigeria x

We loved a Farm in Africa…in the heart of the Ogun State…

Evelyn Atholl Moir & Istvan Bohus

  “…and a Hog in th Pond”  

“I don`t have to be here!” – Obasanjo at Ikeja Bomb Blast

10 Nov

“Obasanjo climbed the car, took control of the situation immediately and knew what to say and do, he controlled the whole crowd; that is courage and decisiveness and action that Nigerians need in a leader.”

Obasanjo told me, during lunch at his farm, Easter 1985, that he has been a Soldier, at that time was a Farmer and wanted to be a Lion Tamer…prophetic words. He served  twice as his nation’s head of state, as a military ruler between 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and  became President Elect of Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.

He trained as a young soldier close to my home in England…

Denison Barracks,  Hermitage, Berkshire.

Small world.

Oluṣẹgun Mathew Okikiọla Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ.

JESSIE & FREDDIE…& ARCHIEBELLE x

9 Nov

More pictures to scan from the archive as soon as the scanner finally gets installed. Ink all dried up. Three Years TOO LONG to be an excuse!


Olusegun Obasanjo at Emory University

9 Nov

My kindly host at Obasanjo Farm Otta, Easter 1985.
I am sorry I tried to chase you from the garden Sir…picking the capsicums close to dark…we had some good chopping and dancing EMAJO!
I always wonder how the Essells got on when they left the farm for Canada, Mrs Essell an Airforce  pilot?
Enjoyed my adventure to Otta ii. Palm Wine & juju where the stills once were. They brought me snakes and lizard, but I’d left for home. Yoha & Doc the dogs…and those giant pineapples growing on the dump. I wandered lost and found the cattle with the giant horns, and helped to kill to pigs in the Meat Processing so I could understand the task. I fear the snake skin slough I gathered from behind the house hedge was from a snake I’m glad I did not meet!

Beautiful Nigeria, wonderful warm people, may you flourish under that Hot sun x

What happen to my dear friend Pinto?

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS HARVARD STADIUM 1979

8 Nov