Wednesday, November 4, 2009

JosANA/Richard Ali pictures from ANA Convention 2009 @ Minna, Niger State

The Association of Nigerian Authors held its International Convention last week, from the 29th of October to the 1st of November at Shiroro Hotel, Niger State. The picture above is a view of Central Minna.
Hospitable Nigerlite hostesses, Ruthsie and Gracie.
Richard Ali {the short black fine guy. LOL!} with Awaal Gata, Adbulaziz Fagge and enfant terrible, Gimba Kakanda

JosANA members, Asmau Aliyu and Suleiman Sani

JosANA ex chairman, Allen Abduljabbar Omale, performing on the last night
Richard Ali with the poet Gimba Kakanda

Dr. Victor Dugga, Associate Professor of Drama and JosANA member who won the Drama Prize
Dr. Victor Dugga receiving his prize certificate

Victor Dugga, "baby" Dugga and Richard Ali {Secretary JosANA}

Performance artist, Minat, her daughter, Richard Ali, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, David Onotu and a girl
A young artiste doing the fulani dance!

Cross section of the Hall during the AGM

Cross section of the UK Bello Theatre on Lecture Night. In blue is Dr. Jerry Agada, a day before he became ANA President

Centre is Y. S. Dangana, playright, who contested against Dr. Agada to lead ANA

Richard Ali with young journalist Abdulaziz Ahmed FAgge {Leadership Newspaper}

Odia Ofeimun making a point.

Richard Ali with the Lit. Editor of New Nigerian, Sumaila Umaisha

Chike Ofili, laughing. Asmau and Sani looking on.

Barrister Redzie Jugo, JosANA member, at the Convention
ABU Zaria thespians on stage

A G Dagga Tolar, poet, new Chairman, ANA Lagos

Richard Ali with Ayo the Drummer Boy {ANA Abuja} who came with the ace journalist, Jim Pressman.

JosANA members David Onotu and Suleiman Sani


Richard Ali with Dr. Ismael Bala {BUK, Kano}

Panel of Discussants

Alhaji Labo Yari

Medinat, Rahamat, Adbuljabbar and Iman Omale

Dignitaries listening to Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu

Habeeb Anako, Richard Ali and Ebenpreye {ANA Bayelsa}

Lady Writers

Mimi yar Kebbi with Richard Ali

The Servant Leader, Governor. Babangida ALiyu of Niger State

Barrister. Ahmed Maiwada

Zulu {ANA Enugu} with girlfriend.

My friend, Zulu

JosANA VC, Matthew Mzega

Richard Ali

ANA EXCO 2007/2009

Dr, Dul Johnson, ace producer in black.

Richard Ali, Secretary JosANA, addressing the AGM

Odili Ujubuonu with companion

Alhaji Abubakar Gimba

Sani and Asmau, keeping in touch with the folks back home in Jos

ANA 2007/2009 EXCO after dissolution

Denja Abdullahi, ANA ex General Secretary


Thespians on Stage

Dr. Temitope Olaifa

ANA new President, Dr. Jerry Agada

A suya spot in Shiroro, Minna.