Tall, hulking with a distinctive voice, he was a kind hearted gentle giant with a warm heart and genuine smile who lived to extend the boundaries of literature without seeking profit or self-aggrandizement. Nnorom was always reaching out, always welcoming, always hosting. Every visit to London was an opportunity to share and commune with Nnorom.
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Though not well education, TB Joshua had the innate intelligence common to conmen. He could read and anticipate situations correctly, a point made by Paul Agomoh who was his second in command for many years. “He was a genius at making things happen the way he wanted,” Agomoh said in the BBC documentary.
I met Benjamin Zephaniah, once, in Lagos... He was tall, dreadlocked, animated and charming. His British accent had a tinge of the Caribbean twang and as a young poet and writer; it was as always a pleasure to meet a celebrated writer.