In April 2021, we received an invitation to join Alfred Peters, a technocrat and native of Ososo, in an expedition to the land of Ososo, a scenic town of streams and rocks caught in-between the beautiful undulating Somorika hills of Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State, Nigeria. In this documentary, we relate our experience. – Afeso Akanbi (Writer&Documentary Filmmaker)Doppler Effect FilmsAn Alumnus Of The South Gate … Continue reading African Stories: Ososo, an Oasis – A documentary by Doppler Films
Author’s note: There are over 262,000 people according to the 2006 population census, there are 10 large political wards, over 13 clans and 16 sub-clans, over 50 towns and communities, in the land we today call Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State. Despite her rich and diverse cultural heritage and history, a very hard working and hospitable people, headquartered in the ancient town of Igarra, it appears … Continue reading The Man Robert Akande, and the Quest to Save Akoko-Edo LGA @dopplerfilmz
The World Trade Organization, WTO has just confirmed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its Director General, DG. With this appointment, 66-year-old Okonjo-Iweala has made history as the first African and the first woman to head the major, yet beleaguered financial organization. By every inch of it, Okonjo-Iweala, a world class economist, a two-time Nigerian finance minister and foreign minister for a brief period, deserves the appointment. … Continue reading Thoughts on Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as DG, WTO – Afeso Akanbi
From Aponmu in Ondo State to Ososo in Edo State to Lagos, from her aunties even to her own parents, the story was the same: “Do not go to school because we can’t afford it”. I used to take the words of motivational speakers with a pinch of salt for the simple reason that, in my opinion, some of them push people to breaking point. … Continue reading Book Review – Become a Boss Faster than you Think by Blessing Otagbo | Book Review by Afeso Akanbi
Although I am not a stranger to the fact that Nigeria is in bad shape, I got the rudest confirmation yet of this truth today, after experiencing first hand what it meant to have a patient in one’s hands, in an emergency situation, and yet be made to wait in the merciless environment we call hospitals in Nigeria today, endlessly in a queue for hours, … Continue reading Nigeria’s Health Sector and My Experience – Afeso Akanbi
When was the last time you saw a leper, that’s if you have ever seen one, or the last time you, at least, heard the word leprosy? Of course, we all know leprosy exists in Nigeria, and as a matter of fact, 5, 000 new cases of leprosy are reported in the country annually. Yet, the very large community of lepers living in shanty isolated … Continue reading “When was the Last Time you Saw a Leper?” – The Story of Doppler Films
As at this morning, it would have been close to three weeks since the government of Nigeria declared a total lockdown in two states and the Federal Capital Territory, and advised all Nigerians to stay at home. All over the world, governments, religious leaders, celebrities, scientists, experts, politicians, just name it, everyone is unanimous in advising people everywhere to stay indoors, to stay safe because … Continue reading A Lone Voice for Our Environment from the East – Afeso Akanbi
A pastor friend recently told me that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest proof that death and everything else that could hold us down has been conquered. Do I agree with him? Yes. But that is not all there is to the story. It would require much more than a discussion, an article or even books for that matter, to really explain the … Continue reading Jesus Christ and the Empty Tomb – Afeso Akanbi
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”–Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa The time for a thorough and an adequate response to the issue of child abuse in Nigeria is now! Apart from the urgent need for the regulation of religious activities in this country, the government must now understand that no … Continue reading Watch ‘To “Take Dominion” Not A Licence To Kill’ – a Documentary on Child Molestation for Witchcraft in Africa
And when the Lord Jesus has become your peace, remember, there is another thing: good will towards men. Do not try to keep Christmas without good will towards men.” -Charles Spurgeon My friend Okozie is a spare part vendor at Ladipo Market in Lagos. Preparation for last year’s Christmas started quite early for him; 5 months before 25 December to be precise. He’d leave home … Continue reading On The Meaning Of Christmas.
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