The story of 22-year-old Iroegbulam Chidubem, popularly known as Lam Chris by friends, a youngling who hails from the eastern Nigerian State of Imo, is not only inspiring because of his humble beginning and touching story: it is kicky and worth telling because of his sheer determination to win, a decision he took at a fairly young age… And from the questions he has been … Continue reading TRUE STORY: Lam Chris and a Determination to Win – Afeso Akanbi
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
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.
We are in that time of year again when we celebrate the birth of, perhaps the greatest figure in all of human history. There hasn’t been a shortage of opinions expressed over the years, regarding the propriety or impropriety of celebrating Christmas on December 25, and articles seeking to detract from its essence, because of the ‘level of licentiousness that we see these days in … Continue reading In the Spirit of the Season, Something to Reflect On …
Since 1999, child advocacy groups have documented cases of abuse of an estimated 15,000+ kids in some southern Nigerian states accused of witchcraft. Renowned author, columnist and political analyst, Albert Afeso Akanbi recently launched a fundraising campaign towards the production of a film themed after his latest book, White Witch. View the trailer of the movie below Please see link below to learn more about … Continue reading Albert Afeso Launches Campaign towards Saving Kids Accused of Witchcraft
If you are still in doubt about the level of raw talents that Nigerians possess, then you have to think again. I personally don’t have any doubt myself, but this afternoon, my hope for this great nation was further rekindled. Can you see the crowd in these pictures? They were not watching an armed robber or a child ‘witch’ being mobbed, no. They were gathered … Continue reading Eye Witness News: Young Nigerians Invent, ‘Fly’ Drone – Albert Afeso