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VETERAN ACTOR JAB ADU'S PASSING A BIG LOSS TO NOLLYWOOD

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My earliest memory of Jab Adu was watching him in the T.V series, THE ADIO FAMILY; which he starred with actress Rosemary Adams. I also heard he was in another classic NTA show, THE VILLAGE HEADMASTER; where he played Efik shopkeeper, Bassey Okon. However, my generation was more familiar with THE NEW VILLAGE HEADMASTER- the apparently revamped version with the late Justus Esiri taking over the role of the village headmaster; hence I had no idea of Adu being in it until after I heard of his passing  I also remember him in another T.V series in the early 90's, THE TURNING WHEEL and then years later in HOSTAGES Part II; directed by Tade Ogidan. Seeing him several more years later in the AIDS/HIV awareness series WETIN DEY was a surprise but a real treat. And that was because Jab Adu was a versatile actor who knew how to play a role. I can't help but liken him to Olu Jacobs, Justus Esiri and the late George Menta. Considering he started his career as a banker, Adu possessed such …

ACCUSED 'WITCH CHILD' ABANDONED BY PARENTS: IS IGNORANCE TO BLAME?

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In this day and age, one would hear unbelievable and heartrending deeds happening to children. We hear the stories and we wonder when such evils in the world will cease. In Nigeria, before  Civilization and Education enlightened the people; twin babies were regarded as evil and thrown into  evil forests and deep pits to die; until a strong willed Scottish missionary Mary Slessor put an end to it. Present Nigeria, we hear of children  physically and sexually molested, child labour and child marriages. And still trending is the case of 2 year old abandoned by his  parents, because he was  actually thought to be a witch child! This particular story is not old news, it's been viral for some time and people are still talking about it. In Akwa Ibom state, a 2 year old boy was found and rescued by a Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven; who is the founder of the African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation. The poor emaciated boy was found wandering about in Uyo; app…

CARBO FAN FICTION-Déjà Vu CHAPTER 16

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‘Come in,’ Bo said without looking up from the file he was intently studying. The door opened and slammed shut loudly, causing him to look up; startled. Frankie Brady stood there; his bluish black eyes blazing with anger. ‘What the hell do you think you’re doing, Bo?’ Bo put the file down and stood up. ‘Frankie. We’ve been trying to reach you for a very long time.’ ‘From the amount of messages on my answering machine; I figured.’ Frankie said coldly. ‘Plus a phone call from Emil Standish informing me my sister is in Salem; on loan from the ISA. And I’m willing to guess it was by your request. What are you doing?’ ‘Before I answer your question, Frank; why didn’t you tell me what happened to Carly in the first place? What was that about?’ Frankie scoffed. ‘Would you have cared? You handed Carly over to that bastard in the first place and in a matter of months, you forgot her! You never even told Hope about her; as far as she’s concerned, it was Billie who made you whole again while she …

CARBO FAN FICTION-Déjà Vu CHAPTER 15

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Was the tattoo on Bo’s back the same as the one in her dream? Was Bo the man she’d been dreaming about the whole time?  If so, she might accept it as a sort of premonition telling her she and Bo would eventually become lovers but something still kept nagging her.Frustrated, Clarice rubbed her aching forehead; trying to picture the dream again. A candle lit room… her fingers caressing a man’s back, a tattoo, of what she didn’t know; a man kissing her neck… why is his face hidden? Why am I so bothered about Bo’s tattoo; I don’t even know if it’s the same tattoo in the dream! Clarice shook her head, staring at the fishing boats sailing along the river. What does it matter anyway, it was just a dream…only a dream. She should concentrate on what she had right now, the most wonderful man in the world; who loved her as much as she loved him and the centre of her world. She wasn't going to allow a dream or a tattoo to bother her any further. Feeling less uneasy by that thought she walked a…

VALENTINE'S DAY: LOOKING AT IT MORE DEEPLY

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February 14th... a very special day. Love is in the air and presents are exchanged. Valentine gifts come in many forms but  the usual stuff given and received are...







A yummy Box of CHOCOLATES


While Valentine's day is neither an official public holiday nor a religious holiday, it's pretty much a huge made a big deal of in most countries and commercialized to the full! If you step into most supermarkets here in Nigeria right now, you would find greeting cards, fake but scented roses, chocolate bonbons and teddy bears on the stands and people buying them for their 'valentines'.Who doesn't like receiving a very thoughtful gift or gesture, after all. But is that what Valentines' Day is all about, just exchange of gifts and feeling extra romantic? NO. If one traces Valentine's day to its origins, it would be clearly that it's far more than that. Love comes in many forms; a gesture, loving words, a direct expression. And it's not  limited to couples exchangi…