IGBO TRADITIONAL WEDDING

A man and/or woman isn’t considered married among the Igbo, if (s)he hasn’t completed all of the rites required by the prevailing culture (Odibendi) to do. Hosting a lavish wedding party, following a solemnization in church or a Nikkah by Muslim faithfuls, or even at the registry is totally besides the point, as it is […]

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BIBLE STORIES (45): ESAU FORGIVES JACOB

Jacob, now known as Israel was ready to meet his brother Esau, but not without deploying, one more time, some cunning (that is if you estimate his next action to mean such), though this time not to trick his brother into losing something, but rather to curry his favour in a bid to procure the […]

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VILLAGE YARNS

Two things happened during my recent journey to the east (Igbo speaking part of Nigeria), that I’ll like to share with you, so you make of it what you will. I’d gone to pay my respects to a friend’s late Dad, as well as visit my village to keep up with happenings over there. Friday […]

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SEIS

I was under no illusions that marriage will be a bed of roses for me, in fact I felt I’d be disappointed if it turned out to be smooth sailing all the way. This is especially because I’m not really an easily likeable person, and I have severally pitied friends who’d had and have to […]

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SILENCE

Silence is another Maybe not a guest A flatmate perhaps That teenage college fratmate room corner, never tidy Guests come You go blue You go red Yet speak not Silence occupies Innocent smile and all. End of scene, He laughs And you wonder what if. – Eugene Gant PICTURE CREDIT: – https://preachingfriars.org

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HEARTBREAK

Love can be a strange guest An uninvited visitor Showing up unannounced Holding its own keys Unlocking closed doors Roaming free spirited Seeking what I have not lost Bringing what I have not requested Love is also a deadly guest It’s departure, Leaves ashes. – Eugene Gant

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BIBLE STORIES (38): JACOB HATES LEAH

You know that Jacob was conned off Rachel for whom he served Laban for seven years, and had to marry Leah because that was who he had sex with on the night of his purposed wedding to Rachel, after attending the lavish party thrown by Laban for him on completion of the years they both […]

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