AN ADDRESS PRESENTED ON 27TH NOVEMBER 2016 BY MRS. GEORGENIA C. ONUOHA PRESIDENT IHO DIMEZE TOWN UNION WOMENS MEETING ON THE LAUNCHING AND UNVEILING OF THEIR ZION DAUGHTERS MARCHING BAND
His Royal Highness, Eze Willington Osuagwu, Dimeze II of Iho Dimeze and his wise cabinet members, we promise to always make you proud.
Sir & Lady Emma Nnodim, our indefatigable, amiable and lovely husband, father, brother, patron, encourager, supporter and nna egwu anyi. You are a great man; we cannot thank you enough for your goodness to us. We pray that God will keep protecting and prospering you.
Our dear able leader in I.D.T.U. Aba branch, Mr. Sam Emeto and his executives and all men of Iho Dimeze, we salute you for being good husbands to us and we will keep being good and virtuous wives to you.
Our lovely Ezinne Rose Mgbemene, president general I.D.T.U. Womens Wing, we celebrate you and thank you ma for your visionary leadership and support.
From the depth of my heart, I salute the great committee of this great occasion:
- Mr. Emeruem Chidi
- Mr. Charlie Obi
- Mr. Stanley Ukwuoma
- Mr. Uchenna Nzekwe
I am overjoyed and thank you all for the efforts you put in toward the success of this day.
I Also in a special way thank Mr. C. Y. Ogbonna, you are a man of honour and wisdom.
From the depth of my heart, I thank the Holy Family Group of St. Martins Catholic Church for training us in this marching band dance.
To my fellow women at I.D.T.U. Aba branch, I thank you for making me your chairlady, supporting me and I will never disappoint you. You are women of substance. Ndi nne mama!
I want to use this time to thank my vice and other executives and every member of I.D.T.U. Women’s Wing Aba branch, you are too much.
All our guest, friends and well wishers, I and my fellow women thank you for honouring our invitation and supporting this project.
Iho Dimeze Town Union Women’s Meeting is the union of Iho Dimeze married women living in Aba. Here we are taught to be Godly role models, good wives to our husbands and caring mothers to our children.
ZION DAUGHTERS MARCHING BAND is a Godly dance that we women use to entertain lives. This dance also gives us the opportunity to exercise our bodies and be healthy. Every occasion that we are invited to, this dance adds color and life to it. We intend to take this dance to local and international events thereby bringing glory and good name to the people of Iho Dimeze.
May I use this medium to commend Mrs. Bernadette Chukwuoha for pioneering the idea of this marching band; this is a Godly dance that the barren dances and gives birth to children. The sick dances it and get healed. Those who are troubled in their hearts dance it and have peace and joy.
Our aim of unveiling this marching band today is that we want to showcase some of the good things we do to the public. We want to buy a coaster bus and other stuff that will help us make more positive impact in our community. We truly ask for your financial support today and pray that the good Lord will keep elevating you.
We also desire to buy a land that we can erect residential building on it and rent it out to make income in order to support and finance our visionary community development projects.
In all these, I thank God that you are here today and as you rejoice and launch this project with us, God will prosper all your good works. Please we have refreshments for you, sit down and enjoy this great occasion.
To God Almighty, we thank you for the strength and vision that you have given us and dear Lord, we are grateful!
Ndi Iho Dimeze, our guests, friends and well wishers, ekele m unu, thank you for making this occasion successful; God bless you all!
I remain your wife,
Mrs. Georgenia C. Onuoha
The seed was planted by an evil prophesy
We heard it whispered many years ago
It ate up our faith like cancer and unleashed fear in us
Like a weed it grew stronger each day, watered by our enemies’ saliva
Slowly but steadily a thick cloud of darkness formed over us
Like an outbreak of Ebola this evil seed contaminated our minds
As a child believes the father, we believed every word
So we began to live it out
Everything about our lives began to fall in line
Every day that passes brought us to our doom day
The prophet of doom had spoken, Balaam has indeed spoken
Who will save us from Balak, we cried
For it was bound to happen, everything around us testified.
All conditions perfect, an evil harvest so certain.
Our beloved bride will be torn apart in pieces
What sin has she committed to deserve this judgment?
Must your life end as the soothsayer proclaimed?
Queen of Africa fully breasted and endowed
Our hearts can’t bear to watch them rip you apart from your perfect curves
So we prepared to die with you for our loyalty is with you.
But suddenly, I hear a voice saying, who shall go for us, who shall we send?
Surely in a vision I saw a lamb with the strength of a lion and the wisdom of an eagle
Rising from among the people on invisible hands with an unimaginable speed, I was sure to expect the unexpected from the least expected.
He was chosen to cut the tree that grew from the evil seed, now about to bear fruits.
To rescue our queen from this evil prophesy of death
Though he was a lamb, he lived among wolves.
And so smelled like them
Yet in his hands lie the destiny of a nation on the cliff of disintegration
But at the appointed time he found courage to separate himself from the wolves and assumed his true identity in order to cut the evil tree.
And sure enough he did not by the weapons of war but the weapon of a brave heart.
For in a minute phone call, he fulfilled his destiny and kept our beloved nation, Giant of Africa as one indivisible entity.
With divine wisdom encapsulated in his humble soul, he defied the audacity of the prophets of doom
So the forces of evil faded away, while peace and Goodluck reigned in our dear country, NIGERIA.
(c) Ifediora Ugochukwu Emmanuel
This poem was written without prejudice to any person or group but to encourage non-violent elections and peaceful transition of governments in Africa.
Ifediora Ugochukwu Emmanuel is a visionary leader, Electrical Electronics Engineer, public speaker and positive change agent.
Shittu Abosede is a young Nigerian that is passionate to fulfill purpose and she is daily coming up with ways to impact lives positively. Our team recently met her and she granted us an interview. Relax and enjoy our exclusive interview with this young dame and trailblazer.
Who are you?
My name is Shittu Abosede, I hail from Ogun State, Ijebu Remo precisely. Born in Lagos state in April 29 1991, into the family of seven (parent and sisters).
Am a student, studying Estate Management, presently on trainee at Wale Aderibigbe Estate Surveyor and Valuer. I am always me and can’t be changed for any.
What are you into?
I am into blogging, fashion, online marketing and advertising.
There are billions of people on earth, what are the four selling points (qualities) that distinguish you from this great crowd?
Tell us about the face of Shittu Abosede’s blog?
FOSAB, is a name derived from face of shittu abosede’s blog; this is an online photo contest which makes young adults that are happy in the beauty God has given them to showcase their photo online for friends, family and loved ones to cast in their vote for who they want to emerge as their queen and king, who will be an example of a good role model to the younger ones in the society. For this year, the 18 years old Divine Promise who hails from Anambra State and Oriowo Tosin who hails from Osun State emerged the king and queen of FOSAB 2014. We are happy for them.
What do you want to achieve through it?
I want to achieve lots of beautiful things through it – to share ideas, make young models to kiss success and also acquire basic skills towards reaching out to unreached in other to void people from becoming collateral damage to the society.
How has it been since you started this vision?
It hasn’t been easy but God has been faithful, I can’t say I started in a buoyant note, but I believe the word of God that says, “sorrow may last all night, surely joy will come forth in the morning.” I believe the future holds greater things for both me and you.
What inspires you?
Life inspires me, the world inspires me. To my little knowledge, I have come to understand that we can’t live life twice and i get inspired by living my today for humanity with love, sincerity and truth.
Who are your role models?
Jesus, yes Jesus! He is my role model because he is the best definition of love, and without love, the world itself can never progress.
What is your philosophy of life?
Life is a journey, the more we live on it the more we learn but always live on it like its going to be your last day on earth.
What is the number one thing you want people to know you for?
Describe your family in three words?
My soul mates
Who is a real woman?
A real woman is a woman of good character, her price is far above materials things. She is trusted and makes sure she touches other lives in a positive way. She brings joy to the home and also serve as a good role model in the society.
If you are asked to solve a problem in Nigeria what would that be?
It is unemployment. I am pleading on behalf of all the students out there, both the undergraduate and graduate, that our government should put all hands on deck to create job in other to help the masses, immediately after school and also to help build up the potential, gift deposited in the young ones out there to be able to reach the world at large.
What is your definition of success?
success is not all about money, houses or clothes, but how many lives one is able to change in a positive way.
Are there people you are grateful to on your life’s journey thus fa?
I am grateful to God Almighty, my family and my supporters for believing in me and my dreams. I say a big thanks to you all.
Whats your advice to young people like you?
Firstly, I want them to believe in God because with Him all things are possible. They should believe they can make it in life if only they keep trying, its not always easy at the start but remember quitting is never the solution and also an ark wasn’t built in a day, its a gradual process, so work hard now to be able to add to the development of this country.
Shittu Abosede Enitan blogs at http://itanlabi.blogspot.com and she is a lively person. Soon you will be seeing her doing greater things through the grace of God.
At Hinovelty, we support those who are making positive difference in their communities. If you know any of them email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
The history of Nigerian women who made a positive difference nationally and internationally cannot be complete without making mention of Professor Dora Akunyili – a doyenee, a beautiful woman and roe model.
Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili is a native of Nanka in Anambra State, she was born on July 14, 1954, in Makurdi, Benue State in Nigeria. This woman of excellence was a brilliant young chap during her primary, secondary and undergraduate years. She became a hospital pharmacist and from there rose to a consultant pharmacologist. She was once worked as the south- east zonal secretary of Petroleum Special Trust Fund (P.T.F.).
She was married to Dr. Chike Akunyili and their marriage is blessed with lovely children.
As a scientist and scholar, she has presented papers in numerous local and international events. She is a writer and published author. During her lifetime she supervised PhD and Masters candidates in University of Nigeria Nsukka and Nnamdi Azikiwe University respectively. She also supervised post graduate students in medicine. This lady also was a Chief Examiner in Pharmacology for 3rd MBBS College of Medicine, Abia State University. She was an active member of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. Dora was renowned for her great strides during her tenure as the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). She also was appointed Minister of Information. She once ran for election as a senator on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) but she didn’t win. Dora was a woman of substance. During her life time she was honored with many awards and accolades. Some of them include: African Virtuous and Entrepreneurial Women Merit Award. Person of the Year Award. Time Magazine Award. Award for Excellence Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili was an iron lady, a Shero and great woman leader. Her memories will forever remain fresh in our hearts. Her legacies are indelible. We will forever honor and celebrate her.
“A country grows great when old men plant trees, whose shade they will not live to enjoy.”
– Dora Akunyili
“If we fail to act now, history will not forgive us. I rest my case.”
With a heavy heart and tears in our eyes, we at Hinovelty and all Nigerians join the family of Dr. Chike Akunyili to mourn the passing on to glory of our dear mother, sister, aunty, friend, teacher and role model Dora Nkem Akunyili. May her lovely soul enjoy eternal bliss in God’s blossom.
We are living in an ever-evolving world. In this time of life, people are being bombarded with information’s from the media, family and friends. One must be very careful of what he or she gives ears to because influence works. What we read, hear or who we associate with influences our lives.
Today, we at Hinovelty advice that you stop associating with negative people because they will drag you down to their level. This does not mean you should not be realistic.
Be careful of the people you associate with for your network determines your networth.
Like the astrologers
I stare at the skies
Ignoring the flies
And I wonder
The same thing that made them ponder
The same now makes me wander
I may look like a wanderer
But I’m a seeker
Seeking and searching
Trying to find reason
Prying to satisfy my curiosity
So as to better my city
Then I realized that it cannot be fullyfathomed
Though not disappointed
Yet not contented
I’ll continue to seek
In that hidden mine
I’ll someday find mine
And bring back to concrete
© Ogwo David Emenike