Is Jazz Urhobo Music? I Odeyovwi; Kọdiọ rẹ ihweje [If it is so good; every one lays claim to it.] - Ancient Urhobo saying. Ọmẹ v’ọroavware diọvo. [My own and…
In the Spirit of Gbogborima
Gbogborima is the spirit, if you like. The Spirit of the Brotherhood of All Men! No spirit is greater, when you discover it. Such men are willing to take the Steps to Brotherly love. The brotherhood does not exclude women, it embraces them. The Steps are the complete structure that arises from the 4-7 Creed. You can table it as a matrix in which every step leads to fulfilment.
The surest way to complete the Steps is thorough commitment. The easiest way to fail is to seek benefits and power during each step. You cannot have both, either you choose one or the other. After the fulfilment you will have all, you need. For you would have learned to live the life under the discernment of usefulness. (more…)
A Song for Reassurance: Okpan Arhibo Verses
Songs have often come to the rescue of a distressed, pained or broken soul. Songs shine lights in darkness, offer hope when it is so far away, provide relief to untiring palaver. However, here the song gives reassurance amidst estrangement and confusion. Empathy is often rewarded as such. (more…)