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Prof. Wole Soyinka @ 87

SOCIETY - July 14, 2021

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.

This Nobel Laureate is a man of integrity and honour.

He is one of the uncommon voices that spoke against the invasion of Chief Sunday Majasola Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho the popular freedom fighter of Yourba Nation NOW Movement.

On a day like this, the management of SHARON GRACE MEDIA LTD rejoice and celebrate this erudite scholar on his 87th birthday.

Wole Soyinka, Happy Birthday

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By the Board, Management and Staff

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My Life As Miss Kabba – Biola Johnson

SOCIETY - March 17, 2021

My Life As Miss Kabba

“Kabba people are good, friendly, and accommodating. We have a beautiful and robust culture that entails Masquerade festivals and others. We have 3 clans. Which are, Omo-Odo’s, Ilajo’s and Ebimajila’s”

Sharon Grace

Pretty as ever, Biola Johnson is a proud born daughter of Kabba, in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

She was a beauty star in her days haven won pageantry competitions that made her Miss Kabba, Miss Excellence and other beauty competitions in her time.

Recalling the experience of those days and how she emerged winner, she simply said “I was able to meet up with the criterion required.”

There were six angels in the competition but she excelled with the title

“Miss Kabba also known as Miss Fantasy or Miss Excellent

She said that part of the attraction then was an attachment of monthly salary

The pageantry was organized by Ace Club of Kabba in collaboration with Kogi State Government.

Kogi state is reputed for producing beauty pageants and has a grooming  competition for little Miss Kogi.

Biola Johnson treasured the opportunity given her by reason of being Miss Kabba to meet the then Governor of Kogi State,  His Excellency Idris lbrahim.

As an Ambassador Biola spoke about the culture , beliefs and some myth about Kabba people

“Kabba people are good, friendly, and accommodating. We have a beautiful and robust culture that entails Masquerade festivals and others. We have 3 clans. Which are, Omo-Odo’s, Ilajo’s and Ebimajila’s”

Growing up, Abiola Johnson said that she attended St. Mary Primary, School Kabba, Community Comprehensive College Ekinrin- Adde,  Kogi State and later Kwara State University, Malete. Kwara State where she studied Mass Communication and bagged a degree

She said her happiest moment was the day her sister got married with the fanfare attached to the celebration but sadly, the darkest moment in her life was when she lost her precious mother. “May her soul rest in peace.”

Like a glowing light, the queen’s beauty continue to shine as she remains valuable to the Nigerian society and especially Kogi state.

The pretty Queen who said that she dumped Journalism for business and is doing very well in her new found vocation.

To the upcoming generations of young girls, she said “life is beautiful. Be focus and be prayerful.”

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How Fatimah Asabe Jiya shook Ilorin with ‘DABE YI BAZA’ cultural Programme in ilorin

SOCIETY - January 13, 2021

‘DABE YI BAZA’ ,an initiative initiated by Fatimah Asabe Jiya to promote the culture, tradition and heritages of Nupe Land (KinNupe) had its maiden celebration in ilorin garnished with an annual lecture in grand style with notable personalities and royal fathers  from the Nupe land gracing the occasion.

Fatimah Jiya the convener said that for the past two years, the programme recorded tremendous achievements in the areas of promotion of Nupe culture through its Radio Programme session at Albarka FM (89.9) and the online TV but unfortunately, in the first quarter of the year 2020, global pandemic ”Coronavirus” affected the episodes and other activities like it did for every organization.

She added that the platform was able to source funds to support Nupe people  who were affected one way or the other as a result of the pandemic (during the lockdown) with relief packages to cushion the effect of the pandemic on their lives.

The convener also said that her organization produced face mask for distribution to support the government’s effort in flattening the curve of the coronavirus cases in Nupe land with the support of some the well to do in Nupe land.

Jiya said that she observed that poverty bedevils her kith and kin in Nupe land which motivated her pert programme to initiate a scholarship scheme for upcoming youths.

“ We observed that in KinNupe some of our major problems are high dependence, poverty, lack of education amongst others. It is on this note that the Dabe Yi Baza conceived the idea of the ”scholarship scheme” which is to support the poor and vulnerable individuals to unlock the potential skills among the teeming youths to enable them  use whatever skills and knowledge acquired towards the growth and development of KinNupe. We also seek partnership and support in this regard.

“ All these could not have been possible without the strong support of some of you here. You have been part of the success story of the Dabe Yi Baza episodes. And we assure you, by the grace of God, we will not fail you.

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