Monday, 22 June 2015

52nd birthday of Emma Okocha

(Born 22 June 1963, Asaba, Igboland)
Footballer, sports administrator, journalist, freedom activist, onye amuma ndiigbo, the courageous 4-year-old who, at the early stages of phase-III of the Igbo genocide, survives the Saturday 7 October 1967 mass execution of  700 Igbo boys and men, by a genocidist Nigeria military brigade commanded by Murtala Muhammed and Ibrahim Haruna and Ibrahim Taiwo in Asaba, twin Oshimili River port, during which most of his family and other relatives are murdered, author of Blood on the Niger (TriAtlantic Books, 2006), compulsory reference in the study of the Igbo genocide, which meticulously catalogues the savagery and aftermath of this massacre
(Charles Mingus, the iconoclastic bassist and composer, plays the piano: spontaneous compositions and improvisations... [personnel: Mingus, piano; recorded: Impulse!, New York, 30 July 1963])

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