Wednesday, 17 May 2017

66th birthday of Emma Okala

(Born 17 May 1951, Onicha, Biafra)
TOWERING goalkeeper of the indomitable Enuugwu Rangers International, the football club, during the 1970s-1980s, which, arguably, most symbolises the dogged and resilient spirit of Igbo people in the wake of the cataclysmic genocide, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, when Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain led by Prime Minister Harold Wilson murder 3.1 million Igbo or 25 per cent of this nation’s population
(Lee Morgan Quintet, “Gary’s notebook” [personnel: Morgan,trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone; Barry Harris, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded: Van Geldar Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 21 December 1963])
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