Thursday, 28 December 2017

75th birthday of Stanley Macebuh

(Born 28 December 1942, Aba, Biafra)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

SPARK of enduring Biafran creative energy! Celebrated cultural and literary critic and executive editor of The Guardian, Lagos, Nigeria, beginning February 1983, when he embarks on the  radical transformation of the focus and scope and qualitative threshold of journalism practice not seen in Africa’s southwestcentral region in 50 years – since the edifying standard set for post-(European)conquest Africa journalism by Nnamdi Azikiwe, political scientist, academic, poet, journalist, multiform entrepreneur, leader in Igbo vanguard role in the drive for restoration of independence for African peoples in this region (mid-1930s-October 1960) from the British conquest and occupation ... 

BIAFRA FREEDOM MOVEMENT is on its way back to continue its work viciously disrupted by the genocide: to teach basic lessons on competence, to overcome challenges, to exercise transformative initiatives, to affirm life, African life, as sacrosanct particularly given 51 years of Hausa-Fulani/islamist-controlled genocidst Nigeria’s programmed savagery to destroy the lives of 50 million Igbo people…
(John Coltrane & Don Cherry, “Focus on sanity” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Cherry, pocket trumpet; Percy Heath, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums; recorded: Atlantic Studios, New York, US, 28 June/8 July 1960])

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