By Japhet Alakam
To many, the Niger Delta is known for violence and militancy, hence the popular adage; can anything good come out of that area, but that notion was erased last week when many literary giants, captains of industry, friends and family members of the author gathered in Lagos for the celebration of a creative enterprise and womanhood. The event was the presentation of a new book titled From an Orphan to a Queen written by Bayelsa State born PR and Communications Specialists, Mrs Titi Horsfall.
In the book, the young mother of three brings a message of hope to all especially women as she carved a delightful tale from the life of a once peasant woman, who warmed her way into the heart of one of the most powerfaul kings on earth, king of Medo-Persian empire, King Darius.
The well attended event which was chaired by Engr. Tony Ogbuigwe (Group Executive Director, Petrochemicals and Refineries NNPC) also had Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe (Publisher, TW Magazine) as Special Guest of Honour, while Mr. Michael Ikpoki (Chief Executive Officer; MTN Ghana) was the
Guest of Honour.
In his opening remarks, the chairman of the occasion, Tony Ogbuigwe described the occasion as a celebration of a gift from God in the person of Titi and her works. He commended the author for coming up with the book which he described as special and urged all to abide with the message in it.
Special Guest of Honour,Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe (Publisher, TW Magazine) who described the book as a movie said that the whole thing about the book and her coming to the occasion was God’s incidences. She commended the author for choosing the character which has a lot of message for all.
According to her, the story of Esther from the creative stand point of the author is a heritage of national transformation. It reveals that when a woman sets their mind to do something, nothing will get them out of it, that women should use whatever talent God gave them positively and also reminds us of the role of parents in the proper up bringing of their children and urged all to imbibe such virtues.
The book reviewer, Onochie Uche Izuora who presented an engaging and inspiring review of the book described it as a well researched facts presented through great analytical and narrative skill.
The excited Horsfall, who saw the launch as a dream come through said, “the book is a gift to the world, this is a knowledge which initially was obscure, which overtime, we took research and love for details and determination to realise, I’m so happy that this book has come to life.”
One of the guest, Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda who noted that the book is a movie in waiting promised to adapt it into a movie script.
The event also featured a drama presentation titled The journey of life. In the well crafted drama piece, the audience were taken back to the biblical account of Esther and how she persevered and delivered her people from annihilation.