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Commander Ebenezer Obey: An electrifying music icon

THE history of music in Nigeria would be utterly incomplete without the inclusion of Commander Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, a Juju maestro that has bestrode the landscape for more than 40 years. He is one of Nigeria’s oldest living and active Juju musicians and is reputed to have churned out a musical repertoire of 660 songs, a feat yet to be equaled by any African musician in history.

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Prince Bola Ajibola: Eminent jurist and educationist

IN an attempt to give insight into what royalty really means, an unknown author once wrote: “A crown! What is it? It is to bear the miseries of a people. To hear their murmurs, feel their discontents, and sink beneath a load of splendid care.” That insight perhaps is the closest description of the man, Prince Bola Ajibola. Though born into royalty, the Olori Omo Oba of Owu Kingdom has spent virtually all his royal life serving humanity and dispensing justice.  

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Mbazulike Amaechi, aka The Boy is Good, a trade unionist who became a nationalist

CHIEF Mbazulike Amaechi, popularly known as ‘the boy is good’ is the only surviving minister of the First Republic. He was born in Ukpor in the present day Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State on June 16, 1929. As a young boy, Mbazulike Amaechi developed the passion and desire of liberating his people. He had a burning zeal of extricating his dear country Nigeria from the clutches of the colonial masters.

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Chibuike Amaechi: New breed with radical attitude

WHEN former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, set out in his convoluted transitions to civil rule programmes (1985 to 1993) to look for those he termed “new breed politicians” to take over the political landscape from the politicians that he and his fellow military adventurists had chucked out of power, it was not clear what he expected of them.Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Dr. Chris Ngige, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Malam Nasir el Rufai, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and so many other political products of the new millennium have defined for us what it means to be a Nigerian new breed politician.

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