Official Press Release: Mc Bluetooth Presents Resurrection Laughter On Easter Sunday

The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Our Lady Queen of Nigeria pro-cathedral Abuja in collaboration with Bluetooth Entertainment storms the city of Abuja with a Night of comedy, music and dance “RESURRECTION LAUGHTER ON EASTER SUNDAY”

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DATE: easter sunday 20th of April 2014
TIME: carpet opens 4pm prompt
VENUE: The lawn tennis court Area 3 pro-cathedral, Abuja, Nigeria.
TICKETS
REGULAR: N1,000
GOLD: table for four (4) N7,000
DIAMOND: table for six (6) N10,000
PLATINUM: table for eight (8) N20,000

For ticket details visit:
http://www.olx.com.ng/resurrection-laughter-on-easter-sunday-iid-613746329
http://flingnow.com/category/274/Events/listings/9967/Resurrection-Laughter-on-Easter-sunday.html

Or call:
Pius 08069465625
Lucy: 08172886116
Martins: 08057715136

Tickets can also be purchased at the venue

GET MORE INFORMATION ON:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mcbluetoothccfr
Twitter: @Mc_bluetooth
And McBluetooth’s blog: http://www.mcbluetoothccfr.blogspot.com

CURIOUS ABOUT RESURRECTION LAUGHTER?

RESURRECTION LAUGHTER is a comedy, music and dance show organized in celebration of the season of Easter. A celebration of life with family and friends in an entertainment packed environment. RESURRECTION LAUGHTER ON EASTER SUNDAY features the best of all worlds, with hilarious stand up comedy performances from the best in the industry, dance moves to rock your world, music to soothe the soul, not forgetting the additional health benefits that comes with the programs partnership with health organizations such as SCAF (sickle cell aids foundation) and the state department for public health. The event will provide free genotype and blood group test and general health awareness

RESURRECTION LAUGHTER is Proudly supported by:

African Renaissance Theatre & Entertainment
Elixir entertainment
Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) of Nigeria
100 Majik Monkeyz
MOTA
647 Concept

Voting for the Abuja Radio Awards Is Now Open!

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The voting of the Abuja Radio Awards has officially started. To vote for your favorite radio station, show, on air personality, programmes e.t.c.

Text the words ARA13 (Space) Category Code (Space) Nominee to 33140.
E.g. ARA13 RSY LoveFm to 33140.

It is that simple, so start voting now to see your favorites win.
Voting closes on the 28th of March 2014.
Multiple vote is allowed. the more you vote the better their chances to win.
Vote and get an opportunity to attend the event.

#ARA13 Celebrating Voices.

For full list of category code and nominees, visit the Abuja Radio Awards website.

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ENTRY CATEGORIES FOR THE ABUJA RADIO AWARDS

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1. RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (RSY)
• HOT FM ABUJA 98.3
• ASO RADIO (A.B.C) 93.5
* BRILA FM ABUJA (Sports Radio) 88.9
• RAYPOWER FM ABUJA 100.5
• VISION FM ABUJA 92.1
• WAZOBIA FM ABUJA 99.5
• RHYTHM FM ABUJA 94.7
• KAPITAL FM ABUJA (FRCN) 92.9
• LOVE FM (Crowther Radio) 104.5

2. ON AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (OAP)
• ABDULFATAI OTORI (Radio Nigeria)
• UJU OHIAERI (Love fm)
• JOY MAKKA (Kapital fm)
• BIG MO (Wazobia fm)
• MEKA (Rhythm fm)
• MAQUIN JOSEPH-RESIDENT PRESIDENT (Raypower fm)
• AY SUGA (Brila fm)
• COMRADE MARTINS (Aso Radio)
• PIUS CHARLES-CHEEZY CHARLES (Hot fm)

3. RADIO DRAMA OF THE YEAR (RDY)
• PLAY OF THE WEEK (KAPITAL FM)
• THE COUNSELLOR (KAPITAL THEATRE)
• STORY STORY (BBC MEDIA ACTTION)
• STATE OF THE NATION (NIGERIAN INFO)

4. CONTENT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (CPY)
• SEYI ELLAMS (RAYPOWER FM)
• INYA ODE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• NDUBISI IKPEAGHA (RADIO NIGERIA)
• BIG MO (WAZOBIA FM)
• WALE OJO (RHYTHM FM)
• IFEANYI UGWUOKE (VISION FM)
• SHARAFA AKANNI BELLO (BRILA FM)
• SAM AKPAN (LOVE FM)
• EXPENSIVE (WAZOBIA FM)
• MARTHA GOWON (KAPITAL FM)

5. RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR (RDJ)
• BENDODO OCHE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• EMMANUEL OMEBIYE (KAPITAL FM)
• DJ ADX (LOVE FM)
• EDWARD SIMON (ASO RADIO)
• DJ SCOTT (BRILA FM)
• DJ ALEX (RAYPOWER FM)
• DJ OJ (RHYTHM FM)
• BIG MO (WAZOBIA FM)
• DJ TTB (COOL FM)

6. MUSIC SHOW OF THE YEAR (MSY)
• BIG BEATS SHOW (LOVE FM)
• COUNTRY ROADS (KAPITAL FM)
• COOL BEST 20 (COOL FM)
• NAKAWA TOP 10 (WAZOBIA FM)
• GREEN TOP 10 COUNTDOWN (RHYTHM FM)
• REGGAE ROCKERS (ASO RADIO)

7. SPORT SHOW OF THE YEAR (SSY)
• FOOTBALL 360 DEGREES (BRILA FM)
• RHYTHM SPORTS (RHYTHM FM)
• HOT SPORTS (HOT FM)
• SPORTS WAKA (WAZOBIA FM)
• SPORT TRACK (KAPITAL FM)
• SPORT @ FIVE (LOVE FM)
• GLOBAL SPORTS WATCH (ASO RADIO)
• SPORTS DRIVE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• VISION SPORTS (VISION FM)
• FOOTBALL FRENZI (COOL FM)

8. GOSPEL SHOW OF THE YEAR (GSY)
• BABA YOU TOO MUCH (RADIO NIGERIA)
• SONG BIRD (KAPITAL FM)
• PRAISE JAM (COOL FM)
• MAKE WE PRAISE BABA GOD (WAZOBIA FM)
• GOSPEL VIBE (RHYTHM FM)
• WHEN GOD & I TALK (RAYPOWER FM)
• GET YOUR PRAISE ON (HOT FM)
• TESTIMONY RADIO (LOVE FM)

9. NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW (NAS)
• BURGAMI (VISION FM)
• KONTRI TORI (RADIO NIGERIA)
• PEOPLES ASSEMBLY (HOT FM)
• MORNING CROSSFIRE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• THE PODIUM (LOVE FM)
• NIGERIA INFO (COOL FM)
• KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (RADIO NIGERIA)
• DEM SAY DEM SAY NEWS (WAZOBIA FM)
• SITUATION REPORT (RHYTHM FM)
• BACK PASS-THE FANS ASSEMBLY (BRILA FM)
• NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS (ASO RADIO)

10. YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (YAY)
• UFOMA EGURIASE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• NKEDILIM NWEZE (KAPITAL FM)
• VICTOR OGBONNA-VELMO (LOVE FM)
• MIRIAN CHIAZOR-MIMI (COOL FM)
• HAMOUDE HOMSI (RHYTHM FM)
• SYLVIA IWONG UGI (BRILA FM)
• OPERA DAVID (ASO RADIO)
• RITA EGHUJOVBO (HOT FM)

11. BREAKFAST SHOW OF THE YEAR (BSY)
• BREKETE (LOVE FM)
• DAYBREAK ON KAPITAL (KAPITAL FM)
• UNA WAKE UP SHOW (WAZOBIA FM)
• MORNING DRIVE (RHYTHM FM)
• ABUJA MORNING SHOW (VISION FM)
• ULTIMATE MORNING SHOW (RAYPOWER FM)
• THE BIG SPORTS BREAKFAST SHOW (BRILA FM)
• HOT BREAKFAST SHOW (HOT FM)

12. DAYTIME SHOW OF THE YEAR (DSY)
• TAKE LIFE JEJE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• MELLOW FLIGHT (KAPITAL FM)
• HAPPY HOUR SHOW (LOVE FM)
• THE RENDEZVOUS RADIO SHOW (HOT FM)
• BEYOND BOTHERS (BRILA FM)
• NAJERIYA A YAU (VISION FM)
• THE VIBE (RHYTHM FM)
• MIDDAY DIALOGUE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• OGA MADAM OFFICE (WAZOBIA FM)

13. NIGHT TIME SHOW OF THE YEAR (NSY)
• LEAN ON ME (KAPITAL FM)
• POWER PLAY (RAYPOWER FM)
• RHYTHMS OF THE NIGHT (RHYTHM FM)
• TORI WOWO (LOVE FM)
• CLOSING JOLLY JOLLY (WAZOBIA FM)
• WEATHERING THE STORM (VISION FM)
• CHAT STATION (NIGERIAN INFO)
• POPULAR SIDE (BRILA FM)
• THE NIGHT CRUISE (HOT FM)
• ARROWS OF LOVE (ASO RADIO)

14. BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (BFS)
• KNOW YOUR BUDGET (RHYTHM FM)
• BUSINESS HOUR (RADIO NIGERIA)
• REDEFINING BUSINESS SHOW (LOVE FM)
• BUSINESS UPDATE (NIGERIAN INFO)

15. NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER (NAP)
• YAHAYA UMAR (RADIO NIGERIA)
• CHIKEZIE OMEJE (ASO RADIO)
• INYA ODE (NIGERIAN INFO)
• MEKA (RHYTHM FM)
• PIUS CHARLES (HOT FM)
• JAHSWILL STEPHEN (VISION FM)
• SAM AKPAN (LOVE FM)
• MAYOWA OGUNLEYE (WAZOBIA FM)
• JOHN KENNEDY (RADIO NIGERIA)
• CHRISTY & OFI (NIGERIAN INFO)
• MICHAEL OBASI (HOT FM)
• CHRIS OKENWA (RHYTHM FM)
• AY SUGA (BRILA FM)
• ARAFAT ALIYU (COOL FM)
• FRANK IDEMUDIA ALAPA-BIG ID (LOVE FM)
• ERNEST OSOGBUE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• CLINTON AGBOR AYUK (ASO RADIO)
• SINA ABIMBOLA (KAPITAL FM)
• OJ MATTHEW (VISION FM)
• TRIPLE ‘A’ (WAZOBIA FM)

16. BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER (BSP)
• BIG MO (WAZOBIA FM)
• MEKA (RHYTHM FM)
• JAHSWILL STEPHEN (VISION FM)
• AMBROSE SOMIDE (RAYPOWER FM)
• ABDULFATAI OTORI (RADIO NIGERIA)
• ARON THE BARON (BRILA FM)
• PIUS CHARLES (HOT FM)
• UJU OHIAERI (LOVE FM)
• JOY MAKKA (KAPITAL FM)

17. AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER (AP)
• BENNY ARK (COOL FM)
• MATILDA DUNCAN (RHYTHM FM)
• HASSAN UMAR (VISION FM)
• AMAKA UDEH (HOT FM)
• LADY ‘G’ (WAZOBIA FM)
• BENDODO OCHE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• DAPO ADEYEMO-CAPITAL BIG BOSS (RAYPOWER FM)
• KESEE LAFTA (LOVE FM)
• KIMBERLY (NIGERIAN INFO)
• ABDUL FATAI OTORI (KAPITAL FM)
• SYLVIA IWONG UGI (BRILA FM)

18. NIGHT TIME SHOW PRESENTER (NSP)
• EXPENSIVE (WAZOBIA FM)
• EMMA OMBIYE (RADIO NIGERIA)
• PATRICIA-TRISH (RHYTHM FM)
• OKWY (LOVE FM)
• BENDODO OCHE (KAPITAL FM)
• JOJO (COOL FM)
• ROSEMARY (NIGERIAN INFO)
• NATHAN WILLIAMS (VISION FM)
• IQUO UKPONG-IQ (RAYPOWER FM)
• SUPERFERD (BRILA FM)
• CHRISTIANA ENYAMAH (HOT FM)
• BONIFACE TYEKU-B FACE (ASO RADIO)

19. AIRED ABUJA ACT (AAA)
• TEKNO – HOLIDAY. FT DAVIDO
• BROWN-SHUGA– IN MY. FT TEKNO
• BENDODO – EKELE FT EXZEL
• GOSPEL ON DE BEAT – RAKAKA[REMIX] FT. KAY SWITCH & TEKNO
• SAMSONG – BIANULE
• SILVER SADDIH – HOME
• WHITE NIGERIAN – PRESIDENT FT. ECO

PLEASE NOTE:Voting will be done online on our website http://www.abujaradioawards.com. Voting starts on the 8th February, 2014. Please visit our website for more info. Thank you.

©2014 Abuja Radio Awards | Road 16 House 16 | Efab Estate Lokogoma| Abuja – Nigeria

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Did You Know September is Sickle Cell Month?

In relation to some of our past work which involved the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation of Nigeria (SCAF), we received a lovely email telling us about Viacord and their intriguing research into new health measures to help with the treatment of sickle cell anaemia.

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Make no mistake about it, maintaining good health is an art. Check out their website and let us know what you think of their work: http://www.viacord.com.

BMB Wedding Fair, Lagos.

THE BEST IN LIFE IS FREE! THE BEST MOMENTS IRREPLACEABLE!

So why not capture and relive those precious moments with timeless pictures and priceless pixels!

Leading Nigerian photography outfit BMB Hive presents: the BMB RAIN PACKAGE. How does it work? It is simple: give your wedding photography coverage FOR FREE.

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Visit the Rain Package page on the BMB site and book a free wedding coverage.

Like we said, simple!

Beautiful Faces: Memories from Lagos 2013 Carnival:

Photographer Timothy Aideloje caught some of the beautiful faces from the carnival crazy crowd in Lagos. Check out some of these priceless smiles. All photos courtesy Timothy Aideloje (@jtimidal).

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Vcity Media

Our friends at Victoria Holdings Media are looking for creative minds to work with. It just may be something that catches your fancy. Check it out:

VictoriaH Media

VictoriaH Media is a social platform that connects continents. We share news on events and creative works from different parts of the world. We invite you to be a part of our multicultural website.

Our aim is to create a social platform for the world to share information from a range of perspectives to encourage varied exploration and promotion of culture.

We are looking for interns, content providers and talented guest contributors who are passionate about culture, literature, fashion, entertainment, travel, food, and lifestyle. Entries from all continents are welcome.

There’s a place for everyone… Whether you are a poet, playwright, gymnast or just a passionate writer. Send us your work and we’ll put it in the right category.

Here are a few suggestions

Culture: cultural awareness from different parts of the world. This covers cultural practices, festivals, history and dance, to name a few.

Entertainment: entertainment news is one of the catchiest subjects in the world. Let us know who the best artists are in your country and why. From time to time we will profile celebs from all over the world.

Food: food is loved by many. We’d love to know what you think about food, recipes and world food culture

Literature: prose, plays, love letters, odes. You can also share your art work for public interpretation… Or send in your own interpretation.

Fashion: Tell us about fashion in your country. Best shopping spots, dress code and fashion tip. We are also happy to profile upcoming fashion designers.

Beauty: Send us beauty tips, traditional products and their uses. Tell us what you think about the word beauty.

Photography: Tell your story with photography. Share fascinating photos from all over the world.

People: This section covers life and wellbeing. Travel tips, Relationships, legal advice, discussions and more.

Vcity TV: Make shows of all of the above and we’ll air it.

Please contact us if you’re interested in possible contribution or internship by sending your entries or CV to victoria_city@ymail.com

Website: http://www.victoriaholdingsinc.com
Twitter: @VictoriaH_Media
Email: victoria_city@ymail.com

Follow us on twitter @VictoriaH_media and like our page on Facebook.

In Conversation with Jake Okechukwu of SCAF Nigeria

The Easter comedy show Resurrection Laughter will be hitting the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja this Sunday, the 31st of March. A.R.T sat down for a chat with Jake Okechukwu from the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) of Nigeria, one of the organizations supporting the Resurrection Laughter Easter show.

A.R.T
Tell us about SCAF.

Jake Okechukwu
Sickle Cell Aid Foundation [SCAF] is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established to amplify awareness on Sickle Cell Anaemia and to raise funds solely for the provision of quality medical care for sickle cell persons, especially for the indigent in Nigeria.

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A.R.T
What is the biggest concern about sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria?

Jake Okechukwu
Nigeria has the highest number of sickle cell incidences in the world. According to a 2006 report by the World Health Organization, more than 150,000 children are born with sickle cell anaemia every year in Nigeria. The number has definitely increased because the population of growth since then. From the report, it means that over 410 children are born with sickle cell anaemia every day in Nigeria and the troubling side to those statistics is that more than half of the children born to sickle cell will die before their 5th birthday because of the absence of access to proper medical care, nutrition and special attention.

A.R.T
And how much awareness is out there about this?

Jake Okechukwu
Permit me to say that there is little or no awareness. We conducted a survey in August 2011 in the Federal Capital Territory with 600 respondents being interviewed. 47% did not know their genotype! Isn’t that alarming? They did not know what ‘genotype’ is about, neither did they have an idea about sickle cell. That calls for an emergency intervention. Even the people that know their genotype and know about sickle cell anaemia either do not have the proper information or sufficient knowledge.

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A.R.T
Is that opportunity to create awareness part of what interested SCAF about the Resurrection Laughter show?

Jake Okechukwu
Yes. We were intimated by Pius Bluetooth Momoh to collaborate with him on the show. He has volunteered with us and has a passion concerning sickle cell issues too. We see it as another opportunity to create awareness on sickle cell and to help provide an avenue where we can conduct free genotype tests for people who don’t know their genotype

A.R.T
What does SCAF hope to achieve by supporting the Resurrection Laughter show?

Jake Okechukwu
We just want to aid. We will be carrying out free genotype testing for a number of attendees who don’t know their genotype and would want to be armed with the requisite knowledge of their genotype.

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A.R.T
They say laughter is the best medicine, do you worry that a show like Resurrection Laughter can put hospitals and healthcare agencies out of business?

Jake Okechukwu
[Laughs] Why don’t we wait and see if Resurrection Laughter can bring that on! Impossible is nothing.

A.R.T
But on a more serious note how important would you say humour is to health?

Jake Okechukwu
Well, my people say that when an only kolanut is presented with love, it carries with it more value than a whole pod of several kolanuts. What am I trying to say here? Imagine if our physicians and medical personnel in our hospitals and clinics would do their work with smiles and laughter on their faces? Patients will feel more comfortable and undergo less panic. How many doctors crack jokes with their patients? If I was ill I know I would start feeling better if I see smiles and laughter and happiness around me. Humour helps.

A.R.T
Are you a comedy man or a dancing man?

Jake Okechukwu
I choreographed professionally for 4 years so I enjoy dance. But as for comedy, who doesn’t love comedy? I love both.

A.R.T
Going back to health issues, what does SCAF offer people with Sickle Cell Anemia?

Jake Okechukwu
At SCAF, our vision is reposed on two pillars: First, to provide intense and exigent awareness campaigns to prevent new sickle cell cases. And second, to provide quality specialist health care for sickle cell patients, especially the indigent. This we hope to achieve by establishing sickle cell specialist centers in the state capitals of our nation. These centres will provide pre-marital counseling and testing and will most of all offer quality treatment to sickle cell patients. With these we can prevent sickle cell births and more so reduce the copious deaths arising from the dearth of healthcare for sickle cell patients.

A.R.T
That’s very positively ambitious.

Jake Okechukwu
Yes and we are positive these and more can be achieved. Our vision is: a Nigeria free of sickle cell anemia and an excellent standard of healthcare service for those already living with the condition. Our mission statement is: to annihilate the inheritance of sickle cell disease by a wide-spread and persuasive awareness, and to provide the best healthcare for sickle cell patients in Nigeria, by working towards the creation of sickle cell aid specialist centers in all the states of the federation.

A.R.T
Have you got any advice for people living with sickle cell anemia? Any tips? Is there any home care, perhaps?

Jake Okechukwu
Well some good tips to help people who are living with sickle cell: drink a lot of water; take your medication; avoid extreme temperatures – when too hot or too cold; eat a balanced diet; avoid stressful conditions; rest when you feel the need to; understand your body and know when to stop; for the girls, avoid heels if you can; and when your pain is building up, go to the hospital.

A.R.T
Will you, Jake, be at the Resurrection Laughter show?

Jake Okechukwu
Sure, with my friends and colleagues too! I will be carrying out free genotype tests so I will be collecting blood samples but I hope to catch on some laughter.

A.R.T
How can you be contacted?

Jake Okechukwu
Our website is http://www.scaf.com.ng and you can contact me on my number +2348029012291.

Resurrection Laughter will be live in Abuja on the 31st of March, 2013. Come over to the Lawn Tennis court at Area 3 Pro-Cathedral and share some of the healthiest laughs you’ll have all year!! Tell a friend!

Check out our interview with the organizer of the Resurrection Laughter show Mc Bluetooth. Find out more about the show here.

Want to book your seat ahead of time? Tickets for the show are available online.

It happened in December…

written by Cuba Ukoh (@CubaUkoh)

Tis the season that always trails me back to the December holidays of my childhood. Now even though we were a happy close knit family, loneliness can still become an inevitable trait when you are growing up the only girl in a house with two boys.

I was the doll house, plastic kitchen appliance fanatic who could spend an eon alone with my toys playing school, and of course acting drama and frying plastic carrots and aubergines on my faux cooker with a serving of sand (for rice) or hibiscus leaves plucked from the front yard if a Nigerian soup was the delicacy for the day. Such realism!

Let the boys be boys. I was content to be the rebel against becoming a Tom. There was simply no room for if you can’t beat em, join em. Monotony eventually created a new tactics though; if you can’t beat them, lure them! So I would loiter around with my dolls exaggerating the glee in girly play to unconcerned ears, laughing a tad louder than necessary until I was in all truth lost to the bliss of that world.

They were nevertheless determined to be boys as I was to stay feminine. And this was always our holiday conflict. But then we discovered the love of art, and this was where the lines came to be blurred.

Gender roles fizzled as though it was not yesterday that unity had settled, as dawn travelled into dusk each day to meet us lost in magic markers, glitter and crayola. Drawing, painting, fixing mammoth jigsaws, playing board games (with sore losers) and reading more story books upon story books. The thrill of exploring imagination with the delight of togetherness; in creative arts we found a bond that let us discover more of each other and ourselves.

The sound of dice rolling over the cardboard games we had later invented would trail deep into the echo of candle lit quiet evenings, when NEPA knew to hug the power supply so we could bond a while longer without the distraction of television.

It soon came to be that when one sibling wanted to play the rest of the team was first fished out, for what was the point in that drawing of daffy duck if the others were not there to watch? And the puzzles would lie frozen on the centre table until the other sibling had recovered from illness so we could continue together.

The more we bonded, the more some days did come where you could find the two boys of all that was masculine and boyish indeed playing a game of suwe with their sister, and so came the days the sister would hobble about a ball, though breaking all the rules of soccer until she shoved it in the imaginary post (most times with hands.)

This was the gift Art brought to my childhood holidays; togetherness.

 

Seasons greetings…