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FACE OF THE CAVE FOR THE WEEK (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

This week’s lovely faces are Chuks and Juliet . They are beautiful people!
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Name: Chuks Ochonma
State: Abia


Field: Artist/Animator in training


Likes: Honesty, Compromise, Kindness


Dislikes: Dishonesty, Hard headedness, Cruelty
Favourite Quote: “The question isn’t who is going to let me, its who is going to stop me”


Contact: @greynocturnal |Instagram


Name: Juliet Ibhadiyi
State: Edo


Field: Data Analyst


Likes: Honesty, Good Friends


Dislikes: Gossips, Idleness
Favourite Quote: “God gives us what we can handle, he doesn’t give us what will weigh us down and crush us.”


Contact: Quliett Ibhadiyi |Facebook

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Quote For The Week
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – George S. Patton

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Breakthrough: Ekenna Natures Provides A Cure For Diabetes

One very common illness that has defied several medical solutions is diabetes.
Due to the high prevalence of diabetes in the present day society, extensive research on finding a cure for this illness affecting both the old and young have been conducted globally.
But all efforts to find an effective cure for diabetes using orthodox medicine has proven abortive.
A situation where it can only be managed and controlled, and the diabetic patient’s long survival is guaranteed with medications and a proper diet.

However, the good news is that diabetic patients can now regain complete health and live a normal life!
Pharmacist Ekenna Elikee of Ekenna Natures has once again proven the potency of natural drugs in the treatment of cases of diabetes.

This huge medical breakthrough achieved by the popular Enugu – based brand has been confirmed by emerging testimonies describing the significant success rate of Ekenna’s natural remedies.
One of those who testified about the effectiveness of Ekenna’s natural remedies is Umuahia – based Peace Ohia – A 56 year old mother whose joy knew no bounds after several years of relying on orthodox medicines, which had failed to produce the desired outcome since she got diagnosed of diabetes and hypertension.

In her words,
“I have not taken any medicine in the last 1 year since I was cured with natural drugs.”
She said, “I never believed natural medicine could cure diabetes, hypertension and low blood sugar until Ekenna remedies salvaged me.”

She described Ekenna Natures as ‘genuine’ and ‘trusted’ and urged Nigerians having a similar health challenge to embrace this natural product that has improved her quality of life.

Address| 81 Rehab Road, Emene, Enugu state.
E-mail| ekennanatures@yahoo.com and eknatures@gmail.com
Website| http://www.ekennanatures.com.ng
Phone Number| +2348063386963
Instagram| @ekennanatures and @eknatures
Facebook| Ekenna Natures

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Half Dressed or Being African? – Written by Eze Jude

Before the Arabs and the Europeans first landed on the African continent, we were a naked people. We were free of the constraints of flowing garments and attires. Our maidens walked around bearing their gracious bodies all out.
Wearing only two pieces of clothing. One around the waist, covering from the hip to a little below their buttocks, and the other wound around the chest covering just their breasts. Sometimes their chests were left un-clad.

Then beads of ivory and cowries around their waists and ankles which made their walk jingle with elating luscious graciousness. This wasn’t indecent or an eyesore. We were fine with it.
We were a proud people comfortable in our own skins. It was like Miami beach in the jungle or the mythical Ogygia in ancient Greek legends. A true paradise. Simply beautiful.

Then the Arabs and the Europeans came with their civilisation and their religion. Telling us how barbaric and uncivilised we were for
showing our bodies to the world. How their gods had built their homes on our nakedness and how they hated having people look upon their sacred abodes.
We accepted their civilisation and their gods. Took their flowing garments and covered ourselves from the neck down to the wrist, and further down to the ankle. Now we too were civilised.

Fast forward to some four hundred years later. The white woman now walks around barely covered up. And the Africans are offended by it.
But we’re offended not because they took our mode of dressing and made it theirs. Not because we’re mad at their deception; for we weren’t truly the savages we were led to believe we were. Not because we were kings and queens with majestic sensual bodies and they envied us for it.
But because we think they dress ‘indecently’. Now their god has moved his home from our bodies to our hearts. “For it doesn’t matter what a man wears on his body as long as his heart is pure”.

So I ask you again, fellow Africans, what is indecent dressing?

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FACE OF THE CAVE FOR THE WEEK (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

This week’s lovely faces are Mabel and Emeka . They are beautiful people!
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Name: Mabel Amusa
State: Bayelsa


Field: Singer & Instrumentalist, Vocal Coach, Biochemist


Likes: Adventures, Honesty, Loyalty, Cooking and Hanging out with friends.


Dislikes: hatred, Prejudiasm, Pretence, Injustice, Laziness, Dirtiness, Boredom, and Politics.
Favourite Quote: “You are all you strive to become and more. Just go for it!”


Contact: 08165178933


Name: Onyejegbu Chukwuemeka Emmanuel
State: Anambra


Field: Model


Likes: Travelling


Dislikes: Deceits
Favourite Quote: “Take the risk and join the millionaires”


Contact: Avalon Chukwuemeka |Facebook @Meka_josh |Instagram @Meka Josh |Fan Page

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Quote For The Week
“Do it right the first time” – Chief Reuben Ajarh

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Have You Met This Usher?

I’ve visited so many new generation churches and it has become common to find people that should have been models positioned at the entrance door and other strategic points – all in the name of ushering team. All dis churches, una never talk wetin una dey find.
On arriving some churches as a first time worshipper. As you’re heading towards the entrance door, a paragon of beauty wearing 20 inches heel quickly rushes in your direction and greet.

In my case, I was greeted like her long time boyfriend.

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Scenario:
She extends her ‘claws’ for a handshake and says:
“Hellooooo dear, Good mawwrrrinnnnn…You look so amazing. Like, rweally, rweally tantalizing. I like your shirt.”
(smiles)
“I’m pleased to have you in our midst today. Yuwa so welcome”
(She moves from side to side, strokes hair, stares into your eyes)

“Good morning, Thank you”

“And Uhhm…I don’t think I’ve met this face before, have i?”
(She winks and smiles seductively)

“I’m a first time worshipper here”

“Like serzly? Oh praise the lord, Praise Jeez!”
(You can imagine when a slay queen is in the spirit)
She continues with a breathy bedroom voice,
“I’m Cassandra, Cassie for short and you are…”

“I’m Ekene”

“Oh eeii-kay-neei,” she purrs, stressing each syllable as if she relishes the taste of it.
“Ekky, have a lovely time in his presence. And I look forward to getting to know you berra and berra. Hope this won’t be the last of you?”

“I doubt”

(She chuckles, waves slowly like Miss Nigeria and struts away)

Like I said before, churches that will make temptresses their ushers, what are they hoping to achieve?

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An Interview With Photographer Okpaire Innocent

Okpaire Innocent is a photographer with a touch of class. He is best known for street photography shot in different cities in the country, and it goes with the hash tag #KnowYourCity. Each work of his is able to tell a story.
Bismark’s Cave had the opportunity to get this talented photographer for an interview.


Q| Tell us about your background briefly.
A| My name is Okpaire Aikhomu Innocent, A graduate of Philosophy from the University Of Port-harcourt, I am a Street and Events Photographer and a Publicist.


Q| Why did you become a photographer, and how did you build your clientele?
A| Truth be told, i became a photographer just to get through school and “start life” after school. In the process, i met people and am still meeting people.


Q| What distinguishes you from other photographers?
A| PASSION


Q| Do you have muses? If you do, please tell us how they inspire your designs.
A| Yea, we are all evolving. Nothing is static so my muse depends on my mood. My photos are inspired by how i feel or how i want you to feel.


Q| Can you outline the process of creating a photograph?
A| It depends on the type of photograph you want to take which also determines the camera, light or lens to use.


Q| Achievements and challenges faced.
A| Well, it depends on what you call achievements, i am a work in progress so i achieve daily. However the challenges are mainly financial and having the right people around me.


Q| What camera do you shoot with?
A| I presently shoot with a Nikon D3100, A Yongnuo 50mm prime lens, A Nikon Dslr 18-50mm lens and a 70-300mm lens.


Q| Advise for those who intend becoming a photographer.
A| I am not there yet, but i will advice anybody who intends picking up the camera to be ready. Once you pick up the camera, it is difficult to let go. It is like a curse, a plague, a positive one of course. So since you know you and the camera might become inseparable, you must have a passion for photography first. And then ensure you constantly improve on yourself and connect with better photographers than yourself.


Q| When you’re not flicking the camera, how do you relax?
A| I dance.


Contacts
Facebook| Daphilosopher Okpaire
Instagram|@daphilosophersphotography
Twitter| @daphilosophersphotography
Blog| http://www.daphilosophersphotography.blogspot.com
Phone Number| 08034924263

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The Young Man Who Revived The Reading Culture of Shedam Kids

The best way to live is leaving your footprints on every path you take through life.
In the same vein, Emmanuel Odinaka, a young man sets example for the rest of us on how to give back to the society, selflessly. Bismarks Cave had a chat with him and it was inspiring… he had this to say.

“It’s very true that after you dream, you must wake up, wake up to the challenges of seeing your dream come to fruition. I have worked and walked, goofed and made amendments, cried and smiled, felt daunted and disappointed at intervals, but the hunger and thirst has been to contribute to the development of the younger generation, to build a One Thousand Books Library.

At first I didn’t have any idea of how I wanted to achieve this, it felt like when President John Kennedy announced his ambition to put the first man on the moon by the end of that decade the feeling was same when he said ‘we don’t know how to do this yet but we gonna do it anyway’.
Today I look back and smile because what seemed un-achievable yesterday has been achieved, not by me but by one,”

He went on to mention the team that made the project possible while thanking them for their contributions.

“One: Maria, a chef who from her decent salary bought books to support this course.
One: Pelu Awofeso, who constantly called and suggested meaningful ways to achieve this dream.
One: Dr. Raphael James, who gave me a top notch reception, a tour around the Crimmd photo museum and library followed by a hundred books donation.
One: Anyaduba, who didn’t allow distance become a barrier by sending books from Canada.
One: T.J Benson, who was the architect behind this success story.
One: Saeed Malami, who almost missed his flight just to ensure that he did contribute, his over five hundred books donation made the journey less cumbersome. I say Merci beaucoup to him and the Book Bank team.
One: Kukogho, who I troubled with calls and plenty wahala. His financial and book donation did the magic
One: Basiru, who donated his master piece collection of poem ‘There is a lunatic in every town’ and a whooping twenty thousand Naira..we are speechless
One: Ojo Muyiwa, who donated fifty computer textbooks, I am glad our path crossed. Mucho gracias to you and the PYAfrica crew.
One: Andrew Patience and the Coal team for their donations, you guys made the plateau home for me and others.
One: Alexandra Enwesim, your financial donation brought us thus far.
One: Abdulohiz for his donation.
One: Ioryue Lois a student of University of Abuja for her donation.
One: Amb. Oluebube, for donating her book ‘Freedom’
One: Emily Benson, who never relented in encouraging me. Sweetie you constantly lifted my spirits when I was down, Nagode.
One: Bura, who used his social media handle to publicise this project, Abobby na you try pass.
One: Ikenna, who didn’t stop seeking progress report,i appreciate.
One: Shade, for sharing and believing in this project
One: Dollin Holt, whose huge financial contributions gave our library a sparkling finish,you are a blessing to humanity sir.
One: caprecon.net, permit me to brag about the world’s leading charity outfit. At caprecon.net we are head bent on putting smiles on the faces of the poorest of the poor and of course creating an enabling environment, peaceful Coexistence among people of diverse culture.

I beg to digress from the popular saying that behind every successful man there is a woman but opine that behind every successful venture there are numerous ‘one woman’,
One woman, like Chioma who kept me on my toes, my think tank, my achiever, thank you for giving your all.
One Queen, the real queen herself you are pure gold and I am grateful.
One Nwayi Sunday, my mother who didn’t take to heart my many excuses.

I would have achieved far less if not for all of you, I call you the ‘collective one’ and for complementing my many weaknesses I say asante sana.”

My anticipated ebooks – “The life of a Lagos” whore and “Campus Affair” are available. Get Your Copies Now! And enjoy an in-depth view of real life happenings in our society – the bad and the ugly! It also serves as an eye opener.
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He concluded with this beautiful statement.

“Often times I shy away from discussing about our dysfunctional educational systems and policies. I would rather contribute my own quota to better the system.
I set out to make books available to kids who can’t afford them, today I have completed a One Thousand Books Library project and still have more to do, we must continue to invest in the younger generation if we hope to attain insurmountable heights tomorrow.”

Emmanuel Odinaka is a graduate of English literature from the prestigious University of Abuja, he did his National Youth Service at Shendam, Plateau State where he carried out the said project.

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FACE OF THE CAVE FOR THE WEEK (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

Yes people, married folks can slay too and make the rest of us wish we had their kind of swag. Lol
This week’s exciting faces are – Mr Dapo and Mrs Chinelo. It is a good thing to have folks with a family life, for a change. Enjoy their beautiful photos.
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Name: Chinelo Iriele


State: Imo


Profession: Civil Servant


Likes: Reading, Hanging out, Dancing Honesty.


Dislikes: Pride, Lies, Aggressiveness


Favourite Quote: “Delay is never denial.”


Contact: Chinelo Iriele |Facebook

My anticipated ebooks – “The life of a Lagos” whore and “Campus Affair” are available. Get Your Copies Now! And enjoy an in-depth view of real life happenings in our society – the bad and the ugly! It also serves as an eye opener.
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Name: Lawrence Oladapo


State: Ogun


Profession: Financial Planner


Likes: Soccer, Travelling, Reading and Meeting new people


Dislikes: Hypocrites


Favourite Quote: “Nothing lasts forever”


Contact: 08082802558


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Quote For The Week
“The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” – Socrates

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The Invader – Written by Oghenekevbe Egume

You pipo should coman see me this evening. The heavens saved your brother.
I got into my house and locked the door behind me. Dark as usual na. No wahala. Went straight to the kitchen to get something to eat.
I dropped the plate on the table when I head a slight shuffle and I realised I wasn’t alone. In my own house again (rented but still… *shouts* my own house again!!!! Coman beat me)

I kept quiet and the noise went away. I put off my phone light.
Total darkness. A little shuffle to my left and my leg touched something that wasn’t there before. I thought it was someone and I flashed the torch immediately. Lo and behold! It was a very confident cockroach.
Arms akimbo (don’t ask me) surveying like it owned the house.
The useless black fella entered into the house with me.
You say? I…can’t hear you…
Oh why fella?
Simple
The idiot exuded male confidence. It stinks from afar. If you know the smell of a male anything with unnecessary ego (case in point: he-goat. But then, aren’t they all he-goats? Don’t answer that), you’d recognise that maleness of the black roach.

I pointed the light in his face, lighting up his ego so even someone from space would see him. He ran under the chair. Chair that I don’t move unless temporary insanity comes and I change the position of everything in the house which probably happens every three months or so.

Okay, where was I ? The egotistical black he-roach. With all his muscles, he ran under the chair. His antennae was saying stuff like coman beat me. You say? How do I understand? Mscheew! Question for the gods.

When you want to fight a roach, FIRST THINGS FIRST.
– Remove your dinner from the sitting room and take it straight to the kitchen.
– Spend considerable time making sure there are no visitor roaches in the kitchen waiting to pounce on your food and give you leprosy.
– Wait a little more while hoping the problem would go away.
– Suddenly remember that you can never sleep in a house with the knowledge that a roach would molest you at night.
– Strip. What? You say? Of course, your clothes! The best defence a good offence or something like that.
– You guessed right. You’re going to molest the roach.

That was how I bore down on the roach with the power of seven thunders. Did it die? We all know roaches don’t die at once. They do something scary first. So the idiot climbed my wall. I climbed after it.
With my hand holding a broom Forgetting the force of the broom on the cockroach’s forehead. I threw it outside my door. Into the cold.
That is where the weeping and the gnashing of its thorax and mandibles would be. #CockroachCrush

Three minutes, a hand-wash and ten spoonfuls later, I heard pixies tap-dancing on my floor. I picked up my sachet of pure-water from the arm rest on the chair and cleaned the floor. Hey stranger, You came. You saw. I can assure you, you didn’t die in vain. At least not yet. Maybe just before morning, the ants beneath you.
Goodnight stranger.
PS: you taste like chicken to ants.

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FACE OF THE CAVE FOR THE WEEK (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

This week’s lovely faces are Henry and Lilian . They are beautiful people!
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Name: Lilian David Hadijat
State: Edo


Field: Liberty activist / public speaking


Likes: Honesty, Good dressing and Faithfulness.


Dislikes : Gossip, Lies and Deceit.
Favourite Quote: “Its the you in you that makes you what you are.”


Contact: Lilian David Hadijat |Facebook

My anticipated ebooks – “The life of a Lagos” whore and “Campus Affair” are available. Get Your Copies Now! And enjoy an in-depth view of real life happenings in our society – the bad and the ugly! It also serves as an eye opener.
To get copies, email: maduka_ekene@yahoo.com
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Name: Henry King
State: Akwa Ibom


Field : Decorator


Likes:Intellectual discuss & good deeds


Dislikes : Dubiousness
Favourite Quote: “The shine of one star doesn’t stop the rest in the galaxy.”


Contact: +2348064740268


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Quote For The Week
“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” – Alyssa Milano

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