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Sightings & Places – Prince Peter takes us to Bénin Republic

Some like me are yet to set foot on the soils of Bénin Republic. Thankfully, Prince Peter offered to takes us on an adventure, somewhere in Cotonou called ‘Possotomè’. He tells us about this fountain of life located in the village that has sort of become symbolic to the people. Also an interesting trip to a sacred forest. Enjoy his narration and the accompanying visuals.

I’m sure there are only 60% of people living in Bénin Republic who actually know where the Possotomè mineral water is gotten from.
So, I had the opportunity to visit the great Possotomè village (most of y’all never knew there was a village named after the water, until now.) with its wonderful river. Lac Aheme.
The factory producing the mineral water is right in the village. Using the natural water, gotten from the lake and other places, the water then undergoes a wonderful process, turning it into the best and most used mineral water in Bénin Republic.

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Now, the best part is this; the people of Possotomè village, believe the water is supernatural. What I mean by supernatural is this; the water is said to heal the sick and do many other wonderful things.
Look at the picture above again… Are you seeing the tap there? Yes, when you’re sick, just go and take a wonderful bath under the big tap (I won’t call it a shower) and you’re healed, or drink from a water tower, located in the village.

Another thing is this. It is believed that there’s a hippopotamus in the very middle of the Lac- river. That’s it up there in the picture. No one dares crosses to the middle. While travelling there, you’ll see a hotel built on/around the river.
Right after there, going forward, that’s where the hippo lives. All hail the great hippo!!

The Mineral water gotten from the Lac- river here in Bénin Republic is one of the best and one of its kind. I don’t think any mineral water will ever beat it, even in 20 years!

The Sacred Forest of Kpassè:
We walked for 5 minutes from; where we stayed, to the forest. The weather was really bad. It looked like it was going to rain, anytime soon. Finally, we got there and tour commenced.
The sacred forest, does not have the word ‘sacred’ for nothing. It’s sacred because it houses the King of Kpassé and other creatures.
The king of Kpassè, on the run from the enemy in the 16th century, went into the forest to seek refuge. He wanted to be protected from the enemy and this, was a good place.
Take a look at the following pictures.

This is an iroko tree, which was said to be 400 years. The king of Kpassè, after fleeing from the enemy, wanted to live forever and get protection from evil. This, made him disappear into the tree. Legend has it that the king grants the wishes of his subjects and other people, who comes with a problem.
Make your wish and kiss the tree. Boom! Your wish is granted.

The above picture shows a man, playing with snakes. Lovely creatures, right? No, they’re not. People in this part of the country believes in the power of the snake. The snakes are not harmful as its said. Legend has it that when one snake is killed, dangerous things will befall the village and if possible, the entire country.
So please, don’t go about killing snakes anyhow. One, might be a prince.

This is The temple of the Snake. This temple is for the snakes and those who’ve been initiated alone. They go in there, to pray to the snakes and ask for anything which the snake(s) grants. The snakes in there are all loyal to their Queen (if indeed there’s any) and oversee things going on in the village/town.

This is Legba with his long penis. Legba is the god that takes care of the villages and towns in the country. He also is the god of “fertility”. Women around the world, who are barren and believes in the power of this god, comes to him with gifts and then prays for whatever they came for.
Legba is one of the good gods of Bénin, till date.
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The people of ancient Kpassé, made a route through the forest to the kings palace, so that he can get inside and take whatsoever it wants.
An oracle, was made for the king, next to the iroko tree he entered. While going there, your shoes should be removed otherwise, you face the wrath of the king.
The people still ask when he’ll come out. He says, he’d live there till eternity.
Well, let’s believe he still lives there and grants wishes.

P.S: Benin republic, is one of the countries in the world that believes strongly in voodoo powers. Respect the dead!
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On Shaky Foundations – Written by Matty Marope

Today I specially acknowledge the kids of parents who engaged in physical abuse. You never really do grow from that. When other kids have memories of being scolded for running without their shoes on, you have little flashbacks of fists, belts, kicks, insults and rage. These memories come randomly when you are giggling with your friends over jokes about this or that,when you are blushing over compliments given to you and even when having sex-anytime! These morsels of memories come with an after-taste of distrust, over-trust &misplaced compassion and love from the bitter drink named emotional abuse.

Your brain tends to shatter, reality becomes skew and a sense of compassion to you dabbles between hiding from everyone or overly loving everyone from afar and close. That needle on the scale is never really balanced. And when it seems to dabble on a certain number it still never really settles and re-calibrating means therapy and therapy means picking scabs of the past,applying balm and bandaging wounds as a sign of healing-always painful but it works until the next disease.

You hang on to anything as a shield. You can even hide in a tinned shack with a toxic lover who also has their own scars and wild perspective to life but just as long as he looks like or has the physical capability to shield you should the need arise, your version of love means being physically ready to protect yourself. You watch for cues in tone, habits and touches to know when you should be prepared to be disregarded for another. And even when you know, you stand still, disappointed at your lack of movement, longing for more affection and hateful that instead of being physically challenged and being ready for it, you are now emotionally contending and there is little else you can do-its like trying to run under water-physically tiring,mentally shattering and emotionally exhausting.

Your version of educational fulfilment means a fear of completion and success because again you didn’t fight for this and it somehow feels like even the best you have so far (even when its better than most else’s) is too meagre to be presented to the world. Being at work dabbles between being too nice and liberal to being cagey. You have the opportunity to seek mentorship and friendship but if at the first sign of ‘hello’ you see cues for unwillingness, distrust,disinterest – you bail when it could have just been that person being too busy at the moment or having a hard time in their life or with their health at that moment. Or it truly could’ve been that they have no interest in helping you and that they do want to see you fail but because you don’t have the emotional capacity to handle rejection without tearing up and begging like you are being beaten and then fixing things like you are bandaging scars, you let go of everything and wait anxiously.

These are wounds religion can’t seem to fix because it preaches submission,being humble and kneeling-the same positions your saw your battered parent being in and your other battering parent playing God and striking at every turn, sometimes fixing things a little before striking again.

On most days when things are lovely; you do so well. On horrible days, you try to at least stand when your feet even when they are wobbly. On all days; you are beautiful, you are the sunshine and the moon and we were and are still here-all of us. I acknowledge you, I am you and we kids are alright.

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

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Name: Ojo Olufisayo


State: Osun
Field: Legal Profession


Likes: Reading, Writing Travelling & Watching movies
Dislikes: Dishonesty, Pride & Lies


Favourite Quote: “You Only Live Once”


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Name: Chukwudi Eternal Udoye


State: Anambra
Field: Creative Arts/Photography/Music


Likes: Open-mindedness and laughter
Dislikes: Lies, Slander,


Favourite Quote: ‘What I am, I cannot become’


Contact: Chukwudi Eternal Udoye |Facebook

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“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking

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

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Name: Blessing Edward


State: Akwa Ibom


Likes: Honesty, Politeness
Dislike: Pride


Favourite Quote: “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”


Contact: Bléssìng Blìzzy Blìñgs Edwärd |Facebook

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Name: Nelo Obi


Occupation: CEO & Founder at Fashionati
School: Graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Status: Married


Likes: Hard work
Dislikes: Mediocrity


Favourite Quote: “Strive to put in your best in all that you do to stand out at all times.”


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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Ran

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FUNNY THROW BACK THURSDAY PICTURES – Dipping Into The Archives

Here’s another exciting throwback segment. Check out these selected Cave Members today and before. Try not to laugh as you observe the huge transformation in looks & overall appearance…Lol

| Obiajulu Ugochukwu

High Glasses

| Chukwu-Ebuka Umennadi

My first passport

| Cent Anthony Chukwu

My Nokia N1 be no get flash that year

| Esther Golden Uma

My mama say I must carry my brother go school

| Joe Hiykesleo Ikechukwu

I still use material from this shirt sew my wife Weddy gown

| Chidinma Anya

Nwa Selfie

| Ezema Emerald Kalu

Abeg who take my cream

| Ebuslim Sylvester Udemezue

This Camera Man wash my picture inside Barca Chemical

| John Defiant

Admitted into College of Medicine graduated from College of Theatre Arts

| Debbie Emerald

From Nigga to Princess

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

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I am Michael Chukwudi Okoye, First of his name.


I’m from Nanka, Anambra state.
I’m a writer and weaver of words. I’m currently into sports writing. I’m pretty good at what i do. sportzkick.com is the site.


Dislike?
I dislike people that are too serious and also people who are too un-serious. There should be a balance to everything.
I hate dishonest people.
I dislike people who let other people trample on them.
I dislike people celebrating mediocrity. Unless your work is excellent, i can never patronise you.
I dislike people without a sense of humour.

Likes?
I like honest people. People whose yea is yea and amen.
I like money. Yes, i’m a full blooded Igbo man.
I like rebels. I am one.
I like a good movie.
I like Ofe Nsala. In fact don’t crush on me if you can’t prepare that delicious dish.


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Name: Mwuese Praise


Field/School: Studied English Language at Benue State University
Personality: Reserved


State: Benue
Favourite Quote: “What is worth doing is worth doing well.”


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“True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” – Mortimer J. Adler

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An Interview with Comedian – Ebuslim

Best known for taking crazy to another level, enough to keep you laughing and wondering how he does it.
He’s the one and only incredibly talented ‘Ebuslim’. Enjoy the interview.


Q – Can you briefly introduce yourself, Ebuslim:
A- I am a native of Anambra state, Nnewi local government, Osumenyi village precisely. 25 years ago, i was born into the family of Sylvester Udemezue.


Q – What kind of comedy do you do?
A – I do online comedy and stand up comedy.


Q – Can you tell us a few stand up comedy shows you’ve featured in?
A – A couple of them. I performed at the launching of Faze album. Most recently, Awka Concert which took place on February 23rd. Graced by Terry G and many other top acts.


Q – You have a huge Facebook fan base, did you realise you were funny before social media?
A – I knew I was funny because I was this jovial kid in school. I amused my mates so much that at a point, my friends would always showcase me before our teachers, for them to see how funny I could be. Then, they called on me to make them laugh. Sometimes I chose to dance or say jokes which cracked them up.
Thereafter, I grew up knowing how to easily make my friends and family, including people around me, laugh. This is what keeps me on the track.


Q – Tell us how social media has helped in putting your name out there?
A – For an up and coming comedian, doing my thing on social networks created a good platform for me. Instagram and Facebook can easily help in making one’s stuff go viral. Thousands of people get to know you and before you know it you are on that celebrity status. In my case, social networks helped in promoting me to a certain extent. Off-line, I had been to many shows where nobody knew me. But my hushpuppi comedy photos was the one that gave me the little fame that i didn’t get all these while. So I still believe in the effectiveness of online comedy.


Q – What inspires your jokes?
A – My jokes are basically a reflection of how I view things in the society. I get inspiration from what people do or what they say and how people react to things of life. Then I say to myself, “what if it is told this way?” I try to make a joke out of it, without losing the real message. Other times, I use my experiences.


Q – Any example?
A – For example, the day a bike man carried me and I had no idea of the location of where I was going to. Then he got fed up and told me to get down. So I came down and boarded another bike, but then he told his colleague that he shouldn’t carry me that I am mad I have no destination. It sounded serious, but to me, funny. Till date I share this experience in jokes and people laugh. It has become comical.


Q – When people don’t laugh at a joke, how does it feel?
A – Most times when I crack jokes and people don’t laugh, it sends a signal to me, like, “Bro you didn’t present the joke well or the people aren’t listening to you.”
I feel bad and keep on working on my skill. Not everyone would find your joke funny. I do feel bad but i don’t take it to heart. I try to improve.


Q – Do people take you seriously when you’re serious?
A – People don’t take me seriously at all. Sometimes I might say I need money and people tend to care less. I might see a fine girl like that and pour out my real intentions towards her and she would be like, “you dey use me joke abi”
Such happens but I understand that’s how they see me – a non serious person.


Q – Any major influences in the industry? (If any, mention)
A – In the industry I really appreciate the works of everyone. Nigerian comedians give their best and I found out it isn’t easy to just say this one man I love because everyone has different comedy styles. But if I were to be in a situation to choose only one person or two I would go for Bovi and I go die. These two individuals are very creative in their thoughts.


Q – What are your plans in the nearest future?
A – My future plans are on track by the grace of God. I am working with a friend currently. We plan to shoot hilarious skits that i’m really sure will make waves and make people want more from us. And also having shows annually for friends and fans all over the country to come and watch me perform – just like AY shows. Bovi’s Man on Fire, etc.


Q – In a relationship right now or not?
A – Yeah i’m in a relationship and we are good for now, hoping to take it to the next level soon.


Contacts
Phone Number | 08187933207
Facebook | Ebuslim Sylvester Udemezue
Instaagram | @officialebuslim
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FACE OF THE CAVE FOR THE WEEK (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

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Name: Divine Chibuzo


State: Imo


Field: Nutrition & Mgt


Likes: Honesty
Dislike: Pretenders


Favourite Quote: “There’s something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence,smiling,knowing she can crush you with d truth”


Contact: Deevyne Chibuhzoh |Facebook

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Name: Christian Williams Jaja


State: Rivers


Field: Biochemist/businessman


Likes: Writing, travelling, swimming, Working out.
Dislikes: Arrogance, selfishness


Favourite Quote: ‘Get up, Get on`


Contact: Christian Williams-Jaja |Facebook

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“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” – W. Clement Stone

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

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Name: John Domadi


State: Enugu
Profession: Song writer, fashion illustrator, writer


Likes- All the fruits of love
Dislikes – All the fruits of negativity


Favourite Quote- “Your free will can either make or destroy you”


Contact: John Domadi Chukwu |Facebook

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Name: Adejoke Deborah Oyeleye


Occupation: Owner at Pischon TOTAL Beauty Concept
Field/ School: Computer science / University of Applied Sciences and Management


Likes: I love travelling around the world and meeting new people


Favourite Quote: “You don’t have to find the perfect person, before you experience the perfect love.”


Contact: Adejoke Deborah Oyeleye |Facebook

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“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz

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

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Name: Nwankwo Flora


State: Enugu


Field: Law


Likes: Honesty
Dislikes: Lies,Double standards


Favourite Quote: “A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please”

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Name: Chukwuebuka Umennadi


State: Anambra


Occupation: Military
Hobbies: Adventures(biking, stunt) dancing and gyming.


Likes: Honestly, Truth and Justice.
Dislikes: Dishonesty, Lies and Injustice.


Favourite Quote: “You don’t have to be great before you start but you have to start to be great.”

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“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” – Jacques Cousteau

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