HOW SOUTH AFRICANS SOON FORGOT
Xenophobia in South Africa
Xenophobia in South Africa
When South Africa was in her troubled waters, Nigeria and indeed other African countries stood by her to ensure she gets out of the trouble waters, to see to the end of Apartheid. It was so brutal that it claimed so many lives and others were jailed in the process, the likes of Late Nelson Mandela et’al . During this period, African leaders mounted pressure on the P. W. Bother regime to end apartheid and to hand over power so that South Africans can govern themselves. Continue reading
Do you know?
That in those days, when a child goes to a provision store to buy a thing with one Naira in his hand, the owner of the shop will inquire of their house and will leave the shop in the care of a neighbor and follow the child home, ask questions to find out if truly that one Naira belonged to the child or not. Continue reading “BRING BACK OUR VALUES”
Fwakato is an interesting word! This activity is done mainly by young ladies, i.e. young girls. Though the elderly does it but unless if there are special occasions.
The young girls would arrange themselves in a line and will be singing while one or more will be in the middle jumping and throwing themselves at them and they too will be throwing her up. At times they will be mentioning names of boys they admire in their songs (In most cases the admiration ends there). This also, is part of transition from being a young girl to being a woman.
They can do this either in the day or in the night depending on the mood or circumstance; but it was mostly done in the night, and at times in sandy area or around the riverside especially under the moonlight.
Unfortunately, just like any other, this has faded away and sadly, the young ones both born and unborn may not or never know about this part of culture not to talk of having a taste of it unless something is done about it.
Remember that word? Of course, for the older generation, but for the younger generation, only few or none at all have known what it is: or perhaps they have heard of it. I chose to bring these things to our remembrance because it has been said, “if you have no history, you have no future.” You must have been coming from somewhere before you know where you are going. Sadly, a lot of people find it very difficult to relate to history. History is among the beautiful things that ever happened to mankind. Why? Because it tells you where you are from, and where you are going.
Having said that, let us now look at our subject.
Gosoto is a Bachama word and is used among the young ones between teenage and adolescents. It is a season or period whereby the young ones contribute money, buy food stuff and cook their own food outside their homes. This is usually done during dry season; and they normally build their playing houses using cartons, sticks and in some cases, mud. These houses are prototypes of what we have in the homes. Usually, this is permitted by parents then because there were no high rates of immorality, everything was done on a playing bases and it ends there. But things have changed; no parent would permit that now unless they will be consenting to permissible immorality. Because this is a meeting of both boys and girls. Continue reading “GOSOTO”
Welcome to the ember months. Our prayer for you is the God of heaven and earth will see you through these ember months. You shall see the end of the ember months and the ember months shall not see your end in Jesus name.
I am pleased to write about the Bachama traditional soup for those who care and want to know. We have varities of soup and the recipes but at the moment we will concentrate on the soup varities.
The following are the varities:
5. Su Kodomye
6. Supo Mbudye
7. Kwaa Halbe
8. Kwa a waato
9. Kwaa Bawei
12. Vaki Lufato
13. Jibi Gboto
15. Nzo Mbwaloto
20. Nzu Kedeto
21. Nzo Mutto
more Still to come…
As LCCN convention 2014 draws to a close, God’s people held a vigil to pray for the country among other things. The night vigil was heavily attended by the participants with prayers indeed for the land and songs of praise to the Lord Almighty.
The night vigil began at about 10pm with songs of praise from the band. The Night vigil was heavily attended by the participants of the programme. God also wrought miracles through his ministers, testimonies were also received by the recipients of God’s grace and mercy from the past convention, the barren gave birth healings took place.
This is another phase in the life of LCCN as it is taking another dimension. In fact, what we see here is a replica of what is happening in the pentecostal circle and various speakers prophesied concerning the future of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria LCCN with the youth taking over, praise God!
…..More updates will come your way.
The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria commenced its Annual Convention starting from 19th of February 2014, it was preceded by a Night vigil to prepare ground for the main programmed which started fully yesterday with theme “Today if you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Among other features include: Bible studies, teachings, talks and songs from various groups.
As Ebenezer 2014 came to a close, the atmosphere was charged, the blind see, the lame walk. 10 years madness was healed and delivered, another five years madness also healed and delivered. So many people received solutions to their problems. Great is his faithfulness!