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From rags to robes by Samuel Aware Twum Ampofo

A man took to social media and share his experience on rags to robes.

Here is what he posted!

FROM RAGS TO ROBES: A TEACHER ONCE CALLED ME THE DIRTIEST BOY IN SCHOOL AND MY UNIFORM “RAGS” (But I kept the rags)….The world deserves to hear this story!

The 9th of November, 2019 was a memorable day, graduating with a Master of Science degree at one of the world’s most prestigious universities (Oxford). It was historic being part of the over 800 years tradition. The day began with an addresses at the St Anne’s College by the Principal and Dean taking us through what exactly goes on at the Sheldonian theatre, the graduation ceremony which is conducted about 98% in Latin (except the names of graduands…lol). We were told to only remember the Latin phrase “DO FIDEM” (I swear).

It was a great moment going through the graduation sessions, listening to deans of various colleges present their students to the Vice Chancellor and Proctors. Graduands had to strictly be in their traditional Oxford’s sub fusc (special dressing for such occasions; with men in black suits, trousers, socks and shoes, and white shirt with either white or black bow tie; and ladies in black skirts, shoes, socks and white shirts).

Master of Science graduands had to be in their graduation gowns, with their blue hoods ( and trust me, there are strict rules concerning these dressings and students are not allowed to be part of the ceremony if they are wrongly dressed)
As I sat in my gown at the Sheldonian theatre, my mind went back over a decade ago, when I remembered that I had not always been in nice ROBES.

Just over a decade ago, around the same month of November, as I was walking innocently from the washroom to my class at Junior High School, one teacher just called me and told me to kneel down on the gravels in the scorching sun, and said “LOOK AT THE RAGS YOU ARE WEARING! DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE THE DIRTIEST BOY IN THIS SCHOOL”. For no reason he started throwing the cane all over my body. I couldn’t control my tears as other students passed by and some mocked at me. I had not done anything to this teacher. My only wrong was that I bore the same surname as his. He invited two other teachers who also hurled insults at me and finally allowed me go to my class.

I couldn’t do anything for the rest of the day until we closed. I wept on the inside as I walked down to my house in those tattered uniforms (what my family could afford). When I got home, I went straight to where my mat was, knelt down, removed my shorts (shown in the picture), lifted it up towards the heavens and said “GOD, I AM GOING TO KEEP THESE RAGS, BUT I AM GOING RISE SO HIGH IN LIFE TO SHOW THESE RAGS TO THE WORLD”

For more than 10 years, I have kept these rags (and they followed me to the UK) and whenever I look at them today, they tell me how gracious the Lord has been to me. They tell me how far I have come if there’s the temptation to give up… ‘Our backs were against the wall and it looked as if it was over, but God made a way”

What a great God

I tell this story today not because all is well. In fact there are still giants to conquer on the journey to destiny. However, I want to tell everyone reading this that difficulties in life should rather motivate you to become an overcomer.
The truth is that “No challenge in life is worth giving up on your dreams”. In this life, you will meet people who will maltreat you (forgive and ignore them), you will meet situations that will overwhelm you and sometimes cause you to fall (But rise up again). You will get 1001 reasons to give up but find some 2 reasons why you must keep moving. Rise so high that your adversaries bow before you someday.

I PRAY THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS THIS STORY!

I pray this story reaches THAT YOUNG AFRICAN BOY OR GIRL WHO WANTS TO GIVE UP!

I don’t know what your rags are but you can wear robes one day.

KEEP YOUR RAGS, AND STRIVE FOR THE ROBES (It will all make sense one day)by Samuel Asare Twumasi

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All you need to know about PA Peter Fatomilola

Peter Fatomilola was born on 16th January, 1946 at Ifisin, Ido-Osi, a city in Ekiti state, South-western Nigeria to the family of Late Chief Abraham Ojo and Mrs Elizabeth Fatomilola, being the only child of his mother, though his father had several other children. He had his primary education at The Apostolic Primary School, Iwaro-Oke; he went to the modern school at Ilesa and then Ife City Commercial College in 1968 for his secondary education.

Acting, for him, began when he was in primary school. He used to write short plays and direct his friends who were co-actors with him. When he was at the City College, he collaborated with his house master and established a drama group named Ife City Dramatic Society, and he was further sponsored by the schools principal, Adeyera, who donated a bus to the group. Peter Fatomilola and his group went about staging plays such as Oluwa LO Mejoo Da, Agbalowomerii: Baale Jontoro, etc. In the course of these tours, in 1970, Peter came in contact with late Professor Ola Rotimi during a festival at Oranmiyan Local Government where he had won the medal as best actor. Prof Ola Rotimi took interest in him, so Peter began to work with him. After his secondary education, Prof Ola Rotimi enrolled him in his own Theatre group University of Ife Theatre. Peter Fatomilola worked there for ten years before Ola Rotimi left for Port Harcourt. Peter thereafter worked for Wole Soyinka until his retirement.

He is the son of a Chief Ifa Priest, which was believed to influence his herbalist roles in Nigerian Yoruba Film. Peter Fatomilola is a retired academic staff of Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts in 1978. He was the first person to act the role of Papa Ajasco, a lead role in a comedy opera produced by Wale Adenuga. He has featured in several notable Nigerian movies including Sango, an epic African movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi and produced by Obafemi Lasode.

Peter Fatomilola is currently the Head of Ifa Priests in his town. Just recently, he was honoured with a chieftaincy title in Ile-Ife by the Ooni of Ife. Peter Fatomilola is a proud father of over two dozen children who he has successfully trained in their academic endeavours.

Professor Peter Fatomilola
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Ebony pretty Wabasha Maxine wowed social with her stunning looks.

Pretty Ebony lady identified as Wabasha Maxine wowed social media users with her stunning looks.
The 23 years , mechanical engineering undergraduate student poster beautiful pictures was posted on Instagram page with over 181,000 Instagram followers.

Several photos of the beauty were shared on Twitter by social media user @_thee_boy, who captioned it: “Do you love chocolate

Wabasha Maxine
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Ovularia is alive, she’s not dead-Okpala .



One of the leading stars in The New Masquerade, a television drama series now rested, Mrs. Lizzy Lizzy Ovueme, popularly known as Ovuleria, who was reported on social media and some online publications to have passed on is hale and hearty.

She spoke with The Nation on phone from her Port Harcourt home indicating she is alive. Though she did not speak much on phone, her voice sounded clear and sharp.

Chief Chika Okpala, who acted as lead character Chief Zebrudaya Okorigwe Nwogbo alias 4.30, in The New Masquerade earlier confirmed that Ovularia is not dead and is alive ‘because I just spoke with her few minutes ago before your call came in. She is okay in Port Harcourt.

Long live ovularial