Professional Communication Strategist, Uri Ngozichukwuka Launches Maiden Book, Sakadelli, ‘’So when is it okay?”
Renowned Nigerian content entrepreneur, inclusive advocate, broadcaster, and CEO April Benjamin and Dawn Communications Ltd., Uri Ngozichukwuka shines bright in the light as she launched her maiden book on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 in Lagos.
The event which took place at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos gathered some of the best hands in various industries to celebrate the birth of a new life in Nigerian literature.
Starting with the royal father of the day, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, father of the day, ever agile 90-year-old author, grandfather and role model to many big names in the country, Pa Uma Oke Eleazu, the list of high-class Nigerians at the event really identifies Sakadelli as a masterpiece of the 21st century.
Others include Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, is the grand patron of the Sakadelli book project. Chief launcher He is four times minister and twice minister of finance. Minister of planning. Minister of transport.
Grounded early child educationist, Modupe Adeyinka Oni was the Chief Hostess.
Top Nollywood Acts Perform, Talk About Sakadelli’So when is it okay?”
Starting with veteran actress, mother, and grandmother, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett a UK-trained actor led the list of those who performed Sakadelli. She regarded the work as a lyrical feast and attested to the fact that it was an irresistible novel.
Ajai-Lycett further called the Nigerian education ministry to adopt Sakadelli for school children as it is a perfect way of solving many societal ills as it addressed a number of issues that many are wary of confronting. My love for Uri’s problem-solving skills and creativity especially Sakadelli made me attend this event today, she concluded.
Another veteran, Gloria Anozie also made a special performance of Sakadelli’So when is it okay?”. Talking about the beauty of the different shape, form, and size of the woman. A woman is perfect, beautiful, strong, and complete irrespective of her age, race, religion or education, Sakadelli reveals.
Other performances were by Bimbo Akintola. Gloria young.
Music by Grace Jerry the talented golden Voiced lady in a wheelchair. The music will be available as a caller ring tone in the new year. Music builds confidence and encourages acceptance and love for humanity.
SAKADELLI book is a deep conversation starter in every society and will spark conversations in 2021
About Sakadelli’, “So when is it okay?”
The best person to really reveal what Sakadelli’, “So when is it okay? “was all about is the woman who worked on the manuscript till it became a complete novel and that is the editor herself, Winnie Aduayi, a senior editor at Pyxidia Africa.
Speaking on the author, she said, “Uri writes with solidity, clarity, and professionalism.” Her choice of words is simple, easy to understand. Sakadelli’So when is it okay?” is bound to elevate the human experience, she said.
The author while speaking about the book reveals that Sakadelli is a mirror depicting us in humorous ways appreciating our follies and laughing at ourselves while deeply reflecting on the rules of engagement in life. Sakadelli’So when is it okay?” is confronting social norms in society.
It has chapters that dealt with changing the narrative of the pressure on young ladies to get married as narrated by Amen Lucy Eboho, the lustful thoughts in men while looking at a perfect figure 8 in the church as narrated by Mike Okubelo in a chapter called ‘While we worshipped”.
Sakadelli, ‘So when is it okay?” is written with passion and pathos on critical issues in this modern world. It is indeed a millennial book. Its unique and fresh perspective laced with humor in verse makes it a delicious literary meal waiting to be consumed by hungry readers.
It’s a novel in verse. A rare writing style among African writers. Poetry song and prose telling the stories. Humorous. Authentic. Truthful. Published in the US for an adult audience.
It’s the first in the series of 3 or more books all already written. The next Sakadelli book will be released later in the new year.
It has the US library of Congress approval. Which puts it in the Whitehouse library under the Creative Arts segment. It’s verified by US copyright making Sakadelli an original work