Francis Ewherido, a columnist with the Vanguard Newspaper, thenewsng,com and Business A.M Newspaper and the Managing Director of Titan Insurance Brokers Limited is set to formally unveil his first book, ‘Life Lessons From Mudipapa’ on May 5, 2019.
Life Lessons from Mudipapa chronicles the life and times of a fictional character, Chief Julius Mudiaga Orien, Ph.D, a native of Effurun-Otor, Delta State. His childhood dream was to be a Catholic priest, but he chickened out because of the vow of celibacy. He was to find out that married life has its challenges.
Life Lessons from Mudipapa deals with issues of courtship, marriage, family life, parenting, business startups, preparing for retirement and life after retirement, amongst others, presented in a unique and racy manner. It also contains traditional marriage ceremonies among the Urhobo, Itsekiris and Isokos.
In a related development, Professor of English and Literature and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka, Professor Sunny Awhefeada, will be the book reviewer of the book.
Awhefeada belongs to the new generation of Nigerian literary scholars. He studied English at the Universities of Benin and Ibadan before settling down as a lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies at the Delta State University, Abraka where he rose through the ranks to become a professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
Professor Awhefeada is a columnist with the Daily Independent newspaper and he currently edits The Guardian Literary Series.
The event will take place under the distinguished chairmanship of Chief Johnson Modika Barovbe, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Urhobo Social Club, Lagos and Proprietor, Westminster College, Lagos; while the President General of Urhobo Progress Union, Olorogun Moses Taiga, is the Father of the Day. The Acting Rector, Seminary of SS. Peter and Paul, Bodija, Ibadan, Rev. Fr. Anthony Ewherido, Ph.D., is the chief host.
The book presentation will attract prominent Urhobos, including members of Urhobo Social Club, as well as other prominent Nigerians in the Christian Community, media, insurance sector, business community and other areas of national life.