Owerri. ‘The Land of the Small

StartupSouth4 (someone awesome took this picture and I need to credit them but can’t find them)

8th April 2018, we were in Owerri (East of Nigeria). It had been around 5 years since I was last there. Mrs Njoku and I happened to be at an after-party to a massive traditional wedding and were children compared to the people of means, influence and intellect we were debating with. The conversation centred on us individuals’ ability to create jobs in our state. Not 10 jobs, not 100 jobs, but ‘000s (it’s Government’s role to figure out frameworks on how to create 100,000+ jobs). We were speaking to wealthy Imolites about our shared ambition to ‘do something’ in our home of Imo State Nigeria.

Owerri. ‘The Land of the Small Chops’

[Small chops = young ladies]. The moment those words were uttered, I glanced at Mrs Njoku and realised I had lost.

The Land of the Small Chops. They were talking about the reason many people (read men) throughout the East and South South region come ...

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