Friday, 14 October 2016

KASALA -THE CURSE


KASALA- THE CURSE

Deep in the heart of Oshogbo Kingdom, a secret century old, evidence in a single statue is on the verge of being exposed. 

A secret so dangerous it could shake the foundation of Yoruba history.


After a struggle with an elderly woman, a young girl becomes the victim of a curse that threatens to destroy her life and those of the ones she loves. Her only salvation lies in a statue.


She joins forces with an art thief who is on the run from guards of The Lodge. A secret society; whose members are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to retrieve this statue and protect their secret.
In a breathless race through the streets of Lagos, and a face-off with a deadly soldier, intent on a mission from which he cannot fail.


A soldier on a mission, but also locked in a desire to be with the woman he loves. He must not return without the statue, he cannot lose his woman.


Missions, aspirations, desires, emotions collide in this exhilarating tale, a blend of restless adventure, historical intrigue, mythological genius and romance. 


Kasala is a fascinating thriller, full of surprises, loaded with suspense at every twist … till its unpredictable end!



Azubike A. Ahubelem: has an MSc in Information & Communication Technology. He gets inspired by things around him and tries to relate it to things he writes. He writes pure fiction but has been privileged to have his opinion expressed in Punch Newspaper where his article, “Taming the Monster of Crime,” was published.

He is the author of Don't Join a bold novel that provides a fascinating window into the hidden underbelly of gang life in Nigerian Universities. He is also the creator of a comic series that goes by the same title.




Saturday, 5 December 2015

7 ISSUES OF DONT JOIN

Don't Join-Complete 7 Issues

The  comic adaptation of DON’T JOIN, a harrowing tale of gang warfare at a university in Nigeria, follows one man who goes from innocent student to brutal gang leader and back again. Uche, the protagonist, helps the audience understand the intricate and dangerous world of the gangs(also called students cults) from an outsider’s and an insider’s perspectives. He provides a fascinating window into the hidden underbelly of gang life. Uche’s character arc is perhaps the strongest part of the story. The reader sees him gradually become more and more drawn into the criminal world, a version of the classic story of a hero being corrupted by power. Still, the audience relates to him.

The lore and traditions surrounding gang membership are not often explored in this much detail. Audiences are well-acquainted with movies about the mafia and inner city gangs, but the African setting offers a different spin on a familiar genre.

Uche is a straitlaced student at a Nigerian university, who witnesses with horror the violence perpetrated by rival campus gangs. However, after the death of his friend Joe, who had been a gang member, Uche is gradually seduced by the power and strange traditions of the gangs. He joins the Warriors, Joe’s gang, and moves up the ranks while dating Joe’s old girlfriend, Uju. Despite enduring serious injuries and multiple close calls, Uche thrives in the gang and gains a reputation and a fearsome adversary

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Protecting your sons from cultism


                         Protecting your sons from cultism 


Protecting your sons from joining cult gangs requires loads of hard work. Cultism is damaging to the cultist, their families and to the society at large. Joining a cult greatly increases the chance of your child getting tangled in violence, criminality, and drugs. Knowing how cults operate and recognising signs of participation will enable you act fast if your sons show signs of at-risk behaviour.

 Become more involved with your sons.Identify who your son’s friends are and where they “hang out’. Encourage your sons to keep friends who are not interested in cultism. If your Sons hang around with people who are cultist it is very likely that they might join also. Illuminate the endangerments of Cultism. Show them you are against cultism and that you don’t want to see you them dead, wounded, detained or imprisoned.

 Warn them not to use cult gang handshakes and codes or wear specific colours which have meaning to cult gangs in their Universities. Discuss drugs with them and the danger it brings in details not just a warning. If you do so they are less probable to use drugs. Spend quality time with them. Remain an encouraging role model and be exemplary.

 Build their self-esteem so they don’t seek approval from elsewhere. Show them you love them. Speak positively and be very attentive to them. Individuals with solid family support are less prone to joining of cultism for a sense of belonging. Educate your sons how to deal with peer pressure and to settle disputes without violence. Don’t always solve problems for them, do it together. Inspire them to be self-reliant.

Watch closely for negative influences.