Inclusion Advocate, Uri Ngozichukwuka has struck another high note with her new novel, “Sakadelli 2: Give Me A Break”.
This was written in continuation of her highly inspirational and thought-provoking masterpiece “Sakadelli 1; So, When Is It Okay! The novel attracted lots of commendation from readers worldwide. It spotlights topical issues bothering humanity such as gender; disability; social justice; the rights of the woman and girl-child in our society; and the impact of conflict and other forms of violence on individuals, families and communities.
Sakadelli 2 was launched on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the auditorium of Mike Adenuga Centre located in the highbrow area of Ikoyi, Lagos state. The eventful occasion was attended by top dignitaries, friends, associates and lovers of the superb literary works of the author.
The chairman of the book launch was the former Chairman of, the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority, OGFZA Nigeria, Dr Chris Asoluka. During his remarks, Dr Asoluka commended Uri for putting up a novel which addresses humanity in all ramifications. He said:
“When I read Sakadelli 1, I realised it was slightly different. It was not the kind of usual novels you read. Then Sakadelli 2; Give Me A Break, and I said wow! Uri has developed her own style of writing which is quite unique and quite interesting. I felt that it could be a thing of enormous value to our younger ones.
“Sakadelli is a movement. It is a movement of sorts because it tells everyone, wherever you are, that there’s life. And live your life. That is the message I get from Sakadelli.
He however recommended the novel to all and sundry. He said he sees it as a movement towards transforming society for good.
The Novel was reviewed by Ex-NIMASA boss, Dr. Ferdinand Agu (MFR) while the erudite Professor Biola Awosika Fapetu gave her a commendable remark about the novel and its author. Also, among the dignitaries that spoke at the occasion was the representative of Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) and veteran and celebrity actress, Madam Taiwo Ajai-Lycett (OON).
The book launch was done in Grand style as many of the guests bought an appreciable number of copies while some of them made pre-orders online.
Celebrating the beauty and level of creativity Uri displayed in Sakadelli 2, a number of artists stormed the stage as the programme unfolded to entertain guests. In a spoken word presentation manner, they did justice to some of the key areas of humanity the novel addresses which include; Vulnerability, I know The Game, Why Can’t My Rivers Flow, I’m Enough and Sakadelli. The presentation was mind-blowing. The audience was thrilled as they enjoyed every bit of it. It indeed spiced up their day as they left the venue as a true Sakadelli.
An all-inclusive performance. Women from 25-75 hrs including Teni Aofiyebi. Elizabeth Jibunoh. Funmi Ajila Fapetu. Toyin Adesola. Modupe Adeyinka-Oni, Nneka Chris-Asoluka, and Iyabo Aboaba Agbede opened the event.
Some men too Performed " Why can't my river flow" Charles Anusim. Dare Dairo the GM Lagos state disabilities board LASODA.