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Popular Communication Strategist, Uri Ngozichukwuka Launches Maiden Book, ‘Sakadelli’

December came in with a lot of goodies and fulfillment of long-term dreams for many people and topmost Nigerian content entrepreneur, coach, 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 the Nigerian literary world.

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 identify Sakadelli as a masterpiece of the 21st century.

Others include Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, two-time finance who also doubled as the grand patron of the Sakadelli conversation project. Popular Educationist, Modupe Adeyinka Oni was the Chief Hostess while top Nigerian Journalist and special adviser to ex-president Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati reviewed the classy creative artwork birth by Uri.

Top Nollywood Acts Perform, Talk About Sakadelli

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. 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 performers are Bimbo Akintola, another Nollywood star whose acting prowess cuts across tribes and Grace Jerry.

About Sakadelli

The best person to really reveal what Sakadelli was all about is the woman who worked on the manuscript till it became a complete novel and that is the editor herself, Winnie Aduaye, a senior editor at Pyxidia Africa.

Speaking on the the author, she said “Uri writes with solidity, clarity and professionalism.” Her choice of words are simple, easy to understand. Sakadelli 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 is confronting social norms in the 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 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.

Also in attendance was the most distinguished guest, Senator Lanre Tejuosho who launched the book with an undisclosed amount.

The event was anchored by ace broadcaster, Patrick Oke who brought life to the show with different salient debates especially on the superiority of the masculine and feminine gender.


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