© Chris Sam

Hello Dearest

It’s been a while since we last talked

And I am wondering….

Within time and space

Do your thoughts lingers?

Across life’s borders, have I ever mattered?

Am I, have I, ever been the center of your blissful dreams?

I wish you know, that……

In all that I am, my heart will always choose you.

In all that I will become, nothing else truly matters.

My thousand flaws, are made perfect in a single glance of you.

Let the world hear my voice,

For in me are the echoes of a thousand love songs,

In a euphoria of a blissful dream

I see you.

You are the reason to the beautiful love song I sing.


Betem Nation Day Celebration 2018 (a blend of Entertainment and culture.qqqqq

It was indeed a blend of Culture, entertainment and tradition as events marking the Betem Nation Day gradually unfolds. The festival which is aimed to celebrate the liberation and safe return of the Betem people from the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, was this year witness by people coming all over the nation (Nigeria).

The epoch events which was filled with amazing memories was grace by people from all works of life.

This years celebration is centered on a complete rebirth of the Betem people, that is, a dawn of a new era. The event which cut across 6 days of intense display of culture, hospitality and a solemn assembly where chain of prayers to God for a new dawn in the community where lead by different clergies representing the number of religious organizations in the community, marks the beginning of the festival.

In an interview with one of this years organisers Mr Chris Sam, he has this to say. ” This year we have painstakingly spend time, though on short notice to put up an event which we believes could be rated in an international standard by carefully planning all the activities to be engaging, entertaining and impacting. Betem Nation Day Celebration has grown to a stage where the government should see to it promotion, including it as part of the major festivals in the country. as it is a celebration which comes with a high potential that will boost the tourism sector.”

In his remarks, the president of the Betem Youth Council, Mr Bassey Ukpa, highlighted the need for collaborations from various business brands, and also pointing out the spiritual and physical importance of unity, not leaving behind the economic significance of the celebration. The Betem Nation Day Celebration is a time when doors of love, harmony, peace and victory is opened to the inhabitants of the community and neighboring communities. This special day is marks as an anniversary for the successful return of survivors of the Nigerian/Biafra civil war.

Betem Nation Day Celebration, is celebrated every year with colors of African cultures, entertainment and tradition every 14 – 19 January of each new year.

The event also has the performances of Sight and Rhymes music stars Kaita and Royalty thrilled the audiences, giving the atmosphere a feeling of Afropops mix with un-resist-able dance steps.

Royalty with CEO sights and Rhymes Chris SamRoyalty Doing what he knows best

Ekpe Masquerade

Ekpe masquerade

Happy dancers of the Ekpe Cultural dance

Honorable Daniel Ivang (AbujaEkpe 1) and Mr Eyo Egbai (coolJ)

A cross section of members of the Betem Traditional Rulers Council

A cross section of Abang Cultural Dance

Happy carnival participants with Mr Chris Sam CEO Sights and Ryhmes Media during the carnival float.

A cross section of dignitaries from across the state (Cross River)

Honorable Mrs, Ada Charles (Commissioner LGA Affairs with her friend)

Life as it is..

© Chris Sam

I’ve overheard the whispers,

I’ve seen it all from a distance.

Nothing is the way we hear it is,

No story tells it the way it is.

As you cross over life’s situations.

Remember it’s never God’s intention,

When the story attracts evil expressions.

A believe in self and God is what brings the ultimate ovation.

Life isn’t a collection of hate and war,

But an opportunity for peace and love.

Every moment, comes with it memories and dreams.

And every dream, with it beauty and it pains.

Let challenges, become your springboard,

And rejections your greatest motivation.

What is said today, can only be true when tomorrow lives in yesterday’s past.

Remember, to every action taken,

There’s an equal and opposite reaction.


(c) Chris Sam

In between the unimaginable,
We are still humans.
Hiding behind the smiles,
Yet upset to be comforted.

Desiring space by pretending rage,
A saints when naive,
Unpredictable when taken for granted.

Born passionate from the beginning,
A lover of self, nature and all that is to life
We are all that is, will be and hope to be,
We are nature’s bliss.

Growing in between the crevice of our existence,
Blaming our woes to time and neglect,
We are reborn a thousand times by reasons.

Singing in the night by soundless whispers of our conscience,
Dreaming and hoping we make peace with our past, present and future.

We become that we may revived,
Reborn that we may evade the darkness of our past.
Sinking within the two halves of good and evil.
Undauntedly hunted with the thoughts of our fate (deaths).

Grown and ready,
We’re alerted to life’s vicissitude and vagaries.
In all, we remain imperfectly perfect creatures of a supernatural being.
Craving for the true meaning to life and existence.


The silence is long overdue,
In my solitude I have shred it all.
No more long nights of exasperated whispers.
I have been reborn through the fire, and by words
I am refined.

I am, my own greatest foe.
And I am, my own inspiration.
Tossed like the sea waves,
And calm like the ocean tide.
A thought within me and me


The challenge being a Nigerian goes beyond our thoughts and our lifestyle. That we survived everyday is a miracle, and a story untold. Everyday is a challenge on its own and every moment a silent prayers is offered.
I look through my days and sojourn on earth, through my times and struggle and I have come to realise that being born a Nigerian is the biggest test I have ever encountered. It’s become even worst if your from the lower class, because it takes several levels of struggle to graduate towards the beginners line of becoming successful.

This days, the only true happiness and smiles I have, are born from the nostalgic feelings of my childhood.

Being a Nigerian from a low income earning family is the toughest experience and challenge of being a Nigerian. Don’t get me wrong! When the situation surrounding your growth and the challenge you face dreaming to become fulfilled hit on you, and there’s little or no option for you to hold on to, then you’ll understand where am coming from.

Reading through my thoughts above, you’ll be wondering (What exactly does being a Nigerian mean?) Is it a cultural thing? A religious or a tribal problem? Why should I be sounding the way I do.

Well, this article is totally base on my experiences and struggle for survival.

My life is a series of experiences and challenges. Every single day of my life shows me how wrong things are in a nation I call my country. Unfortunately no matter what I write or say, the reality, is very different. Neither my article or frustration will be enough to make things better, either for me or others like me.
What bothers me most, is; this experiences have been legitimise into our daily living. We have totally accepted the wrongs, rebranding them to become the normal way of living. Being a Nigerian means, I can’t dream or envisioned to be a business owner, especially if am not from a rich home, or highly connected. The system have been programmed to favour only a few. The hope for the average Nigerian is a civil service job, or a standard job that will guarantee survival, with a monthly income that cannot even sustain you or a family. Civil service or what they tag a white collar job, are a modern day slave parks, no matter how good your plans are you can’t save to start a business of your own. Foreign investors, will refuse to connect with you as soon as you introduce yourself as a Nigerian, banks are not interested in financing good ideas, the rich and the highly connected hijack everything, politicians are tirelessly looting and stealing from the nation’s treasury. The effects and results of the whole thing still falls back to the average and law abiding citizen of the country (ME) and the likes of me.

I am naturally endowed with amazing ideas, skills, and abilities that could help change and affect the society positively, my dreams and aspirations to bring this ideas to fruition are gradually loosing grip and hope, as every effort made prove to be useless, since I’ve got no political class, connection or belong to the social stracter of the rich.

Everyday has become a page in my quest for survival, sourcing for funds, investors and platforms to showcase my abilities and ideas.

The country Nigeria has become a shadow of itself. Leaders are advanced fraudsters, policies are only on papers without implementation.

There was a country call Nigeria…………

To be continued…



© Chris Sam
Who can understand the mystery of creation? 

Who can predict the events that unfold.

Saddle upon the wheels of time,

We set our voyage on life’s quest as we grow old. 
As the morning sun rises, I behold to become.

Rocking my little cherry cradle, I smile knowing I am welcome. 

For in the darkness that lies beyond my little world, 

I can feel hope in every smile that extend a hand of love.
I can’t say I understand the way things are done,

For in this journey, it all feels we’re all here to sojourn. 

All that matters is, I leave a legacy that will speak of me in thousands years to come.

A life that is full of love and peace as I gracefully blossom. 
Yes, I may be little today, but will one day grow old.

I don’t intend to be another line in the story that is told,

But the protagonist, as my life’s events unfold. 

I believe there’s a space for me, as I am on a mission as pure as gold.