© 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.


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

I came from a thousand success streams,
With grace and love I’ve been found among an amazing team.
Years of struggle and faith has built my self-esteem.
Now I can say am on the path to fulfil my dream.

In a blink, lot have been said and many experienced.
My entire life is a story build by providence,
As I grew to be filled with great confidence. 
I can now boldly say, I have lived beyond failures consequence.

Who said this or who say that doesn’t count,
For life itself never offer us a discount.
All that really matters is for us to surmount. 
Then with a gracious smile our blessings we will count.

Yeah, few years back I was born.
Though pains, rejects and hates came like thorns,
This experiences have truly made a free born.
No more worries or fear of what will be said with the tongue.

Happy birthday to me, as I live to leave a mark and a true legacy.


In order for our lives to change for the better, we must change our perspective and perception of seeing things. For when our personal philosophy and behaviour is refined and adjusted, more opportunities will be before us, giving us a privilege of becoming more fulfilled.
Strengthening our personal boundary by living beyond the gossip line, creates and reinforces our value and worth. It also helps to keep the unhealthy drama, negativity, and suffering out.

Our personal boundaries include three distinct focal point
>Our mindset and emotions 
>Thoughts and ideas 
>Choice and actions
Our mindset and emotions.

By becoming aware of our mindset, feelings, and emotions, we can work toward finding peace of mind and conquering fear, doubt, and negativity. Having a healthy handle on emotions enables us to choose fulfillment and joy. In opposite, when we neglect this aspect of our lives, it brings to us emotional sufferings and pains.

To be continued……… 

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