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Wednesday, March 27, 2024
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HAPPY EASTER Y’ALL - WITH AN IGBO EASTER HYMN

aster was very significant for us when I was growing up at St Mary’s Church Nnewi, Nigeria. It ranked up there with Christmas because just like Christmas, we, as children, got new clothes and shoes for Easter. And on Easter day proper, after church, where we would sing many resurrection songs including this one, Christ Has Risen, we would go home.

At home, the celebration usually started with a full plate of rice, stew and chicken. There after, we would all set out to the grounds of St Mary’s church where most of the kids in my village gathered to watch the masquerades called Opiaka Mkpala

Well, some memories never fade and frankly, many form the bed rock of what one became. So, to commemorate Easter, I dare play and sing the Igbo Easter song- Christ Has Risen. The link below takes you to the video

https://youtu.be/FCS4Bpy8HQ0?si=8V7U90nG5TBK6Td5

Happy Easter Y’All