Watch out World…Ubani’s in the house!
It is my honor to introduce Ubani on Sunnie’s Pen to Page.
I met Ubani on Hubpages where he shared many of his wonderful poems. Please enjoy his autobiography, some of his favorite quotes, and a special poem, shared in his own words.
“I remain my humble self Ubani Alexander Chijioke Thandi. I came from the far parts of Africa through the blossoming and dusty landscapes of Abia State, Nigeria far beyond the greenish forest and the vast oceans far away from Lagos, Onitsha and Calabar.
I was called to earth by my beautiful parents who gave birth to six others besides myself right there in Umudike. The fourth in a family of seven – five beautiful girls and two handsome dudes make up my family.
I started my early education ᵃ†̥̥ National Root Crops Research Institute, umudike and later proceeded †Φ the famous Government College Umuahia for my secondary education. My ambition to be on Television led me to study Theater Arts from Imo State University, Owerri were I bagged a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A hons) majoring in Play writing. Through the difficulties, numerous industrial actions and hardships of university life, I grew to become a most acclaimed, outstanding, talented and skillful writer and student – one of the best in my department.
“He who searches for crabs in shark infested water is asking for trouble”
“With over 500 poems (more than 60 published poems, 15 short stories, 8 plays and 3 unpublished novels)
I was born on the 3rd of May, 1987 to Mr and Mrs Ubani M.O, our family was sweet and large. My mama Mrs. Chinyere Ubani and my grandfather all of blessed memory helped shape my life for good.
“Mama, I will fight your fight and be rest assured that you will forever be dear †Φ my heart. My heart bleeds and I am worried that you will not be around †Φ reap the fruit of your labor.”
There is no greater love than a son for his mother. The character of a man is made from the love of his mother.
Mama was strict, religious, determined, outstanding, generous and was a go-getter to the core. Her ‘never say die’ attitude gave impetus to all I have achieved till this day. My story can never be complete without her.
On the other hand, my grandfather tutored me in the ways of the ancients and taught me that respect, honor, trust, truth, family and love were virtues of life. He tendered me like a chick under the mother hen.
“I am another ordinary man doing extraordinary things”
“Now, I can without doubt say that I am a prolific and versatile Writer, Actor, Playwright, Dramatist, Poet and Script-writer.
by Ubani Alexander Thandi
Look! A man
by his worth, he is blessed
worried of soul
but, strong at heart
delighting every soul
He is a child of honor
A bundle of gift
The light of many
The comforter of The afflicted
With his hands, strangulation Whispers
Awesome, built with strength
his fist molded with iron
fast, strong, bold & proud
intelligence is his father
glory his pride
determination eat his guts
he is a child of destiny
born for heroics
with blood he bathe
his heart at his back
survival is his only food
in the mind of a gladiator.
Copyright – Ubani Alexander Chijioke
I have been featured in different online Magazines, blogs and social network sites and most recently my poems and short stories have featured as a guest writer at The African street writer site
WE ARE ONE: H.O.W – HUMANITY ONE WORLD
My EYES are in tears
My HEART in pain
Deep thoughts overwhelming my mind
Sweet bitter pain in my heart
Their faces are hungry
Begging for food
Orphans of our world
Homeless not hopeless
We appeal for LOVE
Begging for help
We are the children of poverty
Sons and daughters of want
Abandoned, poor and battered
Food we beg each day
We ask for help
We are the children of the world
Sons and daughters born of a woman
Please give us a life
Make us all equal
Stop the discrimination
End the inequality
Halt the corruption
No more abortion, no more killings
We are all equal
Make the world a better place
Bring out the laughter on our faces
Make food like water
Treat all equal
Let the music of love flow to all
Brighten our faces with your friendship
Bring us all together
Black, white and red
Because we are one
Let’s love one another
Care and protect one another
For life is SWEET when we share it with OTHERS.
©Copyright – Ubani Alexander Thandi²ᴼ¹²
Please find many of Ubani’s work on the following sites below.
Ubani’s work is also featured on Katrine Del monte’s site below
I am young, passionate, loving, jovial and easy-going person who loves to laugh.
In fact, I laugh a lot but I am handsome too.”
Sunnie says, ” A super writer and a super man! “
Thank you Ubani for letting me share your wonderful story. Never give up on your dream! Wishing you the very best on your writing journey!