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A Tribute to a Lady Immortalized in Our Heart: Chinwendu Belle Brown, (Nnenne Nkuma)

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Chinwendu

Chinwendu, the news of your death was a shock to me. Life is a treasure that should not be used for gambling. Any sane person who goes to war does so either because he/she believes that victory is assured or because the war is inevitable and a last option to lasting peace. Consequently, some of us wonder why you choose a path that should not have been considered when there are other options. However, the roles of sycophants cannot be ignored.

One thing is certain, if God had wanted you would come face to face with Death and come out victorious because o! Chinwendu. So if God allowed it then it is for a reason.

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Chinwendu, you were first an elder brother before being an elder sister. You were a double human because you doubled both as a man and a woman in the family.

Chinwendu, you made many sacrifices for your family which always comes first to you. When the world wrote me off because of the ebbs and flows of life. The world thought I had lost in all affairs of life but you never stopped believing in me.

Chinwendu, you walked with me side by side through the darkest of night. You were not just a sister, I called you “my forerunner” because my interesting story would be incomplete without you,. Finally, we won. The sweetest victory is that won when the world had counted you out. But baby m, you should not have trusted me so much to quit the stage at this time that I need you most.

Even though you left us so early yet you lived a fulfilled life. You touched many lives within the little time you spent on earth. Your Journey through life reminds me of the saying, “ I shall pass this way but once, any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Today, we mourn because we know the value of who we lost. There is no doubt that your death has weakened us but we must find strength in weakness, find peace in turmoil, find joy in sorrow. Above all, we must remain strong in adversity.

Chinwendu, Agu nwami only death could defeat you because it is a debt all mortals must pay. The most important thing is that i bia uwa turu ugo la.

Chinweundu, Eziaku, Nnenne nwa nne m, go in peace. You said many prayers for me and your family while you were alive and now that you are with the host of heavens. Now that you dwell among the hierarchies of the spiritual realms, I trust you will keep interceding for the family you love so much because not even death can separate us.

Dr. David Nkuma Kalu

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