25th December, is a date specially mapped out to commemorate and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, by the Christian faiths.
No doubt on this same special day, events are also fixed by some individuals for reasons best known to them, but Oguocha Chukwuebuka is one of such people. He fixed the presentation of his first novel, Happy at last to the public.
It was a joyous moment at Church of Ascension, Ngodo village, in Nise town, of Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, as they observed the launching of the book – “Happy At Last” Novel authored by one of their sons, Oguocha Chukwuebuka; Who is currently an NYSC corps member, serving at Eket, in Akwa Ibom state.
It was gathered that the book, which is Children’s novel that centers on child upbringing, is the first published book by the young author. The journey towards achieving this feat began immediately he left NYSC orientation camp Nsit Atai, in Akwa Ibom state in June, 2019, as Batch B stream II corps member.
The book Launch which held at his local church immediately after Christmas service, on 25th December, 2019, was moderated by Chinaza Okoye.
Participants were mostly members of the church and few externals. Importantly among those who launched the book are: Reverend Obidajua, the presiding priest of the church, Mr. Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, the author’s mentor; a known journalist and owner of odogwublog.com, Mr. Clifford Oguocha; the authors father, Mr. Peter Okonkwo (Sampet), Mr. Bernerya Udeh, and many others.
During the book launch many testimonies were given about the author: Mr. Clifford Oguocha; the author’s father said he was not surprised at his son’s recent achievement, that he had known him as one who loves writing and mostly engage in the art at mid nights. One of the Church members also testified, that Chukwuebuka has been an important vessel in the house of God, considering his participation in the musical section of the church.
The presiding priest, Reverend Obidajua, described Chukwuebuka as an enterprising youth with great vision. He further advised that other youths should learn and emulate the author, instead of indulging and wasting their time on frivolous acts.
Finally the author was commended, congratulated and was wished well. He was urged to keep the fire burning and never to relent from his good work.