PRE-BURIAL NOTE OF GRATITUDE TO HIGH CHIEF TOMPOLO AND TO HIS EXCELLENCY OTUARO
BY EKANPOU ENEWARIDIDEKE
Because Tompolo believed in the final journey of Mrs Timiebi Maika Ekanpou on 21 January 2023, from him a giant KURU canoe and giant KURU paddles came as journey-enhancers long ago, even before the moon alighted on the village square for storytelling to begin. Froom His Excellency Kingsley Burutu Otuaro also came a KURU paddle as another journey-enabler. With these journey-enhancers, the journey for Mrs Timiebi Maika Ekanpou began on 21 January 2023 and ended on notable notes devoid of rancour and clangour.
Thanks to Tompolo who would be despaired to see me falter, fall and fail, and to His Excellency Otuaro who, like the coucal(the Otiti bird), always ceaselessly tells the weary world of his ‘Ekanpoutritude'(commitment to Ekanpou’s cause).With the demonstrated ‘Ekanpoutritude’ of High Chief Tompolo and His Excellency Otuaro whose commendable scripts on me were deposited without a knowledge of each other at work, Mrs Timiebi Maika Ekanpou’s history would be questioned without a glorious space for these two personalities from Gbaramatu Kingdom.
For my core believers like High Chief Tompolo and His Excellency Otuaro who iconically and indexically tell their story of ‘Ekanpoutritude’, their story shall be told like the The Ozidi Saga of Jp Clark’s creation. I can see the aura of epic around these two personalities in varied stages of creative unfoldment. May cosmic benediction be their daily heritage.