Mr Sam Azoka Onyechi is a poet, playwright and novelist, a Nigerian who studied English at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is also a business man. He has written several books and essays including the poetry collection - Miasma. He is marriedMoreMr Sam Azoka Onyechi is a poet, playwright and novelist, a Nigerian who studied English at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is also a business man.
He has written several books and essays including the poetry collection - Miasma. He is married with children. Mr Onyechi was born into the war years of Nigeria and suffered the full pangs of the deprivation and starvation that pervaded his familys side of the war in the Biafran region.
Despite the evils of the war which directly impacted him and his family leading to the death of his father, he was able to go to school through a combination of self and general family effort. The problems of corruption in Nigeria have made Mr Onyechi and those who share similar bitterness against the wickedness and selfishness of Nigerian leaders to continue to speak out against the organized looting of a nation that has the potentials to be the greatest nation on earth due to its huge natural and human resources, praying fervently to God and believing that Nigeria will one day be free of evil.
The Requiem sings the inevitable dirge for wickedness in high and low places in a setting that has enthroned diabolic selfishness as a way of life. Nigerian leaders have perfected the art of stealing to the chagrin of the world, and their sycophants have further perfected the singing of their praises in the face of their obvious misconduct. The Requiem challenges the obvious pretence of those who practice evil and those who lick their buttocks to keep their jobs, their positions or even their lives.
It is a dramatic presentation of an idealistic young man, with a burning anger against his entire society and who sets out to make a change, even though he knew he had no effective weapon with which to shake the Mafiadom but his deep rooted belief that evil thrives where good men do nothing and that the victory of evil over good is for a while only. The Requiem sings a different song, the song of the masses- that of the deprived who pray justice and who insist that they cannot be wished away.