2 Things You Probably Do Not Know About Me

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"Cheerfulness is that quality which enables one to make others happy. It takes its origin half in personal goodness, and half in the belief of the personal goodness of others." Fulton Sheen.


Since 2005 I have volunteered in two major events in C

hurch - teaching and acting. I have volunteered in summer coaching teaching, government, Civics and most recently Model United Nations. I am amazed at the warmth the kids welcome me with even though I know I can be very strict. Sadly this year, I shall not be joining them.

The joy of every teacher is to see their students grow and become greater. I am amazed sometimes when I come across people have grown taller than me and when they greet me “hello uncle Chimezie, you taught me at the Holy Family Summer Lesson”. While I am stunned by their physical growth, there is this satisfying feeling that arrests me within; then I understand what it means to achieve fulfilment.


The second annual ritual for me is acting though I like to see it as evangelization. You see, I started out acting when I was 17 that was in 2003 but I joined the Passion Drama team in 2005. Now since then, I have always been the bad guy, the one responsible for Jesus' arrest and crucifixion. I remember finishing exams in College in Anambra and running home to Festac just because I wanted to be a part of it. I remember the Director then calling me in school to ask if I was coming to Lagos.

In 2014 I was offered the role of Director 2015 Business took me to me Awka and I missed out. I have had the rare pleasure of being director in 2016, 2017 and now 2018. Why these biography you may ask.



Now you see over the years, I have seen people participate in the drama for the different reasons; some for the show of it, some to develop acting skills, others to evangelize while some other people as penance for their sins. Over the years, I have worked with diverse people from varying backgrounds with different orientation. As a director, you are a Psychologist, Teacher, Motivator, Mentor, Guide, Doctor ,in fact the maxim "know something about everything and everything about something" best describes the role of a Director.

Still, I have seen people who took their acting seriously go on to make it in the big screen, others moving on to other successful ventures. Through participating in the Passion Drama to commemorate Good Friday, I have been a living testimony of that saying that "When you make God's business your business, He will make your business His business".

Whatever the human mind can conceive, it will one day consider.
                                              Whatever it considers, it will one day believe.
Whatever it believes, it will one day accept.
Whatever it accepts, it will one day ACT UPON!!!


Every year, my job is to elicit a certain kind of cheerfulness from my cast and crew in doing their job of evangelization although it comes with its own pain, sacrifices, discomforts and disappointments. With less than one week to go to production day, I am surprised at myself for how far we have come along. Should you be in Festac, Town Lagos on Good Friday, please do not hesitate in joining us to be evangelize on Jesus’ passion. The drama starts at 11am then we shall proceed with the procession through some major streets in Fetsac.
Caritas Dei urget nos

You can catch us during rehearsals weekdays by 7pm at the Courtyard of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Festac.

Enjoy the pictures of what we did in 2016 and 2017.

OjisiEmezie








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11 comments

  1. Ojisi, may God strengthen ur efforts and give you more wisdom and also fulfilment all that concerns u. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

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    1. Thank you so much. God bless you too and amen to your prayers for me.

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  2. Lovely piece and pictures. God keeping us alive hope to there to witness this year’s celebration. Keep up the good work and May God bless and crown all your efforts. Amen.

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  3. My Director. May God reward your commitments and dedication. Nice writeup.

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  4. May God strengthen you as you work in his vineyard.

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  5. Best Director ever!

    Mezie, Mezie..Always committed to a course. Sincerely, I'm being motivated each time I see the passion and zeal at which you handle those roles perfectly irrespective of your personal commitments. God reward you handsomely dear.
    I pray that this year's own would become a success too.

    Keep inspiring!

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    1. Amen! Thank you Ms King. May men never be far you you in days of need.

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  6. Best Director ever!

    Mezie, Mezie..Always committed to a course. Sincerely, I'm being motivated each time I see the passion and zeal at which you handle those roles perfectly irrespective of your personal commitments. God reward you handsomely dear.
    I pray that this year's own would become a success too.

    Keep inspiring!

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