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King Ray © IamBenue 2018

Creatives, Stories 10/10/2018 by Akaafele

“If I’m to rewrite my life story again I will pick Makurdi again” – King Ray

My name is Raymond Shagbaor Iorkohol (King Ray). I am from Kwande local government Area of Benue.  Raymond is an Actor and a model. I started Modelling while I was in Benue State University Makurdi (BSU) studying Theater Arts.   I was a runner-up Mr Theatre Arts Department in 2010, runner-up Mr Benue Carnival 2011 and runner-up Mr Benue 2011.   if I’m to rewrite my life story again I will pick Makurdi again In 2012 I represented Benue in […]

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payday © I am Benue 2018

Creatives, Stories 15/06/2018 by Orwi Manny Ameh

Payday; The Movie

Synopsis Just before best friends and flatmates Paul (Baaj Adebule) and Ortega (Ebiye Victor) renew their yearly rent, their Landlord dies very suddenly, and seemingly without any heir apparent. The young men seize upon the unfortunate but good opportunity to ‘enjoy’ a little. They go on an expensive night out. The Landlord’s daughter (Segilola Ogidan) turns up the following morning […]

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Missing corpse @ I am Benue 2018

Culture, Stories 9/04/2018 by Sidney Dooyum Ahura

The Tale Of Lost Corpses

A friend of mine told me a story recently that sounded rather like a Nollywood movie or a ‘tales by moonlight story’ but sadly it is an experience that he personally and painfully had. The story involved the corpse of his elder brother’s wife who had died as a result of pregnancy complications. Her death was quite painful as she […]

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Creatives, Filmmakers, Stories 10/03/2018 by Akaafele

Beyond The Glam; Directed by Anna White

According to recent study by the Mind, Behaviour and Development Unit (eMBeD) of the World Bank, 1 out of every 5 Nigerians suffer from depression, this goes to show the precarious situation we are in. Beyond the Glam is a wakeup call for us to be our brother’s keeper; look is deceptive nowadays, those that seem to have it all […]

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© IamBenue Meg Otanwa 2018

Security, Stories 20/01/2018 by Meg Otanwa

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari

One fateful day I received numerous calls from home: “A u Fulani! A u fulani!! E ku pewa eh,” meaning, “The Fulanis! The Fulanis! They’ve come again!” It was Jan 17th last year, the herdsmen had attacked a neighbouring village and the villagers had run into our village for safety. The marauders took lives and left a trail of destruction […]

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