Sunday 23 September 2012

Happy birthday to Akwa Ibom State & Princess Anne Inyang

Today, 23rd September, is the birthday of Akwa Ibom State. The state clocks 25 today as it was created on 23rd September, 1987. Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria named after the Qua Iboe river. It is located in the coastal South-Southern part of the country, lying between latitudes 4°321 and 5°331 North, and longitudes 7°251 and 8°251 East. The State is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean and the southern-most tip of Cross River State.
Akwa Ibom is one of Nigeria’s 36 states with a population of over 5 million people and more than 10 million people in diaspora. It was created in 1987 from the former Cross River State and is currently the highest oil and gas producing state in the country. The state’s capital is Uyo with over 500,000 inhabitants. Akwa Ibom has an airport (Akwa Ibom International Airport) and two major sea ports on the Atlantic Ocean with a proposed construction of a world class seaport Ibaka Seaport at Oron. Along with English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio, Annang, Eket, and Oron languages.
Princess Anne Inyang
 Also, international gospel star, Princess Anne Inyang is marking her birthday today. Anne came into the limelight in 1996 with the release of her debut "ALL THE WAY WITH JESUS" which housed the monster hit track "AKANAM NKWE", a song that celebrates God's unconditional love. This song has won numerous awards and still winning.Anne has performed on uncountable stages within and outside Nigeria with celebrated artistes like Lionel Peterson, Late Lucky Dube, Onyeka Onwenu, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Miriam Makeba, Panam Percy Paul, Donnie McClurkin, Ron Kenoly, Yinka Ayefele etc.  Anne is multi-lingual and she brings down the glory when she ministers.

Connoisseur wishes Akwa Ibom State and one of her music ambassadors – Anne Inyang a happy birthday. Hip hip hip…hurray….!

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1 comment:

  1. I thought Akwa-Ibom was named after God rather than the qua iboe river