Home / News / Africa / ‘One Week One Trouble’ author, Prof. Anezi Okoro, will always remain relevant in African history – Ghanaian Chief
Professor Anezi Okoro

‘One Week One Trouble’ author, Prof. Anezi Okoro, will always remain relevant in African history – Ghanaian Chief

By Alex Enebeli
Enugu, Feb. 21, 2024
The traditional ruler of Nandom Traditional Area, Upper West Region, Ghana, HRH Edmund Nminyem,  says Prof Anezionwu Okoro, the author of ‘Village Headmaster’ will always remain relevant in the history of Africa.
The royal father stated this during the Night of Tribute organised in honour of Okoro who died on Jan. 20 on Tuesday in Enugu.
He described Okoro as the “greatest dermatologist in Africa”, adding that he was a Pan African par excellence who believed in the unity of Africa.
According to him, Okoro has done a lot through his literary works and will not die in the history of Africa, in science and politics and in the humanities.
“We should immortalize and celebrate him and if we have few people like him, Africa will be a great continent scientifically, politically and otherwise.
“He was so humble, very great in the scientific world or in poetry and each time I wanted  to give up, Okoro would encourage me. He would do all he could to help his friends which I benefited from immensely,” he said.
Prof. Sam Ohaegbulam, the owner and founder of Memphys Neurosurgery Hospital, Enugu, equally described Professor Okoro as a man with exceptional humility, stressing that he never saw Okoro quarrel with anyone.
“Okoro was a unique person who knew how to resolve disputes.
“He served in very high positions as a director in the oil industry and nobody ever challenged his transparency and honesty, adding that he was a dedicated and committed teacher.
“The Medical field will miss him in the area of treatment of skin diseases,” he said.
The Founder of Albino Foundation, Mr.  Jake Epelle, said Okoro was more than a medical doctor to persons with albinism.
He said the literary icon started treating them as far back as 1964 and had  continued to treat them until his death.
“He was very inspiring, has touched lives and anyone with albinism that he treated comes with clean and smooth skin. He was the second dermatologist in Africa, a father and a mentor,” he said.
In a sermon, Venerable Emeka Ezeje of All Saint Anglican Church, Enugu added that Okoro was an eminent Anglican who lived his life for others, a lovely human being who rendered service to humanity.
According to him, late Okoro wrote more poems than those in the university.
“He is a socialite who loved mingling with others, had his tentacles widely spread as he married from Edo and often reaches  out to humanity which was the gospel of Christ.
“He has touched a lot of lives and I pray that his children will continue with the legacies that he left for them,” the clergyman said.
Dr Adaobi Nwoye, Lecturer, Enugu State University of Science and Technology and  Founder Coal City Literary Forum, Enugu added that Okoro mentored her in the area of writing saying , “we are grateful that he lived an impactful life.
“I will  miss his sense of humour, wisdom and kind advice,” Nwoye said.
Speaking on behalf of his alma mater, Uzuakoli Methodist College Old Boys Association, Dr EEJ Okereke, said Professor Okoro was one of the best students the school produced.
According to him, Okoro lived the motto of the College: “You before I” because he always placed others before himself.
One of his sons, Ogbonnaya Okoro, expressed satisfaction that his father lived a fulfilled life, saying he should be celebrated as he wrote children’s and medical books.
“My father was a gentleman. I will miss his gentle nature and his story telling,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Anezi Okoro was the author of many works of fiction, medicine/health, environmental sciences and ecology.
Some of his works include ‘One Week One Trouble’, ‘The Village School’ and ‘The Village Headmaster’.
Prof Anezi, as he is fondly called, has also written over 200 poems.

About Global Patriot Staff

Check Also

  NNPC Ltd, partners donate 2,300-seater ultra-modern library to Niger Delta University 

As part of its commitment to encourage learning and academic excellence, the Nigerian National Petroleum …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *