During a rich career spanning over 40 years, Omatshola formed numerous bands, including Tee Mac & Afro Collection in the 1970s. He recorded his first LP, United, with Polydor International in Germany with his European band Tee Mac United, in the late seventies. Omatshola hit the global music charts with two songs: “Fly Robin Fly”, and “Get Up & Boogie” (owns 50% of the copy right) and toured extensively with his third band, Silver Convention, in the mid seventies.
He worked with celebrated Nigerian singer Shirley Bassey as her musical arranger & conductor and also worked as a composer for Cidi Croft Enterprise and later for Universal Films in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Even though Omatshola spent a lot of time touring across the globe (Far East, Latin America, Europe, North America and South Africa), he always invested in local Nigerian initiatives, becoming one of the pioneers of the Classical Music Society of Nigeria which eventually founded the Muson Center, Nigeria’s leading music school.
Dr. Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli (MFR) is a Nigerian flutist with cross-cultural Itsekiri and Swiss roots. Omatshola combined his first degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, with a specialization in classical music concert performance and philharmonic composition of the University of Lausanne.
CAN A WOMAN SINGLE-HANDEDLY RAISE A SON TO BE A MAN? Attributes of an Archetype of the Male as the Family and Community Leader & Protector
A WOMAN CAN SINGLE-HANDEDLY RAISE A SON TO BE A MAN
A WOMAN CANNOT SINGLE-HANDEDLY RAISE A SON TO BE A MAN
WHAT DOES THIS PRELUDE ADDRESS?
The prelude addresses one of the major societal problems as well shows how WEN’s mission can be applied as a solution to curb or eradicate this problem. WEN’s mission is to reinforce the enduring and noble philosophies, principles, and practices (3Ps) of people of African ancestry and to appreciate the good aspects of other heritages.
WEN is structured into empowerment groups, which include Ebony Adult Empowerment (EAE) and from this group are men of valor who are predominantly expected to lead and protect the community. It would be ideal if all social groups had the same interpretation of what a man of valor is; however, so many factors render the ability to share the same beliefs, morals, and practices ineffective in many societies, hence the chaos in many homes and communities.
DOES THIS WOMAN HAVE A SOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM?
WHAT IS A SOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM?
Social support system refers to a network of people (formal or informal) – that deliberately reinforces enduring and noble principles, philosophies, and practices (See WEN mission – www.worldebonynetwork.com) that single parents can turn to for emotional, practical, economical, etc., Support. Individuals from such social support networks are willing to invest and sustain their resources i.e., time, money, etc., without feeling regrets, passing judgments, engaging in gossips, to achieve the expected goal(s).
A Look At Eze Chima For a Historic Account of the 3Ps
“In expounding the relationship between the leader (king) and the led …
the leader must be wise because knowledge without wisdom makes one pompous, bereft of humility. “by intuition or communing within, we are in touch with wisdom. There is Wisdom, and there is Knowledge – ‘Ako na Uche’ [of Igbo language]. Both of them are good, but the superior of the two is ‘ako’, wisdom.”
INTER-PERSONEL SKILLS: the leader must lead the people by their consent and goodwill. The people must never be subjected to forced labour and … forced taxation.
LOVE & PEACE:
The leader must first show love to the people. By so doing, he brings out the best in the people such that everybody contributes his best to move the society forward. And willingly, the people hold him aloft as the first among equals. He must lead by example as the chief servant.
He must dwell among the people; never in far removed grandiose palaces. The leader must not be tied up in mythical wraps and tucked away on legendary heights, thus estranging him from the people he is supposed to lead.”
Eze Chima. Page 60.
BUSINESS ACUMEN: The leader must poses high entrepreneurial acumen.
The leader must be skilled at diplomacy that is legendry.
Eze Chima. Page 61.
The leader should not use his position and power to oppress others, thereby, upholding the principle of “meting out to others with the same measure which we expect from them.”