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Los Angeles CA, May 1st, 2016……The Los Angeles Nigerian Community was agog with the celebration of the 75th birthday of Mrs. Janet Okpale on May 1st, 2016. Madam Janet Okpale, popularly called “Mama”, was born on January 31, 1941 in Ameka-Owo, Oju Local Government Area in Benue State, Nigeria. Mama was married to Late Mr.Alfred Okpale and together had eight children. As in her days in the 40s to 60s in Nigeria, most women were stay at home moms with no high education. When mama was forty-two years old, she lost her husband and faced a bleak future. However, with no formal education, mama, through faith in God, sheer resilience and hard work, single-handedly raised her children in a godly path and provided them the unquantifiable gift of education which has seen her children being successful in their different endeavors.
Mama’s 75th Birthday is highly celebrated because it tells a story of Faith in God, Resilience, Hard Work and Patience as necessary ingredients to living a fulfilled life when confronted with hopelessness.
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