Editor's Welcome

I can't begin to tell you just how excited i am to introduce to Nigeria - H I L M A! A new and vibrant community based cosmopolitan magazine where we share culture, lifestyle, travel and a host of interests within and outside our community.

 

We aim to showcase people, some of whom are friends at home and in diaspora; places and destinations that we know will interest our readers. We are passionate to connect with, and tell the stories of people from every corner of society far and near.  

 

In these times of uncertainties within the changing world around us, we believe H I L M A's birth is timely in reaching out, by delivering a publication that connect people and tell their stories.

H I L M A seeks to engage across generations, nationalities, race and creed. We will advocate across all spectrum of society; be it welfare of the child, budding entrepreneurs of every description, trendsetters, leisure pursuits, travel and lifestyle in general. While technology efficiently delivers news stories to our desktops, laptops and mobile devices, magazines are all about context - how ideas and images are presented in relation to one another and within a larger point of view. Magazines are about trust and partnership: As, Editor, I will strive always to keep you engaged; you, the readers, are free to engage with us.

 

In this Pilot issue, we have headlined with a British/Jamaican, who we described as an 'Adventurer' ; I am sure you will marvel at her travel exploits and admire her passion to travel the world.

 

We have an article from an expert in child development, dealing with our 'Special Needs Children'. I am sure the information contained therin will be of interest to all.

 

Also, in this issue, we have profiled successful women at the top of their games; capturing their strengths professionally and personally, while at the same time delighting in the pleasures and ironies of their rise to success.

 

COVID-19 - fatigue, let us spark your curiosity digitally.

 

Let us show you where to go in Abuja for an evening on the town or just where to hang-out with friends.

 

To our readers, we bid you welcome and sincerely hope you enjoy the pilot issue of H I L M A Magazine. Stay with us - and expect more!

 

Signed

 

The Publisher H I L M A

H I L M A Magazine is published by Toberry Enterprises, whose Chief Executive Officer, Tobore Otite Onokpite, is a trained professional in Graphic Art, Design, Animation and Computer Arts.

Location 

68, Kwame Nkrumah, Abuja 900231

''Be your own phenomenon'' 

Tobore Otite Onokpite

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Pages 05 - 12

Editor's Welcome

 

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Stoic Quotes From A Capricornian Sage

 

Page 06

A Quest For Adventure With Theresa Powell 

(aka Akua Boahemaa)

 

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A Quest For Adventure With Theresa Powell  

(aka Akua Boahemaa)

 

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A Quest For Adventure With Theresa Powell 

(aka Akua Boahemma) 

 

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A Quest For Adventure With Theresa Powell

(aka Akua Boahemma)

 

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A Quest For Adventure With Theresa Powell 

(aka Akua Boahemma)

 

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Stoic Quotes From A Capricornian Sage

 

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''Nowadays, you don't have to be of royal blood to act the part. Live out your "hapilly ever after" during a stay at one of the best castle hotels in England, fit for any aspiring lord or lady.'' 

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Featured Lebanese Artist 

RAIDA MOURAD AL SOLH

""...a painful reality" - Al Ahkbar" newspaper)

H I L M A is extremely happy to have Raida Mourad Al Solh, a very talented theoretical Lebanese artist featured on here! Her work borders on the use of unusual mediums to achieve her concepts making her artistic style very unique.

 

Her art style ranges from metamorphism art to, acrylic on canvas where she seems to have a penchant for painting supreme beings spawn from personal spiritual experiences she has had in the past, some of which, in their intensity, is clearly portrayed sometimes in her work and art style. 

 

We are proud to feature her on here as a teaser on the H I L M A website. Please visit her website to see more of her amazing art style and read more about this remarkable Lebanese woman. www.raidamouradartist.com

TREASURE FIND 

Website on HILMA

DIGITAL PORTFOLIO 

Website on HILMA

''I truly believe that there is beauty all around us we just have to look to see. The world really is a beautiful place'' 

Tobore Otite Onokpite

 P O R T F O L I O  W E B S I T E  - This innovative website showcases starter pictures taken by Tobore Otite Onokpite, a Jamaican by descent originally born in Nigeria, in Benin City Edo state,  an entrepreneur,  grounded in digital media, resident in the capital city, Abuja in Nigeria. He is not a professional photographer but has a flair for photography. 

 

His portfolio website, www.toberryhcoupeinstaphotos.org was built as a visual portfolio to document some of the pictures he has taken in different parts of the capital city, Abuja and Kaduna for leisure and on work assignments using his mobile phone, not professional equipment. He is passionate about capturing the things he sees emphasizing beauty as he sees it. The pictures he takes are not photoshoped, he has a tendency to use Instagram filters instead, as he uploads pictures he takes to his personal Instagram account @Toberry_Hcoupe, which boasts pictures taken by him to the tune of over 15,500 pictures all mobile phone snapshots and some video footage made digitally by him on same said mobile phone. He wants to have exhibitions around the world and also make movies, some sort of documentary showcasing his creativity and how he sees life. He is very business oriented with the acumen to boot and also someday would like to have a line of renegade t-shirts amongst other things and hopes to expand this line digitally where he can take pictures and decide what picture he can wear on a t- shirt on whatever day it is, something he hopes the world will catch on to, amazingly grafted images on t-shirts making them the in thing to buy and wear. Currently he is toying with the idea of infusing AI (Artificial Intelligence) systems at different levels, to be used in digital space for various platforms, all algorithm based using, text to speech, voice recognition, sensor activated holographic imaging all inculcated in a prototype that will be marketable with the sole aim of enhancing that digital personal experience, also efficiency and productivity on any given digital platform making up its digital space and progressing said digital experience on the continent of Africa.

 

He is the creative mind behind H I L M A and we are glad to have this snippet preview of his digital portfolio featured on the H I L M A website.

TRIBUTE TO ARTEMIS A TRULY EXQUISITE

 VERREAUX'S EAGLE OWL

T R I B U T E  T O  A R T E M I S  A  T R U L Y 

E X Q U I S I T E 

V E R R E A U X 'S  E A G L E  O W L 


Artemis passed on. She had a condition that shut down her nervous system, something that was not caught early enough to administer treatment. This condition was probably caused by an infection she was living with before she was discovered that weakened her immune system. The severity of the disease had progressed so aggressively it was not possible to save her.  Sad news indeed, this is a tribute to Artemis, a really exquisite creature.  H I L M A  would like her to be remembered as she was when she was fully recovered and her broken wing fully healed where she was able to soar, showing herself in all ramifications as a truly magnificent Verreaux's Eagle Owl.

ARTEMIS A VERREAUX'S EAGLE OWL on HILMA

A R T E M I S  A  V E R R E A U X 'S  E A G L E  O W L  - This Verreaux's Eagle Owl is owned by Tobore Otite Onokpite. He is custodian to this exquisite creature he has slowly nursed back to good health. The story is, he stumbled upon her during one of his evening walks, which he takes quite regularly and when he saw her, she was in really bad shape, shivering from the cold, a broken wing and looked like she had not eaten for days. Apparently the person that "captured" (for lack of a better word to use) broke one of her wings, so she would not fly away...barbaric her soon to be saviour thought, so he took custody of this exquisite Verreaux's Eagle Owl, ensured she was taken to a vet to be cleaned up and wing fixed properly so it would heal as it should. He also admits he was not sure he was going to take on the responsibility of caring for her but when he weighed the odds he realised she was in really bad shape and would need singular regular care amongst other things, and would need to be well fed and antibiotics administered to aid the healing process of her broken wing...he knew there was no animal conservation place in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, that renders help for this sort of unique specie of bird and puting her in the zoo here would lead to her demise, because they would not have the funding to take on that responsibility, most importantly her feeding, so with all this in mind he made a judgement call and took on the responsibility himself. Also a major influencing  factor in making this decision was a chat with the owner of the vet clinic, Blueblood Veterinary Ltd, also rapport with one of his staff, that swayed him to remove all doubt in his mind and just take responsibility for her.


Artemis, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the moon, and chastity, has flourished and is in way better shape, much to the pleasure of her custodian Tobore Otite Onokpite, who is a Jamaican national resident in the capital city Abuja. These pictures of her were taken by him and are pretty remarkable and a joy to have here on H I L M A.  The Verreaux's Eagle Owl is really an exquisite creature and to see one up close and personal like this, really is a treat, especially as it is the largest African Owl in sub-Saharan Africa.


Tobore said he tried to get in touch with the WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) and the AWF(African Wildlife Foundation) but to no avail, this is another reason he took on the responsibility of caring for this exquisite Verreaux's Eagle Owl. We wish Artemis a speedy recovery and we are glad to have been able to have this story featured on the H I L M A website.

  By "Tyrell Norman"

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''Deranged - Confessions of a Necrophile'' 

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'' SM Rechter - S & M Judge'' 

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''My Religion'' 

Leo Tolstoy

''Cicero's Five Books  De Finibus'' 

Marcus Tillius Cicero

''Ulysses'' 

James Joyce

''Thus Spoke Zarathustra'' 

Friedrich Nietzsche

''Beyond Good And Evil'' 

Friedrich Nietzsche

''I Jan Cremer (DUTCH VERSION)'' 

Jan Cremer

''Dandelion Wine'' 

Ray Bradbury

''White Oleander'' 

Janet Fitch

''Daisy Miller'' 

Henry James

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"C R E A T I V E  E D I T" on HILMA 

D I G I T A L  C R E A T I V E  E D I T - A visual story using real life footage of different places and scenes collated from "Artgrid footage". This was put together by a digital content creator for fun, end result is quite interesting.

 

The story he is trying to depict is of a man in a hurry to get back home to a woman he loves, from a trip abroad. This collation of appropriate visuals is quite artistic, in the way it is put together to tell this story.

 

This digital content creator seems to have a talent for cinematography, creating his own footage from different parts of the world is something he should consider. We are quite happy to feature this little snippet reel on H I L M A

Digital Creator

''Toberry Hcoupe'' 

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D U A L I T Y - When you find the right person, there is no bad timing, there are no bad situations. There is only a life decision: not to let that person go.

Movie Written by ''Ric Candela Montero'' 

HILMA is Proud To Be Associated With The UDOSA94 Alumni

 T H E  U D O S A 9 4  P O R T A L  - The UDOSA94 Portal was created out of a need to have that common online identity for the University Of Benin Demonstration Secondary School (UDSS) 1994 set irrespective of their geographical location. 


The founder and creator of this website and cosmopolitan magazine H I L M A, Tobore Otite Onokpite, is an alumni member of the University Of Benin Demonstration Secondary School (UDSS) 1994 set and in collaboration with alumni members, his company Toberry Enterprises is responsible for building the UDOSA94 Web Portal.


As an old student of (UDSS) 1994 set, he is happy to be associated with the UDOSA94 alumni and feature their portal on H I L M A. 

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