About The Book

The epic drama enunciates King Dokubo’s caprice and insensitivity to his subjects and the royal family, who sees no injustice in his acts. Deluded by anger, the King is thrown into obscure wisdom, in choosing the heir to the throne among his three sons. He wishes to know who loves him most, as a prerequisite to succeed him.

The youngest, Ibibo, finds himself in the King’s gambit when he tells his father, that he loves him more than the salt the common. The latent truth ventilated the King’s fiery emotion and the Prince is banished. Father and son swear on cross-swords to meet like enemies anywhere in the world.

Ibibo’s exit forces Lolo, his fiancée, out of her parents’ home with defiance to look for him against all odds, and tells her father that, “when a woman loves a man she builds a temple in her heart and worships him.” The two innocent sacrificial lambs of families’ perennial feud struggle in the throes to the dictates of providence – a love saga of faith and trust that outweighs the romance of our time…continue reading

The theme depicts and elucidates man’s fate and destiny in the arms of Nemesis. Tantalising, breathtaking and the end begins the story.


The Return of the Golden Sword is entirely a work of fiction. The play has its presumed locale in the ancient Kula kingdom in Nigeria. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are independent works of the playwright’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual events, localities, persons, living or dead is coincidental. The play has been performed and recorded on stage at the Muson Centre, Lagos; Presidential Hotels and Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt. The play has been used as main text in a Ph.D dissertation at the University of Jos, Nigeria.