By Suoyo Ekubo
Port Harcourt born renowned Author and writer Mrs Maeve Ere‐Bestman has launched and presented five great books giving a glimpse to her humble upbringing. The event held on August 5 at Hago heights Peter Odili Road Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The event featured the review and presentation of the books; OUT OF THE SHADOWS, FOLLOWING HER DREAMS, IN HER DREAMS, and ANGALA.
In the book, Out of the shadows, the author Mrs Maeve Ere‐Bestman implored people not to be static. To always be on the move; moving away from bad situation to good. While the other books which are not just stories, are filled with intriguing topical issues around the globe, with feminism in a patriarchal society as a central theme.
Maeve grew up in a poly-nuclear family, where the various tools of an ordered life were entrenched in her fertile mind as she was introduced to the school of life.
As a student roaming through the corridors of life’s large classroom, her education started at Constitution Crescent Primary School, Aba where the family lived then. Even in these early times she demonstrated a resolve for getting the best in anything worthwhile, a habit that would eventually earn her admission into the Federal Government College Ilorin.
She had her first degree in the University of Port Harcourt where she studied French and her second degree at Enugu State University of Science and Technology where she bagged a postgraduate diploma degree in Business Administration, and a Masters degree also in Business Administration.She is currently at the Rivers State University where she is pursuing a second post graduate degree in English Literature,to aid her writing skills.
The world of finance welcomed her wholeheartedly into its fold after her university education, where she thrived in four different banks: Allied Bank,All States Trust Bank, Intercontinental Bank PLC and Access Bank. With a zero tolerance for corruption, she brought her attitude and aptitude to bear on her myriad of responsibilities.
Rising through the ranks, she worked in almost all branch departments, functioning at various times as facilitator in training school, head of customer services, head of operations, head of credit and marketing, head of retail banking, head of commercial banking, branch manager, etc.
She is a certified member, Nigerian Institute of Management, member, Association of Nigerian Authors, Vice President, Federal Government College Ilorin Old Students Association, and possesses a host of work related certificates as long as the Sombrero river.
Restless in one spot and with the desire to grow and diversify, she left the banking sector after 22years, swapping a regular job for a working schedule, and birthing such corporate entities as Timsy magazine, Beems Mart, Beems Universal Concept, Timsy I-MATTER, etc. Again she brought her enterprise to bear on these business concerns, turning some to household items.
Earlier in her opening remarks, Mrs Maeve recommend the books to be used in higher institution and other level of education.
Among other activities at the event were cultural display and dance by the Rivers State art and culture dancers.
The event was attended by people from far and wide, Lecturers, Students of Rivers State University, friends and family.