16 November 2012

Gambia: Musa Ndow Gets First Child

At last he has joined the rank of men. Daily Observer's presidential affairs correspondent, Musa Ndow was on 30th October 2012 a jubilant person as he calmly received while at work news from home that his wife has increased the number of the Ndow family with a bouncing baby boy.

His keyboard turned gold, the computer screen glitters like diamond, the short man could not punch his words into the electronics any longer and without any preamble he began jumping up and down the Observer Complex, entering office to office even checking the privy to tell the story to everyone. Colleagues jumped with him, laughed and kissed each other upon receipt of the news. The joy was shared so quickly among staff like children of the land standing under baobab tree watching children of the star roar in thunder and kill from far away.

The story began two years ago, when men of the omnipotent in honor of divine judgment gather in the New Yundum temple of thy lord to pronounce journalist Ndow and Sohna Camara legitimate builders of a family.Attended by friends, family and loved ones, who all sat in circle as if the chief of the land has sammoned a council meeting, and in one heart demanded the god of marriage to shower his blessings on the new union. Two years four months today, the marriage is indeed blessed, with the new baby the first embodiment of that blessing.

The Ndow and Camara family were joined by the entire management and staff of the Daily Observer Company, relatives and acquaintances on November 6th in their New Yundum Home to celebrate the christening ceremony of this newly born bouncing baby boy, Yusuf Ndow, the first child of Ndow and Sohna. He was named after one of the popular Prophets of Islam, Yusuf.

Yusuf naming ceremony was colorfully celebrated as people started trouping in to the Ndow's family compound as early as 9:00 am to congratulate, pray and witness the naming of the little lad by various scholars and Imams in the neighborhood and family members.

The two families, Ndow and Camara used the opportunity of the day to thanked the well-wishers and everyone that graced the occasion and as well reflect on the blessing of Almighty Allah over their child [Musa and Sohna], most especially the Observer family.

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