Michael Ajose was convinced by an unforgettable dream that his life’s course could only be charted by a mysterious woman’s love. So, he decided to find her, and marry her. He was 12 years old.
This is the story of how he found her – Lami. How he loved her – like an addiction. And how she loved him – like an anchor for his soul. Painted in cinematic recollections and a part-epistolary style, this is the story of their love – starting from the pre-military era of Nigeria’s history, spanning governments, and continents. And as they struggle to steer their ship through life’s dangerous waters and against all forces determined to keep them apart, this is the story of their fate.
Marvin Abe is an experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime and Oil & Gas industries, which has earned him wide industry acclaim and recognition in the areas he has served. A seasoned Mariner, he bagged an MBA in shipping and Logistics from Middlesex University, London, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Operations and Management from City University, London, UK.
Marvin’s over three decades of maritime experience cuts across major shipping companies and multinational Oil & Gas companies including the provision of consultancy services to Chevron Shipping, Houston, USA, Tesoro Maritime, San Antonio, USA, Petrobras, Brazil, and Shell Trading and Shipping Co, UK.
He became captain on Nigeria LNG owned vessels in 2004. He was Head, Shipping Quality Assurance at Nigeria LNG Limited in July 2010 and rose to the position of Manager, Shipping Assurance and Compliance in 2012. He was appointed a Deputy Director in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in 2013, and is currently the Managing Director of Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited – a subsidiary of FMN plc.