When DOZ Magazine began operations in 2009, our true stories comprised a section within the magazine. However, readers quickly grew tired of reading the stories piece by piece and came to absolutely loathe the phrase “to be continued”, so we created a separate magazine dedicated to telling our inspirational stories in their entirety in a single issue. This magazine was known as the DOZ (True Story) Magazine, and it had a huge effect on readers. It went out of circulation for a few years, but due to popular demand, it has now returned and today is known as the DOZ Chronicles. DOZ is an acronym for Daughters of Zion, and DOZ Chronicles is a novel series based on actual events.
About DOZ Chronicles: Kemi
This book, “DOZ Chronicles: Kemi”, is a part of the DOZ Chronicles series and falls under the category of African Women Narratives. It is based on real-life experiences and told in first-person narrative by Eturuvie Erebor. It is the story of young Kemi Oshinowo whose childless marriage of five years is about to end as another woman becomes pregnant by her husband. As a Christian, Kemi turns to God in her darkest hour – will He come through for her?
About DOZ Chronicles: Nneka
This book, “DOZ Chronicles: Nneka”, is a part of the DOZ Chronicles series and falls under the category of African Women Narratives. It is based on real-life experiences and told in the first-person narrative by Eturuvie Erebor. It is the story of Nneka, a young Nigerian woman, whose first attempt at love leaves her devastated and on a mission against all men. Then she meets Ray and with him comes a second chance at love.
About DOZ Chronicles: Lara
This book, “DOZ Chronicles: Lara,” is a part of the DOZ Chronicles series and falls under the category of African Women Narratives. It is based on real-life experiences and told in the first-person narrative by Eturuvie Erebor. It is the story of young Lara, who finds her life slowly falling apart following the sudden and tragic death of her mother. Then at a time when she needs her father most, he abandons the family to seek greener pastures abroad. Lara is left in the care of her older sister, Nike, although this is not a favourable situation for her as Nike hates her and holds her responsible for the demise of their mother. Frustrated, Lara leaves home with nothing but the clothes on her back, the slippers on her feet and her mother’s Bible in her hands. She tries to seek help from the church, but she is turned away by a young overzealous preacher. Years later, Lara becomes a celebrated and sought-after evangelist. In this elevated position, she meets with the preacher who had turned her away from the church and the sister who had sent her away from home. Can she truly forgive all that has happened?
About DOZ Chronicles: Ruki
This book, “DOZ Chronicles: Ruki,” is a part of the DOZ Chronicles series and falls under the category of African Women Narratives. It is based on real-life experiences and told in the first-person narrative by Eturuvie Erebor. It is the story of Ruki, a young woman from a poor family, whose quest for a better standard of living drives her to the streets of Lagos as a full-time prostitute. Then one night, she has an unusual experience that causes her to forsake the streets and prostitution, and return to her hometown, in a bid to redeem her reputation. After three and a half years of living a far from glamourous life in the village, Ruki meets and marries a man who has the means to give her the life she’s always wanted. But just as she begins to enjoy her new life, the undesirable unexpected happens. The past, which Ruki has tried so hard to bury, suddenly resurrects, and her perfect world with Anayo begins to disintegrate. Is this the end of her marriage?
Oloi: A Queen Shrouded in Mystery
A king must have a queen, even if he does not want one…
Though the crown prince of the Benin Kingdom, Crown Prince Osad Edoni, is prophesied to marry a local girl, Eki Alile, he refuses to meet her. He finds the whole idea ludicrous and has already decided on a different destiny that he would do anything to see through.
However, it seems fate brings them together when Osad picks Eki to be his temporary queen, a pawn in his game plan to marry his true love. Eki has no choice, and nothing left to lose.
Will they ever fulfil the prophecy, or will Osad cheat fate?
Oloi: A Queen Shrouded in Mystery by Eturuvie Erebor
Now available on Amazon and Okadabooks.
A most unlikely pair!
She was raised like royalty to marry royalty. He was raised on the streets…
The first time Ede Ezomo meets Sato Ihaza, there’s an instant attraction. But he is hesitant to pursue a relationship with her and rebuffs her sexual overtures. In retaliation for her embarrassment, she makes an unforgivable accusation that not only destroys their burgeoning friendship, but any chance of a future between them.
Ten years later, while vying to marry the newly crowned Oba of Benin, she meets Sato again and realises that nothing has changed – she still wants him. But her past error has neither been forgotten nor forgiven. Sato treats her with all the disdain he can muster.
How does she assure him of her remorse? How can she convince him that she won’t hurt him again? And how does she begin to persuade her snobbish father that she will have the king’s bodyguard instead of the king?
Sato always believed Ede to be out of his league and has reservations about her intentions. Therefore, he will guard his heart with the same precision with which he protects the king.
Can the pair overcome their past to build a future together?
Ede by Eturuvie Erebor
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