Akano and His Golden Ring
Age Range: 13 – 16 years
Abebi is hated by the entire village for marrying Ajao, her father’s slave. Ajao could not afford to cater for his family as a result of this and he is mocked by the villagers. Abebi is accosted on a certain day on the farm by a bearded old man who gives her a ring meant for the protection of their son, Akano, when he grows up. Akano is sent to the city one day to get grains and the Golden Ring is given to him. He passes through tumultuous times in the city but, in the end, the ring provides succour which eventually brings untold riches to him and his family.
Dapo Adeleke was born in Ile-Ogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. He was educated at St. Matthew's Anglican Primary School, Onipanu, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State and the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. He graduated in 1985 with Honors Degree in English.
Dapo Adeleke currently resides in Lagos. He was a Senior Management Staff of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) between 1999 and 2004. He at present works as the Director of Administration in a Ministry.