MY friend Graham Kim, a light-skinned young man of 32 and a talented musician, would lead the church liturgy on Sundays and on special occasions.
Using his self-taught talent, he was able to teach the village boys to strum guitars using different chords and styles. His voice always came straight from his heart.
Earlier, he had lived in Madang for some years seeking employment with company houses and private entities.
His struggle was in vain as he was a Grade Six drop out from Mirsey, a remote school in the Ambunti district of East Sepik Province.
Though without a job, he started selling betel nut (buai) and peanuts on the street.
He did that for almost a year and then bought his favourite brand guitar, a Yamaha. With the new guitar, his talent for music grew and eventually he recorded his first demo album.