Oh Nigeria, you’ve taught me to believe in something much bigger than me, you brought the meaning of community and wealth by investing in family. The descendants of the Mother Land continue to rise despite the teardrops and bloodshed spelt on fertile soil during the darkest of times its people prosper and shine. Fasting for human rights and studying many lessons throughout long days and nights for a chance that might unite the world in peace against the political fights. May the “Giant of Africa,” forever be blessed with bountiful resources and beautiful people adorned in colorful attire that compliments bright, welcoming smiles. Everlasting is the ancient works of art that paved the way to creative starts impressing upon us with permanent, influential marks of literature, proverbs, poetry, and music spreading the word. Oh Nigeria, thank you for delivering personal ties and bringing strong values into my life, which allowed me to see the world through another pair of eyes with no lies…as it is.
-Original piece published in: A Star is Born RD V: All Around the World & The Neighborhood Award for a chance to win the Performance of The Year award. Each week there’s a new challenge with specific tasks that must be carried out. This week it was all about celebrating the arts around the world. Each nominee was asked to host a nation from a short list and I picked Nigeria for selfish reasons to pay homage to my cherished Nigerian, family and friends to recognize the many qualities they’ve introduced into my life.
A big thank you to all of my supporters who managed to keep me in this competition week-over-week with your generous votes. Last week, I slipped down a notch to number five with controversy, but this week I reclaimed my fourth place spot. I have no idea what’s in store for round VI but be sure to tune in Sunday night cause I just might win this thing if you all stand by my side.
It was an honor to be invited to The Neighborhood’s stage to participate in an exciting anthology on Leadership & Authority. I rendered this poetic piece for the multi-edition performance. Please visit & follow the Public Bloggers page, drop your thoughts in the comment box, and catch the replays of the prior shows, and then sit back to see the rest of the story unfold. Thanks!