Everyday we live to see another day is an opportunity to dream again, remain focused and be a blessing to this world based on our uniqueness. Personally, I feel we should support each other with love and not feel embarrassed to ask for help when we need it.
Looking at Aliko Dangote, the richest Black Man in the World, not just in in Africa. I have been pondering a lot about what makes him Unique. This is a man from the Northern part of Nigeria, which is made up of a largely poor population. Some may argue that he had help, however, we forget that he used his resources appropriately to become who he is today. He didn’t choose to run away to live in developed countries , instead he keeps investing in the continent of Africa. Additionally, he has realised his uniqueness and used it to grow his business. He is unapologetically black, works and lives in Africa!!!
Most of the time, we Africans keep competing with ourselves trying to show others that you are better than them, but, if you ask me it’s totally an inferiority complex. An example of this was a time someone in my class was trying to tell someone how long her hair was and she had to say it was longer than mine. I was very infuriated by that statement because I felt there were many ways she could have done that especially by showing her how long her hair was on her own body and not to compare it to my own hair on my own body. This is the trap most people fall into. A 12 inch hair on a 20 meter long object is not the same with a 200 meter long object. What I am trying to say in essence is, only compare yourself with yourself. Choose to compare your last success with your present success. This would change your life for ever!!!
Another example, was when a former classmate of mine found out I was abroad studying and said “I had escaped”. Unfortunately, that’s the way most people think. The people here feel you have come to stay by all means while others feel that you have escaped.There is no day, I have spent here that I haven’t thought of going back to make Africa great again. I want to be like Ibukun Awosika, Jumoke Adenowo and Aliko Dangote who despite all odds have never stopped investing and building Africa. These are my role models because the whole world listens to them, not just Black people. Irrespective of who you are, your uniqueness is your unbiased advantage. No two people on earth have the same finger print. Stop wishing you were from Canada, USA , Australia , Europe or UK. Just be yourself, stop coping others and write your own story. Furthermore, whether you feel superior or inferior, you have an identity problem. Find who you are and stop measuring your success to other people’s success.
PS. Be you! Do you! and Never stop competing with your last success story!!! Like, share and comment down below. See you in the next post.
Much Love ❤❤❤❤