Who said we do not have what it takes? Not me! You? I do not think so either. Then, no one. Nigerians have been known for decades to reach heights and overcome adversaries that have pulled others down. Yet, despite the challenges and limitations we face as a nation, we still surmount expectations.
In the news today, I read about a 19-year-old young man named Emmanuel Njoku, who is building his own blockchain empire and owns his own startup Lazerpay, a crypto payment gateway. I felt so proud yet inspired that such talent and inspiration could come from amongst our young generation.
Also in the news is “why Nigerian musicians prosper more globally than other African artists”. This has been a topic of discussion and mystery for music fans from other African countries and accordingly have tried to uncover the mystery. Many have attributed the success of this industry to the Nigerian population, while others believe that Nigerian musicians are more diligent and dedicated than their other African counterparts.
However, it is disappointing that despite our sedulous nature as Nigerians, we still have grey areas trying to mask our true potential as a nation. One of such areas includes Nigerian academics going on strike for the 15th related academic strike since 1999. This development consequently causes frustration for students and parents.
Such frustration could perhaps be the reason 15 years old Kelechi Anyanwu, who scored 1,400 out of 1,600 in his SAT, is currently considering numerous mouth-watering scholarship options from the United States, UK, and Canadian universities.
The truth is that it takes hard work and determination to achieve in any field of study, work, or interest. So, the question now is, do you, I, we have what it takes?
Until next time, take good care. Cheers!
Courtesy: The nigerianvoice.com