@ Happy World Jollof Day!!! I wrote this article in 2015 and @bellanaijaonline was very gracious to give me a platform to showcase my gift and I tell you I was/am grateful for this, they are the real MVPS🙌. This article has a special place in my heart, it's not like the remaining 17 I wrote were not special too but this Jollof rice article stands out in my memory and I will tell you why.... 1. The feedback was AMAZING! From Home and Abroad.
2 It got me gigs, paid and unpaid - content writing and judging a food competition.
3. I also had some 'failures', one was a chance to host a cooking show, my leg disqualified me(I have talked about the pepper it showed me abi) and the most heartwrenching one was missing an interview by the Wall Street journal to talk about the JOLLOF Wars between Nigeria and Ghana, they were in town for a few hours, my phone was off and I missed the mail. I couldn't cry, was it Village People? I can't say I know, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL o!!! That would have been something.
Why am I reminiscing? Because we sometimes forget to nurture our gift, the hustle and the very real bills that need to be paid can snuff it out if we allow it, I had a long phone conversation with a friend recently and she asked if I still read, reminding how I was such an avid reader in Uni and the plug for a lot of books (controversial and otherwise), I was pained to tell her I wasn't as avid anymore, the few books I have managed to read this year have been faith based
It's not all gloomy, I am still a Food Enthusiast and still incorporate some writing into my biz but I'm writing this to remind and inspire myself to nurture this gift, that my failures and misses will only make the stories sweeter, more insightful, so Chimamanda who???😎 #Thislillightisgonnashine