FAN: *screams on top of her voice* OMG!!!!! Kunbi Black…Hi!!!!…I’m a super fan!
ME: *blushes* Awwwn! Now you gonna make me cry.
FAN: (laughs) I’m serious joor…are you always like this?
ME: Like how?
FAN: Errrmm…like funny and naughty like this.
ME: Lol! Haba! Babe… I’m human now and I have my ups and downs too. Not every time I’m happy or want to make people same. Sometimes, I just want to be alone and not talk to anybody.
FAN: Hmmm! Interesting! Newaiz I have been meaning to ask you…how do you do all of this…I mean you act, present on radio and on tv, Host events, speak to people and of course produce comedy shows.
ME: *smiles* Na God oh my sister.
FAN: ohhhh….I’m serious joor….what really motivates you?
ME: Sincerely, I was super serious when I mentioned the God-factor but in addition to that, I would say POVERTY!!!
ME: Yes oh my dear! There is a certain level to which hunger will kill you that you automatically become multi-talented.
FAN: *laughs uncontrollably*
ME: I’m for real mehn!!! Simply put, poverty births creativity. It makes you start thinking about the money you cannot afford, the things you desire. You begin to hunger for stardom when on several occasions at different places you are looked on and spoken to anyhow just because you didn’t come in a car or you are not putting on an expensive outfit or accessory. The more you keep facing stuffs like that, the more you begin to hunger for stardom, relevance and success. I long badly to avoid living the kind of life my parents lived. Hence, my creativity was birthed out of my drive to want my father’s maximum achievement become my minimum.
FAN: I see, now I totally get the angle you are coming from
ME: Yes oh! I’m coming from a place where thinking outside the box isn’t enough. You have to think on top of the box else no food on my plate.
FAN: Thanks for your time. It was great meeting and chatting with you
ME: Ah! No wahala….nah you be my Oga
P.S:- BEING BORN OR SURROUNDED BY POVERTY ISN’T AN EXCUSE FOR FAILURE. I BAILED OUT OF POVERTY THOUGH IT WAS WHAT INSPIRED MY CREATIVITY AND HAS MADE KUNBI BLACK WHO HE IS TODAY, BROUGHT ME THUS FAR AND IS TAKING ME TO THE PROMISE LAND OF COMPLETE SUCCESS, ACHIEVEMENT AND FULFILLMENT.
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