“It’s been a challenging month for me; probably the most challenging all year long.
“But you know; challenges can sometimes bring out the best in you, so I don’t dwell on the negative portion of it. I’m a journalist and I take pleasure in training the young ones and pushing them to succeed. There is an abundance of talent here. I hope they go after their heart and not just money. It’s understandably difficult to do that in this economy, but our people say, “Ezi afa ka ego”.
Lexicon Analysis: “Ezi afa ka ego” translates to “A good legacy is worth more than wealth” in the Igbo Language- spoken by over 24m people in southern Nigeria.
Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”.
NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.
These series is captured by the lens of ingenious NoCoolStory photographer Drew Obiekwe.
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By Terry Odenigbo
Edited by Obi Odenigbo