“I’ve been doing this for over twenty years. It’s a gift from Nne anyi di aso
“I didn’t receive any type of training. Back then, things were not going well for me and I remember going to church. I think it was for first Saturday devotions at St. Agnes, Lagos. I spent time admiring the beautiful sculptures. It was my first time there. A light bulb went off. I knew God was calling me to do this”
Lexicon Analysis: “Nne anyi di aso” translates to “Our Holy Mother”- a conventional reference to the mother of Jesus. It is translated from Igbo- one of the major African languages spoken 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.
It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier reading.
By Obi Odenigbo