I have been hibernating for some
weeks now; however before I go into today’s discourse, I’ve come to you in
Shona language of Zimbabwe; that’s how far I can go to bring you greetings, ‘Mhoro’ means ‘hi’.
Today’s title is just metaphor of
any creative endeavour. Many people from the South-West of Nigeria know about
Pa Fatai Olagunju popularly called Fatai Rolling Dollar, the ‘Won kere si number wa’ Crooner. He was
born in 1927 and he died in 2013. However, he trained the maestro like Ebenezer
Obey and Orlando Owoh. He went into obscurity for some years before he came back
to limelight and he remained in the spotlight till the end of his life. Let’s
us think together of writing versus bestseller.
Writing, singing, acting,
painting and other acts of creativity are done with a lot of perspiration and
zeal for whichever genre one loves to do. Interestingly, all these skills start
as a hobby, when it is honed through schooling, it turns into a career. It
takes a lot of perseverance and endurance to get noticed, recognized, and
sorted out of the crowd.
are the award winning
titles that eventually emerge out of the myriads of work done by a
person. It usually comes with intrigue because one’s bestseller might
painstakingly done like the first few endeavours. When a creative works
a best seller, it will generate a lot of conversation; it will be
into different languages; it will be aired on different media; it will
for by a lot of people and the curator becomes a celebrity.
Unfortunately, some creative people would have died before their works
Finally today, you do not have to
stop being creative because you have not yet gained the desired prominence; one
thing that has changed the story of many successful people is the ability to
toil even when nobody sees them; they keep doing it. However, there might be a
need to add a little spice it. In the endless trial, the spotlight will turn to
you one day.
You will also have a Grammy award
winning record; you will also be a Nobel laureate; you will also be the best
actor of the Year; you will also make fortune from your creative endeavour; if
only you don’t GIVE UP!
Be bold, be brave and be daring!
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