She had me pinned to my seat with that penetrating stare of hers as she listened to my rant about not getting enough work, and having doubts about my career choice... seeing how slow things were going and Nollywood's (seeming) apathy towards me. She let me finish, her head cocked to one side, eyes contemplating me, chewing her favourite gum, (white Wrigley's PK) You got the impression that she was taking in your full measure, listening beyond the words that were being spoken...
At the end of my tirade, there was a beat as she studied me, drumming a beat on the hand rest of her chair and then declared abruptly - "nne rest your leg o... music never start....when music start ehn, you go dance tire!" These were the words Amaka Igwe spoke to me...a little shy of 2 decades ago....and now we are here.
Oluwa seun!!🙌 Beyond taking a pause to savour the moment ... maybe someone else needs to hear it...
"Nne rest your feet o... music never start... nna ehn, ... when the music start ... you go dance tire!!!!💜
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU 🙏❤
And if you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for???
Come on now! It's still on the cinemas!
@regaliabyfal has been making beautiful garments for decades..and now, passing the baton onto generation next✊
Grateful for the opportunity we @pathfindersji had today to implore thousands of ministers at @cgmiglobal’s annual pastors’ seminar to ask more questions when congregants come to them for “prayers” before they travel abroad and/or embark on unsafe migration.
Two of our brave #sextrafficking survivors shared their stories of how their pastors (from other ministries) unknowingly played a role in their ordeal by failing to serve as gatekeepers and true shepherds. Had simple, probing questions been asked, these young women may have avoided years of abuse and torture at the hands of #traffickers who violently exploited them.
If you are a pastor in this situation, here are some of the right questions to ask:
𝗪𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝? 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦?
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞?
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠?
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲?
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬?
If satisfied that the person is embarking on #unsafemigration or may be a victim of #trafficking, please inform them of the reality or have them contact us (info attached). If, on the other hand, you are satisfied that they are traveling safely, then by all means say a prayer of blessing but please do not make your prayers transactional. God answers without demanding payment.
Grateful for my brothers @febidahosa and @wale77ajayi who consistently back us up and squeezed us into what was an already busy meeting. #Not4Sale#EndSlavery#SeeSomethingSaySomething#NotInMyChurch
8 days in and there is already sooooo much going on...
I hope you at least, are being good to you?
I haven't said this to you this year have I... please remember and be aware🙏
If you or someone you know is silently surviving through sex trafficking or sexual exploitation, you do not have to walk this path alone. Free support is available at @pathfindersji. Pls call or text us today. You can be free. #Not4Sale #EndSlavery#SheSaidNo#TakeMeOffMute
We absolutely loved this episode with our favourite girl @officialwaje. She spoke about her music career, rebranding herself and being a judge on The Voice.
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