Friday, 13 June 2014

DON'T CALL YOURSELF A CELEBRITY IF YOU CAN'T AFFECT LIVES POSITIVELY...

I watched a day time talk show and their topic of discussion was about the status called ''Celebrity'', in which they had Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe as a guest...there are several views on how Nigerians or the entire world views a celebrity. It is expected in a school of thought that celebrities must possess unquestionable characters, people of respect and honour..A viewer who called in did not hold back any thought as he expressed his distaste at how celebrities carry themselves in Nigeria; from dress sense, affluent life and many more...personally, I really do not care about your celebrity status but I ask who is really a celebrity?

This is Amarachi Uyanne, winner of Nigeria Got Talent Season 1, she defeated several talented grown ups to emerge winner and has gone ahead to shoot very lovely videos..Now, that is my celebrity, A child who is magical at a very young age..she will inspire several children across the continent, she will inspire parents to believe in their children...

This is also another definition of a celebrity, Cobhams Asuquo is widely known for producing most of the finest artistes we have around today and not forgetting his huge effort in the musical life of Asa(Bukola Elemide). May I remind you that this gentleman is physically impaired and that has never stopped him from contributing to the African Music Industry..
How well do you know this African woman who is a true definition of a success; Is it the fact that she is a married woman with four children or the fact that International government agency wants to be associated with her based on charity or the the fact that she is a successful actress..Presently, I will rather refer to her as an International Actress....You might ask, What is unique about all these?

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a United Nations World Food Programme Ambassador, going to missions in Sierra Leone and Liberia. She has an NGO-Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme;It brings youths together for an empowerment walk and convention and many other projects..Success does not come over night..take a look into her person and experience back in the days of mortal inheritance and you will know how far she has come..She is a celebrity!
Is it possible to draw a list of true celebrities without a mention of Funmi Iyanda..Personally, She is a mirror of humanity and draw a lot of inspiration watching her on television...If you really followed how her career started, you will understand why certain people are just special and are worth celebrated..Against any contrary opinion you might have..she is human and If she yells at you, It must be for a good reason because you do not expect  a plastic smile everytime because of her status...

I think I will stop here..I respect any choice you might have as to who is a celebrity..Being a top spender at every bar and lounge does not count on my list as a criteria for being a celebrity..Being the Alpha and Omega of Tweeter followers does not count either..If you cannot affect humanity positvely and leave hope in the life an average Nigerian, then you should check your celebrity status...