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One of the Nigerian Nollywood actor and model Alexx Ekubo has written a beautiful piece to Nigerian youth and it’s the perfect voice for us to kickstart the New Year.
In the piece, he talks about spreading love and not hate. He also preaches that we should all respect each other’s individual choices without being judgemental and elevating the rate of acceptance and ensuring humanity continues.
Read the letter below.
Dear Nigerian Youth, learn to be happy for one another, hating another man’s candle won’t light yours, if someone buys a car, be happy for the person, if someone builds a house be happy & pray that God blesses you to do the same, don’t start criticizing & calling names, “fraudster” “gigolo” “husband snatcher “ a thief who hasn’t had the opportunity, considers himself an honest man” trust me you would do worse should the opportunity present itself, So shut up!
Learn to live & let live, if a person wants to be gay, let them gay in peace, personally i’m NOT, have NEVER been, & will NEVER be, lets allow pple to be free & comfortable with their sexual preference, stop the name calling & shaming
If a woman has certain insecurities about her body & wants to fix it, its her prerogative, her risk, her money & ultimately her body, face front & worry about what you’ll eat for dinner. If a person wants to pay their tithe, let them pay, is it your money? Personally i’m an unrepentant tithe payer, you wanna know why? Because i want to contribute to the outreach the church is doing, now if my pastor wants to buy a Rolls Royce or a private jet with it, thats fine with me, God thats sees in the secret & reward in the open, will never let my labor of love go unnoticed.
If someone is having relationship/marriage issues, pray for them, advice them if you can & hope for the best, don’t fuel the fire, & encourage the breakup, honestly guys this is not cute any more we are starting to look like a bunch of sadistic, vile, bitter, angry set of pple to the rest of the world, we are constantly antagonizing each other & wishing failure on our selves.
Oh! While i have you attention, can we stop with the pressure, stop putting undue pressure on pple to do things, be it marriage, carrier moves, child birth, etc.
Pls what i’m trying to say is, lets be more tolerant of each other, lets respect our individual choices & decisions, lets pull each other up, lets forgive more, lets spread love & kill hate, we have always done the opposite & see where we are, lets try this in 2019 & see where it takes us
2019 is our year of TESTIMONY, Happy New. Alex Ekubo