Friday, January 5, 2007

Do young women like this still exist?

That the much celebrated American idol is now in West Africa and kick starting in Nigeria, is no longer news, if you have not heard please log onto www.mnetafrica.com
I have informed all my friends that can sing to join in on the idol train and have fun.
Even if you are not selected, you can make friends and gain experience.
I have a beautiful friend who I have known since our days at the university. She has an absolutely immaculate voice; her voice can wake James Brown from the dead. Believe it!
I call her up and inform her, she has agreed and sounds excited (or so I thought ) so I asked her to choose a song, I call her up after 2 weeks and my friend says she can’t go because she claims her parents say it is “too much exposure”! I don’t get it too much exposure, my dear friend is 24 years old.
This reminds me of the story of another my friend and former neighbour, who left her former boy friend, because her parents did not like him, reason: he is from Delta state and she is Ondo state. (Please note her parents never seen her delta boyfriend before)
Now she is going out with her mother friend’s son, who is Ondo like her, she doesn’t love him but since her parents prefer him, what does it matter!
I don’t get it that young women like this still exist it marvels me. I am not saying that young women should be disobedient and rebellious, but I mean young women should not lie against their parents for goodness sake!
If you are a young person whether male or female, when you are well above the age of consent (18, in some countries16) you are responsible for everything that happens to you, to say their parent don’t allow them, do whatever it is that affects their future, it is either they have pretty nerdy parents, or are they,themselves are just plain cowards or liars and will never find a voice for themselves or a direction in their lives and if they ever do, it may be too late.

You don’t have to be rude, but in being obedient and reverent, make your point clear and make them understand; prove to them that it is worth it, but most importantly you too must believe in the worthy cause and in yourself!

2 comments:

Vera Ezimora said...

Hi Omohemi,

Thanks for stopping by my page earlier. I didn't know American Idol is comin 2 West Africa and starting in Naija sef. WOW! That's great news!!!

More recognition 2 Naija. That is really, really great!

Omohemi Benson said...

@ Vera
It is my pleasure always to stop by your blog.

Yeah, West Africa Idol is here for real. Can't wait for them to start televising it.