Aniebiet Francis Waje That Announced Her Retirement as a Musician For Fear Of Being Tagged Unsuccessful Artiste
Yesterday, I had a chat with a little friend of mine who just finished serving her father’s land. In the course of our conversation, I asked her, what’s next? She said she is making plans to relocate to Lagos, that is where she can make it.
And I asked her, Waje that announced her retirement as a musician for fear of being tagged unsuccessful artiste, doesn’t she live in Lagos the headquarters of entertainment in Nigeria?…she was quite.
The reason most talented people end up unsuccessful is because of the concept following trends…Yes! everybody is relocating to Lagos, everybody is relocating to Hollywood.
To flow with the crowd is to be lost in the crowd…dare to step out, even if you have stand alone, dare to be a pace-setter, dare to be a frontliner!
Who remembers Slum Dog Millionaire? That movie was shot in India Bollywood with with unpopular indian kids, but that movie shook the foundation of Hollywood with positive reviews and revenue generated.
Fela stayed in his shrine and made music that brought Oyibos from all over the world to his shrine in Nigeria.
A week ago, Tyler Perry received Icon award from BET, his acceptance speech still resonates in my spirit even as I am typing this article.
“When I built my studio, I built it in the poorest neighborhood in Atlanta, I did that because I wanted to young black kids to see that a black man did that and they can do that too…I was doing that to help somebody grow…while you will be fighting for a seat on the table, I will be building mine in Atlanta”.
From Atlanta he produced ACRIMONY, one of the most talked about movie in 2018.
If you want a record breaking success, take a record breaking decision that will make people think you have lost it, a decision to build from nothing, a decision to embrace what others are running from.
It is your AIM in life that determines your END in life NOT your LOCATION.