My journey as Mr University Africa Ambassador
The life of a pageant king wasn’t what I saw myself living a year ago, but here I am. Crowned sometime in august, it took one decision to tread this path. I won’t say I was entirely new to the concept of being a pageant king because i was crowned a few months earlier as Mr Medilag . The life of Mr university Africa ambassador( a title which people have complained is a mouth full and a handful I would add) has been a roller-coaster full of ups and downs, all thanks to the wonderful Otito Wilfred (laughs) and filled with new people turned partners, colleagues and friends. Who would have thought that I’d get to converse with CEO’s, superstars and a national ambassador, not I surely. It’s been filled with travelling across Lagos and full of research as getting to fully understand what it means to be dyslexic has been an eye opener all thanks to the one word Africa project and the organisation , One word Africa. Not forgetting, full of interviews and talks with the influential and the affluent all in a full-hardy attempt to get them to join the team to bring awareness on dyslexia which I must add has been going pretty well. It’s been a journey that has produced a lot of stories but too many for this platform and a lot of experiences that still seem like a dream to me.
Most importantly it’s been a journey I’ve learned a lot from, I’ve learned to see and accept the short comings of individuals, I’ve learnt to correct with patience and I’ve learned to be willing to learn no matter where the knowledge comes from (yes it does sound confusing). It’s been a journey I didn’t expect, a journey I was afraid to take up, a journey I was afraid wouldn’t be supported by family and close friends but a journey we have come to accept because if we don’t make a change in the way we can, no one will.