Only The Strong Survive The Rough Journey
Being a 1st generation Nigerian in America, I overcame a lot growing up. My parents always enforced education. My dad stressed that education is the key to a better life. In school, I was always an overachiever due to me wanting to excel and make my parents proud. I did not fit in at grade school. Books, drawing, and music were my escape. I could not relate to kids in grade school because my background was of African descent and not American. Kids in grade school would make fun of me due to my darker complexion and unique last name because it was different and out of the norm. I used to get called “Darth Vader” in middle school by this boy, and when I told the teacher, she just laughed along with him. I can honestly say all the trials, bullying and discrimination I faced early on has really shaped me into the strong, smart and intelligent woman I am today. Which brings me to the amazing Naija born and bred artist Wizkid.