NIGERIA AT 58 - REBIRTH


REBIRTH


Staring at the wide expanse of the ocean, prepared to end my existence. My wildest imaginations never saw this day but here I am…
At 58, I have lived and seen all expensive trips to Dubai, Amsterdam, and Dublin all with different sheiks and moneybag Alhajis. I have more money than I can spend in this lifetime. I have had the biggest and hottest men one could think of but now I feel dirty, smelly, and empty!
My life force exhausted yet the ocean hides its face from me

I was once called Precious - the daughter every parent wanted - but I have soiled my hands with blood. My parents in their grave curse me as their hearts ache at my deeds.
“Woe unto you Shile cursed and reviled of all children!”

It’s the dawn of my birthday! A surprise party awaits me from my frenemies. It starts today exchanging my fake and caged existence for freedom, love, and hope. I will give and bring positive transformation to my world…

I am Olashile; beautiful, black and strong.
I am the daughter of the sea; I flow with the winds; I am one with mother earth, so my colors are white and green.
My pedigree is of ancient heroes so if I fall I will rise again.
The odds are ever against me but I’ve been reborn at 58, and I believe my forever story will motivate others like me that change is possible… 

~ Olanrewaju Oluwatosin.



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