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If you missed the first part of the gist, let me summarise it for you here. I went to Ekiti a few weeks back for a conference. I arrived Ado-Ekiti late that night. So, after checking into the hotel, I took a walk to buy Suya (which by the way purged me)… 😊
When I found a place to buy my Suya, I noticed it was in the compound of a thriving club. The suya guys recognised me, and before long, while waiting for my roasted meat, The Club Manager appeared. He offered a handshake and I took it firmly.
That was the object of gist one. He asked me why I was shaking him like a man. If I could have rolled my big eye balls at him in the dark of the night, I might have. What do some men take ladies for?
Was I supposed to graze his palm or hold his hand feebly? Nah! We are confident people. Years ago, as a teenager, I was taught in MINE Teenage Ministry to shake the opposite sex firmly and maintain eye contact. I was taught to be bold and confident even as a woman.
So, my ladies, stop acting like jelly in front of guys even if you have a huge crush on him(them). Build your self confidence. Offer firm handshakes and maintain eye contact in conversations. It might take a while to get used to but you will catch up.
And gentlemen, please don’t be intimidated by strong ladies and do not talk us down either. Encourage us to be strong and confident. You’d need us to be!!!
Now, to be second gist, which is rather controversial o! After he was done asking me why I shook him like a man, he invited me to make a Guest Appearance in their club the following night. And without blinking, I said, “I am a church girl, I don’t do clubs”
I wish you were there to see the shock on his face. He could not believe that a celebrity existed that would turn down the offer to star at a club for a night.
But guess what? I am not just any celebrity, I am Juliana Olayode and I have a brand to protect. Many girls are looking up to me and I am trying my best to model greatness without compromise to them.
I wouldn’t want them becoming alcoholics or some man’s lust/sex object. I want to be a true inspiration to the future leaders and celebrities of my nation.
So, dear reader, do you have any values at all or you follow any wind that blows. Are you so desperate for fame or money that you would do anything to have it? Ask those who have it. It doesn’t feel as good as you thought it would when you have it. Your comfort in that day would be that you did not trade your soul to get it. But what if you traded your soul? Better imagined than experienced…
I hope you enjoyed my gist.
And I am trusting God to raise sponsors for Rebirth Tour. And like you know, I won’t compromise to get sponsors. The moment we have dates sealed, I would announce so we can finally see and take our selfie. Yay!
So, if you want to sponsor the tour and/or sponsor hard copies of Rebirth so we could give indigent girls, please be my guest. I need people to stand with me. Would you? Please reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org if this resonates with you.