Queen Nimat Siaka , who was crowned Miss Curvy Nigeria Tourism in October 2015 has given us something to ponder about.
She didn’t celebrate her birthday without a feel of home. She was pictured selling tomatoes in the market. We got you right! It was a photoshoot.
I will get there not by hook or by crook but by work, by impact and by influence…I shall not be desperate; I shall not be intimidated; I shall not be stopped; I will thread where no path has crossed; I shall break new grounds; I will chart a new course.
I will follow my passion… & on this note*** Today (my most treasured day) I choose to identify with the most important set of people: the unnoticed, the undervalued, and the under-appreciated MIGHTY ones we forget so easily. I mean the market women- the petty traders, the hawkers. I choose to honour and encourage those who dedicate their time and life in bringing home-breed, locally-sourced fresh food items into our markets. They go through the pains of hawking goods, bringing them closer to us. Even when we underprice their goods, insult them they remain upbeat.
One good thing about them is they never stopped believing, they never stopped being positive about life. They will tell you “akuku daa l’ojo kan”. They never stopped dreaming big even from their small but honest hustles. I know “lojokan” by dint of hard work they are going to raise kings and queens- children that will take them from the street to the throne! Their gifted hands will make room for them. Their stories will sure one day be from tomatoes to thrones…BE INSPIRED