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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Future Award

I was nominated for The Future Awards 2011.

I didn't make it to The Finalist...

But getting nominated is a good thing.

I got to the venue in the afternoon and I was impressed with the arrangement. Then, when I came back later with young artiste, Suranu and friend, Uzo Okonkwo (a guy who is madly in love with Asa and in his own words, could do anything to have her in his bed) I found out that time was an issue. People loitered around, screamed around, moved on the red carpet. The beautiful ones did this, really. And there was no doubt that only the showy paraded themselves so well. I thought about the people who had spent hours infront of their mirrors getting prepared and prayed that nothing ruined their night for them.

Before coming to the event, I had spent chunk of time with Joseph Iseli and Obinna Odenigbo and the other guys at Bogobiri, where the discussion centred on religion, really. I had gone to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun and had left some hours later, after sitting in the VIP section, which was very close to the podium where TB Joshua preached from. He would walk round the entire place, but what grappled me more about his personality was his simplicity. The question is: an atheist in the church? Well, yes. To see more, to disbelief more. And don't tell me I went to the wrong place. Please don't.

My birthday is tomorrow, 31st January and I don't know how to celebrate it.


Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar said...

Hi, Onyeka. Congrats on being nominated. Which prize/category were you nominated for? You're right, being nominated itself is important. Anyways, wish you a very happy birthday. You don't know how you're gonna celebrate. Well, I have an idea. Just forget all worries and spend a peaceful day. Get a good night's sleep, wake up refreshed, spend quality time with your family. Have a great day :-)

Onyeka Nwelue said...

The category was Creative Artist of the Year. I will take your suggestion. Thanks,