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    Posted March 11, 2014 by
    FCT, Nigeria
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    My advice to men like me

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    Story from the Rising of Africa Gaints

    I was born into the Family of six, in Obukpa Nsukka, Enugu Area of Nigeria. My Father being a teacher wanted all his children to become educated and assume professional offices in vital areas such as Medicine and Engineering. I was keen to become a Film Maker.
    Have you ever been in a situation where by every of your Kid sisters and brothers are expected to be more successful than you in the future? That was my case too.
    My own Education was not taken as a priority after my secondary Education. I started advancing personally. Making some good and bad friends as well.
    In Nigeria, to be a film maker, there are tendencies that you will have to interact with the Bad Guys.
    I did same too but knew I had to rise from nowhere to prove to my own heart that what I wanted to do was actually worth my while.
    I struggled to graduate from the University with a B.SC in Industrial Physics and currently I am a cinematographer with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs.

    I advice every Man, rising from the challenging environment of Africa and the rest of the Developing World, Stand your ground and pursue what you are good at. make some friends to rise with, make some to learn but above all, pursue your goals like you are Mad.
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