young citizens, as we keep enjoying our soft work and anticipate the release of
Phyno’s Sophomore album soon, I wish to welcome you into the ages of majority.
Back in 2013, you were 17, 16 and 15 respectively. But by next year, many of
you who are passionate about Anambra State will obtain your voter card and will
be ready to exercise your democratic franchise for the first time in your life.
As Martin Beck Nworah, it gives me joy to see you get to this stage. Plus, at
least while asking a lady out, you can inform her you are a registered voter in
this state…"she might still not give you her number shaaa."
released his single “holla at ur boy” while he was still a teenager less than 8
years ago, many people especially the old players in the Music Industry felt he
had nothing to offer because he was a kid…Wizkid. But today, he has proved them
wrong, done a wonderful one dance collaboration with Drake, put African pop on
the world map and is on his way to win a Grammy. In Anambra State, if you get
involved now with the process of electing your leaders, you will be doing a
great service to our future. Like Wizkid, they may write you off but I know
with the over 1.2 million young people who crossed this age in Anambra State,
2017 is ours for the taking. Martin Beck Nworah is sure of that.
Obama set out as a young lawyer in his native American state, he never wanted
to be a President. He honestly wished to be a part of the process and from what
he said in his book, Dreams from my father, he earnestly wished to make the
best of the opportunities given to him. Today, a new opportunity has been
presented to us as youths in all ramifications of life to get involved.
year, I will be voting in my fourth election and I am still in my early
twenties. I got lucky to vote immediately I turned 18 for the first time
because it was an election year. I was encouraged by many adults to become a
part of the process and join my voice; I obliged. Now, I don’t bother about the
girlfriends and money, I am a principle shareholder in this state by virtue of
my democratic rights. It is a rare privilege that I want you to grab when INEC
starts registration. Our state needs you. You are not too young to make a
difference in this polity. You are what we need to give meaning to these
efforts by our forebears who sacrificed so much to give us a better life today.
I know you
will say your vote won’t count or you hate politics. If Wizkid had said his
music won’t count, he won’t be the baba nla we know today. If you never fell in
love, you won’t know the feelings you had for that sweetheart of yours. And
don’t say you hate politics, because it will always shape your future and that
of your loved ones. As Martin Beck Nworah, I pray you to pay attention to
happenings in and around you. When the time comes, get registered and become a
part of the process. Obtain your voter card and hold it jealously as you would
hold a precious gem. When the time comes, you will be better informed to make a
badoo gave Lil Kesh the opportunity to progress and grow under him because he
wanted to be a part of the game and influence sounds from the streets. Timaya
gave Patoranking the opportunity to blossom because Pato was sincere about
contributing his quota in shaping the dancehall music. Adekunle Gold blossomed
under Olamide and gave us sweet love songs. Korede Bello is growing under Don
Jazzy and is a part of the process. Dearest young bloods, we must be a part of
the process in Anambra State to grow and become better. Martin Beck Nworah is
definitive when it comes to our opportunities; they are limitless and
So stand in
front of your beautiful mirror and make this promise to yourself as you turn
18, 19 or 20; my voice shall matter and from now, I will be a part of the
process by lending my voice to the growth of the polity. And when the time
comes, I will get registered as a voter in my sweet Anambra State. If you made
this short resolution, welcome onboard. When we pay our dues, we shall be
welcomed to drink at the table of men.
Till we get
to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of
water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.
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