My wanderlust started at 13 when my single mom took me to a sailors party in my birth city, there a met these twin brothers who spent the whole evening sharing incredible stories from all over the world. How they got lost in Rome; how their dad "accidentally" forgot them in Venice, that time they eat frog legs in japan and don't get me started with when they were mistaken for young Maasai warriors in Kenya. I felt like pages from my favorite Enid Blyton books were playing out in front of me. Needless to say; I was in awe!
I wanted that; to experience what they did, and so started my thirst for adventure and wander. I grew up in the small coastal town of Calabar in the south of Nigeria, there was not much to do other than school-church-home, for the longest time, that was my reality until a major traumatic incident hit me at age 16 and I realized I needed to answer the call into the unknown.
I started by exploring my backyard, no, seriously - no jokes. One fine Saturday morning, I got up and decided to take a walk around my whole neighborhood, I bumped into friends from school, found the local market my mother always shopped from (before this day, I had zero clues where it was) From that day, I made it a mission to explore my city, I got so much euphoria from learning about the insane history it holds and the key role it played in the trans-Atlantic slave trade era, needless to say, I was hooked. I went from exploring my backyard to seeing my city and visiting Nigeria's iconic hotspots, and now, here I am, sharing all of that with you.
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The big question for me was whether or not i was going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure – I said yaass!
Graduated high school and went on my first epic adventure – a two days stay-cation with my best friend who lived two streets away from me. We spent the weekend at his dads hotel in a more upscale, bougie part of our community (it, was glorious.) A few weeks later, I was forced to attened the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) where i met the glorious Eno Jerry who literally took me by the hand and into my future.
Got my start in entertainment by interning with Eno Jerry and securing a spot as Assistant Costume designer on The Lunch Time Heroes movie, produced by the talented Seyi Babatope. Later that year, I went on to successfully complete my first ever adventure – solo.
The new year brought an almost never trickle of adventure, mostly behind the computer. I spent the majority of this year learning. I combed the internet, atteneded masterclasses and took way to many courses. From writting and content development to social media, photography, and storytelling. 2016 was also the year i met Mmanti Umoh and she put me on the Ibom Economic Summit with people from the presidency to share my experinces as a young adventurer, I got a standing ovation for making a case for young Africans everywhere.
2016 through 2018, I recieved an endless abundance of accolades for my contributions in helping facilitate conversations around access to education and opportunities for young persons around the community. Towards the end of the year, i was hit by an unbelieve wave of depression. While i was being celebrated on the outside, I hated myself on the inside. For me, I was not living my best life. I had lost my thirst for adventure, it took a while and the support of a lot of people who i can not ever thank enough (shoutout to Sarah Wiko) but i pulled myself out of it and comitted myself to a new purpose – finding my personal freedom.
I signed my life over to the wandering spirits (figuratively of course) when i commited myself to Keizen, the Japanese word for “Improvement” kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions, a state of being where i am working everyday to become a better version of myself by pursing my dream of seeing the world – and having a blast while at it.
I started this blog to prove how rewarding it can be to make a breakthrough in life’s journey and think about YOU! Freedom for me is about designing a life I'm so passionate about I can't wait to wake up in the morning every day. My calling pushes me deep into indefinite nomadic travel, leading me to inadvertently discover a deeper part of me. I need the freedom to explore the world more fully; and by discovering and immersing myself in new cultures, I learn invaluable lessons about who I am and how I can be of service to the world.
Ability to Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone 98%
Overcoming Your Own Fears 92%
Flexibility and Adaptability 96%
Ability to Notice New Opportunities 90%
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