Nollywood actress cum filmmaker, Mary Remmy-Njoku has explained why it’s necessary to be a little selfish in order to be selfless.
Mary Njoku who in an earlier post revealed reasons she feels some smart women pretend to be dumb, just to settle down dropped her two cents for hard workers. She let them know that life is too short.
The mother of three who recently shaded those used to claiming they own bragging rights to Nigerian products argued that as much as people might want to be selfless, if they aren’t a little selfish, it won’t be sustainable.
Mary Remmy-Njoku urged those who work round the clock to take a break and live their lives to the fullest. She likened life with an egg that could ‘drop’ at anytime. The filmmaker wrote:
“If you are a hard worker, take out time to LIVE. Your family will survive.
Life is like an egg. And can ‘drop’ at anytime. Don’t let the ‘rat race’ be the only experience you have of life. Running around for people that MIGHT not mourn you for a when you are gone. We are all guests on earth Start LIVING
“Selflessness isn’t sustainable without an adequate dose of selfishness.”
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls Mary Remmy-Njoku questioned Nigerians who refer to those who speak with Nigerian accents as “local” and urged them to embrace it instead.
The movie producer said there are foreigners in Nigeria who speak English with an accent but they are not shamed for that, yet Nigerians shame themselves for speaking with an accent.
She encouraged Nigerians to embrace their accents and leave the foreign accents for when they travel abroad.
Mary Nkoku wrote:
“To an average fool in Nigeria, “local person’ is a premium insult for someone who has a thick Nigerian accent and doesn’t follow the fashion trend.
I have seen someone who has barely left surulere, refer to another who moved from Ekiti as “local girl”.
The Indians in Anthony with heavy accent aren’t Locals. English no be their language. Neither is it ours.
Let’s stop being ignorant and embrace our Nigerian accents. It’s our identity.
We can continue the fake ‘I wanna gonna’ accent, when we travel abroad. For easier communication I guess.”
“I am a proud Nigerian local girl”
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