This is a Special message by Emem Isong on her birrthday! Enjoy!
Birthday celebrations are landmarks we use to mark several stages in
our lives; As children birthdaysare used to show love and appreciation
for the child by the parent and foradults, it is aimed at celebrating
success and one’s contribution to society atlarge at such milestones as
silver jubilee, golden jubilee , diamond jubileeetc.
I add another year,I cannot help but look at the milestones in my life
and be thankful to God.Truly He has been faithful. When I began my
journey as an impressionable, idealisticyoung lady, truly I had no idea
how far I would go or what would be in thecards for me. As I veered off
the well-beaten path and decide to fjord my ownroad in the still virgin
territory of film making, all I had was my God and aburning desire to
succeed in the dream that refused to leave me. That was tosee the
stories in my head come to life. With perseverance, passion and prayer,I
eventually saw those dreams slowly but surely become a reality. I
givegratitude to God Almighty for He has truly been my shield and
buckler, mystrength and my helper in everything.
show myappreciation, I will like to give back by granting scholarships
to six talentedand blessed individuals (Each from one of the six
geo-political zones) in thecountry to study in Royal Arts Academy. This
is in a bid to promotenational unity and integration. Also I come from
the school of thought that believesthat if you give a man a fish you can
only help him temporary. However, if youteach him how to fish you
provide for him for life.
and modalities for thescholarships will be announced soon so keep a
look out for that on my Twitterhandle @ememisong and on the Royal Arts
Finally, I am truly humbledby the heart-felt messages and well wishes I
received on my birthday from manywho called by phone, BB, Facebook etc
to wish me happy birthday. Thank you so much and may God reward you