Saturday, 23 March 2013
BEAUTY, BRAIN & STARDOM – CELEBRATING EUNICE OLUMIDE!
One of the professed objectives of this blogsite is to celebrate the best in entertainment and news. I am dedicating this post to a young Nigerian, making waves in Europe, America and Asia. Born, brought up and living in the United Kingdom, Eunice Olumide remains a true ambassador not only to Nigeria, but Africa in general. I trust you will find her life inspiring.
At 25, next birth day, Eunice Olumide is rather young. But her achievements so far belie that age. Born to Nigerian parents in Scotland, United Kingdom, she is a model, broadcaster, actress (starred in Brad Pitt’s movie, World War Z), DJ, musician, fashion designer; and to give back to society, goes into schools to teach children confidence through rapping. This string of roles is backed by sterling academic qualifications – first class degree in Communication & Mass Media, MA in Metaphysics, and a PHD program in the works!
With a height of 5”9 and a dress size of 6, it is not too surprising that Eunice is a model, especially with the addition of an androgynous look and peculiar lips. As a model, she has featured on runways in different countries from Paris to Japan and has graced the covers of magazines in Paris and New York.
As they say, success has many friends. And yes, Eunice is my friend, and neighbor…. vicariously though. Apart from identifying with her on the platform of her professional exploits, her Dad, Engr. Stanley Olumide is my friend and for over 15 years, we were neighbors. More than a neighbor, Engr. Olumide is a mentor and business partner, who helped me cross the bridge from paid employment to business owner. He exemplifies the foundation, we as parents; need to lay for our children. He has sown good seeds and they are being reaped not just by him, but by the children.
I guess when he was leaving the UK to return to Nigeria, he would have wondered how Eunice and the sibling would survive in a foreign land. But I have never seen the righteous, or his seed begging for bread! There is no doubt that apart from God, Eunice’s exploits are traceable to the solid and godly foundation laid by her parents. It is no mean feat to remain calm and humble even with her academic and celebrity excellence.
Well done Eunice. Go on; fly the Nigerian, nay, African flag in Diaspora! And as my alma mater would urge us, work hard, play hard, keep straight! The sky is certainly your launch pad.
Last Line: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverb 22:6).Training up godly children requires a divine relationship. To find out more about God and how you can have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, visit any Bible believing church near you, or: CHAPEL OF DESTINY RESTORATION CHURCH, 2 Akinlabi Lane, off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, by Round About Bus Stop, Ikeja. Lagos.