AFTER 20 CONFERENCES FOR GIRLS, I LAUNCHED MY TALK SHOW ON TELEVISION FOR GIRLS

Peju Adekunle
Posted February 21, 2020 from Nigeria

During my final year many years ago, my roommate and I went for "MOMENTS WITH MO" auditioning. (Nothing excites me like being on television.) We woke up early to join my radio boss who was running a media program at the Lagos Business School. He wasn't comfortable with me attending the audition. He could not comprehend why there should be an audition for one to sit as an audience of a talk show Me I didn't care.  Haa!! “Nobody can talk me out of television ooo!“ I mumbled.

Grudgingly, he dropped us close to City Mall, Onikan and left. My roommate advised that we took a bike from there straight to the venue. "Bike..Bike" ️we jumped on one together and to my surprise one staff bus turned to the street where we took the bike and hooked my jean trouser from the ankle dragging us on the bike and at the same time tore my Jean yamayama

People were screaming STOP STOP banging the staff bus. The driver finally stopped ✋✋✋✋✋ "Aboki, you wan kill them abi? Oya park here"

We were surrounded by people who wanted to see the girl who sat at the backseat of the bike. I was expecting to see my skin ripped apart but to everyone's surprise, not one scratch was on my skin. The jeans took all the intended punishment Gracious God. The bike man left. My roommate asked that I went back to school since I wasn't looking presentable with the jean. I replied "I can't wake up by 4.30am, get close to the venue of what is important to me and this incident will make me go back to school. Let's go." While waiting for our turn to be auditioned, people kept looking at me in a funny way but I was determined. I entered the room and met Aunty @moabudu with the interview panelists. I introduced myself, I apologized for appearing the way I looked and briefly explained what happened. Aunty MO felt pity for me and said "Waooooo! You made it despite the incident "(nodding her head)  We left afterwards and we later received a message that we had been selected. What? I danced Makosa We abandoned school for 5 days just to be audience on the MOMENT WITH MO  show. 2020, THE GIRLS SHOW NOW AIRS ON GOTV

This story was submitted in response to Moments of Hope.

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Lenina Rassool
Feb 21
Feb 21

Dear Peju,
What a wonderful and inspiring story! Oooh please tell us more about the show. We have something in common. I myself always wanted to do journalism but never behind the camera. Too shy. But the scourge of gender violence pushed me to take greater strides in the media industry - to educate and inform women, children and girls about their rights.
Keep at it my dear. Raise your voice across the platforms.
Sending blessings your way.
Lenina

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

Thank you for the kind words. Sure would share with you. Warm Regards

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 22
Feb 22

Wow congratulations sis. Determination is the key to success. Thank GOD you were focused on the bigger picture of your life and not some torn jeans hope our kids learn from such steadfastness to succeed

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

Awww!! Thank you so much

lizzymark
Feb 22
Feb 22

Its wonderful sister, am proud of your confidence and you resilience for not giving up on that a day,it paid off today. We should never give up on our destiny and dreams no matter what.

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

No retreat No surrender. Thank you

Anita Shrestha
Feb 22
Feb 22

Thank you for sharing

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 23
Feb 23

Congratulations sister. Persistence leads to success. You persisted that is why you succeeded. Great lesson for all of us. The sky is your starting point.

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

Awww!! Thank you so much

Fanka
Feb 23
Feb 23

Congratulation dear sister Peju,
What an inspiring story.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Peju,
How are you doing. Thank you for your very interesting post. Your post is a true inspiration to what we must to do to achieve our dreams. It shows ones determination in life. Thank you so much for sharing and am sure you have inspired many more girls to follow through their dreams no matter what. What matters is the drive and determination that we all have inside us.
Have a lovely day.

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

It's encouraging to read this comment. Thank you immensely. Much love

Beth Lacey
Feb 27
Feb 27

Yeah! What passion you have. Congratulations!

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

Awww!! Thank you so much Beth. Warm Regards

Peju Adekunle
Feb 27
Feb 27

This means a lot to me. Thank you all immensely. Lots of love and light.

Marie Abanga
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear Peju,

Wow thanks for sharing o. See where you are now? Go go go. That ripped jeans didn't get in your way and so would nothing get in the way of your show now.
Congratulations once more sis. Please keep sharing.
In light and love
Marie

Peju Adekunle
Mar 16
Mar 16

Deeply appreciated. Thank you