Ten Years ago, I hated my life, my voice was just within the four walls of my room. Who wants to listen to me? So I began to write my experiences in my poems.
My poems were sad and welcomed by my pillow, the poems are the deepest part of my emotions, the beautiful, the bad, the ugly and the good emotions. Who wants to see them? No one.
There was this hope that kept me going, the voice that kept on ringing in my ears, the secret messages that oils my will to move on.
Her messages to me on World Pulse were always short, poignant and full of strength, Reassuring me about a tomorrow, a future and a time when my voice will be relevant on earth.
She allowed my God to use her for my life. She allowed God to send a new hope to my life through her medium. I had so much to share, too many things that I had bottled up in my mind, heart and soul, the pain, the secret, the sadness was eating my stomach, eating the freshness of my soul and body.
She did not just encouraged me, she began to open doors, she began to drag me along, she began to force me along whenever needed, and ultimately, she believed in me, she believed in my writings, she believed and trust so much in my ability to make change happens.
She would say, 'how I wish the world had so many of you'? I will look at myself severally and ask myself, who is she referring to????
In 2010, she gave me a letter of recommendation and told me to adjust as needed!!!!!! She believes that I could do no wrong. Her faith in my honesty made me resolve never and never to be dishonest.
In 2014, she invited me to America. I went, with only an e mail message to me that when I get to the airport, I should stand at a place where a man with a cowboy hat is. I got there and the officials asked where I was going I told them what she told me. They all laughed.
They asked me why I would leave Nigeria with such a message. No address. No phone number. I told the men that it is Jensine. Whatever she says, I believe. I will leave Africa without any address even if she says, I will be waiting for you beside a baobab tree in New Zealand!!!
The men laughed and advised me to go outside and wait for whoever had said that.... I followed the men's advice. And stepped outside.
I went outside and waited. It was cold. After some hours, I read the e - mail from jensine again. It says stand beside the man with a cowboy hat. Ahhhhhhh, I went back inside and looked for the man with a cowboy hat. Lo and behold she had been worried.
She was by the cowboy hat man, I was nowhere to be found. She was worried. Had announced my name... I was outside led out by some men who do not know the meaning of Sisterhood and Solidarity.
When the world could not see my beauty, she detected it, when the world sent me away, she opened the door of her heart to me.......
She bought my first Artwork and she sold the second artwork. When people mocked my work, she would send secret messages to me, She would say, I have never seen anything like this in this world, her words of encouragement forced me to move on.....
She was born for She. She was born today to make a change, She was born to push the world ahead, She was born this day to make a change, These and many more she is doing for the world.
Thank you for coming to this world, Thank you for celebrating YOU today, because it is well deserved. I love you and I love all my sisters that I am privileged to meet through Jensine. Keep on Rockying the world, Amazon.
Happy Birthday my precious Jewel!!!!