Popular Nigerian media personality and vlogger, Toke Makinwa has taken to her Instagram page to pen an open letter to young Nigerian dreamers.
She noted that although there are going to be many people against dreamer's pursuit of their ambition, they can only succeed if they focus on the goal and ignore distractions.
”Dear young dreamer,
"There’s always going to be someone in the room who feels you are undeserving of that opportunity, there’s always someone that’ll argue against why you are chosen, there will always be that one person who just doesn’t see you or who feels they are better than you. Some opportunities you’ll get, some they will win, whatever the case is, don’t stop pushing. She’s too loud, she’s not what we are looking for, she’s everywhere, I just don’t like her, she is controversial….the list is endless.
"It happens to the best of us and for the longest time I will cry and be so sad at why I’m always excluded, I’m just trying to have a better end than my beginning, I’m really just doing me not bothering anyone, just trying to eat.
"Rejection they say is God’s protection, I don’t know who I’m speaking too but I handle rejection by flipping the script in my head. They see your potential; ohhhh they see it but you trigger their inner demons. It’s almost as if they can see the greatness that you can’t see, they can’t handle you being more, you are not afraid to live and it scares the hell out them to imagine how far you’ll go so they can’t like you or accept you, they can’t add to your success, they don’t even want you to have it.
"You have the Joseph’s anointing where no matter how hard they come at you, you thrive. I stopped thinking I was the problem and started accepting the blows. We fight everyday and I let my loses motivate me to build outside your box of perfection and one day, sooner than later the same mouths that condemned you will look up to sing your praise. Keep dreaming. Love TM"