Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday and I’m still reviewing Kemi Adetiba’s King Women series. I apologize for not posting earlier. I had a very busy day and was almost giving up on posting but thank goodness I already had a draft that I just developed.
The Episode I’m about to review today is one that is very dear to my heart. It was recommended by one of the readers and I must say a big thank you to all of you that take out time to read these series.
As I watched this interview, I wept several times not because this is the most emotional video of the series I had seen but because I saw something deeper and this story connected to my core of existence. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the good work that Kemi Adetiba is doing with this series. This woman deserves an award. If there is any personal lesson I took from the 8th episode of the King women series is that: it’s not too late for you to become whatever you want to become.
So here is are few things you should know about the CEO of “No Left Over”
- Her name is Ayodeji Megbope
- She doesn’t have a university degree
- She worked for so long before eventually finding what her passion was not
- Her business started out of nothing just a thousand naria and survival instinct.
- Her life turned out great after she crossed age 40 (So a fool at 40 talk doesn’t hold water)
- She sold Moi Moi for years to fend for her family and children.
- Michelle Obama has tasted her Moi Moi
- This moimoi business has taken her to the White House in Washington DC
And here are the few life lessons that I got from this emotional interview with Ayodeji
- Trust your kids no matter how different one of them seems. She shared a story of how she was at the mercy of bullies in her secondary school because her mother wouldn’t believe her but would believe other people.
- Pay extra attention to your kids’ actions and reactions. Her interview made me realise that it’s not enough to be a stay at home mum. Your kids can be molested right under your nose. It takes special attention and communication to be able to discern such things. She was molested for years in her house and molester was living under the same roof with her parents.
- Taking deliberate efforts to communicate with a child cannot be overrated. You can’t know what the child feels until you move closer to become his/her friend. The bottom line is you should be your children’s best friend.
- Your children’s first lesson on sex and sexuality should be from you. Don’t shy away from the talk so the child doesn’t learn something else from a stranger.
- The earlier you realise that you can’t do anything about your past the better for you.
- For as long as you hold on to the evil someone has done to you, you are also holding yourself in captivity.
- As long as you have not forgiven your abuser or anyone who has hurt you, you are still where the person left you.
- You have to heal first because that is the first step to forgiving and letting go.
- Everything you need for your next big break is around you.
- Receiving No for an answer is not a big deal, it simply means you should go to the next person.
- You never know what will come out of your life until you try so don’t assume.
- Anything is possible, just hold on to what you believe regardless of the obstacles that come your way.
- Nobody is promising that the road will be smooth. Brace up for challenges and bitter experiences because they eventually form the core of your success story.
- It’s not how early you start out in life that matters, the most important thing is the recovery time.
In conclusion, one thing that I learnt from the story is the power of love. Her husband loved her all the way to the end. He was supportive and I’m sure that’s one of the reasons she was able to make it to the end. The man sacrificed a whole lot for her. In her own words:
“Love is believing in people against all odds.”
I also learnt that you can’t take away the place of God in your everyday life. The best time to recognise God’s voice is when you are going through a wilderness experience because then you are humble and waiting for help.
If you have seen this series what other life lessons did you pick that I didn’t capture? Please share we are all yearning for more.
***hugs and kisses***