I think nowadays we place TOO MUCH value on the wrong things. Well not entirely wrong sha but not as important. A lot of times we get carried away with making the container look really beautiful (which is important as well) and then neglecting the content. I know they say talent is not enough but I believe talent is the most important.
That's why we see a "singer" that will draw tattoo, braid hair, have hype man, talent manager, road manager, stage manager and but doesn't have a manageable song to his name! Or a comedian with the best suit, well groomed and even speaks good English but No Jokes! I'm not saying you shouldn't pay attention to how you look, but that should only be added to the real raw material. Talent! By talent I don't mean entertainment alone. I'm saying whatever you do, make sure you are good at it. You might not even be the best at it yet, but just be good first, before you buy all the other accessories. Before you draw tattoo, have a good song or be a good performer.
I remember in 1990 when I was writing my Junior Waec, we all asked our parents to get us the best drawing board for our intro tech (technical drawing). Apart from the fact that the board made you look cool, it also made drawing easier. You could set your paper easily and do madt stuff. On the day of the exam, we had all set our boards on the table ready to kill! Then I saw my guy, he didn't have a board. What? "Wey your board?" I asked with so much concern. "Omo it was stolen o"
Before I knew it, this guy was setting his paper on the table! Using a T square he saw on the floor. I felt sad for him. We know he's one of the best students but sadly his village people have caught up with him.
Long story short, result came out, he got an A, I got a C alongside most of my colleagues! Baba was/is just too good, no fancy board, no swag just pure talent!
Well, my point is, be good at something, then after you have worked on being good you can now go and do plastic surgery if you like! If you do the later before the former, you won't be different from a sealed champagne bottle with fanta inside!
By the way everything I wrote here is true except 1990 😁😁