On the first week of November, I got a mail.
If it wasn't addressed to 'MystiqueSyn', I would have argued that it was a mistake. Other people bear Mystique and perhaps Syn but when a mail is titled "MystiqueSyn Osuchukwu", it is hard to argue.
The mail stated that I was nominated for the 'Most Promising Entrepreneur' at the 9th edition of Tush Awards in the Youth/Celebrity category. On this same list(but in different categories) are Maraji, Instablog9ja, Mamalette, Tekno, Davido, Olamide, Joro, Kokun foundation, Ebuka, Simi, Jon Ogah et al.
For those who do not know the Tush Awards, it is to Youth awards the same way Headies is to music or AMVCA to film. In my days at Unilag, it was one of those awards efikos heard about but never attended because we felt it was for party chiefs, celeb groupies and club girls.
To say I am honored and overwhelmed at a nomination is an understatement. There is even a certificate of nomination!
It's not easy being an entrepreneur. Don't be deceived. I am always broke. Being an independent, single and sugardaddy-less entrepreneur is almost suicide in Nigeria. You have to do all kinds of legal things to stay afloat and pay salaries even when your businesses are not bringing in a dime. If you are averse to begging or asking for help, just be prepared to suffer for a long while. In the long run, life is not fair to those who decide to survive against all odds.
Maybe I should just reply John Legend's DM sef. Who shakara epp? He's expecting a newborn with Christy but how many wives did our Father Abraham have again?
On a serious note, the thing that has kept me going is kind words and personal reflection. Sometimes, strong people find it hard to let other people take care of them and even when they do, silence and shadows are what their hands clutch when they reach out.
This nomination is dedicated to my amazing team. To vote for me, click the link in bio. Under Youth Category, vote MystiqueSyn as "Most Promising Entrepreneur'. Tick the box and click vote. Thanks! Do regrann.
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