It was the Lagos city marathon and so I decided to
run. Just at about the time when we all stood on the Mark, the shot was fired. Oya come and see race.
People sabi run oo. Come and see race my
brothers. Some people even ran and forgot the fact
that its a marathon and not a 100m Race
Some people were even faster than Usain Bolt.
Bolt nor sabi run naa. Come and see legs, sweat
dripped from my body and when I could no longer
run, I decided to study the whole thing.
As I stood, I began to realize that a lot of people
were actually behind whereas I thought I was the
only person still struggling to meet up.
As I looked deeper, I began to see those who ran
like bolt, their rate of retardation began to increase.
They became like keke, after a while, they were as fast as bicycle and later on, they joined me in the
The thing that surprised me most was the fact that
the people being me suddenly mustard enough
momentum and they picked the race like they had a
new transmission fixed in them or drank some
Those that were upfront became weary and within a
little while, they were at the middle range, some
even joined us too as they lost their strength from
their initial race.
The one wen pain me most was this Kenyan man.
When the race started, everybody looked at his
stature and hissed, some even went like “See this
one with e lekpa body, this one go fit run”?, but to
their greatest surprise, he won the race.
Now let’s bring this to real life situation.
The rate at which people make it these days is
something else, I mean, let’s face it, you just see a
boy wearing one shirt for 4 days like myself and
before you know it, he’ll just release a Toyota
spider, few months later a Range Rover sport
follows and before you know it, he builds a house…
Another boy just goes to Ghana and before you
know it, he don’t blow.
Leave them make them dey hammer oo. That your
small business wen you are doing is not useless. If
you’re consistent and persistent, you go reach
there very soon.
Just make sure you’re doing the best you can and
keep your hands clean. Those wen buy cars today,
by the time you’ll buy your own, theirs would be so
old they may even be at the same car shop where
you’ll be buying your own car and what’s more,
they may even buy the same brand and model
Be slow but steady in all your doings. If na work
you dey learn, learn am well, if na school you dey
go, school very well. Nor follow people wen get long
leg compete because when the race cast, you’ll be
trampled upon. Be too at what you do and be
Never let a day pass without checking that your
thing because as the African proverb puts it, when
you roast a yam and decide to walk away from it,
you’ll come back to see it totally burnt.
And that is how I won the medal from the Lagos city