The African Parent Versus the African Child.

The African Parent Versus the African Child.

Hi guys! Welcome once again. At this point, I’ll leave inspiration for now. Don’t forget to check out the interview section on my site. This is a short story of what goes on basically in an average African home based on research. This is a family of 4, together with the parents.

One Faithful Morning, Mrs Ada: Knocks on Junior’s door at 6:00am during a short break from school. Junior: Mummy I’m coming. (Goes to open the door for his mother) Mrs Ada: Why will you be sleeping by this time? Or what were you doing awake throughout the night. Junior: Nothing mum I slept during the night. I just woke up a bit late. (Junior had always wanted to go into music. But based on his background, can’t try it). Mrs Ada: I don’t believe you. If you slept throughout the night, you aren’t meant to be sleeping by this time. Junior: silence…… (thoughts through his mind: What kind of trouble is this? I was just going through some musician’s page on Ig that inspired me)Mrs Ada: Why are you quiet? Oh, so you were awake through the night? I’ll deal with you after morning devotion. (Leaves the room for Devotion) Later that day………. junior is in his room with his headset plugged listening to music and singing when his mum entered. Mrs Ada: You are always listening to music. Only if you could spend this time on your education. Junior: But mum it’s just one week since I came back, and I’ll read when I’m done resting. Mrs Ada: Will you keep quiet. Now give me that headphones and go to the reading room and read your books. (seizes headphones). junior:(Not happy in his mind. He’s asking himself where the crime is of pursuing his dream after all, people who go into it succeeds ).After this scene, junior goes to read. The next day, he decided to open up to his dad about what happened the previous day. On a second thought, He decided to let it go because his father will definitely support his wife). Junior: Daddy do you know that mummy seized my headphones yesterday because I was listening to music. Mr Ade: That serves you right. Junior:(in shock ….) Mr Ade: Aren’t you meant to be reading your books? Did I send you to school to be listening to music? Junior: Sorry Dad I was just listening to music while relaxing and besides I think I want to go into music. Mr Ade: Not in my house exclaimed his father. You better face your studies and forget everything about music because you aren’t going into music never not when I’m still breathing. Let me never hear this from you again. Leaves the room out of annoyance.(This made junior feel bad that his father just killed his whole vibes for music by telling him he will never go into music).For weeks junior was sad and his parents took it as a normal lifestyle. But junior didn’t let these get into him he still continued his path to music but this time, he did it on a low since his parents didn’t give him support. Will his parents find out? Leave your comments below and get ready for part 2. This goes on in some African families whereby the parents kill the dreams of their children all in the name of education. Do not get me wrong, Education is primary but there should be another talent you should go about. There’s a little thing to note:

Although support matters when you’re doing a particular thing, if you don’t get the support you’re looking for, do not let that kill your dreams. Chase your dreams with the hope that a day will come when you will achieve your dreams and then you’ll remember the challenges you passed through. When I started blogging, I didn’t get the energy I needed to continue. It was just few people that stood by me. Even now, that energy is not still there but I’m still going to continue to inspire people with or without support form the people around me. Keep on chasing your dreams and do not forget to commit it into God hands.

Meanwhile, do not forget to check out my first video about depression on YouTube https://youtu.be/8muFQSeJVdI . Please I would appreciate if you will subscribe to my channel, like the video and also share it. You don’t know who may be depressed around you. More Videos coming through. Stay safe.

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