Popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji recently ran into Dele Momodu in Atlanta where the Ovation magazine CEO is hosting her to dinner.
Ikeji, who is a retired model, took a walk down memory lane to reveal how she was over the moon in her modelling days after she saw a couple of her photos on Ovation magazine.
According to her, “In 2002, when I was still modeling, my photos from a fashion show appeared in Ovation magazine. A friend alerted me to it and I remember shrieking with joy when I saw the mag and saw about 3 of my photos in there. As expensive as the mag was, I bought about 5 and distributed to family and friends..lol. For those who don’t know, being in Ovation magazine back in the day was like winning a trophy; almost like you’ve finally arrived…lol. It was a freaking big deal.
“So I was in awe of the man behind the magazine. He was phenomenal to me. Because I’ve always wanted to be in the media space, Dele Momodu was one of the people I greatly admired, looked up to and hoped that one day, would meet.
“Fast forward to 16 years later (we’ve met before though) and he’s hosting me to dinner in Atlanta and I saw for the first time how he really regarded me. He was in awe of me like I used to be of him (still am). It was the way he introduced me to others, the things he said. Africa’s biggest blogger he said amongst other things and somewhere he threw in the word billionaire…lol.”
She advised young girls to hold on to their dreams and never give up the fight as one day the people they look up to would admire their talent too.
“Here’s the point of this post. For every young girl out there with a dream, keep fighting for that dream because here’s one thing that’s guaranteed to happen one day amongst many other things. The people you admire, the people you look up, will start start to admire you. Your talent/achievement will place you before kings and these kings will be in awe of you. They will sing your praises and be honored to be in your presence. You will no longer seek people out, they will seek you out.
“Keep working, keep believing, keep fighting, keep praying. You’re powerful beyond measure and there’s absolutely nothing you can’t achieve. It may be slow but eventually God will bless the works of your hands and place you before great men and women who will be scrambling to take pics with you…lol. I wish you well. Hugs,” she said.