Dear Girl Child - Richard Mofe-Damijo Writes (Read)

Nigerian veteran actor and politician, Richard Mofe-Damijo, in celebration for International Day Of The Girl, took to his IG page to inspire girls saying that girls 'have the ability to be who or what' they wish to be.

He added that everything the girl child needs to be great is 'on the inside' of them, so all they have to do is 'look within'.

See the full post below:

Dear girl-child, 

irrespective of your age, pedigree, social status, race, tribe, faith and/or appearance, you have the ability to be who or what you wish to be. Everything you need is on the inside of you, so all you need is to look within. 

You don't have to be skinny to look good in a dress. You don't have to be tall to be gorgeous, you don't have to have long curly hair to be fabulous, no matter your skin colour, YOU-ARE-BEAUTIFUL!!! You don't need a man to fulfil your dreams, you don't need a foreign accent to "be all that"... You just chin out, square out, keep your head up, take a deep breath and take the world by storm. 

Again, EVERYTHING-YOU-NEED-IS-INSIDE-OF-YOU, never, forget it.

And to those of you who think it's too late or think you did not start on time, -nah baby, it is NEVER too late to start so start today. 

As a proud father and grandfather, I say Happy International Day of THE GIRL CHILD to all of you amazing girls.


Once again, we should remember the respect the rights of the girl-child as they are as important as the boy-child. 

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