“FLAWED BEAUTY”!! Meet The 17-Year-Old Nigerian With The Most Radical Form Of Protest In The World (SEE)

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“FLAWED BEAUTY”!! Meet The 17-Year-Old Nigerian With The Most Radical Form Of Protest In The World. Photo Credit: Instagra/Ugochi
“FLAWED BEAUTY”!! Meet The 17-Year-Old Nigerian With The Most Radical Form Of Protest In The World. Photo Credit: Instagra/Ugochi

While lots of Nigerians are waiting for opportunities to succeed in life, others are not just creating such opportunities for themselves but for the world at large.

The very things lots of young Nigerians consider “useless”, “little”, unrealistic” and “ugly” are same things others of their kind have used, are using and will continue to use to change the world.

While some youths in Nigerians have not even realized how strong and talented they are yet, others are busy waiting for the biggest of all platforms to be made available for them before putting into use, their crafts.

Here is shocker, most successful personalities in the world started with practically nothing. Not enough funds, no either support nor even someone to believe in them. All they had was their ideas and dreams.

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As a budding singer, actor, writer, fashion stylist or an artist, why wait for an opportunity before making headlines?

Youths in Nigeria do not only own various social media accounts but they update their status 24 hours a day.

Why don’t you create that platform you are waiting upon using those social media platforms?

Why put up that your sexy photo of you instead of your art work, song, short acting clip, fashion designs and more?

Well, currently trending, is a 17-year-old Nigerian poet and activist, Ugochi Egonu who has just been featured on the official Instagram page who through her art of poetry, has helped shaped the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

According to Ugochi, “If we learn to see the beauty in things we’ve been told are flawed — in womanhood, in blackness, in queerness — it becomes so much easier to fight for our rights and fight for other people who are struggling.”

“We have the power to show future generations what’s happening now,” says Ugochi. “Whether it’s through art, academia, athleticism or whatever is your way of getting your message out, it’s so important to value your own voice.”

It is obvious that Ugochi was just busy with her craft and lost in her thoughts of revolutionarizing the world through her concept of “flawed beauty” before the world tuned to her music.

Thus, identify that which you can do effortlessly, develop it, sell it out through any platform available to you, you have no idea the space you have amidst scarcity.

Here is what Instagram wrote about Ugochi:

“Nigerian-American student and Black Lives Matter activist Ugochi Egonu (@ugochiegonu) believes that self-love is the most radical form of protest.

“If we learn to see the beauty in things we’ve been told are flawed — in womanhood, in blackness, in queerness — it becomes so much easier to fight for our rights and fight for other people who are struggling,” says the 17-year-old from Santa Clara, California.

Ugochi combines art and activism in her poetry, seizing the opportunity to document and shape the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We have the power to show future generations what’s happening now,” says Ugochi. “Whether it’s through art, academia, athleticism or whatever is your way of getting your message out, it’s so important to value your own voice.”

This post is in celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll be highlighting the stories of women doing extraordinary things around the world. Photo by @ugochiegonu”

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Nigerian-American student and Black Lives Matter activist Ugochi Egonu (@ugochiegonu) believes that self-love is the most radical form of protest. “If we learn to see the beauty in things we’ve been told are flawed — in womanhood, in blackness, in queerness — it becomes so much easier to fight for our rights and fight for other people who are struggling,” says the 17-year-old from Santa Clara, California. Ugochi combines art and activism in her poetry, seizing the opportunity to document and shape the Black Lives Matter movement. “We have the power to show future generations what’s happening now,” says Ugochi. “Whether it’s through art, academia, athleticism or whatever is your way of getting your message out, it’s so important to value your own voice.” This post is in celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll be highlighting the stories of women doing extraordinary things around the world. Photo by @ugochiegonu

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