I had fantasized about the many things that could go down on Thursday, 10 March 2016... but when it came, it started with a phone call from Actor, YEMI BLAQ...and some background instrumental that sounded like the Mexican Mariachi, as he serenaded me in his best birthday voice...Many may not know my buddy - Yemi, as a singer but I wasn't surprised he was hitting them last notes...Seriously! The real surprise came when he started to get spiritual and shower PRAYERS upon me....Whaaat??? You mean the Blaq CRAZY hunk of a talent can pray? Like really pray... Dang!! How did I miss that, dude? I mean, I've known brotherly...say 10 years and I honestly have never heard him pray. Okay, this was beautiful to discover. And that goes to show how there's always something new to LEARN about our friends.
Was it the part where he said those who never saw my success coming will be amazed, or those who tried to ridicule me behind my back will be put to SHAME...(Hahahah) or the part where those who refused to give to me in my time of need, will get and borrow from me or where the world will truly stand up to CELEBRATE me...Aaarrgghhh!!! I was dumbfounded. No one had ever showered these sort of unsolicited totally out-of-the-blues kind of heartfelt prayer on me, at least not to my hearing. I mustered the courage to break out of my surprise reverie...and mouthed a cool "Amin l'oruko jesú" in my poor yoruba accent, which means (Amen, In Jesus Name)...after a fit of laughter and a little tease. And so my day soon began.
Then I started receiving calls from more friends, family, exes...Yea! EXES...All 4 of them...including Tiger (Oh! I'm not saying, I've only had four exes....I'm just saying...You know what? Never mind... Hahahah...But speaking of Tiger (not his real name), I have to admit, it was nice to hear him on the other end. I can't even LIE...I do miss him a lot. And all our incessant back & forth. HE should have been the ONE Geez! And I should have been screaming all manners of PROFANITY in my best soprano, pleasuring in the craziest birthday SEX any woman can imagine ...but hey, I guess you've got to lose sometimes. And I did lose with Tiger. Still, If I were to be honest...The mammoth outpouring of LOVE surely beats a fantastic roll in the hay. Even if I would love for my 'cobwebs' to be swept clean...My Pinky tended to...And my honey pot cleaned DRY. Hehehe. I could never have scripted an even better day, not if I tried...
Not too long after Tiger, BB called too...Remember him? My 10 minutes crush...(Oh! You know, I'm kidding) and told me how PROUD he was of me and my accomplishments...And how honored he is to have me as a friend, as his GUY...me, his guy? Hahaha...Err...Well, that's the ultimate compliment a man can give a woman in my opinion. That he sees you as a good loyal friend, because we all know that earning a man's TRUST and respect, isn't an easy feat to accomplish. And for that I am happy.
Anyway, I kept grinning from ear to ear with all the amazing emails from around the world, some from former guests on my RADIO show - THE NAKED TALK w/ Alex Okoroji, to my blog audience who have particularly found emailing me, as their number 1 choice for communicating with me directly, instead of leaving comments on my posts...They simply use the other form and leave me an email or a FREE voice message... A gesture, I have secretly come to love, especially with these one-on-one interactions... As my end goal is really to influence people and not just to be noticed. And it has strengthened my relationship with many of my readers, by giving them ACCESS to me. Even as I understand that I personally don't write for comments, but for AWARENESS.
Some messages made my heart FLUTTER and others brought tears to my eyes as many gave me a little bit of insight to how I'm truly perceived....And I can not be more than grateful to God for giving me the CLARITY to discover who I am and what I want...For sparing my life to see such an amazing time in my life. A time when I too, become motivated from the the generosity emanating from kind words...And if you are writer, you do know words mean a lot, if not EVERYTHING.
So I decided I wasn't going to party...at least not on my birthday, but spend it RESPONDING to every single birthday message sent to me via Email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et all. My brother thinks I'm crazy for attempting to try to respond to everyone individually (Truth is, I know it's crazy...but I like a CHALLENGE...And now I've responded to 3,618 people so far...Yes, I'm counting. And I'm only half way. But here is how I see it. If so many people could take the time to WISH me a happy birthday, then I must somehow find the time to thank them, because in the end...these people make up my Network...And My Network is my real NET WORTH.
I received messages from other Celebrated Actors, Publishers, Directors, Authors, Radio Hosts and Professionals from every Industry Imaginable. But some messages caught my ATTENTION because it was related to my effect on others...And I wanted to share them with you all. (I made sure not to touch or edit them...I wanted to leave them as NAKED and transparent as they came. So I simply copied and paste).
Here's a Screenshot from an Instagram post by Celebrated Nollywood Actress, Radio Host & Social Activist - STELLA DAMASUS (whom strangely, many people have claimed, I remind them of) And a woman I honestly genuinely admire for her talent, guts and passion.
And more BELOW... some from people I have never met in person, but I've grown to appreciate for their consistent support of my work...
- Whaooooo!!!!!!!!!!am raising my flute for u!! alex thank u for affecting my emotional life,thank u for building my inner spirit strength,thank u for impacting confidence,poise,self discovery and giving worth as a womanb!am sincerely apreciating u for every hardwork u av done!happy birthday d best one!d good friend!!! - MATEELDAR ADAGBO
- HBD to the beautiful, creative and fun Alex Okoroji Its time to take it to the next level girl! What one thing do you want the most this year. Name it clearly, ask God for it and Go for it hard. And have an amazing new year! You Will Excel! - ADE ADEFEMI
- Happy birthday to a wonderful Alex. Ur full of inspiration and may u continue to grow in wisdom as u add another year today. Luv u girl 😙 - AYO AJIDAHUN
- Happy Birthday to the Queen of Expression. May God bless you with joy unending, love and peace. Enjoy your day and send my cake . - ROSECOLLETTE ALAMEZIE
- Woman of substance,happy birthday,today may God bless the work of your hands and the sweat of your brows,i really wish you all the best life has to offer. Have a very very merry birthday. - SOLA MYKE FADIPE
- Hbd to this wonderful woman bunch of inspiration and a motivational speaker. live long and prosper Alex Okoroji I celebrate u. - DaPRINZE USIFOH
- Happy birthday to one huge source of inspiration @AlexOkoroji Be blessed and have all the fun. Cheers 💴💵💰💷💶💸🍛🍸🎂🍰🍧🍨🍦🍪🍫🍭🍈🌽🍌🍋🍊🍏🍎🍯🍭🍭🍒🍇🍍🍬🍐 - ALVIN IKPE
- You have been a huge motivator @AlexOkoroji. Wishing you the very best today and always. From Reine & I. Love you. - VANESSA MBAMARRAH
- Happy Birthday to a rare gem, the mother of my son, brilliant, articulate, ray of golden sun @AlexOkoroji iLuv u darling - NINA ANYIANUKA (Ray's godmother)
- Happy Birthday to a very rare breed. Your sphere of influence is privileged to have you and because of you I can optimistically envision many more infuencers in and for this generation. Have Fun and Enjoy Ur Moments dear. #StayConscious - CHIDI MOKEME
- Happy birthday to an avowed iconoclast! - ALEX ONOME EGBORGE
- Indeed am so grateful to God, for making you a great achiever. Happy birthday Alex. congrats. - HENRY CHUKWUMA
- Omg!! Sorry its coming late.Happy Birthday to the most wonderful woman I've ever met in my life. God bless your new age sweetheart- OLUFEMI ABATAN
And there were many more like these... I had to ask myself...What I could possibly have done right to be appreciated and regaled in such a manner. Well, I figured I only had to be AUTHENTIC. I only had to embrace & share with others, the BEST version of Myself.
So here's a big THANK YOU to all the amazing people who have been a part of my life... and my journey as an Expressionist. And to those who have allowed me step into their lives using different mediums of the creative arts to inspire, MOTIVATE and influence them to live their AUTHENTIC best. And those who haven't let my persistence & passion irritate them. Believe me, I know it can get annoying being in your face all the time. But I have somewhere I'm going with all of these.
I have learned in the course of chasing my dreams, that MONEY never creates an Idea. It's the IDEA that creates the money. So you have no excuses for not going after your goals and sharing your ideas with the world.
And I'm excited to continue stepping outside my comfort zone & connecting with influencers, their platforms & their audience as I continue to build my own global community.
The most beautiful gift I have received is having this amazing COMMUNITY of people who genuinely love and support what I do. And believe me, I don't take it for granted.
Thank you TRUTH-SEEKERS. I appreciate you and I love you.
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