JT put a picture as his DP on his BBM and because I can be such an inquisitve person, I asked JT who the fine boy he used as his DP was. JT took it the wrong way and sent my pin to the ‘Fine boy’. That fine boy turned out to be Ayo Wright. Talking to Ayo made me stop being mad at JT for what he did. It has been a pleasure knowing him. I skyped with him for the first time on Wednesday and I laughed through out. He is a talented person and also a risk taker.
Beautiful people, I present to you Ayo Wright to start us off.
Think Big! Dream Big! Why am I here? What if I miss it? What are my talents? My Passions? Could it be this? Could it be that? Do I even have a vision for my life?
This is me. This is how I have been since 2012. These have been my thoughts and questions. These thoughts and questions have come alive as a result of some books I have been privileged to read, some sermons/teachings I have listened to and some discussions I have been involved in. Having read and listened to such thought-provoking materials, I couldnt just continue in mediocrity anymore. So I have made up my mind to discover and fulfill my God-given purpose. Theres more to life than mere existence. And to know my reason for existing, I know I have to know The One that brought me into existence God. I got saved in 2012 so I was already on the path. On the Purpose-discovery and fulfilment path. I had been told that ones talents are related to ones purpose in life. So I started digging.
I discovered a passion for rapping and talent of rapping back in 2009 when I was in High School. My close friend and I formed a rap group. We just loved rhyming words together. We were not bothered if it inspired someone positively or not. We would download instrumentals and jump on them. Recording several songs. Writing and spitting bars that would come to mind. But unfortunately, after graduation, the group split. After the split, I still had the passion so I was still writing, but I wasnt consistent. I had been used to doing songs with the group so doing it alone was filled with uncertainty, lack of enough confidence etc. Then I kind of stopped.
During my National Youth Service (last year), the whole purpose thing kept on coming. Passions, talent and all. So i thought about reviving the talent of rapping and taking it serious. I thought about using it to inspire people positively, to draw people to God and to express myself. I had thought about this before but there was some of sort of fear, some sort of doubt. Would people take me serious? Would they listen? Would they be blessed? Shey dem go feel me? Shey dem go feel am? Would they get the message I want to pass across? Does God want me to do this? What if I miss it by doing this? These were my bus-stops. Fear Bus-Stop and Doubt Bus-Stop. But I was later made to realize that gifts/talents were given by God and are meant to be developed by actually using them. So I made up my mind. I made up my mind not to be like the guy in the Bible that didnt use the talent given to him (due to fear) and faced the detrimental consequence. Then I started writing and rapping again. After Youth Service, I decided to look for a studio around. Thank God I found one. And then I began working on my first official single (Self Discovery). During and after recording, I started approaching Fear and Doubt Bust-Stops again, having spent more money and time than I had ever spent on a song before. I kept on asking the producer if it made sense, if it was any good. I was afraid of criticism and disappointment. When everything was done, and I was still hanging around Fear and Doubt Bust-Stops, I decided to pray and commit the project into Gods hands (Afterall, It is written in the Bible that God will bless the works of my hands), so He would take the wheel and drive me past the Fear and Doubt Bust-Stops. And He did. Glory to God, the reception of the song was and is still mind-blowing. Commendations here and there. I felt and still feel fulfilled. I had privileges of performing the song at a church music concert in Mushin and in my church. I thank God I didnt stop at the wrong bus-stops of Fear and Doubt but kept on going till I achieved good success. I never reach yet, I am still on this Self-Discovery journey, moving forward and not stopping unnecessarily.
Someone once said that courage isnt the absence of fear, but an act of doing things while being afraid. Joyce Meyer also said Do it afraid. So what is that thing or project you have been unable to do or finish because of fear or/and doubt? Are you afraid of missing it? Ask God for help and guidance, step out in faith and find out, do it afraid, start something, do your part and watch God come through for you. Do not let fear or/and doubt stop you.
If youve got God, youve got nothing to worry about. The sky is wide enough for all of us to fly in, so you better jump in…and start living your dreams.
You can follow him at @Atothewizz. His latest song, ‘Self Discovery’ is a really sensible song to listen to. You can also contact him at Ayo. Wright@yahoo.com.
Thank you for reading loves. Kindly share. Looking forward to seeing you here tomorrow, I have a powerful piece by P. Seun to show you.1