Nigerian actress Toyin Abraham, who recently ventured into business with her new cosmetic and skincare line has taken Instagram to address everything that has been going on lately on the internet. In May, there was a lot of social media drama, especially the one involving Nigerian blogger Blessing CEO whose fake life scandal broke the internet. According to reports, Toyin called her severally making sure the scandal doesn’t make her do something as grave as suicide.
Speaking on not making social media rush you or to make you do something you are not supposed to do or regret. She wrote:
Do not waste your time living someone else’s life. If you look back in history of the coolest and most respected people, they were always extremely original individuals, not imitation. If you love that life so badly, dream it and work hard for it. Do not be afraid of growing slowing, be afraid only of standing still. That lifestyle that seems too expensive for you, that make you want to live it in falseness is actually affordable, just prepare yourself and it will come true. Be yourself and make the world adjust. Let people love you for who you are rather than for who you’re not. An original is worth more than a copy. Do not live your life trying to impress people who hardly know you on social media! You can never experience true happiness and freedom living someone else’s life and the worst thing about lying is that, you will have to lie continuously to back up your previous lies; before you know it, you’ve already gotten addicted to lying. And the day people got to know you’re a liar, you give them reasons to question everything you say afterwards. Yoruba people do say “paro kin niyi, ete lon mu wa”. Don’t let the internet rush you, it’s okay to walk at your own pace as long as you’re moving. Slow and steady wins the race. “Eegun toba koko jo, iran ni iruu won man wo gbeyin”. All the trends now will soon be old fashioned because, this is life. YOUR TIME WILL COME AND TILL THEN, LET OTHERS ENJOY THEIRS.Instagram Post By Toyin Ibrahim