In Keeping My Father’s Legacies, Adaeze preaches resilience, hardwork
For the author of Keeping My Father’s Legacies and Other Stories, Adaeze Nwachukwu, success is not achieved on a platter of gold, but through resilience, hard work and unwavering commitment to one’s purpose.
Speaking with The Guardian, the young lady, who recently presented the book she authored at the launch of Mcphillips Arts &Educational Foundation, which was held at the National Gallery of Arts, National Theatre, Lagos, said no one broke a record in all human history without a challenge and no one ever entered into history without breaking a record.
She observed that all of those who were remembered in history exhibited a great deal of courage in the face of challenges. To her, winners never quit, because by implication, quitting simply means losing.
Speaking on motivation for the book, Adaeze said it was written to keep the legacy of her late father, a poet and an accomplished journalist.
She disclosed that she would continue writing poems from where her dad stopped, noting that she is at ease whenever she writes.
Stressing that the novel is her first work, she added that she is working on her second book, which is a collection of poetry.
She advised upcoming writers that want to write short stories to be persistent and determined.
On her future plans, Adaeze said she intends to study sciences at the university and would like to become a nurse.
Her mother, Mrs. Tyna Nwachukwu, stated that the foundation was established to preserve the legacies of her late husband, Mr. Mcphillips Nwachukwu.
While saying that the foundation will assist the education of the less privileged, she said widows would also benefit immensely.
She disclosed that the vision of the foundation is to promote poetry in the country, which her late husband loved.
According to her, “my husband lived and fed on poetry.”
While thanking the media and colleagues of her late husband for their support, she urged individuals and corporate organisations to support the foundation to achieve its dream.
She noted that there are many kids who cannot afford to buy uniforms, books and materials, but through the foundation, “we will contribute to helping children in need.”
Born in 2009, Adaeze currently attends Christ The Redeemer Secondary School, Festac Town Lagos.
A native of Aboh Mbaise in Imo State, she said her hobbies include, reading, writing, dancing and listening to music.