Popular OAP, Beccablisse inspires students on career choice
A popular Nigerian On-Air-Personality, Rebecca Oluwafunmilayo Edun, has charged secondary school students, particularly those in Arts Department to remain focused and pursue their dreams with determination in spite of the daunting challenges ahead.
Edun, who is popularly known as Beccablisse, gave the advice when she visited her alma mater, Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School as part of activities to mark her birthday and as a way of giving back to the school, which, according to her, helped to shape her into who she is today.
Beccablisse, who is also a model and whose voice entertains and inspires listeners on Naija Fm 102.7, described the occasion themed “Beccablisse and the Girls” as a homecoming. She was accompanied by a former student of the school and other celebrity friends, including actor Akeem Ogara and media personalities, DJ Schullz and Bibi Raii. Also on the train was the tallest model in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mubarak Bakare and fashion designer, Dames by Hadassah.
Going down the memory lane during a chat with the students, she recalled her days in the school and the challenges she faced as an Arts student, which included discrimination and bullying. She, however, encouraged the students to be focused and reach for the stars in their journey in life.
The students, who were very happy to see an accomplished professional who passed through the school, took turns to dance, recite poetry and acted drama on stage to the delight of the visitors.
Radio personality, Bibii Raii, charged the students to be courageous in chasing their dreams and have plans in addition to taking their education seriously.
In her contribution, DJ Schullz spoke to the girls from the perspective of a mother who understands what teenage girls go through and encouraged them not to entertain any form of distraction from any quarter.
The excitement of the students became more palpable when Mubarak Bakare stood up to speak, obviously because of his height. Bakare also admonished the girls to believe in themselves, saying: “You can achieve much more than you are thinking at the moment.”
Actor, Akeem Ogara, reminded the students that they are Nigeria’s future leaders as he spoke about his career as an actor and listed benefits of being an Arts student.
Fashion designer, Mrs. Esther Ogungbade, rounded up the first day of activities by reminding the girls of the importance of putting God first in everything they do.
The top 10 Arts students in SS2 were taken to Megalectrics Nig Ltd, Operators of Beat 99.9fm, NaijaFm 102.7, ClassicFm 97.3 and LagosTalks 91.3 on the second day where they interacted with OAPs in the four stations. They also went on an excursion to Terra Kulture.