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 marking her birthday and as a way of giving back to the school, which according to her, helped 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 of sorts.
She was accompanied by a former student of the school and other celebrities and 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.
Speaking during the visit, Beccablisse said that the occasion was a way of giving back to the school that helped her into the gorgeous personality she has become, ready to help the children dream and aspire to be anything they choose to become in future.
Going down the memory lane during a chat with the students, she recalled her days in the school and the challenges faced as an Arts student, which included discrimination and bullying.
She however encouraged the students to be focused and reached for the stars in their journey in life.
The students were overwhelmed to see an accomplished professional who passed through the school, took turns to dance, recited 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 own contribution, DJ Schullz spoke to the girls from the perspective of a mother who understands what teenage girls go through and encourages the students 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 they 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 the benefits of being Arts students.
Fashion designer, Mrs. Esther Ogungbade, rounded up the first day of activities by reminding the girls about 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 & LagosTalks 91.3 on the second day where they interacted with OAPs in the four stations as well as an excursion to Terra Kulture.