“I never pay! No be say i no go pay.
Them go dey pursue person instead of make them flog person.”
Someone asked if she would rather be flogged than sent home?
To this she responded;
“Make dem flog me!
Dem go flog, flog, flog dem go tire for flogging.
As dem say dem stubborn, I go tell dem day I stubborn pass!”
When I saw the video of this little schoolgirl that went viral, my first
thought was; “WARRI”
I literally thought to my self in pidgin;
“na only my mama people dey get sharp mouth like this”
(Honestly, I think in pidgin sometimes. My mum is Urhobo, so Yea *sticks
I cannot deny the fact that she was entertaining, interesting and
The problem is by the time I scrolled to the next post, I had forgotten
all about her.
I sound a bit callous, right? I promise you, I’m not.
It’s just that life can be a little overwhelming sometimes and if you’re
not careful, you find that you get so caught up in your life; your
family, your challenges, your goals, your deadlines, your appointments,
your relationships, your responsibilities – which are all VALID and
IMPORTANT – that you lose sight of others who just might need a little
When I say help, it’s not always about giving away money.
I heard a dear lady I admire a lot say that we shouldn’t always be quick
to throw money at problems. She said we need to first understand what
the problem is and what the situation warrants.
I encountered that same schoolgirl video again several times on different Instagram
pages and after a while, I began to think a little more about her, about
children, about how character is formed and what they really need
especially from the adults in their lives( that’s a whole topic for
As far as it concerns this interesting little girl, I believe she’s
innately bold – which is always a plus in my books – but she needs to be
taught other things.
She needs to be taken out of the school of hard knocks and shown love,
respect, politeness and kindness.
This is an instance where it’s not enough to throw money at the problem
just to sort out her fees. She’s going to need a lot more going forward.
And on that note, it would be wonderful if we all took a little time to
notice those around us. Not just the needy, suffering and struggling
people, but also those who look like they’ve got it all together because
like I said earlier, it’s not always about money.Sometimes, it’s a word of advice or a hug.
Sometimes it’s as simple as a listening ear, an understanding heart or a
shoulder to cry on.
Sometimes it’s a heartfelt prayer or a job referral.
Sometimes it’s a safe place to stay for a while or simply a judgement
Sometimes it’s mentorship or words of affirmation.
Sometimes it could be lunch and a movie.
Sometimes it could be a lift to and fro or nice clothes you never get
round to wearing because you are spoilt for choice and Yes! Sometimes,
It could be money.
Show someone a little kindness today.
Until I come your way next time, keep shining your light for the world
About The Author
Ayo Vincent is an award-winning gospel artiste, worship-leader, writer, wife and mother of 4 beautiful children.