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Important lessons from the life of Chadwick Boseman

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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Chadwick Boseman lived well. As a man who lived his life cheerfully, inspiring lives, making a name for himself and watching others build their faith through him; we can confidently say this. Born on September 29, 1976, Boseman lived a life of impact. As an actor, the remarkable King T’Challa role in Black Panther made him a real life superhero to many persons and when he passed August 28, 2020 the world lost a great man.

Here are three important lessons from his life :

  • LIVE LIFE CHEERFULLY

Being cheerful is attractive in itself. Charles Dickens famously said, “Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers”. Beyond that, cheerfulness helps you maintain emotional balance and stay strong for yourself and others. Chadwick Boseman embodied this. Despite his battle with cancer, he maintained his cheerful demeanour that affected the lives around him and, probably, gave him a more fulfilling end. He was ever cheerful in his interviews, in the way he related with his colleagues and even his appearance in his films. It was clear to see that being cheerful was one of his selling points.

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You should learn from this. Even in the face of challenges, move on cheerfully instead of crying over spilt milk. This way, you are able to be strong for yourself and find effective solutions. The alternative is to sulk your way through the day and affect others negatively.

  • DO NOT GIVE IN TO STEREOTYPES

When Boseman began his acting career, he was a young, black and gifted actor but his complexion became a challenge for some producers and directors who believed the stereotypes that black kids all come from dysfunctional homes and indulge in vices. Boseman, in his speech to the 2018 graduating students at Howard University, talked about how in those early years he only got roles based on black stereotypes. He questioned that stereotype and, although he lost a role, he rose to become the star we all now miss.

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The lesson here is to never conform to rules and conditions you are not comfortable with. Challenge them, rise above them and watch yourself excel.

  • NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

This is a popular motivational statement, but the reality is that most of us give-up when we face slight challenges. Let Boseman’s life be a motivation for you going forward. He had every reason to give up when he was diagnosed with colon cancer but he never gave up on his dreams. While dealing with this challenge, he delivered on movies like Black Panther, Marshall, Avengers, 21 Bridges, and Da 5 Bloods.

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With faith, courage, persistence, and God’s grace, you can achieve success. It is only a matter of time. Chadwick Boseman may not be with us anymore, but he lives in our hearts, forever.

 

SOURCE: PULSE NIGERIA

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“This One Is For Nigeria” – Nigerian Wrestler Sesugh Uhaa(Apollo Crew) Wins WWE Title

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A Nigerian-American wrestler has made the country proud in faraway America. WWE wrestler, Sesugh Uhaa also known as Apollo Crews has emerged the WWE Intercontinental Champion.

Apollo Crews, who defeated his opponent, the Big E at the just concluded WrestleMania, dedicated his new title to Nigeria, stressing that his “ancestors will now rejoice”. In an interview shortly after the match, the 33-year-old wrestler whose parents hailed from Benue State, said he was proud to have defeated his opponent as earlier promised.

It doesn’t matter how it happened, what matters is that Apollo crews did what he said he was going to do and that is win. “The I beat Big E in his hometown in front of his family and everybody. “The best thing about it is that my ancestors can rejoice, and my family can dance. “I made them proud and now I am the intercontinental champion, this one is for Nigeria,” he said.

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The 2020 WrestleMania was the 37th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It took place as a two-night event on April 10 and 11, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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SA Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe Dies After Jumping Off 10th Floor of Hotel Building

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Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Central Cape Town.

Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.

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Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.

“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.

She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.

It would be recalled AKA and Tembe got engaged two months ago.

The music star took to his Instagram and Twitter, where he announced their engagement.

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Nollywood veteran actor Bruno Iwuoha dies

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Obinna Iwuoha, has passed away after many months of battle with diabetes and glaucoma.

Iwuoha’s close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai confirmed the ‘Sin of the Flesh’ actor’s death on Saturday morning.

According to multiple reports, the AMA awards recipient had been in coma at the National Hospital, Abuja for about three weeks.

He passed away on Saturday, April 10.

Iwuoha’s remains had been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

The late Iwuoha featured in several movies including Magic Cap, Occultic Battle, Fire on the Mountain 2, Royal Promise and The Cross of Love, among many others.

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