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WHY THE EULOGY BY ABUH MONDAY ENEOJO

In recent times, I have come to a point where I wonder, totally, why people give certain appraisal or eulogy that may be weird to you especially when the frequency is much. Have you ever ever experienced that?

I have. It was so not good an experience. The aftermath were questions that brewed funny facial expressions as I thought about it. But why is he/she eulogizing my name? I may be able to answer the question but let us assume that I don’t have the answers for a minute. That way our minds can travel to the ends of the earth.

But I am not popular yet. The star is still flickering; it’s light shining on a considerable number of people.

That’s what I say to myself when I get MondayyyyyDpoet eulogy from friends and family. So imagine how embarrassed I feel when I get…

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When people give eulogy in Nigeria, oftentimes, it is to mock rather than hail ones extraordinary nature. So, you find someone like me wondering when such an act plays out.

The aforementioned may not be true of Nigerians and other people in the world, I want to believe it is not peculiar to only Nigerians. Eulogy may come out of sheer appreciation for something one possesses; more like an ability that is rare or difficult to handle. If I take out the possibility of it being used as a means to mock, then, I relegate my insecurities when I need them the most.

Yes. You may not believe it. Our insecurities guard against many things. This only happens when we have good control of it though. I have to stop here…

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Abuh Monday Eneojo
Monday Abuh is a poet and author of three books.
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