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I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by diasporaman(m): 10:47pm On Dec 27, 2020
A Nigerian abroad took to his Instagram account @diasporaglitzmagazine to share story of how he became a publisher

How I Was Humiliated By One Of The Richest Person In My Community Because I Begged Him To Help Me Publish My Book

In The Joy Of Christmas ��� - May Our Dreams Come Through - Read my inspiring story

Everyone desires to see their dreams come true. I have always wanted to become a publisher because of my penchant for writing. My interest in writing had a huge boost when my article was published by The Punch Newspaper in 2011. The title of the top-notch article was "The many ills of the nation." In the article, I criticized former president Goodluck Jonathan's plan to put ex-presidents of Nigeria on a lifetime pension at a time when Nigeria was in a profound economic crisis.

That same year, during my wilderness experience in Lagos, still fighting hard to disentangle myself from the claws of poverty, I wrote a book on the African Odyssey. The 200 pages book was a compilation of the experiences I have garnered vis-à-vis life outside the shores of the country. I took the manuscript to a publisher for him to read and see if he could publish it for me on pro bono. A week later, he returned the manuscript to me and told me he can't publish it for free and he advised me not to give my manuscript to anybody just like that, that they could steal the content.

I went to the office of The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) at Ikeja and they collected the manuscript from me and told me that they will send it to their head office in Abuja. Three days later, the office in Abuja contacted me to acknowledge the receipt of the manuscript and that they will get back to me within two weeks.

After two weeks, I got a reply from them that someone has read the manuscript and the person approved it. I was told that the agency is willing to publish the book because it's informative, educative, and articulate as it would go a long way in warning young Nigerians about the dangers of traveling through the desert and other illegal means just to get to oversea. The agency asked me how much do I need for the publishing and I told them N2 million naira for thousands of copies (I can't remember the exact figure) and they agreed. They told me that they will invite me to Abuja to sign some papers to enable them to release the fund. That week I was in an ecstatic mood, little did I know that my bubble was about to burst.

The following week, I received an email that shattered my life. They said they can no longer sponsor the publishing of the book because of paucity of funds, "but it was a fallacy." Someone from the office told me that the reason why they jettisoned the initial agreement to help me was because of my tribe. If I were a Northerner, they would have supported me.

I took the manuscript this time to a very wealthy man from my village who is in the race to become the next King of my community. When I got to his office at Ikeja, Lagos State, I met his absence and I waited for almost two hours before he came. As soon as he was about to enter his office, I stood up, greeted him, and introduced myself to him. I gave him the manuscript with tears almost dropping from my eyes, i told him to assist me in publishing the book. He flipped through the manuscript and handed it back to me. His statement was "I'm very busy, you can come another day" instantly, I developed cold feet, I didn't know what to do. I never expected a harsh response from him. In summary, because of poverty, I abandoned my manuscript in the hands of people who might have published the book without my knowledge and made money from it.

Today, I give God Glory because my dream of becoming a publisher has been fulfilled. Everyone knows me in Finland because of my Diaspora Glitz Magazine which has maintained consistency and quality. The quarterly magazine is the official producer of The Face of African Queen Finland, a beauty pageant for ladies with African backgrounds. The magazine has launched me into limelight.

I can publish whatever I want to publish because Grace has made it possible. You can still achieve your dreams if you don't lose focus because of the challenges of life. Merry Christmas to all
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJRBdIVhBfQ/?hl=en

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by babzo(m): 10:56pm On Dec 27, 2020
Interesting write up. You have done well. Please don't forget that EVERYONE faces rejection and disappointment including the person for whom we are celebrating Christmas.
The Great problem with Nigeria is we don't have a proper structure; in more decent societies you would not have to go round begging to be published like that.
We hope to continue hearing about your success and please don't forget those who are still struggling in Nigeria that you can help lift up too.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by dawnomike(m): 11:08pm On Dec 27, 2020
Inspiring... No man knows what anyone can become tomorrow- so, treat everyone right!

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Perfectsouth(m): 11:17pm On Dec 27, 2020
That music, I go still sing am and I go blow..
Don't care how long it takes me to achieve it..

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by TarOrfeeek: 11:26pm On Dec 27, 2020
Perfectsouth:
That music, I go still sing am and I go blow..
Don't care how long it takes me to achieve it..



Come oga, no be evry motivation you go dey ginger for.

Go and find handiwork to do, no go carry noise disturb our innocent ears.

Airforce1 since 2003 never blow, you want to come and jump the line - No!

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Bluntguy: 12:05am On Dec 28, 2020
On my way to Greenland.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by shiki(m): 12:40am On Dec 28, 2020
I hope you didn't sell pure water in Lagos traffic

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by diasporaman(m): 12:52am On Dec 28, 2020
He did bricklayer job ���
Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by ElRapido: 1:21am On Dec 28, 2020
Poverty always bring humiliation. Money brings exaltation. Stop telling your stories and get to work. Nobody cares.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by oluseyiforjesus(m): 1:42am On Dec 28, 2020
If u don't have story you won't last in glory

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by mike8804: 4:25am On Dec 28, 2020
Nigeria a dream killer and destiny changer

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by MajorLeaguePlay: 5:51am On Dec 28, 2020
Was the rich man a publishing or a literary agent? So why expect him to invest in your business? Also, nobody buys print media again; why is he printing books instead of digitizing them?

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by capitalzero: 6:34am On Dec 28, 2020
MajorLeaguePlay:
Was the rich man a publish or a literary agent? So why expect him to invest in your business? Also, nobody buys print media again; why is he printing books instead of digitizing them?
The man even asked him to return but he didn't. He probably wanted instant approval from the rich man who was probably on different line of business.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by GayPontiff: 6:49am On Dec 28, 2020
oluseyiforjesus:
If u don't have story you won't last in glory


Yes o as all of us wan turn motivational speaker on top the matter,

He had to acquire to require and perspire before he aspired to expire.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by aminusodiq(m): 7:13am On Dec 28, 2020
capitalzero:

The man even asked him to return but he didn't. He probably wanted instant approval from the rich man was probably on different line of business.
he could have been more polite, how could you just flip through and made a judgement! He outrightly showed that he's not willing to help, that's actually a typical nigerian man who finds helping a hard-working man an Herculeans task. If it was a woman, would he have said thesame?

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by capitalzero: 7:17am On Dec 28, 2020
aminusodiq:
he could have been more polite, how could you just flip through and made a judgement! He outrightly showed that he's not willing to help, that's actually a typical nigerian man who finds helping a hard-working man an Herculeans task. If it was a woman, would he have said thesame?
One side of the story


As soon as he was about to enter his office, I stood up, greeted him, and introduced myself to him. I gave him the manuscript with tears almost dropping from my eyes, i told him to assist me in publishing the book. He flipped through the manuscript and handed it back to me. His statement was "I'm very busy, you can come another day"

He could have returned when the rich man was less busy. Bible says keep on asking, keep knocking. Matt 7:7.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by juman(m): 7:26am On Dec 28, 2020
Inspiring story.

Many muscians and actors faced bigger challenges.
Their promoters and marketers ripped them off of the proceeds from their effort.
Particularly when they first started.

Yet they managed to survive.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by diasporaman(m): 7:29am On Dec 28, 2020
Front page material Lalasticlala. We must enter 2021with motivation

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by marsman: 7:34am On Dec 28, 2020
Notherners the list Productive but with the most Opportunities.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by aminusodiq(m): 7:51am On Dec 28, 2020
capitalzero:

One side of the story


As soon as he was about to enter his office, I stood up, greeted him, and introduced myself to him. I gave him the manuscript with tears almost dropping from my eyes, i told him to assist me in publishing the book. He flipped through the manuscript and handed it back to me. His statement was "I'm very busy, you can come another day"

He could have returned when the rich man was less busy. Bible says keep on asking, keep knocking. Matt 7:7.
he should have kept asking, cos he needed his help, he made a mistake there!!! But His actions wasn't humane enough, he could have said that more politely, even if he's not willing to help. You have a nice book, may you come some other time so we can review it cos I'm very busy now

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Karlifate: 8:03am On Dec 28, 2020
GayPontiff:



Yes o as all of us wan turn motivational speaker on top the matter,

He to acquire to require and perspire before he aspired to expire.

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Perfectsouth(m): 8:05am On Dec 28, 2020
TarOrfeeek:




Come oga, no be evry motivation you go dey ginger for.

Go and find handiwork to do, no go carry noise disturb our innocent ears.

Airforce1 since 2003 never blow, you want to come and jump the line - No!
if wizkid didn't sing, omahlay and the didn't showcase their talent, how will we celebrate them today?
And besides, girdle your loins cos am gonna blow you away

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Kzinne: 9:00am On Dec 28, 2020
Do people still buy hardcopy magazines?

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Houseofglam7(f): 9:45am On Dec 28, 2020
Uhm.......okay
Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by ipobarethieves: 11:25am On Dec 28, 2020
sad
Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Nobody: 11:26am On Dec 28, 2020
don't worry God will surely put a smile on ya face
just be diligent in Ur work
Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by Enudapan: 11:26am On Dec 28, 2020
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated

If you don't have moni
Humiliation will be your daily bread,
And poverty poor ver tea nah one kind tea wey I no fit taste

That's why I always advice our upcoming youth to start taking mushin weed and start up a B0mbing career
Cos the goal is to be rich like El Chapo by any non-blood shedding means
Either by hardwork or smart work (bombing)

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by doggedfighter(f): 11:26am On Dec 28, 2020
Life's turn by turn
Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by BennyDGreat: 11:29am On Dec 28, 2020
Lesson: Never give up!

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Re: I Was Once Humiliated Because Of My Poor Status. Finland Based Nigerian Says by ThierryJay: 11:29am On Dec 28, 2020
Nice story. But the experience with the rich man was over exaggerated. 90% of all rich executives in Nigeria will react in the same way because they are truly typically very busy and may not have the luxury of time to connect with your idea if their business is not into that line.

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