RMD’s Touching Letter to the Girl Child

Yesterday was the Day of the Girl Child and as the world celebrated, several people took to their social media handles and pages to leave messages. One that really touched the hearts of several women and girls was a message by International movie star and Nollywood veteran, Richard Mofe Damijo.

He took to his Instagram handle to post a message to the girl child in which he urged her to see the beauty inside of her and to love herself for who she is. If every girl (woman) takes his words to heart and really believes them, we will have less women with self-esteem issues. Read the message below:

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Dear girl-child,

irrespective of your age, pedigree, social status, race, tribe, faith and/or appearance, you have the ability to be who or what you wish to be. Everything you need is on the inside of you, so all you need is to look within.
You don’t have to be skinny to look good in a dress. You don’t have to be tall to be gorgeous, you don’t have to have long curly hair to be fabulous, no matter your skin colour, YOU-ARE-BEAUTIFUL!!! You don’t need a man to fulfil your dreams, you don’t need a foreign accent to “be all that”… You just chin out, square out, keep your head up, take a deep breath and take the world by storm.
Again, EVERYTHING-YOU-NEED-IS-INSIDE-OF-YOU, never, forget it.
And to those of you who think it’s too late or think you did not start on time, -nah baby, it is NEVER too late to start so start today.
As a proud father and grandfather, I say Happy International Day of THE GIRL CHILD to all of you amazing girls.

Love,
Pa/Grandpa

 

 

Dear girl-child, irrespective of your age, pedigree, social status, race, tribe, faith and/or appearance, you have the ability to be who or what you wish to be. Everything you need is on the inside of you, so all you need is to look within. You don’t have to be skinny to look good in a dress. You don’t have to be tall to be gorgeous, you don’t have to have long curly hair to be fabulous, no matter your skin colour, YOU-ARE-BEAUTIFUL!!! You don’t need a man to fulfil your dreams, you don’t need a foreign accent to “be all that”… You just chin out, square out, keep your head up, take a deep breath and take the world by storm. Again, EVERYTHING-YOU-NEED-IS-INSIDE-OF-YOU, never, forget it. And to those of you who think it’s too late or think you did not start on time, -nah baby, it is NEVER too late to start so start today. As a proud father and grandfather, I say Happy International Day of THE GIRL CHILD to all of you amazing girls. Love, Pa/Grandpa

A photo posted by RMD… Richard Mofe-Damijo (@mofedamijo) on

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