As part of the task for Face Of Rhodies World Photo Contest Season 7, contestants were asked to write on the theme of the contest (I Believe In Nigeria). The article carries 1000 votes, while photo rating carries 4000 votes, thereby making it a total of 5000 points in this category.
Below is an unedited written document sent in by this contestant.
NAME: MERCY IKOT
CONTESTANT NO: 8
Evergreen like the fields our cattles thread,
white as the dove that breeds the peace that we seek to find.
Nigeria,you stand so tall even in the face of adversity.
A country so vast
Your heart like a mother’s, a room filled with love big enough to encompass all
Although we are separated by ethnicity, we are united by the labours of our
leaders past.The pride of Africa.
Our culture is second to none;enviable and unique.
I believe in us that we shall return back to that land of peace and harmony we
We have refused to be shaken by our challenges.
Our tongues are diverse but one thing we all stand together to represent is
our beloved country, Nigeria.
You are still like that little bird that is curious to fly,soar and explore the world.
A harbinger of hope to your people that one day we all shall break free.
There is no going back or giving up on my beloved Nigeria.
I am a Nigerian child and never before have i been so proud to declare that. I
Mercy Ikot strongly hope for Nigeria.
COMMENT FROM THE CREW
1) Message: 200
2) Paragraphing: 100
Green & White: 400
Total: 1800/ 5000
Photo Grading by: Otobong Otis Smart
CEO: Otis Model Academy