Sometimes you watch tv and see people like Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence e.t.c, who are known all over the world as the best in their field and their names will go down in the history of entertainment for generations to come. Some of them are on the walk of fame, while others have received different awards and by the grace of God when they are older and become legends they will eventually receive a lifetime achievement or recognition awards.
Thursday 4 June 2015
My grandfather used to organize an annual Christmas celebration when he was alive. We looked forward to it all year round because that was the one time that the whole family could come together. Children and grandchildren, Uncles, Aunties and even the former domestic staff who had left and gotten married.
Anyway, when I was about 5 years old, I heard the word 'EXTRA ORDINARY' for the first time from my grandfather. I had just done a solo performance of "WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE" a Christmas carol that I don't think people really sing anymore. After singing, my grandfather called me to sit on his lap in front of the whole community and he said, "you are a STAR not just because your name is STELLA which means STAR but because you have 'EXTRA ORDINARY' abilities. Don't loose it no matter how tough it gets”.