Don’t be fooled by the face I wear, for I wear a thousand masks, And none of them are me.
Don’t be fooled, for goodness sake, don’t be fooled.


I give you the impression that I’m secure, that confidence is my name and coolness is my game, And that I need no one.
But don’t believe me.

Beneath dwells the real me in confusion, in aloneness, in fear. That’s why I create a mask to hide behind, to shield me from the glance that knows, But such a glance is precisely my salvation.

That is, if it’s followed by acceptance, if it’s followed by love. It’s the only thing that can liberate me from my own self-built prison walls.
I’m afraid that deep down I’m nothing and that I’m just no good, And that you will reject me.

And so begins the parade of masks. I idly chatter to you. I tell you everything that’s really nothing and Nothing of what’s everything, of what’s crying within me.

Please listen carefully and try to hear what I’m not saying. I’d really like to be genuine and spontaneous, and me.
But you’ve got to help me. You’ve got to hold out your hand.

Each time you’re kind and gentle, and encouraging, Each time you try to understand because you really care,
My heart begins to grow wings, feeble wings, but wings.

With your sensitivity and sympathy, and your power of understanding, You alone can release me from my shallow world
of uncertainty.

It will not be easy for you. The nearer you approach me, The blinder I may strike back.
But I’m told that Love is stronger than strong walls, And in this lies my only hope.

Please try to beat down these walls with firm hands, But gentle hands, for a child is very sensitive.

Who am I, you wonder. I am every man you meet, and also every woman that you meet, And I am you, also.

-Author Unknown

Every woman needs to be pampered – Cynthia Agholor



Nollywood actress, filmmaker and entrepreneur, Cynthia Agholor has been around for quite some time. From making movies to organising a beauty pageant, the thespian says acting always comes first for her. She speaks with ApexNolly on issues close to her heart including re-dedicating herself to her acting career, her love for hardworking people, business, career and a host of other issues.

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Nigeria Will Be Great

Here we stand as a people
With one song, with one voice
We’re a nation, undivided and poised
We will take our stand, and build our land
With faith to defend what is ours
Here we are as a people
With one heart, for one cause
We’re determined to rebuild and restore
Where freedom reigns, and truth prevails
A land where there’s hope for us all
A land where there’s hope for us all.
We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land
We believe in this nation, and we know we’ll get there.