On this platform, I’ve watched how people criticize destructively rather than constructively. Few weeks ago, I released a song that trended Nationwide on Twitter for 24hrs(first time in the history of the Akwa Ibom Entertainment Industry). A song that is being played on all radio stations in the state and many more outside the state. A song that is being appreciated by Akwa Ibomites in diaspora. A song that says to everybody “Afo Ado Ntanta Offiong” which means “you are a shining star”. Instead of applauding my efforts some unenlightened and disgruntled elements went about saying the song has no content. They even went as far as calling me a local champion and I accept because I’m an #AkwaIbomSuperstar who is enlightened and exposed enough not to be saddled by inferiority complex. The lyrics of my song #AkwaIbomSupertar are affirmations to the fact that we are all Superstars. It’s inspiring, motivating and the beat is very energizing.
As a Music Producer(not a sequencer) and administrator, I’ve produced and projected artistes with my goodwill, skill and experience to a noticeable and profitable level(One of those artistes even submitted the song I produced for Grammy nomination). I have done alot to propagate the entertainment industry in Akwa Ibom State and to add to this I titled my single #AkwaIbomSuperstar . I did this to rep my state, I did it to show the world that I’m proud of who I am, I did this to bring the world to Akwa Ibom because I feel “Akwa Ibom to the world” is a servitude mentality.The truth is, creatives (people) in Akwa Ibom don’t support each other because they feel if they don’t shine nobody else should. I wrote a poem about this “pull down” syndrome and titled it ‘Crabs In A Basket’ (You can read it on my wall).On the 23rd of September, history was made in Akwa Ibom as our state logo and flag were unveiled to brand our identity as a rapidly developing state. The crabs came again to attack the designer of the logoKrox Ukpe
by criticizing the lion head wearing a crown at the top of the logo. As we all know, a lion is a sign of strength and leadership. My question is; are we Akwa Ibomites afraid of assuming leadership positions or afraid of showing our productive strength? While I congratulate those creative designers, I also pray that God should bless whoever made it possible for their work to be recognized. Some people have ideas but some other people make sure they don’t see limelight. I pray that more creatives should be heard and seen as they indulge in projects that will bring glory to our dear state.I want to affirm today, that I Precious Bassey Ewa aka Supersonic Blaze will bring the world to Akwa Ibom. That I will never be ashamed of my Identity. That I will do my possible best to support creatives who are devoid of mediocrity. That I will continue to put my state on the map. That I’m an #AkwaIbomSuperstar.Congratulations to those young men that made history on the 23rd of September. May God bless you and continue to open doors for you.
You are true #AkwaIbomSuperstars