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Hi Peregrines readers!

Hows the new year coming along? Positively evident from the testimonies flying around the social media sphere that this year has got to be even greater than the last. It seemed everyone had quite a mouthful of testimonies and stories to last year even with all it’s challenges. Surely, with no expectation, the goodness of the year hit me too as I was listed on the Nigerian Writers Awards Website as one of the 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers In Nigeria! I shared my own testimony (or what you may call inspirational story) on my Facebook page few days ago and you may want to share the goodness with me too.

Well, in february last year, I woke up to an exciting news that I was on a blogger’s list of 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL NIGERIANS FOR FEBRUARY 2016 following the success of the CHILD HERO Empowerment Campaign First Film Project and valentine funfair. This enlistment didn’t come with a financial value and was neither international, just an opinion by a blogger I don’t even know but this brought pure Joy to my heart knowing that I am appreciated for what I do.

Few days ago, I was reading an article by Dr. Myles Munroe and this part caught my attention –

“God has put a gift or talent in every person that the world will make room for. It is this gift that will enable you to fulfil your vision”.

Just while I was re-affirming the words of this great author, I was informed by a friend that I made the list of the 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL NIGERIAN WRITERS UNDER 40 for 2016 as compiled by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA).


So, I quickly checked out the link, and there goes the names of most of my favorite Nigerian Writers and authors on the list, and in no time, I found my name. With great surprise, I read the headline of the article over and over again, smiled and embraced the reality of the moment with gratitude.

Find the names of the other writers who mde it to the list on the NWA’s website

See, it is true that we are each blessed with a gift. Our purpose is to bless humanity with our gift. This is what the world would remember and celebrate you for.

Immense thanks to every single person who has believed in me, encouraged and motivated me even when I slacked, especially you, my avid peregrine readers. Thanks to all who have helped me improve my craft and especially supported the CHILD HERO EMPOWERMENT Projects and initiatives which has been the highlight of last year for me. You have really helped me grow! Thanks for being part of my journey. I appreciate you.

“The road is steep but you have the ability to cross any mountain”– Gail Lynne

I wish you a joyous and a very prosperous 2017. May all that you set your heart on find fulfillment and accomplishment.

Chinonye J. Chidolue


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