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PART ONE OF THE HOTJEM’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF TIRAJAI: HIS LIFE, STRUGGLES AND HOW HE ALMOST LOST HIS LIFE!

PART ONE OF THE HOTJEM’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF TIRAJAI: HIS LIFE, STRUGGLES AND HOW HE ALMOST LOST HIS LIFE!

“My life in Cameroon was not easy as from 2006, when I lost my dad. I knew I had the responsibility of taking care of my family rested upon my shoulders…”

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PHOTO: Cameroonian Artist Tirajai.

THJ: You seem to be very responsible and know what you want. Tell us about your life in Cameroon. What was life in Cameroon like for you?

Tirajai: My life in Cameroon was not easy as from 2006, when I lost my dad. I knew I had the responsibility of taking care of my family rested upon my shoulders but didn’t want to face it until May 10th 2008 when I had a terrible accident. I almost lost my life in that accident but God spared me. Going through all that pain opened my eyes to a lot of things. My mom had no reason to be by me during that time cos of all the pain I caused her but she stood there when everyone was judging and cursing , a lot of friends showed me love too and that alone gave me a reason to re-evaluate my life and live it for a good cause.

THJ: I’m sorry about the loss of your father and thankfully your accident was not fatal!  Don’t you love our African mom’s? They are always there when you need them. Rumor has it that you were also in Nigeria at some point in time? How was your experience in Nigeria?

Tirajai: Yeah, after I finished high school under hard struggle as my lil bro had to stay out of school for me to get through with mine. I felt so guilty getting up every morning to watch my sick mom struggle to take care of us. There was one to sponsor me through university and there were days we would get just a cup of garri and two eggs to eat before going to bed. The pain was too deep and out of guilt, anger and frustration, I traveled to Nigeria.

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