“I spent nights without food and shelter but the gravity of pain could not be compared to that of watching your mom cry every night cos she couldn’t sleep with starving children.”
Tirajai: I met some cool people in the border town Gembu and they treated me like family but I couldn’t get too comfortable knowing where I come from so moved further in. Believe me I went through hell cos I knew no one in Yola. I spent nights without food and shelter but the gravity of pain could not be compared to that of watching your mom cry every night cos she couldn’t sleep with starving children.
On the 8th of March when I was at the verge of committing suicide, something happened and I guess it is the reason I am telling my story today. Ten days after, I received a call from mom asking me to come back home cos ma lil bro was so sick and wanted to talk to me and with help from friends, when I got back he was dead and buried.
THJ: You have already been through what most don’t experience in a lifetime! I’m sure what you experienced has helped to make you the strong person you are today and maybe that’s why you are very ambitious and failure is not an option! What life lessons did you learn while living in Africa that will help you as a person to survive in a country like America where the HUSTLE IS REALER than people want to believe?
Tirajai: The first lesson I learned is self-discipline and the second lesson I learned from my late dad is that, you’ve got to trust someone but never depend on any one to get the job done for you. You’ve to put in work and be smart enough to set goals, invest in them yourself and when that time is right, the right people will coming as an additional blessing to support what you’ve already built .
THJ: You story is very motivating. You have a lot to tell and share and if you ask me, this is what makes you who you are! I am excited to find out more about your ventures, and thoughts on the Cameroonian Entertainment industry.
OK THJ’ers we hope you’ve enjoyed our interview of Cameroonian artist Tirajia so far! Stay tuned for PART TWO to be released tomorrow January 21st, 2017 where we will learn more about Tirajia’s musical and personal plans for the future, his thoughts on the Cameroonian Entertainment Industry and wait… what he REALLY thinks about Cameroonian Bloggers! So stayed tuned and come back tomorrow for more!
Until then, tell us what you think about this interview in the Comments section below and don’t forget to watch his new video “Redemption”.