Dear Precious, We All Shall Not Slay In Our Academics, Instagram Is Where Some Of Us Shall Slay

Credit - instagram.com/preciousben_okoro

Credit – instagram.com/preciousben_okoro

So during the week I read a post about Precious Ben Okoro who graduated from FUTO with first class in Agricultural Economics.

I applaud her; it is not an easy achievement at all.

She posted on her instagram page saying, “And to the pretty girls out there, as you slay on your timeline and IG, you can as well slay in your academics”

Her post reminded me of when I was in University some years ago.

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My parents had made me study a course I was not passionate about, I am not science oriented but they could just not imagine me doing art related courses which was more of where my strength and passion is. I struggled throughout school, it was tough to read and understand, my grades were so poor.

I was one of the olodos in class, I remember some of the effiko girls in class will look down on us like we had no future because our grades were poor, it was even more complicated because I was a very fashionable girl in school. They treated me like a bimbo and shunned me when I asked for help.

After much prayers and the hardest work of my life, I graduated with a third class, and I cannot begin to describe the ridicule I faced.

After chasing jobs up and down to no avail, I settled down to face my true passion which is more of fashion, entertainment etc. It wasn’t easy but I kept at it

Today, I am a slay queen on social media; I make millions because of what my brand has become on social media.

I will not mention my name or brand here to avoid trolling and stuff, ( for the purpose of this post call me Queen Of Slay) but every day I wake up, I thank God for leading me through this path.

Some of the girls who we were doing over sabi in class cannot boast of a tiny percentage of the things I have achieved.

My advice to women is, slay where you are planted. Find out where your strength is and do a damn good job at getting to the top there. We all shall not have first class.

Read Precious Instagram post below,

The dream which started in 2011 is now a reality. Five years ago when I stepped my feet into Federal University of Tech, Owerri I told myself that I must come out as the best and by the Special Grace of Almighty God I came out not only with a First class degree in Agricultural Economics (B.Tech) but as the BEST GRADUATING STUDENT in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the overall BEST IN MY FACULTY SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY. A big thank you to my family and friends you all made this possible.

Still on the matter, my joy knows no bound. N.B: Pretty girls are smart too  #firstclassgraduateof FUTO, Only first class in SAAT. Now this is God at work!  And to the pretty girls out there, as you slay on your timeline and IG, you can as well slay in your academics. #girlsmovement










  1. Igbafe Oluseye

    Igbafe Oluseye

    December 9, 2016 at 10:24 am

    While I totally agree that everyone of us have the “genius” factor in us. I totally find this article in poor taste. The girl worked very hard and deserves her one minute of fame for getting 1st Class. Sharing her name and details to write this article is totally unnecessary. To make matters worse you hide under anonymity to make unverified claims of success. I think your point could have been well made without raining on her parade.

  2. Oluwabukola Moyo Adejumobi

    Oluwabukola Moyo Adejumobi

    December 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Yes but I find a little bit of truth in the article, not being genius in academics doesn’t mean you can’t excel at your passion and i think it’s a way of encouraging those who haven’t done well in school..which is the main gist of the article.. not everyone will get a first class #mythoughts

  3. Àgbidoro Oghenetèga

    Àgbidoro Oghenetèga

    December 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Just as all fingers are not equal,so is sucess,she might be amongst the first class who will strive past Okonji iweila ,while the writer can soar high even as Beyonce, But a copy cat who will settle for either of the two without a blue print of what he or she wants may crash land.From precious excitement lines on instagram, you’d see were she wrote her target from year 1..My advice, go to school as far your strength can carry you,BUT perfect that which you have passion for.

  4. Edna Eyo

    Edna Eyo

    December 9, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Your mum is starving to keep you in school.
    Your dad is a driver for his son’s mate.
    Your younger siblings eat twice a day.
    They suffer and bleed in their hearts hoping that one day, you’ll turn their condition around.
    Your father believes that one day he’ll no longer be someone’s driver because you’ll get him a driver.
    Your mother believes that one day, you’ll make her wear one wrapper once because you’ll buy her plenty.
    But you’re in school slaying!
    You lie about the cost of textbooks and course registration so you can be able to buy more clothes and shoes for clubbing.
    You snap with undies and post for us to like.
    Different boys pick and drop you with their cars.
    You miss lectures; your get pregnant and remove it; you sleep with lecturers to pass and you open your mouth and say you are slaying even without eyebrows.
    You boast about your family but hide to talk to your dad on phone.
    You borrow clothes and get insulted.
    After slaying, what next?
    I don’t want to keep talking.
    You know all you’re doing is not good. Stop them.
    Don’t disappoint your parents. Prepare to make them proud and wipe their tears away. Don’t let their suffering be in vain.
    Leave those boys, let those girls laugh at you.
    Your parents are more important to you, your life, career and future is too important to be misused.
    Become someone in life and I bet you, one day, just one day, all the slay queens will come to your company and submit employment letters.

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