From Adekunle Gold to Morolake Akinosun, meet the celebrities who have greatly inspired fans by their positive thinking, hard work and success.
1. Adekunle Gold
“Ceramist, sculptor, brand developer, graphic artist, SINGER,” he wrote way back in 2013. “You’d agree that I’m a ‘man of the arts’. Save this picture. You’ll join me in saying my success story soonest.”
Three years later, at the 2015 edition of the Headies Awards, the ‘Shade’ singer won the award for Best Alternative Song, beating the likes of Asa and Bez. Before then, at the 2015 AFRIMA awards, he won the Revelation of the year award.
Today, his Gold album is raking in positive reviews and the singer is a household name in Nigeria.
2. Morolake Akinosun
Five years ago, Nigerian-American sprinter Morolake Akinosun said she would be graduating from a university and will be representing the US at the Olympics in 2016.
And it worked out as she planned it.
According to US Today, Akinosun is going to Rio as a member of the USA Track & Field 4x100m relay pool. Now at 22, the athlete will be soon be graduating from a Texas university, and already, had won gold representing the U.S. in the 2015 Pan American Games.
She foresaw this, worked for it, and five years later, it played out exactly as she wanted it to. See her tweets:
In 2016 I will be 22, graduated from a school I have not chosen yet, and going to the olympics (:
— Morolake Akinosun™ (@MsFastTwitch) July 28, 2011
I tweeted that 5 years ago.
I graduate from Texas in December.
I'm going to the Olympics next week. https://t.co/vusyh5G5Y3
— Morolake Akinosun™ (@MsFastTwitch) July 30, 2016
3. Ed Sheeran
Give me a few years, I've got some big plans
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) July 30, 2011
A year later, his album ‘X’ went platinum, he won the BRIT awards and in 2016, won two Grammy Awards for his song, ‘Thinking Out Loud’. He has received 104 music award nominations till date, and he is now the UK’s biggest contemporary pop star.
Inspired yet by their positive thinking? Now, get busy with yours!