Nigerian/Canadian Rapper Dax Took to his Facebook page to Appreciate His Igbo parents for the Sacrifice they made for him.
ALL LOVE goes to my parents today. They’ve now been together for 36 years. This was the proudest moment of my life. The day they saw me GRADUATE COLLEGE after going to 3 different universities in 4 and a half years.
They were both born in NIGERIA…🇳🇬 My mother was born in Aba and is IGBO and my Father was born in Lagos and is also IGBO but speaks YORUBA as well.
They immigrated to St, John’s, Newfoundland, Canada 🇨🇦 34 Years ago and the rest is history. Anyone who has Nigerian parents or just African parents, or just immigrant parents in general knows the expectation they have for their children is very high especially educational wise and occupational wise.
My parents were never excited with my initial decisions to play basketball and then make music but left me alone once they saw how focused I was and that I wasn’t going to quit. In African culture it’s the child’s responsibility to repay their parents for bringing you into this world.
We come in, they take care of us, and as they get older we take care of them. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
That’s always been one of my BIGGEST motivations everyday I wake up and I plan to continue to voice that as a priority for the youth coming up in this generation. It’s the circle of life.
What they gave me wasn’t a dollar amount and I’m happy and appreciate the struggle and tough times we went through growing up. They set an example of how to work hard and expect nothing from anyone.
Tough times create strong people. Thank you mom and dad for your sacrifices. I love you. And shoutout to all the parents in the world. The YOUTH are the FUTURE and it’s going to be harder than ever in this social media generation to lead them in the right direction.