Hi, I am Ndzi Giyo. As a Journalism and Mass Communication student, I listen, I talk and I write so I have decided to let the world have a bit from that writing aspect of me. Everyone has stories to tell based on their experiences and so this blog helps me share with you my Cameroon experience.
I love poetry, prose, fiction, drama, movies, music, debates, public speaking, jokes, food, fun, … For me, anything goes. Anything that has a positive impact on even the least thing in society. I had always been interested in writing but
never found time for it sorry… I never created time for it; not until I started reading other great bloggers’ works. bloggers like Dibussi Tande, and Tchassa Kamga. (I think Kamga’s writings fall from the sky, that guy is great.) Their works helped shape my mindset. Where else would be a better place to share my experience if not online? as Kamga will say : “the world is online“.
That’s me standing between Merilyn and Augustine at Chariot FM, University of Buea during one of our post program meetings..
I am among the over 1.3 Million people that currently live in the biggest city in Cameroon, Douala. What a big city for such a “small” guy like me (clears throat). Actually I believe in the size of brain over physique. What else should a small-sized person believe? When coming to Douala for the first time, I had my fears and uncertainties just like most new comers would; thieves, unfriendly atmosphere, the language. It’s not easy to just wake up one morning and start speaking a language you had neglected in all forms from childhood. Wether or not I like it, am learning now.
In a few months time I’ll turn 20. Finally out of the teens. I hear the twenties come with a whole new set of issues. Problems, changes, higher expectations, more responsibilities etc. I look forward to that (not so eagerly though). I am last but one from an amazing family of six, great upbringing. They have and are greatly contributing to my being that is the real me.
Great friends can never be left out of the picture too. I keep them few and close. They are the ones that beat the mosquitoes off your skin. It hurts but it’s for your good. No pain no pleasure.
Selfie time. Thats me with Nicole and Augustine; two of the greatest friends ever made.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go. Margaret Walker
What else can I say? The 19 year ride has been bumpy, slippery, dry and funny. I may not be standing but I know for sure am not lying down. Am making an effort. Have a nice time as you witness the journey through my eyes.