Dear Erica,

I am Firdausi Abdul and I live in Adamawa state with my mom and stepdad. My mom and dad got divorced when I was very young, one thing lead to the other and she got remarried. All my life I’ve had to lie that my stepdad is my real dad so as to not bring up many questions about my biological dad, I really like my stepdad he’s nice and all but I’ve always wondered what it’ll be like to live with my real dad and just be a normal family. Watching you on Big Brother Naija and hearing about how you found your dad with social media and how you were brought up with a single mom really helped me in acknowledging that I am not the only out there who’s not living with his or her biological parent, but I just want you to know that you’ve really made a huge impact on my life and I hope when I grow up I can be just like you, you’re my role model and it will really mean a lot to me if you got to read this letter. I love you
Yours truly, Firdausi.