#DearErica, Nigerian


Dear Erica Ugonma,
I zeroed in on you the moment I laid eyes on you. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved. 
I speak for many, when I say we watched a woman being born. We fell in love with all of Erica Ugonma, her charm, flaws and everything in between; you made us extremely proud to be Igbo, Nigerian and most importantly women.  Your story has forced those around me to question the status quo. Baby G, you’ve changed the narrative. You showed us it is ok to love and my darling, the intensity with which you loved, with which you cared, with which you protected, made us feel the exact same and more for you. Harden not your heart in dealing with the people and issues of life, for it is that very thing that makes us scream and chant “‘Erica OBIOMA Nlewedim’ the beautiful”. 
Ugonma, my baby, it is inexplicable the love we have for you.