Who is Aremuorin

Aremuorin – Writer / Musician
Multi, Awardee Artiste also, known as Anthony Everest. A fearless, talented, foreteller, visioneer & musical artiste who does not suffer fools. A kind, selfless, creative soul, almost, to a fault. A giver, but has a limit of no return, when the cup is full of over flowings.

Thank You Common. Was sick but made the most of it. The Grammy Parties & Lala Memories. Good #times ..’ – #In14Ways
“Last year, I wrote & produced a compilation mixtape featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION, scheduled for release in 2020”, Aremuorin says.

Venice Beach – More @ Aremuorin.me
Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI (EMA Awards).

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Aremuorin’s c.v. is robust from tv to stage as a child star on NTA Kaduna, Nigeria at age 7, his tv debut, to overcoming personal, life challenges of Narcolepsy & Depression, to becoming a recording artiste and a seasoned international, award winning act who performs, writes and co – produces his own work.

Oga Bello with Aremuorin
His credits range from Obama to Macy, Gray and tv commercials like Natwest & Terry’s Chocolate (Major Brands). Aremuorin writes a multi award winning phllantropic blog known as MercyfulGrace in between music that tackles cultural & religious abuse, social change and inclusion; which MercyfulGrace PR is a spin of, off.

Aremuorin – Boss Mode
Aremuorin is predominantly an organic holistic Jazz-Soul, live act transitioning fully into the commercial side of showbizness whilst keeping his artistic integrity in-tact. It has not been an easy ride, being a conscious Afrobrit, in the wake of systemic divisions, globally, that we all face, as humans. “Yet, we rise”, he adds.

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“Last Xmas, The Major of London, Sadiq Khan, invited me over for Christmas Eve, Launch in London and gave me nice christmas presents, including arranging for me to get a pair of brand new Diseal Bi-focal glasses, for my vision. I was shocked and very grateful” – he added.
The power to change lies within Aremuorin’s, ability, to re -create from his core faith, in God almighty always, and firstly.

“If You Need Me” – (The Compilation Mix Tape) is out, to stream & download online from major retailers. Prelude to “Oblivion Ep”.
Bookings – Aremuorin@gmail.com
#NewMusic
#IfYouNeedMe

Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [1]

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Phillipp Schofield is Gay: What is new? So is #BillyPorter ..’ – #In14Ways #Lgbtq #MercyfulGrace

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Interesting. If I told you black folks are always the last know. Would you be surprised? This thread is indicative of how the black race have always been 10 years behind others at survival games.

All the way to White Jesus that bitch slapped us all the way from our own Gods in Africa psychologically, economically and with what all the other isms you could find. SMH.

More closeted black bi men infect their spouses with std’s right underneath their nose in their matrimonial homes, on their matrimonial beds, than those living their truths in the open.

Why? Cuz the Lgbqti community get sex education and support. So they largely protect themselves with knowledge and information which is power.

But some of you are too busy worshiping white Jesus to notice the irony. There is enough hate in the world to undo; first. Leave & let the lgbtqi+ be. Worry about your own sins.

Some men dabble in lgbtqi+ sexual indiscreations all the way through their marraiges to cover up their sexual indignations with the lgbtq+ witch-hunt & toxic masculinity.

There are tonnes of black gay, bi men & women and sorts all around you, in low and high places, but you do not want see. You rather have the lie and live the fairy tale. So life gladly feeds it to you.

Billy Porter did not marry for 27 years and lie to himself but he was held prisoner to the ideation that he was not masculine enough to fit in untill his 40’s; and he made more money, than when he was in the closet, broke and bankrupt, fiending. This is why my “Tom Girl”, African behind is fiending nothing for anyone.

Osumare (the Androgenous God that balances feminine and masculine energy) in African folk history is the personification of the Lgbtq appropriated in the west.

Intrinsic-Powers that some of you are self-hating because of epigenetics and the trauma of bucking that Africans ought to otherwise; harness, utilise, mobilise and monetise all the way into the sunset conglomerating feasible multi-billion pound industries like “Rupaul” & “Tyler Perry” – because of Grace.

The last time I checked, the “Eve Gene” preceeds White Jesus.

Love is love ..’ – #In14Ways

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#IfYouNeedMe #GodIsLove

Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [1]

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Aremuorin: Meeting Oga Bello ..’ – #In14Ways #OgaBello #TAMPA #Aremuorin

Aremuorin admonished by Oga Bello in London

Oga Bello, Actor – Director, was present to give good great insights. Graced by Nollywood creatives like Producers & Actors, Hellen Atim, Kem Sal, Michael Oshin and Doyin Ola.

With 55 plus years of showbiz acumen, you would want to listen attentively. Endeared as “Daddy”. Our industry father.

Aremuorin with Oga Bello – https://Aremuorin.me

Nollywood, The Nigerian Film Industry has always been growing from strength to strength. It’s been argued to surpass Bollywood, the second largest after Hollywood.

Oga Bello and Colleagues – https://Aremuorin.me

Here is the UK Chapter of The Theatre Arts & Motion Picture Association of Nigeria at its inaugural meeting.

Where entertainment is soulful magic and real memories are created for edification and commerce world wide ..’

https://Aremuorin.me – For online streaming here.

https://Aremuorin.me – For online streaming here.

If You Need Me – (the Mixtape) out: now. Prelude to #OblivionEp.

You can get it from major digital online retailers like Amazon or apple.

#NewMusic
#IfYouNeedMe
#Aremuorin

Last year, I wrote & produced a compilation album featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION”, scheduled for realease in 2020. Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI (EMA Awards).

Bookings: Aremuorin@Gmail.com

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Thank you ✍🏿🙏🏿

It was a pleasant meeting. 🙏🏿✍🏿

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#IfYouNeedMe

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Aremuorin’s Selfie with “Yoweri Museveni, Uganda President” – #IfYouNeedMe #Aremuorin #Yoweri Museveni

“Audit what you have inherited from your fathers cuz it might be out of date ..” – Yoweri Museveni, Uganda President.

#IfYouNeedMe:

Some #Africans have come a long way from self hate, antiquated ignorance and prejudices. This selfie I took at the African dialogue was lit. Yoweri Museveni knew real history & the bible like abc.

“Audit what you have inherited from your fathers cuz it might be out of date ..” – Yoweri Museveni, Uganda President.

Thanks for the invite to the organisers. I sat one row, head to head; directly behind this amazing man. His official aid was the only head bwtween us. If my phone wasn’t flat I would have taken a dozen of these. Gratitudes ✍🏿🙏🏿.

If You Need Me – (the Mixtape) out: 1-25-2020: Prelude to #OblivionEp.

And although there is much more work to do, Rome was not built im a day!

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#Aremuorin #NewMusic
#AnthonyEverestMusic
#Selfies #In14Ways
#YoweriMuseveni

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Bullies: Part of the whole #ceremony ..’ – #In14Ways #Aremuorin

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I needed #this ..’ – #In14Ways

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Change is good. If you are not changing, you are not growing. If you are not not growing, you are stagnant and soon, you’d be dead from dying.

To A New Year. To a New Change. To A New You! It’s a New Day & a New Season!

‘People love you as long as you stay where they met you. But when you are ready to step into the next dimension, all hell breaks loose!’ – TD Jakes

Keeeping life 100 in 2020. I am an eagle. I sore high. You might trick me once but you will never trick me twice, let alone thrice. And yes, kindness is king. The gift of love. But love isn’t a door mat.

Life is too short for disloyal friends; or fake peeps using you as a social ladder to ascend. Better know your friends; cuz #beautiful things, can be deceptive. True life #lessons ..’

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I did not attack you or make you feel inferior. If your conscience is convicted take it to the alter.

One great friend is worthier than a thrillion fake friends ..’ Thank God for the love of #God, through his, “Holy Son, #Jesus” !!!

Now. #Love, has set us free. AMEN ✍🏿

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#SelfCare

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#2020Vission #Love
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This time Around: 2020 #Vision ..’ – In14Ways #Aremuorin #MercyfulGrace

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Some of you think God care’s about your prim and proper hypocricies camouflaged with airs and graces. He’s not blind ..’ – Aremuorim

Why did Jesus choose mountains to teach? So that the whole world would see him.

He taught grace and compassion in many ways through a well known whore, “Mary Magdalene” and even, a frenemy, “Judas”. Time also taught us about “Delilah” and “Jezebel” all the way to “Cain”. However, don’t forget, “Ruth”, “Esther” & “Mary”. Virtuos ladies.

Full #interview ✍🏿 https://tinyurl.com/CarleenAndersen 🙏🏿 👈🏿 #Aremuorin

This is why I am working with abused victims in the diaspora, whether religious or cultural, at MercyfulGrace & Anthony Everest Music. It has opened my eyes to a world of opportunities to effect change for a better humanity.

Thank you so much for this #interview ✍🏿🙏🏿 https://Tinyurl.com/OrisErhuero 👈🏿

Since 2012. Many friends and colleagues told me to work closely with the LGBTQ+ community. I didn’t get it.

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Now. I do. Straight folks are not homophobes. Self haters are. So much work to do. So little time to do it. Love is a wonderful cure for antiquated #ignorance ..’ – #In14Ways

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#2020Vission #Love
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I choose #God ..’ – #In14Ways #Aremuorin #MercyfulGrace

I need more God for I am barren & sterile without ..’ – Aremuorin

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I choose God. And that’s love to me. More than money, or silver, or, Gold. Cuz, they don’t buy you class. As hard it may be.

A thousand years to man is a day to the Lord. And it goes by like lightning in an instance. If oceans and trees can stand the test of time. Who are they to question the Lords judgment.

“My mouth is not long enough to reach there ..” as my grand mother says ..’ lol

Previously, the reason why I lament, raise the alarm, argue and get irritated is that I could not believe someone who looked like me could be so jealous, deceptive, wicked, vindictive and malicious

towards me.

The hypocrisy killed me. But now I hold unto love. My faith. My trail-blazing connerstone.

If Africans travel as much as other races, they will be the ones conquering, #hate, #prejudice, and #slavery, of every mind and #kind.

Beautiful things can be very deceptive but (true) love is friendship. Let me be 🙏. If you are adversarial, you are dilly-dallying with the wrong child of God.

God is my armour. God is love but love is not a doormat. God is my best friend. Try God. Grace is #available ..’ – #In14Ways

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#IfYouNeedMe

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Barbara Campbell #RIP ..’ – #In14Ways #Aremuorin #BarbaraCampbell

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Barbara Campbell, found her wings on the 27th of Dec 2019 beside her adored children ..’ – Aremuorin

Had no idea she had taken ill. Was heart breaking to learn she passed away from dementia on the 27th of December 2019.

I worked with her briefly in London. My colleague Christine Regurika took me to her house a couple times whilst we worked at Voice of Africa Radio.

She also reviewed my first album in one of her publications “Live Listings Magazine”. Internet was not very accesible then.

We used modems, in those days, so her business model and services were very apt and highly sought after, in the community unlike todays social media accessibility for vissibility.

She also gave me some great, writing tips. I, at the time, thought, she was rude and too imposing, lol, but she was on the money.

My brother, a sports mag editor, and sister, an English Grad, Major, agreed with her school of thought, much later on in my writing career when they pointed the same mistakes, I made again. Since then, I developed my own uniqe; style, voice and sound.

I can still hear her voice in my head. What a lovely, kind woman. Shall be fondly missed. I do.

I do not agree that she did not recieve mainstream recognition, cuz she did not need it. She succeeded in catering for her community who needed her and her services most.

Thank her, and thank God, for her. Thank you 🥰🙏🏿🤦🏿‍♂️ for all the thoughfulness & services to the community. RIP. Till we meet again.

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Self Love Made Her Win: #Ruti ..’ – #In14Ways #RutiOlajugbagbe #Aremuorin

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Cover Photo – Echo.News.co.uk

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#Jesus said to them, “A #prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home .. ‘

Mark 6:4

A spiritual perspective: On – Mark 6:4:

Some of the things I gathered from the last decade are “Purpose”, “Self love”, “Patience”, “Time” and such. See, self love carries you through your first instincts.

When people can not manipulate you further, that is when you begin, to become, mis understood.

And that is okay, cuz ignorance, is bliss. Humans will do humans. For as long as the wisdom of love prevails, the edges of victory, are for-long, for told, in perfect sight.

Just like a little girl told me last summer, “Fish are not mean’t to climb trees”. I say to you – “Self love brings clarity”.

More than 20% of your so called faithfull friends will drift away from you slyfully with disloyalty. Make room for them and close the door behind #them ..’ – #In14Ways

Read the full Oris interview here

The psychology of “Domestic Abuse” stems from a sense of brokeness of a sense of “Self Worth”. Victims feel they deserve the abuse. However, self love brings clarity. Speak out. No! You don’t deserve any form of #abuse ..’ – #Aremuorin

Ruti had only one judge chair turn on the Voice UK and still won the whole show. Don’t be a people (pleaser) follower. Do you. Stay true. Self love is an incandescent light that ignites from within.

The vision is yours to behold not theirs.

Watch Ruti’s winning song here

#Aremuorin
#2020Vission

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Oris Erhuero ..’ – #In14Ways #Interview #Showbiz #OrisErhuero #Aremuorin

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Had the opportunity to interview Oris Erhuero, recently. A new Bond era. Fit for Her Majesty’s Service ..’ It was really inspirational and indepth. Here is the interview:

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

1. How do you adapt to winter?

So far so good, as the winter has it’s thing with me, where it keeps me on my toes at all times.

2. Whats keeps you busy?

Right now my family keeps me very busy. As well as my good friends, that I haven’t been able to make time for, during the year, due to work commitments.

3. Why is fitness important to you.

Fitness is extremely important to me. It’s a lifestyle for me, no doubt. It’s parts and parcel of who I am. It’s one of the many things in life I will always live and swear by.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo
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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Netflix

It’s something that’s been installed in me since I was a kid. It’s what led me to break dancing, martial arts, weights, running, meditation, yoga, and the urge for me to push and compete with myself. It has been very rewarding to my career in ways that I never saw coming I would like to say it’s an institution within my life.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

And a medical proven fact, that one will for ever stay young, healthy and alert with time and age, no matter what, and where one is in life, as long you are willing to slice and save time out of your 24 given hour a day to commit.

4. Your latest movie “EUROPA” playing at Film festivals around the world at the moment … Tell us about it.

Well. it’s a true story, told from – as a movie – shot within a movie. The inside movie tells a fictional murder story, a drama and love triangle. And the «outside» movie tells above all a razor sharp analysis of contemporary life in Europe by the award winning Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter, Things of the Aimless Wanderer). He decides to film his new movie, A Tree Has Fallen, in London.

Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

It is, to be a stylish drama. about “Simon”, the character which I play, a mysterious “Nigerian man”, who returns to London to make amends with Anna, his mixed-race lover (Lisa Moorish) and Bruce, Anna’s white ex-husband (Matt Ray Brown).

Progressively, this love triangle mirrors the increasing social and racial tensions in Great Britain, and Europe today right now. This is in parallel to his narrative fiction, “Kivu documents”. This tensions by filming a series of rallies in the streets of London.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

But inevitably, the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy of the ruling Conservative Party comes back to haunt the reunited lovers and to disrupt Kivu’s film making effort. Sensing that his London stay is coming to a forced end, Kivu attends a far right protest to try and understand the rising xenophobia of the Brits and of his character Bruce.

5. Barriers you have had to break down.

One of the many things in life I have learned is that from the day we were born, no matter what race, gender or tribe we are, there would always be a barrier without fail in front of us.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Robert Lapworth

I believe it’s part of all of our destiny and mission in life to fight for what we believe in, and that will come with a lot of barriers. I have had to keep in mind, that the many that came before I was born, fought to overcome what I wouldn’t probably think is a problem, today. For example; ‘Racism’ – today isn’t what the likes of my father and mom had to bear in the 60’s, in the west. Today, it’s a different kind. It’s all psychological. For example in my case, transcending from the fashion and modelling world.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

“For me, being a person of colour, I had to fight my way through all the racial political crap that came with it to get work. However, you keep pushing through, with a positive mind set, or it can eat you up and discourage you from growing. I walked from the world of fashion onto my first tv series in the 90s, and forcefully been the character that was intended to be a guest star in the first episode, to being one of the leading characters”.

At that time, when and if you came from modelling, or the fashion world, you were never taken seriously, for TV. So, having to push through that in the 90s, was a big deal, and then having the opportunity to transcend from TV to Film was a barrier, As Back then, doing TV was the death of an actor, as once you started there you died there, you couldn’t cross that line to film ever, and then finding myself blazing through that barrier on to films and stage and people accepting the change ,was a big deal.

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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

It’s funny with the help of social media, how many people are taken back by my journey from the beginning, to where I am now; because to them, many people back then, where kind of stuck in a time zone and didn’t, and couldn’t, cross that barrier.

I have become part of that generation that can juggle anything thrown our way. So, for me, it’s almost a trill to say to myself; let’s do this, and surprise myself in the process. Today many of us can do music, produce films, write and direct them, as well as collaborate with fashion houses, simply because many of us understood that breaking down Barriers, and constantly transcending would always pay of in big a big way.

6. So you are an SGI Nicheriann Buddhist? Tell us about it?

Nicherian Buddhism’s for me is the simple in-depth discovery of common sense in it’s entity, taught to me through the sgi Soka Gakkai international, meaning value creating society.

It’s a diverse Buddhist community network which comprises of more than 12 million people in 192 countries and territories around the world. We, as Sgi members, base our practice on the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism, which teaches that each person has within the courage, wisdom and compassion to face and surmount any of life’s challenges.

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Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

Based on core Buddhist principles such as respecting the dignity of human life and the inter connected-ness of self and the environment, we engage in various peace activities including human rights education, the movement to abolish nuclear weapons and efforts to promote sustainable development.

7. Does God and The notion appeal to you? What does it mean to you?

Yes, the term appeals to me in many ways, but that also depending, on how each individual of any form of belief system. sees it, and understands it. But in my case, as a Nicherien buddhist, we have the term called the mystic law, which is “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” in English, it means “Devotion to the mystic law of the universe” or “Glory to the sutra of the lotus of the supreme”.

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Oris Erhuero, MercyfulGrace Blog

This is the central mantra chanted within all forms of Nichiren Buddhism. However, at the end of the day, as a Buddhist, we believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible through chanting and prayers. That’s my notion of God and how it appeals to me. Nevertheless, it all begins and end with prayers to deeply understand that notion.

8. Have you compromised something you love for the greater good of mankind or would you.

Yes, many many years ago in the 80s before Nelsons Mandela release from jail, I was scouted as a model to go and work in South Africa along with other models. The offer was incredibly lucrative, but even as I was young, it didn’t sit well with me. I had this feeling if I cross that line; it would be the point of no return, as many artist and musicians were warned not to go, as it will be a disrespect to Mandela as well as those fighting to abolish Apartheid.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

As fast forward years later in May 1994 the week of his inauguration, an agent invited me again to go to South Africa, and that’s where my carrier in the end really jumped of from fashion and modelling to TV and film career.

And going on almost 27 years, I really believe in my heart that when I look back, that act, and sacrifice I made with out selling myself short or selling out by crossing that line back then , really payed of for me today , and it was worth it. That act has lead me in making many decisions today no matter how juicy it seems to say no and walk away without any regret.

9. Life as a black person, does it seem like a fairy tale to you or is it a survival game.

To be honest at times it does feel like the survival game.

I have had to work super hard, and pray incredibly hard, that people will look past this colour of my skin and just see the greatness in me, there also see in themselves And that really broke through for me when I arrived in ‘South Africa the week of May 1994’.

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In addition, I was very fortunate to meet Mandela and certain people I would have never been able to sit in a room with in the west.

I had arrived as a young man to chase my dreams at a period of change in a country where blacks and whites fighting alongside against racism where dealt a hard blow by the Killing of Steven Biko, and many more countless people and kids got shot and killed for speaking up.
Watching one man, who had been locked up for 27 years come out and bring the people, regardless of their colour, together to live as one in harmony. That special moment and time changed me forever.
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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

So today, wherever I go, I take that spirit and energy of Mandela and those who fought alongside him, with me. I remember this when I work in a place where I don’t see people like me. I just make it known that I’m a human just like you, so whatever misconception you may have of me or people like me, we need to get past it and get on with the task at hand.

But from to time to time, I find myself slipping in to that survival mode and having to catch myself, and to be honest I have seen the positive impact more so lately. I now deeply feel slowly, slowly, the survival game is slipping away for good.

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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog
I truly believe in my hearts of hearts the reality is settling in and people are tired and want to get along and just live in harmony, and yes sometimes it’s all about the mind-set and where we are in the moment.
I sincerely believe we all have the power to make a change where we go from here.

10. Actors you will like to co star with?

Anyone that can act, and do it like the greats.

11. Your hide away?

The Nordics

12. Your 4 non negotiables.

A). Racism

B). Leaders who come in to Power and break their promise.

C). People who abuse their power and position in life.

D). The 4th would be any one who discriminates against any gender of any kind, as people should be free to be who they believe they are. Period.

13. Best advice given.

My best advice ever given to me was by the iconic Sisley Tyson. We met in South Africa while I was taking a break from filming.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Antonio Rui Ribeiro

And during one of our moments together, she invited me to the opening of the Robben Island prison in Cape Town where Nelson Mandela spent part of his 27 years incarcerated. This Prison was now been reopened and turned in to a museum, as a great reminder of Nelsoms Mandela’s past.

As we sat on the ferry ride talking, she just stopped in the middle of our casual conversation, and said to me that I should never underestimate myself and the power in me.

To always stand my ground no matter what, know my worth and to never sell myself short. She lived by those words by introducing me to one of the most powerful mangers in Hollywood, doubling my salary for the next season – that changed the game for me. So now, when in doubt, I go back to that moment.

14. SAY some wishful & grateful things for humanity to come to pass.

I believe in my hearts of hearts THAT AFRICA RIGHT NOW THIS MOMENT IS THE NEXT 21 CENTURY AND 2020 WILL MAKE IT LOUD AND CLEAR, IN WAYS BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION.

Close: Thanks for the interview. It is a real treat. Will just like to add an after thought here. “You are a dream come true and incredibly inspiring. I will pay a million bucks to have the opportunity to do this interview all over again, and again. One day the world will thank you”.

Life will fade, but time will prevail. So, get on your ship, and take to sail. My prayer for anyone going through arduous challenges is that you find your beacon of light. Don’t let go of that hope in your heart. Darkness despises #light ..’ – #In14Ways

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