To My Dad


I didn’t want to use just one day to honour you. That’s not worthy of a son you’ve trained and nurtured. In my world you are my hero before anyone else. If there was one reason I am here its you. I am proud and happy I came from your loins and from this amazing family.

I know you may have made some mistakes that sometimes got me very angry and brought me face to face with reality that sometimes we win and sometimes we learn. In spite of those mistakes you stood stronger and knew you were raising great men and women that would be stronger than you. You have an awesome kindness, calmness and your warm heart, I love it when you smile. My advice I think you should laugh often.

I want to thank you for giving me that freedom to make my decisions, to make my choices, in all of them I learned to be responsible for all of my actions. There were some things I was too stubborn to learn from you as a result of my rebellion but you always welcome me home as your loving son. I love you Daddy.

The day may have passed but its not about the day but the meaning we put into this awesome heroes: Our Fathers. We may hate them, we may resent them and we may think we are better but we shouldn’t forget most decisions they made shaped our thinking. Made us who we are today. As a young man hoping to become a Father soon, I want to be the best I could to my kids that they live a rewarding life knowing today that every action I take will make their future.

What did you tell your dad on Father’s day? How often would you love to tell him how much of a hero he is?

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Akinola Oyewobi writes on faith, personal development, relationship, career, governance and business. Though with an engineering degree, he is pursuing a career in digital media at Premium Times.

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    Posted at 20:19h, 22 June Reply

    I feel lucky and blessed each day of my life because I have the best dad that’s ever lived. I feel confident that no matter what, he’ll be by my side. I feel safe making him my friend. I live each day to see him smile. It will be my biggest joy to know I made him proud. And I always pray God continue to keep him strong and happy… He is my model.

    • AkinMore
      Posted at 20:39h, 22 June Reply

      Wow! Nathan. Great words there. Thanks a whole lot for your contribution. Really appreciate it.

  • Oba Isaac
    Posted at 20:36h, 22 June Reply

    What can I say? Their foresight no matter how perfect or otherwise helped in shaping us into becoming who/what we are today. Their desire, I know is to leave for strong men and women behind who would someday help in fixing the multi-faceted problems of Africa and the human race. Tres bien papis

    • AkinMore
      Posted at 20:43h, 22 June Reply

      Hmm Isaac a different dimension. We do have a duty for our continent and be a great solution. We has strong men and women need to rise up and fix our problems else no one will do that for us. We all need to responsibly pursue this singular course. Thanks for the amazing insight.

  • Miss Hassan
    Posted at 12:54h, 23 June Reply

    Awww isnt this lovely. My papa is my hero.Check out my letter to him on

    • AkinMore
      Posted at 15:02h, 23 June Reply

      Thanks very much. Fathers are amazing heroes. I will check out your letter asap.

  • abi
    Posted at 15:08h, 23 June Reply

    Best daddy in the world, hero, best friend, confidant, gossip paddy sef. There are so many words to describe him and yet none or even all those words put together can say who he is.
    He has been a mummy and a daddy for 22 years, and it’s been an amazing ride. Lots of amazing memories. There is no day I talk to you that I don’t learn something. You are more than an inspiration daddy, when I feel lazy to do stuff, i think of all I plan to do for you and energy surges back.
    I love you humongously daddy.

    • AkinMore
      Posted at 15:19h, 23 June Reply

      Wow! Great words Abi. You know I often try to understand how much an inspiration we get from our daddies. They are such an amazing blessing to us in so many ways, we can ever imagine. I’ll put it this way they are a representation of God to us. I think you should also read

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