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You Know I'm Just Joking by Ayomide Tayo Let kids be kids

Parents and guardians of popular and talented kids should ensure that they do not jeopardize their mental health as they thrust them into the limelight.

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YouTube star Emmanuella flanked by actors play

YouTube star Emmanuella flanked by actors

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This Monday, I am flaming hot. The weekend was going well. Manchester City lost, the Super Falcons won and Liverpool lost.

In the El Classico, Barcelona dropped two points and I couldn't be more than happy. I thought my beloved Manchester United would wrap up the weekend for me by winning Everton. Mourinho and Fellaini had other plans.

Yesterday, December 4, 2016, was one of the few times I had a meltdown. I saw a red mist when Fellaini tripped a player and cost Manchester United a penalty.

Marouane Fellaini and Jose Mourinho play Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini prepares to come on as a substitute as manager Jose Mourinho looks on (Reuters / Andrew Yates Livepic)


All I would say right now is that I am supporting Chelsea and Manchester United's U-18 team till the end of the season. The senior Manchester United team is on its own. Any team that has Fellaini is not a serious team.


Let's move away from football, these men are earning good money and I am here stuck in a recession. Times are hard, and guys are looking for money any way possible. Having more than one stream of income is the way to survive. As they say on the streets, "all way na way."

Yesterday, after the upsetting match, I went to YouTube and stumbled on one of Emmanuella's videos. The little girl Emmanuella is a comic sensation on YouTube. It is claimed that she is 5 years old but we all know that is football age.


Speaking of Emmanuella, we also have the McClure twins who happen to be part-Nigerian. If you have been on social media you would have surely noticed two cute twin girls talking about their parents, themselves and other cute things. The girls are now social media stars of sorts.

The McClure twins play

The McClure twins


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When it comes to children and putting them in the limelight, I am always sceptical. The track record of famous kids is bad with most of them not turning out to be well-grounded adults. The most famous example is Michael Jackson but we also have many others who couldn't handle fame at such an early age.

Micheal Jackson play

Micheal Jackson



I think parents should protect their children and protect them from fame. Adults have a hard time adjusting to fame so what do you think will happen to kids? At such an early age they should not have a warped sense of reality. They need to stay grounded.

I know parents want to see their children do good but putting them in front of the camera without proper guidance might prove harmful in years to come.

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