It’s that time of the year again when New Year resolutions are made. These celebrities share some of the things they hope to achieve this year.
I want to be a better actor.
There’s really nothing wrong about having New Year’s resolutions, especially if you have some habits that are not good enough, such as smoking and alcoholism. By the grace of God, I don’t have such habits.
But when it comes to my desires, I desire to be more Christ-like, especially in accordance with the scriptures. I naturally will want to improve this year, and become a better actor and producer.
–Alex Usifo, actor and producer
I will stop to procrastinate
For the New Year, I will be having a changed way of thinking. I will start off whatever I decide to do immediately. I will not procrastinate, and once I have an idea, I will act on it. I will manage my time carefully, and I will not indulge in irrelevant and frivolous activities.
–Osita Iheme, actor
I will spend more time with family
Nothing much is going to change about me in the New Year, but I’ve resolved to be closer to God in 2017, and that’s my resolution.
I will also endeavour to spend more quality time with my family, because my job hasn’t allowed me to do that as much as I’d like.
Lastly, I will also give back to the society because that’s very important. When God blesses one, it’s important to also remember and be of help to less-privileged people.
–Funsho Adeolu, actor
I want to complete my book
I wouldn’t say I believe in New Year’s resolutions because it puts you under undue pressure. You can have projections at anytime. This year, I want to complete my book.
–Foluke Daramola-Salako, actress
I will only make changes, if necessary
I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions because I don’t think you have to wait for a New Year to make changes in your life. At any point, you should be able to look in the mirror and modify anything you don’t like about yourself. They also say change is the only constant thing in life, and as human beings, we must continually change.
Of course, I will make changes in my life in the New Year if I notice anything that needs change. But it’s not like I will specially draw up a list of resolutions.
–Bimbo Akintola, actress
I will render as much service as I can
My New Year’s resolution is to continue to render as much service as I possibly can and to be as responsible as I possibly can. I also want to be a source of joy to many people. Part of my commitment is to be able to make a difference in peoples’ lives. 2016 was an astounding year. This January, I am getting ready to coach people through acting and voice training classes. 2017 promises to be an incredibly busy year for me. There is nothing in particular that I want to change about myself in the new year, I just pray for good health and I wish to be stronger, alert and more positive as an individual in the new year.
–Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, actress
I will live consciously
In 2017, I want to live more consciously and with intent. 2016 was a tough year for me because I lost someone very close to me. The lesson that I took away from that is to make sure that we all live our lives the best way that we can. My plan for 2017 is to honour my late friend by living a fulfilled life.
–Biola Alabi, media practitioner
I do not make New Year’s resolutions
The thing is that I don’t really make New Year’s resolutions. 2016 was a very good year for me, apart from the elections that we lost. I look forward to a better 2017.
–Nobert Young, actor
New Year’s resolutions, not my style
For me, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions but I can tell you that 2016 was a very good year and there is nothing that I want to change about myself in 2017. I will continue working on Heartbeat the musical though and definitely, Lufodo Academy will re-open this year so I’d be busy with that.
–Joke Silva, actress
I want to be better
In 2017, I want to be a better individual. I want to be better than what I was in the previous year. 2016 definitely opened some doors for me concerning my career and I thank God for that. I pray that it can only get better this year. I also want to be much freer and relaxed as an individual in 2017 because I think I am too serious. Most importantly, I want to be closer to God and love him more.
–Ayo Adesanya, actress
I want to be more focused
It is difficult to make New Year’s Resolutions because most people who make them do so for the fun of it. Rather, I would say that my New Year attitude is to take life as it comes, and be more focused on what I want to do. I also do not want to have too many expectations but stay positive. In all things, one has to have a positive mind-set.
– Laila St. Matthew Daniel, women’s rights activist