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In Search of Nigerian Heroes Part ONE

At the end? Everyone loves a hero in the final movie scene. The point when good triumphs evil, success triumphs stress and victory conquers defeat. This may be because we all believe in happy endings or perhaps we just need an escape from the harsh realities of life. But is it true that heroes only exist in movies and giant cinema screens? The first season of the hit US Series by the same name "Heroes" had everyone at the edge of their seat with the calm refrain, "save the cheerleader, save the world" and in a remarkable twist that only Hollywood could produce, the cheerleader was indeed saved but was the world? "Well it did provide a thrilling climax though" says the Nigerian rapper and producer, Dr L.A.C.E dryly. We will come to him after our first few winners when i will discuss a few of my own "silent" heroes. Oops let me not get ahead of myself. It is not from my mouth that you will hear that there is money to be made on the internet but fi…