Tribute to Nes G a.k.a Nsamba Edius Stanley George
Rotary International, Aljazeera, BBC, CCTV and CNN might have wider and perhaps much greater audiences to showcase your brilliance and make light of your most recent achievements but let me take this chance to take my limited audience back to your roots.
A fervent dreamer, sick with the humour, a true team player, never one to follow the crowd, a soul unfamiliar with rules, conservative but outspoken still. A reformed goon but a hustler still. I can still recall our first deal.
Anyways, thanks to his controversial and brutally honest views plus that trademark ISIS beard many might have mistaken him for a rebel or another addict or a junkie but that’s just because he is no slave to custom and convention, save for his own ambitions.
Driven by nothing but passion and good intentions; The Ghetto Film Project is proof of this. Empathy meets purpose and ambition in this young man’s soul. And that should be a lamp unto us all. I’m proud to say I was there on your first set. You actually gave me my first professional film role.
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On a bright Sunday. We banged our heads together and beat out that budget and the script despite the one million and one upsets. Niggaz feelin’ sweet on their lights plus going back on promises and commitments at the last minute +++ For but one day, I saw the real hustle behind the scenes.
And now three years later I’m both humbled and lighthearted in equal measure to see the pay off. No one will ever believe that story of “The Wish” apart from the cast present that day. But despite it all, you kept your cool and we did what had to be done.
You my friend are living proof of the fact that hope can and will take you places. From the humblest of beginnings, in just 3 years, look how many accolades you have to your name? You do me proud bro. You really do. And it will be said; it was all a dream. Time will tell this tale. Until my license to breathe expires, know in me you have a friend.
By Th’ KlaFella™