Friday, September 29, 2006

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE

NIGERIA IS 46...AND STILL GROWING



Yippie...another Independence day. You know whenever October 1st rolls around, we always ask ourselves what is there to celebrate about Nigeria. Well, I won't say nothing but I will not get into that because that discussion can cause man pikin to run naked in the market square. Instead I will let my new favorite musician African China give you some gist to help you determine. I have been rocking his jams through myspace. I especially like Mr. President and Crisis. "Mr President, lead us well, Mr. Senator, Senater us well, Mr Police, police well well no dey take bribe" and "When you say O, I say P anoda man say C omo na you sabi". Those lyrics crack me up. Lol. I know I'm razz, but my papa still like me.

Anyways all jokes aside, here comes my poor, pathetic, patronizing attempt at profundity. I love Nigeria my country and no matter how bad things are for her, there is no place like home. I can't wait to be able to put my own sweat and toil to help lift her up because if I don't do my part, no one will do it for me. I should also not stake any claim [or is it claim any steak:)...hmh... i function better using food formula] when she is rolling in glory nor should I complain because I have not done or didn't do anything to change or help the situation. So without much ado, I want to encourage us all to pray and have faith that God will make Nigeria an exemplary country for the rest of Africa. That God will remind our leaders on this independence day that they have failed the people and need to do a better job. That all the Nigerians doing 419 will realize that they are only bringing shame to the country and their fellow brothers and sisters. Did anybody see Dr. Phil yesterday. Kulutempa told me about the show. How ironic that they aired the show only a few days to our independence day. I pray that this October 1st, you and I will remember and appreciate the things that make us a proud people. Y'all know that. Regardless of how unfortunate things are, we Nigerians know how to walk tall. I don't know what point I was trying to make but what I think I am trying to say is to use this October 1st as a day of reflection and a point of contact to all the other days we share and
live as Nigerians. The hold up days, the rainy days, the market days, the riot days, the plane crash days, the bomb blast days, the election days, the election annulments days, the coupd'etat days, the hunger days, the owambe days, the trips to the island days, the campus days, the night vigil days, the wedding days etc. All those days that make us who and what we are today. Use this as a day of contact for us to learn lessons from the bad days we don't want repeated so that we would have more good days, as in 'betta-betta' days. Ok , this my philosophical rantings is getting a bit disjointed for lack of a better way to express myself so I will leave you all to enjoy your jollof rice and goat meat peppersoup. I shall be in LA and making myself an instrument towards Nigeria's greatness. I dunno about you, but as I said, you've gotta have faith, so believe that Nigeria is great and it will be revealed in due time. Ok. 'Piss-hout'

10 comments:

Parazone Super Bleach said...

Arise O Compatriots, Nigerias call Obey!...


I will always be proud of Nigeria despite our struggles. Home is where the heart is!

Adaure, Welcome back! :)

Confessions of a moody crab said...

i can't believe Nigeria is just 46! We are still young, you know. Most people expect it be like US or some developed country like that. What they don't understand is that these industrialized countries did not build their country within 46years. I know our leaders are not doing what they should do but we should have faith that thing will turn out right. It might not be in our generation but believe me THINGS WILL TURN RIGHT.

Suru said...

Yes, I loooove my country. Nothing can keep me away. When people are talking about political mishaps as the reasons not to return home, I will still go home!!! I love that place like a fat kid loves cake LOL!!!

Congratulations Naija and congrats Adaure on your blessing from God!!!

Nomad said...

Addy, I know you said to call you chiaka but that just slipped out. Happy Independence day girl, you are one on the reasons, naija is great. It shall come to pass, all these blessings we speak to naija.
Congrats on God Answering your prayers.

Chxta said...

Confessions of a moody crab, you just said it all.

Forza Naijeriya!

didi said...

i love nig no doubt.

T. said...

Nigeria we hail thee!!

Calabar Gal said...

Nigeria, We hail thee!!!
Better days will certainly come for Nigeria. All we need is a leader with vision which I can proudly say my state governor - Mr Duke has and he's been meticulously performing wonders in CRS. Wrote a piece on his Activities in CRS so check out his good work on my blog.

Chiaka my sista no vex!! I just wanna blag about my governor cos am proud of him. Not all eggs in Nigeria are bad. Good things come out from there too. Its just that the western world prefers to see only the bad behaviour like 419 & corruption and ignore the good ones. (Smile)

Bella Naija said...

Adaure....I luv tht pic...lookin hella fab girl~
Yeah...as crabby said..we r still young, growing and developing...
but tht is no excuse for mediocrity...anyways...happy indie day

Singto said...

whatever dude. enough with the praying. let's get to slaughtering that inner caucus of leaders that is conniving to lead nigeria to its unquestionable demise. nigeria can't grow like this. take it from the africanist.