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'