Bismarckian landmarks set the forged boarders and relations of what exist as African states today. The authenticity of its history and heritage has been undermined through borrowed perceptions brutally forced down many generations.
What is Africa doing about it? The Wrong things!
Is Africa trying to find its place of originality? Yes!
Many things confuse the modern day African Man about the World. One of which, is the question of who created the world map? And why is Africa located at the bottom?
Is it by European design or geographical implication? How true is the size of Africa projected to the world? What is in fact, the real size of Africa? How is democracy helping Africa? What is Africa’s path way to development? Why is China in Africa?
Why is China collecting major geographical assets of African states for replacement of debts. Why does the world bank formulate policies it thinks Africa should adopt? Why does Africa keep embracing the enlightenment of the Western powers? What is actually freedom of expression? And who is the Human rights police?
What is the meaning of third world countries and who brought the labelling? Who determined who has developed and others as developing? What is the global competition about, when every part of the continent is being separated by water!!! If the water areas were removed would the world be one geographical land space? What exactly is the world power race for? Supremacy of colour? Religion? Wealth? What is going on in the World and from which lens are we viewing it? Is it political, economical or theological?
Africa’s refusal to rise today is a consequence of under valuing its own. In retrospect and for a fact, Africa did get a lot of negative help and unproductive close monitoring through slave trade, colonialism, imperialism and shambles of economic policies proposed by the World Bank and IMF, from SAP-structural adjustment programmes, to MDG’s- Millennium Development Goals and SDGs- Sustainable Development Goals. Africa didn’t degenerate all by itself. It has inherited a psychological complex that never questions the norm.
Ideas and perceptions have been altered through the enchantment brought by enlightenment which simply put “Another man’s culture”. Natural systems had been destroyed and cultural systems undermined. The ability to think has been shrouded in chronic inferiority complex reflecting in the esteem of leadership choice and individual relations across the world.
History is what we forgive but do not forget. The guns, religion, medicines and trade were 4 major instruments used to intimidate and subdue the dignity of Africa’s heritage and have remained till date the foundational structures of the modern day Africa.
African countries have mostly been governed by bad leaders and these leaders are a product of the cabal the colonial masters handed power over to (The Political Elites) in other to maintain the degenerating foundational structures they left behind. This cabal as become a political strong hold in countries like Nigeria.
These elites are continually being recycled under the principles of democracy, equal rights and freedom of choice ironically using 2 strategies of Poverty and a Lack of basic infrastructure as a weapon for oppression to continually keep the citizens under their control.
A hungry, lifeless and frustrated society would have no option but to die to see its cause championed and a new society birthed but who wants to die? ….Rhetoric’s of the present dilemma of the Nigerian State
They keep handing down the batons of power to their friends of common intent, taking oaths of covenant relationships and promising extended families political offices they know nothing about. They intentionally maintain a status quo of hunger and oppression economically to gain financial help from International frenemies.
Nigeria has become a modern day field for playing Food Politics, using starvation and hunger to continually bait the fate of its future. Sharing of food items is a major campaign tool and knowing “who is who’ is an annexation of wealth and prestige. Joining politics is now the escape route out of poverty for thugs with no life ambition or educational background.
It’s always been about who can play the game and understand the strategy. So far the best team wins!!! Signs of its win can be seen with the imagery of a dancing senator from the west, prophetic state governor from Ekiti and an album launching singing Senator, not forgetting the godfather that determines if an incumbent governor can run for a second term or not.
The decadence cannot be ignored
There are 3 things Nigerians can start with as a nation championing a developmental cause.
- An orientation on how to value human life and make effective decisions that promotes the welfare of the state.
- Skills promotion and education, understanding that entrepreneurial skills works best in multiple collaborations and not sole proprietorships.
- Deconstruction of complex assimilations such as seen in the picture below
The visit of the Nigerian Emirs to the UK hosted in a zoo? Why the zoo though?
* The current visit and projection of white supremacy?
Dide is a philanthropist using her Tosdi platform as a bridge to end world hunger and malnutrition.
She has a career in Business, economics and International Relations. She writes to address the ills in the society and advocates the need for Africa to find a “Path Way” to Its development.