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Friday, October 1, 2010

NIGERIA IS 50


So i feel like Truth Don Die should have a Nigeria is 50 post. Everyone is doing it. You might expect us to have a cynical post about how bad Nigeria is (well maybe another contributor would have) but i wont. Sometimes it is good to just be happy. And my flag i got from ebay made it in yesterday...yay!!!

We can lament about how bad it is, how unfulfilled our potential is, how Ghana has surpassed us, or some other BS. But umm i wont do that. We are 50 years old. At 50 yrs old, America still had slavery, at 50 years old America was killing Indians for fun. So if we are going to compare countries, Nigeria is not too bad for 50 yrs.

Of course, we have our problems, there are major problems like MEND kindly reminded us today. Me being from Delta state, i have mixed reactions to the act. But i dont feel like upsetting people today so i will not say my opinions...lol I am happy to be Nigerian even though i havent been home in about 9-10 yrs. Even though i was Born in America, i do not call Washington D.C. home. I am a Lagos boy from Asaba, Delta State. I dont even care to celebrate July 4th here. But on October 1st!!! it is on. I dont live in a city with a lot of Nigerians. But today the few of us at school are coming together to celebrate in style. So I wish everyone of you luck in your celebrations.

Hip Hip Hip...hooray!!!

P.S. I am especially thankful that Azazel's party is on the horizon, he will no longer infest my facebook and twitter with it...lol Goodluck with the party bro, i wish my location was closer to California so i can attend.

5 comments:

EDJ said...

@ "We are 50 years old. At 50 yrs old, America still had slavery, at 50 years old America was killing Indians for fun. So if we are going to compare countries, Nigeria is not too bad for 50 yrs."

This is a bullsh*t analogy. If you TRULY want to compare countries at 50years let us not compare the US of the 18th/19th century with the Nigeria of 2010. That is rubbish. Why even bring America into it?

Let us compare Nigeria at 50 to other countries at 50. That makes more sense. America doesn't have anything to do with this conversation. Abeg.

Nigeria is doing better than some, but definitely worse than a lot more.

Realist said...

America has something to do with the discussion because i put it in the discussion...lol

Why cant we compare 2 countries that were 50 yrs away from colonization?

Give me any nation and i will find a way that "it is a bullshit analogy" and why we shouldnt compare the nations.

bob-ij said...

Really Happy it was a Happy post! Yay to being 50!

~x~

Azazel said...

Lol good point @ EDJ
We should do more modern comparisons
Good post and thanks for the shout out off the event.
It went fabulously well

2cute4u said...

Was actually rushing down to read the big show down with 9ja..
Suffice it to say that I am pleasantly surprised..