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eNEWS: Now They Want Us To Be The Change We Want to See – Charly Boy

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Area Fada is back again!
OH LORD, WHY?? So many questions dey slap me for face; sometimes my mouth no fit talk sef, na him I turn to Achebe.
Why, why, why??? I dey ask myself.
My people, remember the Change they promised us? Now they are telling us to be the change we want to see. Ha ha ha, the more you look, wayo made easy 101.
But why we dey allow all these rogue behaviour from our leaders?
Even with a collapsing economy, These our yeye leaders are still the biggest African spenders in London.
In some shops especially on Oxford street, Many Naijas have turned that street into their own Las Vegas with their loot, even as dollar don high reach and still dey climb. Kai! Why?
Naija reminds me of one “Agbaya” (Yoruba word for old-for-nothing, foolish nonentity), even at the age of 56, still as stupid, with no sense of direction.
56yrs of rubbish and nonsense, even as we the followers are adjudged the happiest people in the world. Ha, suffering and smiling abi?
What do we have to show for all the years of oil boom?
Dilapidated primary, secondary schools, and useless universities where violence and cult reign supreme, where young girls sleep around with their lecturers for grades; hospitals that remind me of mechanic sheds and doctors that are no better than vulcanizers?
From Obasanjo to Jonathan’s era, more than $25billion was injected into the power sector, but rats stole and siphoned most of it to their foreign accounts and private pockets. Why?
Our leaders have failed because of selfishness, religious fundamentalism, graft, corruption, indiscipline, impunity, greed, and so on. While they live and enjoy a lavish life, millions of Naijas are deprived of their basic needs of water, light, food, health, education, housing. Yet, the poor remain docile and afraid, waiting for manner from heaven. Oh Lord. Why?
Forget sha, our leaders are so removed from the people that they look like foreigners in their father’s land. Everyday na so dem they mess up because there are no consequences for failure. Dem dey yarn akpata we dey clap for them. How is it their fault?
Writing about the sins of our leaders is already a waste of time, they are sitting pretty…in the face of unnecessary frustration, hopelessness and poverty.
Why have we given up, isn’t it our moral obligation as citizens of this country to hold leadership accountable?
Without a sharp critical assessment of leadership and the duties of leadership, we ignorantly select rifrafs, entertainers, people from the gutters, with no credible background, thieves and animals, as opposed to strong visionaries.
Mark my word, this hardship will not go away anytime soon. It has not only been the fault of leadership, we ourselves are guilty of inaction. Our leaders are not from Togo or Ghana, they are from amongst us, we know them.
Whether na Igbo trader’s mentality, owambe permutation or aboki lifestyle, the current archaic way of leadership and methodologies are so out-of-tune with trends.This is why they continue to fail to engage the next generation of Nigerians exceptional youths who are techno savvy but lacking in direction; it’s the reason we see the same types of unchanging engagement, the same old faces from back in the day. People who should be put to pasture, but dem wan die der.
These our yahoo leaders no get any idea about the new world that is “liking” itself away on Youtube, Facebook and Wikipedia.Mark Zukerberg no come Nigeria come look 3rd Mainland Bridge, e come do business, with him jeans and t-shirts.
Nigerian youths make una do something o, dem dey steal una future go be dat o.
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Do Not Judge or You Too Will Be Judged – Charly Boy

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Area Fada is back again with another epistle. Read his post below.

“Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you

Matthew 7:1-2

The Nigerian social media highway is most times polluted by silly, stupid judgmental comments, reminding me of the drivers I see on our roads. Rude, reckless, careless with a foul mouth filled with unprintable yarns. Check out comments on some blogs, even on my Facebook page, some comments are obviously ignorant, stupid or downright off the hook in relation to the issue. Some of our social media junkies have an opinion as if anybody send dem, and a lot of times it is so crazily judgmental. Haba.

I consider myself a liberal minded kinda fella. I try never to judge, even though total strangers have been ignorantly unkind and judgmental about my treasured brand, Charly Boy. I have walked my journey guided by the philosophy, “live and let live”.

Recently, there was this trending story of an American who married his Nigerian gay partner, David Shoen-Ukre, in New York on July 30, who accused Nigerian bloggers, of causing the couple harm by publishing their stories without permission. The rain of curses/abuse, and the terrible judgmental comments the ensued after the story broke, was incredible. Many concluded that the couples were evil. I have never seen hate and ignorance come so alive in words.

While I cannot speak louder than the stupidity of other people who will disagree with me on this, NO, being gay is not evil!!

A man marrying a man may be a hard pill for a lot of us to digest, but the world has changed even since I took a dump this morning.

Don’t judge others simply because they sin differently than you. Every aspect of humanity is diverse. Skin color, tribal marks/culture, height/weight, religious beliefs/tastes, everyone thinks differently and are different. We see what we see from where we stand.

What is Evil to me, are the men in Agbada/Uniform who sold our country, our future and rendered most of us hopeless, futureless, obnoxiously poor in a land filled with plenty. They are the VERY EVIL ONEs, and we are feeling the effect of their EVIL.

I have always said that people’s sexual preferences are their cup of tea. Even though many will swear that I am gay too, hummm for dem pocket. I, however, must confess that I have a few close associates, casual friends who are Gay, and I truly don’t mind their company or friendship. In fact, I have found the few of them, with very warm hearts, and fantastic soul. Yes o!

And for those modaf*ckers who would want to come and quote bible for me, this is a piece from the same Holy book.

Titus 3:2-7

“To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people – For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.”

Shey you grab?

So?

Let’s make sure our comments are germane to the topic, let’s be concise in our comments, demonstrating respect for people and ideas whether we agree or disagree with them and limit ourselves to decency. Make we no dey show how small our mind dey. I don talk my own o.”

Iconic Musician Majek Fashek Reveals Why Youths Should Abstain From Drugs (READ)

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Majek Fashek held a press conference in Abuja yesterday August 10, 2015.

The iconic musician opened up on his addiction to drugs and why Nigerian youths should stay away from drugs.

Charly Boy and Majek’s backup singer, Monica Omorodion Swaida were present at the conference.

Majek said:

“People should stop the use of alcohol and drugs because being drunk will end up destroying your career and your plans for the future. Coming to the rehab is not a bad idea because I realised that I am addicted to alcohol and it was beginning to affect my output and what I enjoy doing and decided to seek for help.

I am not the first singer or person that will go to the rehab; most renowned celebrities we know today go to rehabilitation centres to cool their
memory”

“I publicly admitted to addiction to alcohol because so many things are being said about me on the social media and nobody forced me to the rehab.

Propaganda of scandal was being monotonous to my generation. I want to run from the stress of Babylon of Africa and I need to be credited for the works I have done” he concluded.

On the singer’s rehabilitation, his doctor, Dr Vincent Udenze said

“Rehabilitation is a long term journey,
even if he leaves the centre and goes home, he is still on that journey and that is how we conceptualise rehabilitation”

VIA