I’m not sure y’all have had a chance to watch Kola’s video where she expresses her opinion on Naija and why she’s not going back, but my goodness! You need to check out the negativity & hatred oozing from the comments!
My opinion: Kola raises very valid points. I’m just so shocked by all the negativity towards her AND her message. Reminds me of an article I read in which the author likens Nigeria to a drunk uncle; every family member is aware of his situation & would talk about it in private, but NOT with non-family members (read full article here). In this case, we are all family members of our “drunk uncle” Nigeria. And it seems to me like Nigerians are pissed by this video because this family member has decided to put our business “out-there”.
I think we need to stop with all the negativity. I always say this, awareness is step 1! If you don’t know, you probably won’t change. I unfortunately cannot tell you I know for sure her intent of putting up this video, but it has/is definitely creating awareness. “What of?”, You might ask. “Don’t we already know the issues facing our country?” I agree, we know what the issues are. We hear them over and over again. We see them on the news, international and local. We even see them with our eyes (for those living in Nigeria) day in, day out. And you know? That’s completely fine, because it is all part of step 1: creating awareness!
Now what we should be thinking, instead of heavily criticizing, is What next? What is our step 2? What actions can we take? What can we do?
Seeing and hearing the issues are not enough! We NEED to take action!
I honestly do not have a problem with this video and hope it’ll ginger someone out there to get going and do something today! But geez, the comments got me. We really need to work on the negativity we put forth on the internet. Not a good look for our “brand” (whatever that’s worth now) as Nigerians.
See Kola’s short video below or click here to read text.
Be sure to let us know what you think…