Friday, December 4, 2009

This 'oyinbo' people sef!

Each day I spend here,I thank God for making me an African and a Nigerian for that matter.Why?You may ask.There are several reasons in the last few months that have made me come to this conclusion.We may not have the right leaders and several other factors but I have also come to realise that the 'oyinbo' people have uncountable issues that they hide or we fail to see probably because of their good leadership or accountable leadership.On my way to London last weekend,we somehow got talking about Nigeria vis-a-vis the National Assembly(NA) and one of us came to the conclusion that if the British MPs are taken to the NA for four years,they will probably steal more money than their Nigerian counterparts because the money to launder is readily available.Food for thought?

Tiger Woods seem to be in deep 'sh**t' right now.My own concern is 'wetin concern public' in the fact that he has not been faithful to his wife.I strongly believe he should be left alone to sort out his own issues but guess that's the price 'oyinbo' people pay for being stars.I just wonder what it would have looked like if Tiger Woods were to be a Nigerian celebrity and this happened?I trust Nigerians,we would definitely be minding our business and not hoping that he would come out in public to address a press conference because he cheated on his wife.

In Nigeria,you meet elderly people on your way and you greet them but here you greet 'oyinbo' and they don't have the decency to respond or acknowledge your gesture of respect.I'm learning my lessons fast o!I don't greet again!This country is just weird!

I'm proud to be a Nigerian no matter how long I stay in this country!

6 comments:

Parakeet said...

Glad to see a Nigerian happy to be a Nigerian. There are differences in culture and some of ours better than theirs and vice versa. There's such an uproar about Tiger Woods issue cos he's looked up to by many as a role model. As for the Politicians, I quite agree.

muyiwa said...

yeah naija for life ,No matter the condition ,change my green passport no way

exschoolnerd said...

abi o!! i taya for the tiger woods matter..the guy shud just be left alone!!!

and good for u ooh...and am with u all the way..if i cud do it again..id be nigerian.

Myne Whitman said...

Naija for life here too. In the TW case, I don't support his actions but please where is the paparazzi or public's own? Hmmmn?

Just read down your blog and want to wish you all the best in your studies and new environment. I was in your shoes three years ago so totally relate. Take care.

Fragilelooks said...

we too musch oh. naija 4 life. who no like an make e go hug transformer. lol

Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

Welcome to London dear :-)