Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Have A Dream Too

The unprecedented political turn out of events in the US has kept every tongue busy in all corners of the world and each people drawing a lesson or two from it. And i hope that Nigeria and indeed the whole of Africa will not be left out in this lesson that i see in the bigger picture. A picture that my mind has kept nagging me about and in my bid to escape it, i fell asleep and i still dreamt about it.

If eulogies were to be quantified, there will be none left in Nigeria as all have been exported to Obamaland but i resolved to capitulate to my mind’s push and desperately search for more eulogies because i need to export some to Clintonland and Palinshire

My mind was nagging about it because true to the nature of the African man and in particular, the Nigerian man, he has conveniently relegated the exploits of these two women to a deep abyss of a background. “Why?”, “Shebi make dem start their own for Naija” He would retort.

But on the contrary, i have a dream that one day, the strength and industrious nature of the African woman will be celebrated.

I have a dream that one day, we would respect the wish of African women to be treated with dignity.

I have a dream that we would put a stop to all the troubles we put the African women through politically and otherwise, all in the name of being men?

I have a dream that one day, a woman will be the president of my native land- Nigeria.

I may neither be Luther nor King, but i am Martin enough to dream and that’s the bigger picture.

Ultimately, i salute the resilience, tenacity, doggedness and innate love of the African woman. I am proud of her.

24 comments:

yankeenaijababe said...

http://fiyanda.blogspot.com/

The blop listed above is Funmi Iyanda's blog. Anyways, thanks for stopping by. You have a great blog here. A female president in Nigeria...he he he. This is beyond my widest imagination. Only if the big male politicians are eliminated.lol
Nothing is impossible. I believe

princesa said...

You write well.
Nice blog!

Emeka Amakeze said...

@yankeenaijababe, thanks for Funmi's blog. Free your imagination and let's hope for the better.

@princesa, i appreciate.

http://streamsong.blogspot.com

fantasy queen said...

i have a dream too....
and maybe just maybe i might be that female president you dream of for naija:)

thanks for showing your love for the african woman, one less male chavaunist makes the world a better place.

ostar AmakKing jr said...

May God make your dream come true. Our African women deserve the best of all that is bright and beautiful. http://renaissanceafrica-ostar.blogspot.com

Emeka Amakeze said...

Hold on to that dream Fantasy Queen cos it might just come true. The African woman deserves it. http://streamsong.blogspot.com

LG said...

yesssooo thanx bro'
WE LL GET THERE isha allah

LG said...

BTW e fit be miii o

Emeka Amakeze said...

Just hold on to that dream Ig. http://streamsong.blogspot.com

Queen of My Castle said...

This was a really nice tribute, and I pray that the African woman truly gets the honor she so rightfully deserves.

yankeenaijababe said...

@emeka
Definately will hope for a female president in Nigeria. My question is, "Would you guys allow a female president in Nigeria?" I mean with the case of Uzoma Okere and Funmi Iyanda. Naija still has a long way to go. Serious!!!

exschoolnerd said...

Nice blog...thanks for dedicating this post to the African woman.it is well deserved..and thnx for visiting my blog too..do come back.

biodun kasumu said...

i think i share your views.i believe if women are given such chance,they will surely make the difference in nigeria!
i promise to stop by and follow your blog.you have nice stuffs.

bumight said...

i came here to rake for the person who called such a serious business as painting ur nails "just doing nothing". Instead, I'm wowed at the first post i read.
hopefully, that dream can come true in Nigeria!

Emeka Amakeze said...

@queen of my castle. I pray because she really deserves it.


@yankeenaijababe. Nobody gives you your right in Nigeria, you demand for it. I agree we still have a long way to but a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. And now is the right time. For some us who believe in the African women, a Nigerian female president is not an illusion.


@exschoolnerd. She has faithfully supported us all these years and we in turn should, not out of sympathy or sentiment but based on support her.


@biodun. Thanks a lot Biodun. That's my belief.

Emeka Amakeze said...

i came here to rake for the person who called such a serious business as painting ur nails "just doing nothing". Instead, I'm wowed at the first post i read.
hopefully, that dream can come true in Nigeria!
bumight! Abeg no rake make we call am "doing something". Thanks for stopping by. http://streamsong.blodspot.com

AlooFar said...

Hey dude,

It's a beautiful blog you have here.

Emeka Amakeze said...

Thanks Aloofar! I appreciate.

NikkiSab said...

Dis is really lovely!! African women need more good brothers like u. Lovely write up.

Emeka Amakeze said...

nikkisab, the African woman is lovelier. Thanks all the same.

Buttercup said...

Aww wow...dreams DEFINITELY do come true!

Thanx man, its not everyday we hear a man dreamin such..

Emeka Amakeze said...

Change is dynamic buttercup, and we shouldn't be left behind.

ToshaRenelle said...

Wow, I am touched and impressed by your desire to see your native woman reach the highest level of authority and your thirst to see gender equality come to pass. I hope your dream comes true!

Emeka Amakeze said...

I pray so tosharenelle. Thanks.