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.