Always funny when a victim of injustice voices out, only to later reverse themselves, as if that apology will change anything with their oppressors.
Someone has stolen the streaming rights for what could be the only hit record you will ever make, and you're apologising lol🌚
People - Nigerians especially - seem not to understand that when you go to war, you must be prepared to sacrifice everything. You don't start a war on the side of justice, then pull out midway through. That makes you a joke.
Stand up for yourself or cower. You have to choose one
A big takeaway from all this is that upcoming creative talents should lean more on the internet creative ecosystem and less on these parasitic middlemen.
There are artists like Chance The Rapper and Ahmir who have made millions of dollars without a record deal or a "helper."
Using just YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and social media, these guys built themselves into multimillion dollar brands without signing themselves into slavery in the name of "A&R" this and "record label" that.
The internet is coming for middlemen in the creative space!
If you're as big as you claim to be, you shouldn't need to rip off upcomers in the name of "helping" them. If you want to help, help and be reasonable about it. If you don't want to help, free them. Don't be an agbaya.
How I hate this Portable vs Poco Lee story.
Once you're in a creative space in Nigeria, everyone is just hovering around you like a tsetse fly hoping to take a bite out of you.
The concept of noblesse oblige is completely nonexistent. Just a bunch of agbayas sitting on people's heads. Disgusting and tiresome.
That's why to date, even though Badagry literally exists and you can stroll in and observe the very well preserved relics of the trans Atlantic slave trade anytime, some people on this website are ready to detonate suicide belts if you tell them that our ancestors sold slaves.
When I took a trans continental flight and traveled 11 hours by road including this illegal border crossing at Elubo to get into Cote d'Ivoire to gather information on the story that became Itunu Babalola, I suppose that was "Google" as well. westafricaweekly.substack.com/p/when-abuja-f…
Or why didn't you call General Sani Abacha a "Chadian"? Why don't you call Godswill Akpabio a "Cameroonian"? Why do you reserve this casual form of bigotry for indigenous Lagosians who have been there centuries before uplanders like your forebears started migrating to Lagos?
When these things were happening between 2015 and 2019, we were all here on Twitter. Certain people were justifying terrorism and saying that it was the dead people's fault for not accommodating Fulani cows.
They voted for more of this in 2019, and did so gleefully and knowingly
This is Keren-Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher, a 14 year-old student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja who died of sepsis earlier this year.
A used condom was found inside her. The school has successfully stonewalled and prevented all information from emerging. I know because I tried.
Her mom is on my WhatsApp and I lose the will to live everytime she puts up a story, because it's always about her daughter.
This is her current profile picture where she is pleading with fellow parents and other students to speak up. So far, nothing.
Nobody is passing judgment, but I remember 20 years ago in JSS1, my French teacher called Madam Oni punished a classmate called Ikenna Onwumere by wiping the chalkboard with the duster and then dusting his face with it.
Ikenna was asthmatic. And she knew.
She then made him walk from the classroom to the sick bay by himself while he started having an attack, and we could only sit and watch it happen.
Madam Oni was never prosecuted, fired or even reprimanded by the school. She died last year and I was seeing flowery condolences.
When I wrote this thread in September, I had no idea that one of the biggest agricultural industry stories in Nigeria's history was 2 months away. One of the recommendations here was the use of partnerships.
The science I grew up learning was a boring, reliable, opinion-free, globally constant entity. Pi was 3.14 whether you lived in Beruit or London or Bulawayo.
Now we have celebrity scientists eho hold contradictory positions and people who say things like "Trust the science."🤷🏿♂️
I grew up learning that science existed to be constantly challenged, and scientific fact could only be established using the "scientific method" as against consensus and "because I said so."
Maybe the rules have changed since then, I don't know.
I have a lot of questions about this. First of all, why has @SecBlinken removed Nigeria from this list of religious freedom violators? That placement was one of @SecPompeo's last actions in office.
What has changed in Nigeria since November 2020? state.gov/religious-free…
Second, why is the public link to this press release on the @StateDept website broken? Why did I have to go hunting through the newsroom section to find it, and why does the URL show that the press release has been deleted?
One of the most profitable internet grifts I've observed since 2011 is when an African living in Africa starts courting diaspora African audiences who have read some Walter Rodney and imagine they've figured out why Africa is underdeveloped.
It's so predictable and so funny.
The diaspora people (usu. 1st & 2nd gens in Europe and North America) make the fundamental mistake of extrapolating the petty racisms they face daily, to global geopolitics and economics.
Tim in Accounts making a racist joke = The White Man oppressing Africans globally🌚