I'm No Longer ‘Living In Bondage’—Kenneth Okonkwo Declares
One question I would love to ask is, do our leaders sit down to reflect on the past events that have taken place in other to learn and get a corrective measure to promote the future?
Well, it is no news that in a country like Nigeria, heroes and heroin are forgotten easily no matter the footprint you might have left on the sand, you will still be abandoned.
Nollywoodgists.com today tries to beam its search light on woman he used her songs to beg Nigerians, who used her songs to preach a goodwill message, a woman whose songs you listen to, it will make you reflect on the Nigeria before and the Nigeria of today. This woman is Mrs. Funmi Adams.
She is a veteran in the music cycle who was able to use her songs to touch many lives. There is no way you will listen to her songs now, that you will not be touched and you will be left shaking your head at the current situation of the country Nigeria.
Funmi Adams was very popular in the late 80's and early 90's. she sang such beautiful hits like 'nigeria ,my beloved country", ma romo serere, "nnem o" "omode" Ahayye yaro, Inna gizon yake, all we need is love and others. Many of her fans have cried out over her whereabout. No videos of her song online, No pictures of her even on google. But one thing Nollywoodgists.com can authoritatively tell you is that from a close veteran whom we got a clue from, says Funmi Adams is still alive.
If only GEJ would listen to this song, he would probably gather some motivation to act up. Motivation to address the situation at hand with wisdom and proper sense, everyone keeps saying we need prayers, of course we do but then what will the prayer do if the so called leaders are busy spending lavishly when in fact they should be protecting masses. May all the souls of those that departed rest in peace, and may God keep and guide the families they left behind.
Do we appreciate the wealth of talents and intellect we have? Do we have private and public schemes which scout our schools and playgrounds for talent, for inventions, for ideas? Today, we have generations of Nigerians drifting through life – making money because it is convention and the only means of survival in this country – but living without a sense of accomplishment and fulfilment. We have people who wait only to grab power because it is the only means of gaining attention; people who criticise leaders only to become as corrupt when they assume office, not because they have planned to be but because they lack the discipline that can only come from self motivation and diligence.
Today, while we or our children may brandish foreign passports, foreign degrees, foreign accents, or, indefinite visas, unless they truly know no other home, they will always live in the shadow of a country maligned at home and abroad. When they grow up and in the harsh realities of adult hood cannot find comfort in nostalgia, or in a history that glorifies their country, our children will be angrier and even more disenchanted than we have become. And when disenchantment takes root, the urge to act, to change things, begins to die.