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Friday, 8 January 2016

#BlogFeature: What Is Wrong With Our Youths?

Hello everyone, here is Olajide Beke, a Political Analyst based in Lagos with another feature article. His articles and views are his own opinion and they are always very interesting and enlightening.

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Ask 100 Nigerian youths who the Minister of Youths is and you will get surprising results. Ask them; what are the agendas to develop a country? How could Nigeria come out of the National Economy crisis and other social and infrastructural problems? Many would tell you "I'm not interested in all that, ask politicians". In fact these are people who find it difficult to attain 2.1 grade in University. Yet all social media have been bombarded with the "Societal Problems" called Artistes, case in point Olamide and Don Jazzy feud.

These are people who have contributed to the vices of young Nigerians, by uneducated distractions. What message has Olamide, Lil Kesh and the rest passed to Nigerians? We know 2face, we know ASA, and few others yet we don't know what matters most, economically to our country. This is not religious perspective at all, it's a thing of common sense. In the pursuit of Westernization, called Civilization, these guys have negatively influenced the little kids. Unfortunately, these are the same people the last Administration "dashed" N1billion, and one of them who got a child out of wedlock was honoured by a Governor who paid a visit, with cash. Shows such as the Headies, different Idols, plus other awarding bodies are also the pathogenic viruses who encourage the spread of immoralities.

Yet no one is ready to curb this nonsense. If DonJazzy and Olamide should fight, is that more important than our soldiers having sleepless nights and days in Sambisa Forest defending all of us or what does it have to do with our economy? How can DonJazzy's or Olamide's award affect our next and subsequent generations positively??? The National status does not even bother the youths, and that is very worrisome. The president just confessed he knows Nigerians are in pains but are we really in pains, when poor men that find it tough to pay for internet services, fight for the Billionaire advocates of immorality, who don't even care about you or your family? 

It seems many youths are nonchalant and have been demoralised. Until they hear the news of looters looting $2.1b, then they would start wailing, cursing, nagging, dominating and reacting. Such looting will continue happening, because many of us devoted time for Olamide and DonJazzy and co. Just stroll to Ahmadu Bello way, and tell me what you see in Mavin's house. These guys have made it out of their promotion of immorality. We really need to think, wise up and rise up. 

A LAUTECH student just designed a flying Jet, no one cares to know about the story, let alone think of promoting the good cause to the world. Many Talents are being sacrificed for Street touts, school drop outs, who exploited your brain to make it. "I want to do (Shina) todaaaay", " Shakiti bobo, were lo ba de", "Ki n Maa Jedi, ki n maa ladi, Iranu Abasha" "Dorobucci.." etc, are winning awards and you are carried away, meanwhile the Highest CGPA in the unuversity wins a mere laptop! Do you fail to agree with Soyinka that this Generation is dead on arrival?

Alison Madueke would easily use our Commonwealth to pay Olamide plus DonJazzy play at her daughter's wedding, while we continue buying a litre of PMS at N200. At least we are not blind to see all these guys at political rallies and campaigns of politicians. We are in a secular state, no one disputes that, but have we lost our common sense??? I don't have problem with these guys, but are we just blind and deaf to the lyrics and the way of life they promote?

An artiste sang a song #VoteNotFight or #VoteNotWar, another sang #OneNigeria amongst others, no one nominates them for any award. Why? Is it because the songs did not "hit" or "rock".. something is clearly wrong with Africans' brains.

All Nigeria youths need re-oreintation and to redirect their mindset.

Long live Nigeria.

Article by: Olajide Beke

Twitter: @jidbek1

1 comment:

  1. Enter your comment...Very well-said. I couldn't have put it better. I think things have gotten out of hand and social media is built to promote "filth". Let's all continue to make changes from our little corner of the world, all the same. Nice one...


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