In some quarters, you will hear of
expatriates boasting amongst themselves of how they laid with two or more
Nigerian girls in one night. This they usually do over beer. They devalue
educated and hardworking ones in the offices by paying them less, treating them
less and then go on to devalue other not-so-educated ones by luring them with
gift items and money (since they usually earn well enough to have more than
enough to throw around). You will hear some Nigerian males say they feel
disgusted with those girls for selling themselves cheap. You can’t be so
certain with some men whether their disgust is borne out of positive value
system or simply because some of those girls are disinterested in them as they
aren’t able to spoil them silly with gifts and money.
Can’t we see that throwing our money/material/time at religious leaders/priests when a female neighbour is one of those girls being devalued and whom we have refused to acknowledge and offer support and assistance? Who knows how many males are being used as pimps (supplier of girls) and gay partners all in a bid to make ends meet?
Can’t we see that religious organizations which spends millions and billions on erecting massive buildings instead of investing in the lives of people (who are the main interest for the God we claim to know) are the reasons why some of our people will continue to be devalued by others and our society perpetually retrogressive?Can’t we see that the disconnectedness among us as a people is the reason why we will continue to be devalued economically, physically, emotionally and every other-wisely?
Can’t we see that amassing money for the sake of money itself is depriving our kindred from getting basic necessities and thus pushing them to indulge in the businesses which devalue them – yahoo yahoo, runs, fine barra?
Can’t we see that it was merely an opportunity that came our way and that our unwillingness to recreate opportunities for others is tantamount to shutting the door through which we entered and preventing others from accessing it thereby pushing them to become frustrated and desperate?
Can’t we see that buying the 20th pair of shoes and the 50th item of clothing doesn’t really add any value to our kind? Can’t we see that the bling bling is not helping to empower our people but increasing our devaluation? Can't we see that our inability to wear our own hair is also part of our devaluation (self-hate)? Do you know how much some of those hairs cost? Do you know how many ladies have been disgraced and beaten up because they were caught stealing hair? Do you know the lenght some of our girls will go to to get these hair? Have you wondered why other races do not buy hair except for the high class ones among them who have money too much they sometimes just get consumed by the money indulging in all sorts of excesses?
Can't we see that the more (money, resources) we are privileged to have the more we ought to feel privileged to give to others within our societies to help others have 'just enough' to get by instead of resorting to unwise choices?