Skip to main content

Simon Ateba punctuates on the FFK saga and other tribal intriques

For some days now, Igbo people in Nigeria have been furious. Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Nigerian minister of aviation and presidential spokesperson bombed them with hateful and brain damaging words. Igbo people blasted him back with paraplegic and diplegic words. Kayode, a Cambridge educated Yoruba man, alleged in an opinion article that Igbo people are only guests in Lagos and their attitude of wanting to "grab everything" and flush all other people out is putting them in trouble in all parts of Nigeria. Igbo people erupted in anger and lambasted Kayode with social media weapons. The blast could be heard from Facebook to Twitter and every blackberry and ipad in-between. They described him as an irrelevant former failed minister of aviation who's seeking to get back into favour after years in darkness, limbo and gradual poverty. The war of words is yet to abate and is even escalating. Here is my opinion: Whether you're reading me in San Francisco or Beijing, the truth is, if you meet great, intelligent and gracious Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa men and women or indegenes from other tribes as I have been fortunate to meet, there's no way you can hate or disrespect them. If you meet the worst of them all, you will realise that bad people come from all tribes. No one is a saint. Believe me, no one is. Yoruba girls break hearts. Igbo girls break hearts. Hausa girls break hearts. Benin girls break hearts. Every tribe has people who inflict pain and trigger anger and leave us in hopelessness. But, in the end, when the come comes to become, no one knows who will scurry us out of trouble, no one cares who's treating your son on a sick bed. All we all want is healing, love, care and understanding our differences! Simon writes on his facebook page

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Abuja Intimate Vision Board Party

I'm having an intimate vision party in my Abuja neighbourhood on Sunday. Wanna join my gang 😁 send SMS as instructed.

My vision board party is a party I used to do only by myself in the past but making open to friends this year.

Why Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme Resigned From House on the Rock Church in Abuja

I have been in pains!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will notice, I put up my pastor and coach's picture last weekend because I was heart broken.
He is Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme, the outgone (as much as I hate to use that) resident pastor of my local assembly in Abuja. I and all those who knows him, are going to miss him soooooooo much, it hurts.

Violence Against Men, Mnombo Madyibi and The VAPP Bill

Quite some fuss has been on about this man in picture MnomboMadyibi who was allegedly hit with a bottle of wine and also suffered attempted suffocation using a red and white teddy bear. But as expected it did not get as much attention like if the switch was fixed (the experience being that of the woman).
We must know that if men keep being treated like non humans, even the violence against women we usually fight for, will only increase astronomically, since after all a woman must live and find her fulfilled being married to a man or at least living and being in relationships with them.

.

FEATURED ON

FEATURED ON