|keep walking Nigeria!|
|Champagne is still there|
|talent beware, you are being hunted|
Independence Day, the 1st of October, was celebrated with the utmost discretion. Well let's be fair, the Federal Government probably has better ways to spend its budget than by organising street parties but nonetheless even something simple could have contributed to the sense of belonging to ONE country.
Talking to the owner of the largest collection of Nigerian art, Omooba Yemisi Shyllon, a Yoruba, I was asking if his foundation, OYASAF, had a particular focus in building his collection. He replied that its goal was rather encyclopedic, to collect art from all parts of Nigeria and let visitors (he plans to open a Museum in 2018 in Lekki to host a part of his extensive collection) decide by themselves.
The future is not quite bright yet but Nigerians have the ability to endure and overcome tough times. Family, religion, various networks are tools to fend off those difficult periods: as long as there is hope you can be kept alive. My driver was one day equating seniority of a person to the degree of "sufferment" of that person. So people might be on a forced course to become more senior right now!
|hope is there|