Sidenote: I first published this in November 2012. I still think the video is epic! On the flip side, it’s also depressing that Nigeria has remained the same, probably worse.
In my country – Nigeria – we like to say that the only people allowed to say anything bad about Nigeria are Nigerians themselves.
Meet a true Nigerian anywhere in the world; no matter how much he might rant about Nigeria’s problems among other Nigerians, he could practically eat raw, any non-Nigerian who dares say a word against his country. But what happens when a non-Nigerian defends Nigeria against other non-Nigerians? The result is nothing short of the same gusto with which a converted atheist would defend his new-found faith in God.
Watch Mike Wallace interview Louis Farrakhan on this this memorable day, way back in 1996
This man may be controversial in many ways, but nobody can speak this well about my country and not earn my respect. This man is not Nigerian and he would defend my country like this? It kind of makes we Nigerians question our patriotism to Nigeria doesn’t it?