Friday, September 21, 2012


Just two days ago, I posted 'Hold Me Back' video, the Naija version. The video which many turned down because it didn't portray good picture about Naija.

Here's what M.I Abaga have to say about,the video, Hold Me Back (Nigeria) by Rick Ross.

“Does it make you angry? Does it rile you to see your country portrayed as poor and suffering and full of struggle?

It burns you, does it not? To have some foreigner- who knows nothing of your history and pain, of the stories that flow within your blood- to have this foreigner come in and tell your story?

Is it not the height of disrespect and insensitivity? Does it not chafe against the thick skin you have grown to cover your other wounds?

Does it not make you angry?

We should wax sanctimonious about national pride being slighted.

We should vent our displeasure online.

We should occupy something.
Because God forbid the truth ever be told about what things really are.

God forbid a stranger remind us about those things we choose to ignore everyday.

God forbid we ever face the truth about ourselves.

God forbid we do not go on the internet and rail about how our country is being cast in bad light. God forbid we do not talk about how there is a small minority which lives better than portrayed. God forbid we do not ignore truth one more time.”

God forbid we don’t.


1 comment:

  1. Truth be told, Naija is as bad as portrayed but we don't need anyone to remind us about that, most especially not someone who doesn't know what it takes to be a Nigerian or what Hustling in Naija entails, thou our Naija hustle is hard like coconut but we still face our struggles by the day and try to make the best out of it our own way, so let's be the ones to publicize our own pains Rozay, we just have our own way around everything but thanks for the concern all the same.