Saturday, March 13, 2010

Men, Nigerians & Nigerian Politics,

This weekend has been mental. My thoughts have been busy like a beehive. I've got too much to talk about but I'll just leave you some snippets of what's been going on in my head recently.

1. On the last week outburst in Jos, Nigeria  & Nigerian partisan politics in general -
Gywnne Dyer encapsulates my anguish here. He said:

"The northern elite plays the Muslim card repeatedly to preserve its monopoly of power in the northern states, but it will never stop collaborating with the southern elite to maintain the status quo, because all the oil is in the south. The two groups compete fiercely over the division of the spoils, but if the north ever really seceded from Nigeria, the northern elite would lose its access to the oil revenues that keep it rich."

Nigeria is a strange country, no doubt. A country that poses as one of the most religious, yet ranks amongst the most corrupt nations in the world. That is strange.

2. On the 'Enough is Enough' protest coming up next week in Abuja -

I am highly concerned about the security and safety of this march. I pray it will be peaceful. But participants please be vigilant of your surroundings because you never know which thugs have been hired to turn this thing into a mess.

If I would design a revolution in my Country, it will be one of 'FULL DISCLOSURE'. This matter of an absent President is shrouded in too much mystery. As in, c'mon! It's only in Nigeria where the president will be missing for 3 months and nobody still knows what has happened to him. I am not asking that he should be impeached or resign, all I want is full disclosure. Abeg, show ya face; make ya country people know wetin dey worry you so we fit target our prayers! And if the Acting President has truly been conferred 'acting' powers, please let him ACT now & ACT fast!

3. Nigeria doesn't need much to take-off. Nigerians are known to be highly resilient, adaptable, and incredibly ingenious. Give Nigerians the basics and they will function. I'm talking about simple things like infrastructure:

a. Clean Water
b. Electricity
c. Affordable access to health services
d. Good roads
e. Good Airports
f. Hygienic sewage system

And then, let Nigerians enjoy a Good Education and see what they will do! Not the type of education that is fraught with exam malpractices or university strikes. Or the type that is spewing out half-baked graduates. No. I'm talking about the kind of education where a Nigerian girl or boy can dream about a future becoming something unconventional like an Artist or a Sculptor or a Librarian without fears of a life in poverty, or of hopes lost and dreams deferred.

Nigerians deserve the best. They have put in blood, sweat, and tears. Too many Sons and Daughters of this earth have been sacrificed for the dream. Too many people have been complicit in the raping of that Nation. When will it stop? Nigerians deserve better...

4. I'm tired of being single. I need a romantic outlet. I've technically been single for almost 9 months now (aside from one long romance). It's no longer cute. I'm looking for a nice young man, who is creative, intelligent, attractive, and ambitious. I'm not asking for much. I just want someone who gets me. So nice gentlemen in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) (and environs), please do not hesitate to apply.
N.B: He should also be a growing Christian, non-neurotic, doesn't abuse drugs, strong self-esteem, willing to learn, non-flirt, non-player, have a job or at least be in graduate school, have a valid driver's license, must like long walks on the beach, must like dogs, must like books (non-academic literature), must be willing to grow, must be a closet metrosexual (I'm not into scruffy men or the scruffy look), must wear deodorant and cologne, must be passionate about something, must have drive, must be sensual, must have drive, may be any race, colour or size but preference will be awarded to tall, dark, and handsome, bilingual is an asset, must be pro-life, must believe in true love, be caring, kind, compassionate, and must have been born MALE.

Yeah, so these have been a few of my thoughts over the weekend. I'm hopeful for the new week that I will be productive and energized for my trip to New York at the end of the month! So my dear blogville folk, have a blessed weekend!


Anya xoxo

Photo Credit: 
1. Independence day, 2009. European Pressphoto Agency.
2. Child crying after receiving Polio vaccine, REUTERS.
3. Idris Elba, BET


akaBagucci said...

Nigeria pretends to be a religious country - IMO... I hope the March signals to the powers that be that people are serious about the happenings and will not take crap for much longer..

Anonymous said...

I am sooo excited about this new civic enlightenment going on in Nigeria. We have been mute for so long and quite forgot how to fulfill our own responsibilities as a populace. The responsibility to check our governments and demand what we want from her. Governance is only as good as the people demand and now we are asking for better as is our due. The 5 great crisis (Yaradua's illness, Jonathan's question, Turai, Mutallab and Jos) has finaly pushed us out of our complacency and i can only say i am pleased.

P.s I come on ur blog for my ice-cream fix. at least starring longingly at it will not cause my already large derriere to get any larger!

BSNC said...

I hope its a peaceful March. Nigeria needs serious prayer. I commit the country until God's hand o.

Don't worry, God has plans for you. You find your prince charming : )

yankeenaijababe said...

Na wa for your list o of the kind of man you want, this list get as it be. I love it so far, hoping you come across the right one my sister. Hope your weekend is going great, loving the post on Naija, our country really needs a divine miracle. Keep it up girl.

Ms.O said...

I am excited about the march. Hopefully it send the right message to our government that this generation does not plan to sit still and watch our country deteriorate. Regarding the man, LOL! Goodluck hun!

Have a fab week!

FFF said...

u r absolutely correct on nigeria's political affairs. what is happening is just wrong! & to think dat those in power r playing siddon dey look is so infuriating. See na, d news now is dat @ Sokoto, d moslem youth r threatening to do just as was done in Jos. What impetus! As in, there is no justice in this country?? U can go around killing women & children with no fear of repercussion??? I dey vex!

but nna mehn, dis ur list for man tall o!!!!! u sure say dem don born d dude wey go meet am?

SHE said...

Eh? This criteria is another thing entirely o!

Lara said...

This your list na wa oh,
First time here and love the way you write.

LucidLilith said...

LOL. Why did you have to put up that sexy pic of Idris Elba?

Jaycee said...

LOL @ Must have been born "male." That caught my eye. Yesterday on CNN, there was a story of a Federal worker who got transformed into a woman, because he felt being a woman was his correct gender. So it's funny you have that in there.

Myne Whitman said...

Naija, Naija Naija, that our country dey pain me sha.

I love that your list for a guy, long and plenty but the funniest, must have been born male, lol.

BTW, you've added naija food to the temptations on your page. Hmmmm..

NakedSha said...

Serious list sha oh!

and must have been born male/growing christian technically hi-fived you in my mind.

LovePaprika said...

My sisteh I tire... thank goodness the enough is enough protest went well...

goodluck in finding a man o i tire for that one too

白色情人節 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................


how do you go from politics so well to relationships?

The political machinations in Naija are enough to drive one mad if they really dared to focus on them.

Right now, I am on a break. For at least 24 hours.

Take care.

Andrea said...

AnyaP.. you know summer is almost here, so there will be lots of fine sexy men hanging out in toronto. They love to come out in summer time. Do you like attending nigeria events...