To Serve Our Motherland With Love & Strength & Faith! Watch the Historical & Educative Documentary on “The Real Story of Nigeria”

Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 9:54 AM

By Atoke

 

I got this video yesterday and I knew I had to share with you all. It’s a feature length educative and historical documentary of Nigeria.

I went through different stages of emotions as I watched this. There’s so much about our great country that needs to be shared and taught in schools. In light of the recent book written by Dr. Chinua Achebe and the comments I’ve read online, I believe strongly that we’re a people of great minds and there are a lot of issues which we need to deal with.

I want to be a part of a country that works. I’m proud to be a Nigerian, but honestly, it gets emotionally exhausting sometimes. Let’s find a way to do our bit to make our country a better place.

Sit back, relax and watch this video. I hope you’ll find it as educative and as informative as I did.

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  • 26 Comments on “To Serve Our Motherland With Love & Strength & Faith! Watch the Historical & Educative Documentary on “The Real Story of Nigeria””

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    • Person pikin November 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      Nigeria shall rise again!

    • Couture By Makioba November 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      WHAT!!! Nigeria was bought?……

    • anon November 29, 2012 at 10:33 AM

      thanks for putting this up

    • Abby November 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      I have a question ooh…what exactly did Igbos do?As in what was their offence?Because,even from the interview the then Sarduna gave,you could tell that all has never ever been well with the Igbos and their Northern countrymen…any answers people?I am asking genuinely…I really want to know.

    • Iris November 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      I’m sooo excited to watch this. It’s like we’re afraid to open old wounds which is why Nigerian history isn’t really taught in school. Most of the emphasis goes to pre-independence. I hope everyone can watch with an open mind and start to make informed decisions about where we want this country to go. Please let’s leave our biases at the front door before we enter.

    • i no send November 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      i thought niger company is now UAC….i have my reservations tho about some of this documentary

      • Me March 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM

        UAC is now unilever

    • Soraya November 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM

      Fair enough but why the unnecessary information about colonial rule in other African countries??? How is that relevant to Nigeria’s story???? I’m afraid the documentary was too long and contained too much info- I can’t seat down to watch 2 1/2 hours of documentary that cold easily have been condensed into 45 mins

      • Eve November 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        @Anon, am glad u watched it. So the issue of being tibalistic with such hate to ur fellow nigerian should be minimal knowing we are one nigeria.

    • anon November 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      After watching this documentary it appears we are now reenacting the second republic only this time the military has been weekend so much that there can’t be a full coup on the scale which we saw before, and sorry to say like Shagari, Goodluck Jonathan is also week. Can we please learn from history because this cycle is just generating more damaged people

    • Nok10 November 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      @ Soraya: Its to explain the colonalization of Africa and the current neo-colonilization. Africa was not run by Africans in the past and is still not run by Africans now. We have leaders that are puppets of foreigners – westerners and now the Chinese.

    • xxx November 29, 2012 at 1:19 PM

      A lot people here are really showing the one ofthe problems in Nigeria – lack of appreciation. The most you can say about the documentary is unconstructive criticsm. You should be at least grateful that someone had the sense to put it together.
      Anyways author should keep up the good work. You next documentary will be better than these.

    • Kike Moronkeji November 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      Dear Jide, I would like to say thank you for your time and effort in putting this documentary together. It has added immensely to my knowledge on the history of Nigeria. I hope that your material will be used to educate our young, to give them a sense of worth and responsibility for others. It beggars belief that the same cohorts of people are still in power – in a sense there’s no shift in mentality, hence, the reason there’s no noticeable change in the behaviours of our leaders.

    • nina onita November 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      I hail the men of the first coup,especially nzeogwu, his own coup was the only one for unity peace and prosperity, as he tried to serve his father’s land. I think he was the only true hero nigeria ever had. He wasnt tribalistic, he was just nigerian.

    • Free-spirit November 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

      Although I do not agree with maker of the video on some of the issues highlighted, I have just got to say Great documentary!!! Some of the videos used are quite rare as I have always researched Nigerian History and not come accross them. I have to commend the person who made this video as I have learnt a lot more however I have to say that the way the story is told is a ‘bit’ disingenuous. The documentary has been sprinkled with a lot of the hollywood (kinda nollywood) cliche’s and story telling techniques (the protagonist, the antagonist, victims, defined characters e.t.c). The documentary casts a lot of aspersions on various people and situations without presenting any proof to back them up and its obvious from the beginning that viewers are being set-up for some sort of grand finale/epiphany. The video is a “must see” but I would advise viewers to do their own research before condemning or praising anyone casted as “the villain” or “hero” in the video. Just my 2 cents

    • quad November 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      @ nina onita, really? I know everyone is entitled to their opinion and we all see things differently, but to be blatantly comment like you have done after watching this documentary leaves me to wonder when Nigeria will ever be able to move away from stupid ethnic sentiments. All the coup plotters from day one till now have all done so because of greed and ambition, it has nothing to do with national unity and progress. As a nation we only play lip service to patriotism and unity, even the major ethinic groups are divided amongst, let alone the entire country.

      To the guy who put this together, thank you very much as i went online to by the book “why we struck” but couldnt get a copy. I think this ia s documentary we should all watch so that at least we all get a sense of why we are the way we are and possible, may be there might just be a light at the end of the tunnel for this nation, I doubt it though, call me a pessimist or whatever, but what i have seen has just shown that Nigeria is a movie on perpertual replay.

      • Iris November 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM

        Thank you! After reading the nina onita comment I was quite frightened. They may have had good intentions but I won’t even go into the complexities behind the decisions they took as young idealists. I don’t know how easy it is to find Why We Struck in Nigeria. I got it from my school library which isn’t in Nigeria (the irony of it…) but if you’re in Lagos maybe the bookshop at Falomo Shopping Centre or Terra Kulture may have it if the booksellers at CMS don’t (Lord knows those guys will be cheaper)

    • amina danjuma November 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      Thank you so much for this documentary, very unbiased and well put together, but i just couldnt help it but hope that some good film´╗┐ maker should make a movie about nzeogwu’s coup unbiased , and a true factual movie about civil war, i recommend lynxxx should play ojukwu, they resemble in physical appearance, also wole ojo as nzeogwu that would be a good cast… Anyways awesome work. A++ .. learned two major things..Always the ones closest to you betray you the fastest, and I found a new hero..Nzeogwu, what a patriot!!

    • Seun November 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      omg never noticed this before, femi kuti is a spiting image of fela, and fela was well spoken..see grammar and sense @ amina you are right they should make movies about it, factual though, and yeah lynxxx looks like he would be a sexy version of ojukwu.lol. but you are right they have the same aura of greatness. I too love this doc, finally people can see that achebe wasnt wrong about some things he said about pa awo. I am surprised though that Gowon brought so much progress and at the same time destruction. wow. am amazed!! I hope we can now start learning from history, and stop letting thieves use 2.2bn for banquet hall-mtcheww..thieves. Imagine how great our nation would have been if muratala, ironsi and their likes were not murdered. The good ones always die early, but evil ones still remain, looting us to nothing. God help our father lands

    • dammylee November 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      I am really moved by this documentary and wondered why such story was not told while we were in school. This is so serious to see how nigeria started, how corruption took over, over 4 coups, how military took over and also changed things. – Ironsi, Gowon, mohammed, buhari. My country really has a history, a history to look back on. Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria. Off course, corruption, 419 didnt start in one day. It all started as a result of a consequence nigeria had caused. Gosh only if nigeria can take a look back to how we started, hopefully things will change. I pledge nigeria my country, to be faithful, loyal and honest.

    • Msunderstood November 30, 2012 at 1:47 AM

      I cried while I was watching this.
      The future looked so bright, wat happened, wat went wrong? Now, d future is so bleak. Never thot I wld leave Nigeria but I finally did/relocated to Canada last year. Sad.
      Thank u Jide.

    • NNENNE November 30, 2012 at 3:51 AM

      Very informative. Thanks for posting, BN.
      Why are we still not united after all we have been through?
      Why has the periodic killing of the Igbos and other southerners in the north continued after
      the civil war even before Boko Harem?

      Please shed some light on these on your next project.

    • Msunderstood November 30, 2012 at 5:11 AM

      What i got from this video
      From d beginning, Northerners really believed it was dia right to lead the country.
      We should ve split since dat Biafra time.
      D same set of people ve been ruling n r still ruling directly or indirectly-shocking.
      Things got better during Obasonjo’s time 99-2007 but it wasn’t enough to repair d damage that has been done.
      MKO wld ve been a great president.
      We were never one nation from the start n I doubt we can ever b. Right after independence, every ethnic group wanted power to themselves.
      Abacha n GEJ regimes r d worst so far.
      This has made me more determined to do something for n about d situation in Nigeria. Will work towards joining politics but in d mean time I will do d little I can.

    • Ola December 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

      Too many smart people not enough intelligent ones. Doomed to fail.

    • kick December 5, 2012 at 9:28 AM

      Video has disappeared…*sad face*

    • Ides of March December 5, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      C’mon Storm Records, really???!!