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Quilox Boss Shina Peller writes Open Letter to Nigerians – “Better Dey Come”

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Shina-PellerQuilox Nightclub boss and Founder of Aquila Records, Shina Peller has written an open letter to Nigerians.
The letter is inspired by a new song from Aquila Records’ rapper Base One, “Better Dey Come” which features Fuji legend, K1 De Ultimate. The song is produced by Aquila Records resident producer Phantom, and mastered by MarQai.

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I’m a passionate lover of our country Nigeria for many reasons. Not many countries in the world are as blessed as this country. We have abundance of natural and human resources, we are blessed with rich land and hardly have any records of natural disasters. No matter how blessed you are however, if you manage your affairs poorly you’re not likely to succeed. This I believe has been the case of Nigeria.

In business they say; you don’t change a working structure. But then again, when your structure isn’t working, you continue to change till you get the right formula.

We have voted for change, but with that also come the responsibility of bearing the hardships of the teething period till the change matures.

When a small boat is being steered, it changes direction immediately, but when a large ship is being steered, it takes tens or hundreds of spins before the movement is noticeable. Our country is a large one, with more than 300 tribes and a population of more than a hundred and sixty million people as at last count (census 2006), we have a complex government system and the largest economy on the continent, therefore it will naturally take time to set things right.

In order words, accepting change isn’t enough if we don’t have the patience to allow it time to deliver. Nothing good comes easy, and as they say; it’s darkest just before morning.

I am not partisan, therefore penning this isn’t in particular support of anyone, but a heartfelt message to the next man as one who holds this country dear, that in wishing failure on our government just because we don’t like a person, is wishing our country fails and having our people suffer.

We cannot be stronger than our differences allow, so how about we place our collective interest, in the strength of our dear country Nigeria, ahead of religion, tribe, political party and all the many other lines that divide us. So that you and I can have the country that we dream of in our lifetime.

I believe. BETTER DEY COME.

Yours faithfully,

Shina Abiola-Peller
Chairman, Aquila Group

14 Comments

  1. 0la

    July 11, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Nigeria is among the most blessed country on earth, if we have visionary leadership, Nigeria will be the best country leave, because we arable land, minerals resources, great weather, population, and great mind but poor leadership and mismanagement. If we can build great city like Abuja, with visionary leader and the that put national interest above personal interest Nigeria will greatest forces on earth. The great potential Nigeria have is enormous, if we put our house in order

  2. nunulicious

    July 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    tell them oh…”that in wishing failure on our government just because we don’t like a person, is wishing our country fails and having our people suffer.”
    Nigeria go better sha but very unlikely in my lifetime. Maybe we can leave it in a better state for the children to come.

  3. Nuel Interior

    July 12, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Sure. Nigeria would be better by the special grace of God.
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  4. ElessarisElendil

    July 12, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Nigeria is a POOR country, resource wise and human wise….POOR!!

    Nigeria isn’t top ten world-wide in natural resources and weirdly enough it isn’t top ten in Africa either, if its blessed with natural resources you’re looking for, emigrate to the DRC. We’re a one trick pony when crude runs out in what 40 years? what’ll have??? Coal??

    As for productivity which of course is the main judge of “human resources”, nobody was expecting Nigeria there in the first place (Germany’s 1 BTW). It takes 80m Germans to generate a GDP of $3tn, in case you’re complaining that Germany is too much, it takes 5 million Singaporeans to generate a GDP of $300m, for comparison it takes 175 million Nigerians to generate a GDP of $500m. “Abundant human resources” my foot. When Nigerians are ready to face the truth of their abject poverty in all aspects maybe things will get better………….until then, all talk no action.

    • Naijatalk

      July 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

      Thanks because Nigerians are averse to actual research, facts and evidence. They just keep talking we are blessed as if it is by mouth.
      Enough with all these motivational speeches. The blessed ones don’t talk too much, you see evidence of the blessings. We are still citing resources discovered pre and immediately post independence as proof of how blessed we are. Nations are light years ahead and we are still here, mouth and pen champions. Please let’s start telling ourselves the truth, demanding accountability and transparency from the government, keeping the leaders in check, is part of the responsibility of the citizens of any progressive nation not this whitewashing from people seeking to curry favor. Nigerians have been quiet and patient for far too long. They need to talk and act and demand real, tangible results from their elected leaders.

  5. FasholasLover

    July 12, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Shina Peller? Same Shina Peller abi another one? The credit card fraudster, 419 Kingpin, drug dealer and all manner of fraudulent atrocities in the name of the queen? Same Shina addressing Nigerians? Mtsheeeeeew from here to Sokoto.

    • Babycakes

      July 12, 2016 at 9:32 am

      How about you focus on the message? will that kill you?

    • Abk

      July 12, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Babycakes ;
      If he’s all the things he/she has mentioned and you’re still asking to “focus on the message”; then you have a huge problem.

  6. candace c

    July 12, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Nigeria is blessed with a bunch of loud mouthed, ignorant uncivilized lazy scammers…that’s it, hands down the worst set of people on the face of this earth.

    • Anon

      July 12, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Nigeria is blessed with a bunch of loud mouthed, ignorant uncivilized lazy scammers – you just described a smidgen of people that you hang out with. Step out of that box.

      hands down the worst set of people on the face of this earth. – do you have the stats to back up this risible claim? Empirical stats and not anecdotal stats.

      Drink some cold water!

  7. De Duchess

    July 12, 2016 at 7:53 am

    We have the worst government ever! They don’t care what people are going through. Shina will sit in his luxury and write, he may not be as rich as he was,but he is still rich!
    Some families cannot afford food. Come to the middle belt and see wonders.

    All these people sef… My only consolation is that, I did not vote Buhari, I swear, I would have been pulling all my hair out.
    He had no clue from the beginning. Just last year, people could afford a livelihood, not anymore. You people will be saying better days. Nigeria has been waiting for better days since inception.

  8. Big Tee

    July 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Oshey….awon eyan Ghost….don’t touch it.

    • Donald Trump

      July 12, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Hahaha Ode ni e. U just made me spill my tea while minding my business.

  9. Idris idowu

    March 22, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Pls how can I apply for a position of bar tender at quilox sir

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