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Charly Boy: Only Prayer Can Save Nigeria?

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Charly BoyWhich kin’ Mumu thinking be that?

Our Docility is Killing our Humanity; Our indifference is Enabling Corruption in Governance and our Silence is Creating Political Monsters with the Audacity for Impunity and Criminality.

Mr. Prayer warrior, If prayers can save Nigeria, pray tell. Why are there millions of frustrated Naijas? Has prayers reduced our poverty? Has our prayers killed most of our evil leaders who have caused us great hardship? Has our prayers stopped the everyday increment in our cost of living? Why are so many young people committing suicide these days?

Our Mumu never Do? Shey all we do is to endure and adjust as usual. When asked, how are you, you answer like a cracked CD, ” It is Well”  How can it be well when you sit in your corner and never contribute to making it well, when all you do is dry fasting and the internet. And all you have to offer as a solution to your problem is, “God Dey. 

See you, Dat one no be poor man prayer? and you wan form Big Boy. Sorry.

When your lazy ass is home 24/7, living on your phone, laptop burning your data as if your life depends on it. Purging many Naijas with your terrible english and your ignorant useless comments, hoping it will be well in Jesus name with the loudest chant of amen…

Who you dey deceive. My people, take it from me, Jesus is not coming anytime soon. Forget it. God is not sending down Angels to come and fix Nigeria for us.

Frustrated and religious Naijas, Abegi make una park well. We are not living in biblical times.

Tell me where what happened in the Bible has happened in today’s world, because many will use the bible as their book of reference as if we still live back in the days.

No emotional or religious blackmail please…and Yes I read the Bible. Israelites took the decision to make their country a better place. Where in history has prayers fixed the economy.

Such mentality is laughable, It encourages the people who can barely survive to see their condition as something they could/should live with. It makes people see mediocrity, poverty and quick fixes as normal.

See as our pastors/politician dey chop us like chewing gum.

This is why we rather congregate in worship centers and hold chain prayers; calling upon God to come down from his throne and transform our gagragagra nation.

Fellow frustrated Nigerians, this is our battle to fight. We must retrieve our stolen future, it is our only option, or else most of us will die for nothing.

We must define how much we care about this Country; How willing we are to move from Social Media/Church to the Streets and How Ready we are to Make your Country proud. We do not have all the answers to the Nigeria Problems; But we know the People can Change the System.

The power of a nation lies in the hands of the people/youths. No way again, must we allow analog riffraffs, senile, greedy, selfish gang of thieves in the senate/executive to continue to cause us more pain and hopelessness. They must not continue to rule us.

The power of a nation lies in the hands of the people/youths. No way again, must we allow analog riffraffs, senile, greedy, selfish gang of thieves in the senate/executive to continue to cause us more pain and hopelessness. They must not continue to rule us.

God will never come down to fight our battle, the time has finally come to take our destiny in our hands. Our uproars, our constant revolting, angry protests, will do the job.

Abegi joor! #OurMumuDonDo.

Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa aka Charly Boy is a seasoned broadcaster with over thirty years of media, socio-cultural and street experience accrued via ‘the Street University’. He has an outstanding academic background with a diploma from Harvard University, a degree in Suffolk University and a Masters from Emerson University. www.charlyboy.me | Facebook @charlyboy | Instagram @areafada1

15 Comments

  1. A Real Nigerian

    December 10, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Hahahahahahaha! It’s always so cute and funny when people are stressing themselves over Nigeria’s condition.
    5 years ago, I used to cry and be passionate about Nigeria changing and finally becoming something good. But now, I just sit there and laugh at this bumbling, ridiculous mess of a country because that is what it deserves. Nigeria as a nation and Nigerians as a people deserve nothing more than ridicule.

    “But we know the People can Change the System. The power of a nation lies in the hands of the people/youths.”
    What people? What youths?
    As I speak, the so-called youths are in Rivers snatching ballot boxes, thugging with mid-level weapons and threatening voters.
    I always laugh at Nigerians when they actually believe that the useless, hopeless bunch of morally decadent idiots we call “youths” can do anything to save a nation that is already way beyond repair.
    People underestimate how deeply greed, corruption, envy, lawlessness and mediocrity have eaten into the minds of these youths and everyone in general.
    Is it the crab basket culture? Our disgusting my-turn-to-eat philosophy? The unnecessary value Nigerians place on petty, vain things? Or is it the way we so actively celebrate mediocrity as good governance? We are lost and we will never find our way back.
    THIS IS A COUNTRY WHERE PEOPLE SELL THEIR VOTES FOR HANDOUTS AND F**KING LOAVES OF BREAD, GODDAMNIT!!
    It is a hard pill to swallow, but there is NO future for Nigeria. The sooner we accept this, the better.
    Let us accept the fate of this vile, useless nation. I used to hope that we won’t sink into something even worse but that seems inevitable now.
    Very soon, we will join the likes of Somalia and Syria.
    Soon.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    December 10, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Hahahahahahaha! It’s always so cute and funny when people are stressing themselves over Nigeria’s condition.
    5 years ago, I used to cry and be passionate about Nigeria changing and finally becoming something good. But now, I just sit there and laugh at this bumbling, ridiculous mess of a country because that is what it deserves. Nigeria as a nation and Nigerians as a people deserve nothing more than ridicule.

    “But we know the People can Change the System. The power of a nation lies in the hands of the people/youths.”
    What people? What youths?
    As I speak, the so-called youths are in Rivers snatching ballot boxes, thugging with mid-level weapons and threatening voters.
    I always laugh at Nigerians when they actually believe that the useless, hopeless bunch of morally decadent idiots we call “youths” can do anything to save a nation that is already way beyond repair.
    People underestimate how deeply greed, corruption, envy, lawlessness and mediocrity have eaten into the minds of these youths and everyone in general.
    Is it the crab basket culture? Our disgusting my-turn-to-eat philosophy? The unnecessary value Nigerians place on petty, vain things? Or is it the way we so actively celebrate mediocrity as good governance? We are lost and we will never find our way back.
    THIS IS A COUNTRY WHERE PEOPLE SELL THEIR VOTES FOR HANDOUTS AND LOAVES OF BREAD, GODDAMNIT!!
    It is a hard pill to swallow, but there is NO future for Nigeria. The sooner we accept this, the better.
    Let us accept the fate of this vile, useless nation. I used to hope that we won’t sink into something even worse but that seems inevitable now.
    Very soon, we will join the likes of Somalia and Syria.
    Soon.

    • EE

      December 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Never thought I’d have to explain the concept of nationalism to A Real Nigerian.

      Two moments were the foundation of my nationalism, watching Nigeria lose the AFCON final to a Rigobert Song PK and the Bakassi peninsula crisis. I was too young really to understand why everybody and I felt sad, it was just a game right? But years later when Jay Jay would lead us to our first victory over Cameroun in my lifetime, I understood. That feeling of being a part of something bigger, greater than yourself, man’s greatest invention, the nation-state. Its lows and highs are yours to share, a mark you can never escape. When Cameroun seized our land, even my fellow villagers where a Biafran flag has always flown as far s I can recall were excited to redress the humiliations our fellow citizens had suffered, in that moment as in football, we were all Nigerians, the giant of Africa, as NTA continually drummed into my head before cable TV.

      Bakassi was also the moment I learned all nations aren’t equal, ultimately its fate was decided, not by us but my nations thousands of miles away. Tell me does it not make your blood boil when foreigners with saviour complexes swagger around our lands for the benefit of their home audiences, trailed in breathless awe by the hyphens? Dispensing advice on everything, condescending to us like children barely trusted to run our affairs. Are you not a envious in the slightest? Do you not covet their position? To see the boots of your soldiers in their territory, your economists in their halls of power, your rockets beating them to Mars. Do you seek to stay the petulant student or hope to achieve mastery one day?

      Nigeria’s situation may be dire now, but it won’t change if we fold our hands and wait for death, sniping at the doers from the sidelines. Great things are worth fighting for, are built by toil and sweat, by a willingness to fail while daring greatly. It is easy to pretend apathy but think of the hell of the moment in your final breath when you meet you as you ought to have been, a patriot, think of the terror as you wonder, what if.

      At the end of the day, if nothing else, do it for your children. Build them something they can be proud of, when they ask you what you did as the Indians or Chinese achieved greatness, do you really want your answer to be, I was waiting for my country to turn a failed state?

      Arise O Compatriot!

    • Dams

      December 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      @EE My thoughts exactly.

  3. A Real Nigerian

    December 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

    BN POST MY COMMENT!!!!

    • Darius

      December 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

      What a condescending comment! So this is what you were begging BN to post? In your haste to send this hate speech, you posted it twice. Prophetess of doom! It turns out you are worse than Charly Boy.

    • nene

      December 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      a real nigerian may not even be nigerian. you should learn to ignore her comments.

  4. Prince Charming

    December 10, 2016 at 10:17 am

    The other day, I criticized this man’s insensitive and insulting article and some very big fools came down hard on me. I’m undeterred. Charly Boy thinks he is the wisest man in Nigeria: Nigeria’s Socrates. Always dishing out unsolicited advice whilst sounding very condescending. This article shows that you’ve not been reading the dailies. Our law makers, that you insinuate are corrupt and selfish, are actually enacting good laws. Who stopped the NCC from from increasing the prize of data tariffs? If you so much have Nigeria at heart, why not vie for an office. Let’s assume no political party will allow you to be their flagbearer. There’s good news: the House of Reps is debating a bill that will allow independent candidates to vie for political offices. Isn’t that a good thing? Our law makers, despite their flaws, want Nigeria to prosper. I’m hopeful that this bill will become law before the next election. Nigerian youths are not as apolitical as you are trying to make it seem. The youths bought into Buhari’s message of hope and voted him president. A decision, I believe we all regret. Talking about protests, Nigeria is a deeply polarized country. Muslims in the North will “never” demonstrate against their leaders no matter how much they disagree with them. Any demonstration against politicians in the North will be led by christians, a minority. It will backlash and trigger sectarian unrest. In the North, religion is woven into all facets of life. Even if we are to protest, what or who are we to protest against? All the senators or a select few? The President? Your style of writing is very disrespectful. You try to belittle, degrade and shame the youths, when all your daughter does is take nude pictures and put them online. Because you live in Lagos, you think you know Nigeria. You talk damn too much because talk is cheap. You fail to take so many things into consideration when you write. You want to bring about change. I want to believe you have good intentions, but you are going about it the wrong way. Try to understand Nigeria. Understand why people won’t protest against some leaders that are incompetent and corrupt. Understand that most Nigerians are too poor, weak and hungry to take part in any demonstration. Understand that some Nigerians won’t protest against an evidently corrupt politician because he/she is a member of their tribe. Understand that the high-handedness of the military strikes fear into many people. Understand that you can’t spur people to action by being condescending.

    • A Real Nigerian

      December 10, 2016 at 10:37 am

      “Our lawmakers, that you insinuate are corrupt and selfish, are actually enacting good laws. Who stopped the NCC from from increasing the prize of data tariffs?”
      This is exactly the problem with Nigerians today.
      These are people who hoard government funds, enable corruption and get paid a ridiculous sum of money every month because of their own selfishness while over 100 million Nigerians live in poverty. Yet, they are suddenly heroes because for once, they do what they are SUPPOSED to do.
      Always funny how Nigerians love and encourage mediocrity.

      “If you so much have Nigeria at heart, why not vie for an office.”
      When Gani Fawehinmi ran for President in 2003, who voted for him?

      “Our law makers, despite their flaws, want Nigeria to prosper.”
      Yea sure. Budget padding, seeking immunity to protect a corrupt Senate President and trying to reduce the power of the CCT. They want us to prosper abi?

      “You try to belittle, degrade and shame the youths, when all your daughter does is take nude pictures and put them online.”
      Ad hominem. Nice touch.

      “Understand that some Nigerians. won’t protest against an evidently corrupt politician because he/she is a member of their tribe.”
      And this is supposed to be a good thing? This is something we are supposed to enable, encourage and understand? Shame.

      *sigh*

    • Prince Charming

      December 10, 2016 at 10:54 am

      @A Real Nigerian, I thought we were friends? Lolzzzzz….Anyways, you’ve made up your mind not to see sense in anything I write. That’s your problem!

  5. Marian

    December 10, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Who is his target audience? I feel he just likes to rant. He reminds me of people yelling about their haters when no one is even thinking about them.

    If you are a Christian and you don’t know that prayer without action is powerless then you are on a very very very long thing.

    • Nv

      December 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      “people yelling about their haters when no one is even thinking about them”

      Lol, totaly!

  6. EE

    December 10, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Writing articles will save us?

  7. Darius

    December 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    @A Real Nigerian, you are getting it all wrong. Prince Charming, is making a great deal of sense. He’s not saying that our legislators are heroes, and he is not endorsing mediocrity either. James Ibori is still in jail in the UK. As corrupt as the man is, he is still regarded as a hero amongst his people. Nigeria is divided along religious and tribal lines. This division is what is preventing us from forming a formidable force in the fight against corruption. This is what Charly Boy doesn’t understand. He thinks all he has to do is write an article and Nigerians will take to the streets en masse. Nigerians rose and demanded change from the status quo in the last election. Our demand, unfortunately, gave us Buhari. Come next election, Nigerians will cast their votes wisely. Our democracy is still in its infancy, and the rule of law is not firmly established. Our security forces are trigger-happy. They’ll most definitely open fire on protesters and that’ll be the end of it. Change will happen spontaneously. Que sera sera!

  8. Yinka

    December 10, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Mr. Charly Boy! Same applies to you! Only God can save you!!

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