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“It has to do with changing how we believe” – Adekunle Gold discusses Tribal Bias on The Spot | Watch on BN TV



Alternative singer, Adekunle Kosoko popularly known as Adekunle Gold recently sat down to discuss with Zainab Balogun, Lamide Akintobi on The Spot on Ebonylife TV. They discussed the issue of Tribal Bias and stereotyping people based on their tribal background. When asked what he felt could be done to curb the rate of tribalistic sentiments in the society, he explained that it begins with changing our beliefs about certain tribes as well as trying as much as possible to stop the future generations from imbibing that tribalistic traits.

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1 Comment

  1. Razz N Bougie

    April 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    We definitely need more frank and open discussions about tribal stereotypes on various levels in Nigeria. In fact, there should be sessions in the Senate and house of reps. I also think that scholars in Nigerian universities should do in depth research to the highest level.

    I’m not holding my breath though because for a lot of Nigerians, if ethnic stereotyping were to be eliminated, their belief system and whole world will crumble. They wouldn’t know how to function or how to deal with people from other tribes. Several politicians will be left in disarray and even some pastors will lose flock.

    I believe that ethnic stereotyping in Nigeria is on another level. It only takes the slightest nudge in a certain direction for supposedly educated and enlightened people to start spewing bigoted crap. A person might meet 99 people in a row that do not conform to ethnic stereotypes of a group, but will latch on to 100th person with attributes vaguely similar to rumoured stereotypes as proof and validation of his/her bigoted convictions.

    Ethnic problems are the scourge of Africa; a mighty continent full of strong people but consistently and woefully underperforming. I’m not a very religious person, but I remember the story of the Tower of Babel – God introduced different languages to confuse, scatter (and in my opinion) distract the people.

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