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"Which Way Nigeria?" The Sunny Okosun 1984 Question

 "Which Way Nigeria?" The Sunny Okosun 1984 Question The above caption is a title to a Sunny Okosun's song. Sunny Okosun, a mu...

 "Which Way Nigeria?" The Sunny Okosun 1984 Question

The above caption is a title to a Sunny Okosun's song. Sunny Okosun, a music legend released this song around 1984. He was one of the few Nigerian music artists that have been bold enough to question the ills of the society, and the wrecked leadership of Nigeria through their songs. Sunny discussed problems that troubled the nation, and also talked the country’s development years after her independence. The questioned the false promises made by the leaders and the shattered dreams of children who were always assured that they were tomorrow’s leaders, but never had a chance to lead in any way, shape or form.

Sunny singing in the very track said; “Which way is Nigeria heading? Many years after independence, we still find it hard to start. How long shall we be patient till we reach the promised land? Let us save Nigeria, so Nigeria won’t die. Which way Nigeria? Which way to go? I love my fatherland, I want to know, Which way Nigeria is heading to…” 

If you keenly observe the happenings in Nigeria today, you will unarguably agree that the leaders are bent on destroying the count and everything therein. Since many years gone, Nigeria have been bleeding from all sides on a daily basis. But things have been worst since the inception of this President Muhammadu Buhari led government. Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen and several other Fulani terrorist groups have been killing, bombing and destroying everything in the country at will, without any form of resistance or reprisal attempts from the leadership

Very recently, many heartbreaking records of terror activities have been made, where in the lost of many lives are recorded. It numbers from Boko Haram killing Nigeria militaries, to Bandits numbering over 200 ransacked Kaduna airport, to Fulani Herdsmen killing about 200 people in Kaduna South, to Fulani Bandits bombing Kaduna-Abuja railway, which took the lives of so many people, including a young doctor, Chinelo and 3 Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) members, with unidentified number of people still missing till date. It did not stop there. Fulani Bandits also killed many yet unidentified number of  persons in Benue, angry Nigeria youth also mobbed FIFA official at Michael Abiola International Stadium Abuja after the  Super Eagles failed  to qualify for world cup. All these things happened within a space of one week.

You may want to ask what the government has done or planning to do. The answer is "absolutely nothing useful". Their more interest is to maliciously blame the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for the ordeals.

To frankly say, I do know were Nigeria is heading to. Sunny Okosun's song questioned what the country's direction was in days when it was still possible to make U-turn. Today, it is clear to all that nothing can fix Nigeria anymore. Nigeria is heady to her irredeemable shameful end. 

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu saw these troubles before now and begged that Nigeria should have referendum to determine her future and find lasting solutions to the ills bedeviling her, but the Fulani government, some prominent Igbo elders and the political leaders called for his head. Now, even after they ended up kidnapping Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya and his subsequent extraordinary rendition to Nigeria, things have not gotten any better. This have rather continued to move from bad to worse every day.

To all those who have lost their dear ones in the cold hands of Fulani people I say may they rest on.

Let us all raise our voices to call for the quickest end of Nigeria, before it ends us all.

Referendum is the right place to start from.



Written by Chidiebere Obulose.

Edited by Okechukwu Chuks.

For Family Writers Press International.

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