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I have read this morning in the papers that Obasanjo is not invited to the forthcoming G8 summit in Russia while South Africa´s president is invited. Obasanjo has always been invited to the G8 summits and suddenly the inviation has been turned down. Is it because of Chinese interest in Nigeria ? What is behind this? It is really a bit strange. How can South Africa be more important than Nigeria
Please don't take offense to an American posting here. I am not trying to start any controversy or mess. I have had a question I have wanted to know the answer to - or at least get some insight for - for years, but had nobody to ask. This is not a prank/spam posting. Okay, here goes:
A little background info on me: I am a 35 year old black American female from the deep South. I was raised in a strict Christian environment and am conservative in the way I dress and behave. I speak correct English (I speak "Ebonics" with family and friends as the situation calls for), I don't have any children, and I'm somewhat educated (bachelor's degree, some grad school). I am not promiscuous or loud, and I am careful about who I let in my life.
Black American men don't pay me that much attention. But, for some reason I don't understand, I get a LOT of attention from African men - MUCH more than I get from black American men. Mostly, it's been Nigerians (Igbo and Yoruba), but I've been approached/pursued by other West African men and even a black Libyan (as he self-identified).
In my late teens and early 20s, I dated a couple of the men who approached and pursued me, but ended up breaking off the relationships, because they always wanted to move TOO fast, and that scared me a lot. And to be honest, I also didn't know a dang thing about being a wife at that age, and I wasn't ready, as I'd finally gotten out of my miserable little backwards and racist Southern hometown and wanted to see what else existed in the world.
Anyway, the question I've always had, but never got to ask until now is (if it even HAS an answer):
Why do I attract so many African men? Especially Nigerian? Don't get me wrong; I do not think this is a bad thing; not at all.
But, I'm wondering what it is about me that makes black American men keep going, but makes African men stop. With the exception of the almost 7 years I was married (to a man from Guinea, ironically; hey, a girl's gotta get in where she fits in and I'm not going to turn down a good man of another culture just to wait for black American men to see my worth), I have been pursued by African men. Now that I'm single again, same thing. I don't even know what to think.
Can anybody give me some insight on this? A hint? A clue?
Thanks in advance.
I've lived in N.Y now for about 5years and it saddens me.
My first year here in highschool was a bit rocky.Didn't want to be here so I was really hostile to people around me. I finally,one day heard them pronounce the name of a Nigerian. I'm so excited because I've been surrounded by people of the carribean who of course bond because of where they're from. I'll never forget her, her name was Njidekah Olisah.
Well anyway,I go up to her and i'm introducing myself. I asked her if she was Nigerian. You know what this girl said?
"My mum's nigerian, but my dad is jamaican, so I'm jamaican" which kain jamaican with the name njideka olisah? i was outraged. I just looked at her and said okay and left with utter disgust.
I must admit, she's not the first one, who has done it. The line. "My parents are but I'm not" When you're Bottom knows that you were born in isolo somewhere. I have another friend whose mother is south african and her father is from Rivers, she'll tell you she's South-African and not bat an eyelid. I see it everyday and it's sad.
What do you guys think?
Please our darling under 23 dream team iv played a two legged international friendly with South African counterparts of which the first leg ended 1-1 draw.
The second leg was played yesterday also in South African soil, who has the results of the match?
Please tell us the results and how the fared?
With the latest political development in Nigeria and the position people in this forum (i.e. youth) are going to fill "leadership", I believe sensitive issues like zoning the presidency should be discuss on a neutral platform like this.
Personally I feel zoning the apex position will not solve our problem of bad leadership in this country. We should all look for a young, transparent, dynamic and with the interest of masses at heart. He doesn't have to come from the south, north, south-west, north-east, north-central, south-east, north-west or south-south. He just have to be a Nigerian.