More and more Nigerians are speaking against the deplorable state of the nation, and ace movie-maker and actor, Kunle Afolayan, has thrown in his own voice.
In a Facebook message posted by the Nollywood actor/director, he shares his thoughts on the Nigerian government, fuel scarcity and possible relocation of of Nigeria.
Read his statement below.
YES! It is high time I started considering relocation. To where? I don’t know but it’s something that has been bothering me for some time now.
I have always been an advocate of “Yes we are Nigerians and so shall it be” but for some time now the reality of the state of the Nigerian Nation is beginning to take its toll on me. Does our government consider us worthy citizens of Nigeria or we are just fooling ourselves?
There is no electricity to start with and that has been the case since I was born, now I have worked very hard and I am able to afford generator of any size but there is no fuel to run any of them, neither is there fuel to even move around when you need to attend to business.
The life of a Kunle Afolayan is even better than that of majority of most Nigerians and every day I wonder and I ask what the future holds for “Iya Basira” who sells wosiwosi and other petty traders whose goods is sometimes worth less that N10,000.
I am sure a lot of people will consider me a millionaire after I have made a few successful feature films that have recorded good box office figures and international recognition, But the truth is, it’s all make believe just as it is in the movies. If I was living in a better Nation and well-structured country, I probably will be living the life of a celebrity by now but the truth and reality is that, I am still a tenant and so is a lot of our so called celebrities in Nigeria and I am owing banks millions.
As a matter of fact, everybody in my house owns two passports, one for Nigeria and the other is for what is considered to be the most powerful country in the world, I have refused get my citizenship of America because of my sentiments of being “PROUDLY NAIJA”. E be like say I don wake up now!! Make I carry my “ENTERPRENEURIAL ENERGY” and talent go elsewhere jare…