Wistful story out of Nigeria. After years of bearing the jokes (Gaetano on Bayo), Nigerians are finally getting their hands dirty in the herculean job of clearing their name. Chick in the sound bite on the Beeb actually sounded hurt thinking of all the drama. It is time to do away with the image that Nigerians are crooks and fraudsters.
So what happens if they pull that off? From what I know, Ugandans are not too far behind Nigerians in the West in terms of sheer numbers. Yeah, you don’t know about that because they are all underground. When you look around your neighbourhood and someone’s missing, you could be right on the money if you guessed they are someplace on Upton Lane.
Getting on the plane to escape the projects (Katanga, Kisenyi, Kanungu) is what’s on most of the young Ugandans’ mind. It’s like everyone’s Career Guidance teacher told them to look on the outside for success.
So if the Nigerian image changes, trust me, it’s your brother on kyeeyo next who’s going to be called a tief.