My Dear Tribalist

to the tribalist


This Arguement has been on long before Nigeria’s independence. It seemed to climax during the Biafran War/ Nigerian Civil War, after that it just became something we all “got used to.” Whether it is the argument that “Yorubas are dirty”, “Igbos are Money-centric”, “Hausas are dull” or even “Edos are all witches” we have all heard them before. Time has seen the sentiments metamorphose to include statements like “let the northerners just go, we will be a lot better without them.”

We claim we are not tribalists because the word “tribalist” like “racist” is not a word you want to be used in any 30 second biography of yours. However, you still don’t want to marry an Edo woman because you are convinced that there must be a witch in her family, yet you have forgotten there are witches in yours also. 

You are too quick to point out that…

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Posted on August 21, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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