The Gods Are Not to Blame

The alternative title of this post is “Why I stopped praying for Nigeria.” (in case I get sued for the title). I think all Nigerian Children read this play at one point and if they didn’t, it was adapted as a super story season, back when super story was very popular. I thought this title accurately represents the current situation in Nigeria; we all know what is wrong with this country and how to fix it but no one wants to step up and do it. Nigerians are so resigned to our fate that nothing the politicians do will shock us out of apathy. Prayer is how we tell ourselves we have not given up when we have in fact given up. I believe that God gave humans brains so that we could solve our problems; no angel is going to come down from heaven and fight for us. We have the capacity to solve most of our problems on our own but yet we do not.

For those who are still reading, I came to this realisation after I visited the Abuja residence (cause we know they have like 10 houses) of a former state governor then turned senator (I feel that is the natural progression in Nigerian politics now- Governor to Minister or Senator). I visited the house with a family member who is involved in politics; I was tired of staying at home and just wanted to go out so I decided to tag along. While we were waiting for an audience with the politician, we were invited to join his wife’s prayer session and so we did. During the prayers, she had a prayer for Nigeria; she prayed for corruption to end in Nigeria. That was when I stopped praying; the hypocrisy of this woman shocked me. Dear Madam, your husband was once a state governor and during his tenure, he redirected millions of state money, owing civil servants their salary (I know this because he was the former governor of my state) and you have the audacity to pray for Nigeria, are you not afraid of God? I mean, that is like stealing meat from a pot and then praying for thunder to strike the meat thief. Let us not deceive ourselves, this woman is aware of her husband’s illegal activities.

Now, I am not saying prayer will not help Nigeria, I am saying that prayer without action will have no result. I am going to use writing an exam as an example; if a student does not study for an exam but only prays to pass the exam, the student is going to fail that exam regardless of how many hours they prayed to pass and the same can be said for Nigeria. The next time anybody decides to pray for Nigeria to get better, I hope they couple it will sensible actions that will make the country better.

Things I am looking forward to

Things I am looking forward to

I cannot wait for the 25th of April because I am so excited for the new season of Game of Thrones (GoT) (insert dance emoji). This is the season that I have most looked forward to because the events in this season occur after “Dance of Dragons” which is the 5th book in the song of ice and fire series. The sixth book has not been released yet (Mr. Martin please free us from our misery), so I am going into this season blind. I read all 5 books after I watched the 1st season of GoT (I was going through withdrawal so I had a fix) so I knew what was going to happen in the series (I had to mourn Rob Stark twice-sobs loudly). The series did start to depart from the books last season but I had a general idea of what was going to happen. Another reason why I’m so looking forward to the next season is because this season we are going to witness “The Revenge of the Starks”. I love a good revenge story (I mean, who doesn’t), and it is about time the starks got to killing all those who betrayed them (for the record, I am against violence in real life). I heard that Sansa will be the instrument of the revenge i.e this will be the one to plan and plot the revenge (all her time with little finger paid off I guess). I will try to review GoT season 6 even though I have never done a review before, but it is basically just giving your opinion which I am quite good at.

Another TV Show I am eagerly waiting for is the Marco Polo Season 2, but it is still very (Ok, not very) far away (Premiere on the 1st of July). The 2nd season is due for a release 18 months after the 1st season, 18 months is a really really long time, and there were no trailers or teasers to keeping the longing abate. Ok, the 100 eyes special was released in December 2015 but still, the wait for the 2nd season was too long. I hope the showrunners make it up to the fans by giving us 15 episodes this season. I will also try to review this show.

Finally, I was supposed to be 5 episodes into the 2nd season of Attack on Titan by now, but alas the season premiere has been postponed to God knows when and the manga is released monthly but that is not enough for the fans. I am ahead in the story but I want the see all the awesomeness of Levi and Mikasa in animation (not as fulfilling in the manga). There is one particular scene involving Levi and the Military Police that is going to be so badass in animation. These are the things that I am most looking forward this year.

Thank you for reading.