The word ‘fail’ does not exist in their vocabulary.
They are pushed beyond all boundaries in order to get what they need to be able to get what they want in order to succeed in life. Okay, we’ve all heard about their alleged global fraudulent financial activities but this could be a standard common denominator forming a constant cycle for cause and effect in the survival stakes and everyday life.
Apparently, all they do is ama ‘419’, counterfeit this and counterfeit that, obtain cash via dubious means and then use that cash to look as though they are a Prince or some rich subject from Nigeria that they earned the money legitimately whilst doing an honest day’s work.By Lady C I actually pondered on this pressing agenda quietly with my head buried inside a recycled Metro paper, as I sat conspicuously behind two Zambian gentlemen on the tube who deliberated on this ‘serious matter’.At first, I thought they can’t possibly be Zambian until I heard them say, “…buti iwe naiwe, these chaps they’re taking away awa women!I was intrigued to hear that the debate then became tribalistic and I wondered who had sampled all those women from so many tribes in Zed? This was getting more controversial as the journey wore on.By now, I had well and truly missed my stop but was trying to listen to more on not what they presumed was the reason but on what was the actual reason that drove Nigerian men towards the Zambian women.So it’s not eveni a matta ofu the best man wins awe!Eh, we must start to do something to protect this kind of nonsense from happening otherwise we’ll end up with bana mayo aba mu village iwe and why must we settle for that?!There followed an uncomfortable silence between the two men as reality unfolded denoting that it was actually the population that was having a resounding effect on most African women across the globe and not just Zambia.When I got home, I was troubled about this episode and re-ran it in my head.It’s imperative that a man’s pride should be respected at all times as without his pride, he most certainly feels rather naked and worthless. This is a well-known fact in Zambian culture and is greatly welcomed by all men especially Nigerian men!It doesn’t help matters when the Zambian woman is also graced with so much beauty from within talk less of on the outside.