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From Disneyland to Wasteland: The Curse of the Black Gold

Posted December 5, 2013 Avatar Zaid Shopeju

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Member since November 24, 2013
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  • Age 30

I have always known Nigerians to be very optimist people even in the face of untold hardship and suffering. The late music legend Fela Anikulapo once sang of the “suffering and smiling” syndrome of the average Nigerian. We are stoic in the face of adversary, always objective even when all logical conclusions point to the other direction; and we are quick to retort to our normal mantra ‘e go beta’ (everything will be alright). Little did I know that this is not a generally s...