I do hope folks will learn (aside manners) also to read an article comprehensively and put their thinking cap on whilst doing so – and also before sitting down to comment. A lot of the problems with our “commentators” is that many of them comment simply for their names to be seen without putting forward sensible or credible arguments.
Following my post regarding the most powerful black man in Britain (Please read baronessj.com/2015/11/23/british-nigerian-man-named-most-influential-black-man-in-britain/ ) I received a facebook inbox comment accusing me of highlighting someone who hasn’t been of any good to him or to Nigeria.
Firstly, I will love to point out that no one would have known that this man, Lord Olisa is Nigerian except by his name and if he had chosen to use his mother’s name no one would have been any the wiser. But his name and DNA would seem to be all the connection he has to Nigeria and nothing else from all the information out there about him.
Like thousands of cases we have here in the UK, this man and his white English mother were abandoned by his Nigerian father while he was still a baby and he never really knew his father nor had much – possibly – any interaction with his Nigerian side.
He was raised single handed by his mother here in the UK by a mother who most likely had never been to Africa and possibly never even knew which part of Nigeria the father came from nor indeed any members of his family.
This man’s only opinion of Nigerians will possibly and quite understandably be of a lying, cheating, irresponsible, cowardly heartless and selfish lot and I for one, won’t blame him. The most important Nigerian in his life let him down really badly and formed his opinion of Nigerians for the rest of his life.
In the days Lord Olisa was growing up, there wasn’t the large community of Nigerians or blacks living in the UK like we have today so he must have faced a lot of societal rejection, prejudice, taunts, abuse, scorn and bullying for being a bastard half breed son of an unwed mother (it wasn’t fashionable in those days).
I don’t know much about his mum but to bring up her son in that hostile environment to become what he has become today, I say “well done ma and congratulations”
My blog about Lord Olisa was first and foremost about the most influential Black Man in Britain (who happened to have been born to a Nigerian father)
Please folks don’t just read articles.
Read with understanding.
Thank you all and good morning