African American Poet and Social Critic, James Baldwin, once said, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” If you are Nigerian, (or at the least, care about the country), you will want to watch this lengthy video to get a fuller sense of “whence” we came.
From the British colonialists to Nmamdi Azikwe, to the first coup led by dissident military majors, to General Ironsi, then Gowon, (which resulted in the first civil/Biafran war) to the first republic led by Shehu Shagari, (which was later dismantled by several other coups starting with General Ibrahim Babangida), you’ll be amazed at how often history has repeated itself in Nigerian politics. You’ll also get a sense, (dare I say, foresight) of what lays ahead as Nigerians head to the polls in 2 weeks. Jide Olanrewaju has done Nigerians a great service with the production of this highly recommended documentary! It’s truly the story of us!