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Do something for generation and stop the blame game – Olusoga Owoeye

How do you compare the understanding of a generation that was propelled into protest by the music of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh Okosun and Fela to the one ravaged by the music of Wizkid, Badoo and Naira Marley? A child that say his father is not rich and said his mother doesn’t have money,na there him dey now. Nobody taught me history, I was 20 when I read Obafemi Awolowo biography, Das Capital by Karl Max at 23 and became a Marxist later to become a social democrat at 26 after reading Awolowo’s trilogy. You don’t even know your history and you are washing your dirty mouth on your elders. We were on the street as kids in secondary school in 1978 when Segun Okeowo led Nigerian student against the Obasanjo regime, we did the SAP riot against IMF Conditionalities, we fought IBB to a standstill. We are not begging for recognition you are only exhibiting your foolishness and ignorance. The fact that you can’t wine and dine at a protest venue across Nigeria,the price was paid by the blood of a generation. Do you know Beeko-Ransome Kuti, Olisa-Agbakoba, Ayo Obe, Segun Mayegun and many others who got this?

The day I lost interest in this generation was when they started comparing Burna Boy to Fela Anikulapo! Fela didn’t become a legend because of weed,it was his intellectual depth that made him one. Do something for your generation and stop blame game,fight your fight,I fought mine

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