AFRICA… This is where you come from, and as time passes by, everything around you reminds you that Africa is a part of you… You know that your heart is just there… Everything that can help you be in touch with your origins attracts you … it is stronger than you… But you just don’t know how to go back to where you belong… Africa is so closer but also so far from your expectations …
Because you spent so much time to integrate you in “THIS” society, to make “OTHERS” forget your skin color, that you do not even know what it is to live in Africa again. You are wondering? Could I stand it? Could I take the risk of falling so low? Forget my current comfort, my friends, everything I’ve built here and go back?
Such a hard decision hun?
You comfort yourself by trying to come as close as possible to your Africa, through her unique dishes, her clothing styles, her music, her inimitable humor … You become addicted to the African culture …
That’s IT…You’re just addicted to your own nature!! You feel that something essential has been taken away from you and you just want to catch up with it. African neighborhoods are becoming your Must-go places!
And then you say to yourself:
HOW WONDERFUL AND RICH IS AFRICA!
And you start to get offended when you are following closely the news from the Continent! You are enraged by politics that is being led by these selfish African leaders!! You say to yourself: I MUST DO SOMETHING … So you are getting yourself into action to contribute in some way to the development of Africa because you want to represent the good side of Africa…
I agree with you that our African heritage has not the most positives sides: corruption, manipulation, egoism, diseases, poverty, injustice… But THIS IS YOUR HERITAGE! If it belongs to Africa, It belongs to you, positive or not!! You cannot just accept positives sides and only just reflect it and hide all negatives sides, because you are ashamed.
ARE YOU ASHAMED OF YOURSELF? … So you should maybe change your identity and everything that reflect who you really are now: AN AFRICAN!! But no one will truly accept you, if you don’t love yourself… You will be just treated like NO ONE, and about this, I’m really sorry but I can’t do anything for you… YOUR FAMILY NAME AND YOUR HISTORY IS YOUR HERITAGE.
If you can face and accept it, the second step is to START FROM IT AND CONTINUE THE STORY BY BUILDING YOUR OWN!
HOW CAN YOU TRULY ACT IF YOU ARE SO FAR FROM AFRICA?
HOW CAN YOU FIGHT FOR A COUNTRY WHERE YOU DO NOT EVEN LIVE IN?
HOW DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE REALITIES OF THIS COUNTRY IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN IT?
Do you trust the media? These same media that now care more about buzz than information itself!!
HOW CAN YOU CREATE AN AFRICAN ECONOMY IF YOU ARE CONSUMING ELSEWHERE THAN IN AFRICA?
I’m really sorry but you should start being HONEST WITH YOURSELF!! You cannot just let others fight for you to make this continent be a better place FOR YOU whereas you didn’t contribute to that!!
Faith and Humility… This is where it’s start… because AFRICA is not EUROPE or AMERICA, not even close. So you should ACCEPT IT!! People succeed here, as hard as it can be, but they have learned to ADAPT!
These are not only the leaders of our countries who are the makers of our future! You can also be part of it by playing your role… Creativity has no limit so get yours on!
AFRICA NEEDS YOU!
AFRICA NEEDS AFRICAN LEADERS!
AFRICAN NEEDS ENTREPREUNEUR! CREATE LOCAL ! CONSUME LOCAL ! INVEST LOCAL !