The month of July brought some beautiful moments in my life as well as made me ask aloud, a question that has been bothering me for months now…
First and foremost, I am grateful to have concluded the final chapters to my MSc Financial Services Management and LLM International Business law degrees in the United Kingdom, after a stressful academic session.
One of the most notable events of the month of July was the world cup and just in case you have forgotten, FRANCE WON THE WORLD CUP. But beyond winning the world cup, there is something else their wining brought to light-almost 15 players of the France national team were of African origin. They were BLACKS!
How come the blacks from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and a host of other African nations did not make it far in the world cup?
Away from the world, so many other questions come to my mind:
- Why is it that when black people travel abroad, they excel in various spheres of life – Academic, Sports, Entertainment, Business etc?
- Is there something in the system of the western countries that make people who are dedicated and committed to their craft succeed.
There is a story that Wole Soyinka graduated with a 3rd class degree from a Nigerian university, but went abroad and had a First class degree. Yes, First class!
My niece (Miss Peikumo Helen Dickson), also earned first class honours from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
I am sure if she had studied in a Nigerian university, she may not graduate with a First class; because one lecturer would ask for bribe or sex to give her grades.
This brings me to state that something is inherently wrong with our SYSTEM. Our system seems to be designed to make people fail and suffer.
When a system is broken, nothing can succeed easily and everyone suffers; entrepreneurs, career professionals, students and even children unborn.
This is why I doff my hat for anyone who is still PUSHING and STRIVING to make something out of their lives and build businesses in this system.
Kudos to all of you making efforts in this system and do have a great August.
TAG someone out there who is striving against all odds.
If we do not celebrate ourselves, who will?