'Naija's Leaders Mask the Truth' - Kenny Badmus

I had just watched the Ishaya Bako's documentary on Nigeria's corrupt leadership and the oil subsidy fraud titled 'Fuelling Poverty' which seriously enraged me. Then I came across this Facebook post by Kenny Badmus, Chief Imagination Officer of Orange Academy & also my Creative Director. He raised a very salient issue on the embroidering of the truth by our so-called leaders. Here's what he posted on Facebook on the 17th of April.

"Ok people, not that I'm weird but watching the CNN interview with Ngozi Okonjo on Amanpour's set last night gave me the creeps. Not because of all the things said by the honorable Minister but I'm afraid that Nigeria is cooked and ready for someone's breakfast, due to the lies we now tell ourselves. There's now a sick trend of people preaching positivism about the state of Nigeria; masking all the truths in high places and dishing out colored truths to the public and to ourselves. [ some rebranding project started by Prof Akinyuli ] Don't get it twisted, I believe in positivity. I preach that. However, we cannot be positive about a situation if we don't tell ourselves the home truth, first of all. I have seen Americans speak up against ill public issues on CNN; even facing the President. Same with England and other developed countries. 

Typical Q&A 


Q: Why is Nigeria very corrupt? 
A: Other countries are also corrupt, not only Nigeria. 

Q: Does Nigeria have improved electricity as submitted by Mr President? 
A: Yes, going by scientific research, 52% claims we are far better. Other developing countries also have power issues including South Africa and India; just that South Africa has invested a lot in that sector. 

Q: Why would the Government pardon a State fraudster ? 
A: Oh... I wrote a whole new book about Corruption and how we need to put good systems in place. 


One day we will all wake up and we will find out we are cooked. We need to speak up against corruption in Nigeria while we still show our patriotism. We should love our country but we should expose lies in all the public places so we can move forward. That's how we show love to Naija. Dressing the issue only takes us 100 years backwards".

This is so true. I first actually noticed this with President Goodluck's rambling about power supply in Nigeria being okay on CNN while Christiane Amanpour exposed the fact that what he was claiming was the opposite from a vox pop carried amongst Nigerians. 

Have you seen the documentary 'Fuelling Poverty'? Check out the trailer...

I watched the full documentary and I fully understood more clearly the scam going on in the upper echelons of Naija leadership.Its available on youtube; click here to watch it.

The documentary is presently causing a lot of waves and controversy. It exposes so much that leadership is not finding it funny. Its even too late to stop it as it has gone viral.

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Toinlicious said...

This guy speaks the Bible! After watching the Fuelling Poverty video on youtube, i was enraged. Then NOI went on CNN and tried to mask the truth which was the same thing she did at the symposium. "don't talk bad about Nigeria. You should be loyal. Do you hear Americans saying America is bad?" Please cut out! If it is bad, we will complain so you can work on making it better. Why sugarcoat the truth because you want to look better to the international community? What Image do you think pardoning a criminal is sending to the international community? Cakes and Ice Creams? And what is this habit of comparing Nigeria with other countries? Is South Africa the largest oil producing country in Africa? DO they have the same resources we do? KMT!
*now calming down* Oga Kush, sorry for the rant on your post. Can you tell i am still enraged?