Gay activist, Bisi Alimi relates Black Panther movie to Benin Empire
Gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi, has reacted to the hit movie Black Panther which is currently making waves across cinemas worldwide. In his post, he related the movie to the Benin Empire which existed and still does in Nigeria. Read his post below.
“Yesterday, I came across some images on twitter and I did some image checks on google to make sure they are real (images below). The image you can see below is the Benin Empire in mid-western Nigeria. It was one of the many powerful advanced kingdoms that dotted the western region of the country that is now known as Nigeria.
Another of such advanced kingdom is the Oyo empire. I am sure that we all know the concept of an empire and a kingdom will not be called an empire unless it is powerful, advanced in technology, has a system of government that is well respected and an economic policy.
Why am I writing about Benin Empire this morning?
Well, it is the fact that we have been told “Wakanda” is imaginary. We were told that it only exists in the world of our imagination but when I saw this picture I realised it is not so.
The difference between Wakanda and Benin Empire is that like said in the movie “Wakanda was not colonised”, it was untouched by the evil hands of the British, French, Portuguese, Belgian and Spanish scavengers.
To many Africans who questions if they should celebrate Wakanda, why I won’t tell you what to do, I will suggest that you know your history and that in celebrating Wakanda, you are celebrating what was stolen from you, what your fathers built that was destroyed so that the whites can build a future for their children.
To the white that celebrates Wakanda with us, thank you, but see beyond the brilliance of the film and see the reason why many of us think the conversation of reparation is fair. Also, it is important for you to know what Africans would have been like if your forefathers were not so barbaric that they have to destroy heritage, raped women and enslave people.
To the Africans that are celebrating Wakanda, thank you. Thank you, because whether you are aware of it or not, you have connected with the proud history of your forefathers and foremothers. The men and women who stood in pride to defend their integrity, though they fell, in us their spirit rise like the morning sun.
#blackpanther #wakanda #wakandaforever #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #instablack #black #history #blackexcellence”
27 year old graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Adeyemi Ajao, will not be joining fellow Batch A Corps Members during the passing out parade of the National Youth Service Corps in April 2018
It was learnt that Adeyemi who would have clocked 28 on March 17,served in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Umuahia, Abia State and was returned in a body bag to his hometown in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, on Thursday, after he allegedly died from kidney failure.
His family members, however, claimed that the graduate of Local Government Studies could not have died from the sickness, saying they suspected foul play.
Dorcas Fapson reveals the Taxify driver who assaulted her has been arrested
MTV shuga actress, Dorcas Fapson has revealed that the Taxify driver, Udeh Henry Nnaemeka, that tried to assault her has been arrested. She made the revealtion known via an Instagram post. Screenshot below.
Few weeks ago, Dorcas took to snapchat to narrate the horrible incident she faced in the hands of a Taxify driver whom she said drove her to an undisclosed location against her will. She claimed he even tried to drag her into a building to possibly rape her. Luckily for her, she had a pepper spray in her bag which she used to defend herself.
Facebook user identified as Hrm Abimbola Abiola Abolanle, revealed how his househelp brought to his house, 3 days ago was caught with numerous charms.
Sharing the photos on his Facebook page ,Abolanle wrote;
This house help was brought to my house three day’s Ago ….. All this was found with him in his room. Olugbowun. Asegbee. Alupayida.
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