Today I was opportune to accompany Daniel Moses, the winner of the Thursday Giveaway contest on Gbemisola Rukayat Saraki Friends on Facebook page to see the popular Black Panther movie.
Unlike most Hollywood movies, Black Panther showcased African pride and opened my eyes to the possibility of a greater Africa.
Allow me to share some of the lessons I learnt from this movie with you.
- RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
- VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AND RESPECT FOR TRADITION
African nations are undoubtedly blessed with arrays of natural resources whose relevance reflect more in the affluence and wealth of few citizens than in the generality of her citizens.Unlike African nations, Wakanda maintained an isolationist policy and used her resources solely for the social and technological good of the nation.
Today, Nigeria and most African nations rely heavily on export. This heavy reliance had led to misaligned exchange rates, the decline of non-resource sectors, political authoritarianism, conflict, and economic inequality. Botswana has not just mirrored Wakanda’s isolationist policy but also managed her wealth through a sovereign trust fund (PULA FUND) and economic diversification.
Indeed our oil,diamond, ivory etc isn’t as huge as vibranium, but we certainly can learn to use our resources for our economic,technological and social advancement before sending them all out for hard currency.
The way the Jabari Tribe leader Mbaku saved Prince Tchalla from death! The way he gave the Queen mother refuge and went to the battlefield with Prince Tchalla to save Wakanda from Killmonger. That’s solidarity!
Today, African nations care more for the recognition they get from European powers than their relationship with their neighboring countries.
The pan African solidarity of kwame Nkrumah, Sam nujoma, Eduardo mondlane, Samora Machel, Thomas Sankara, Partrice Lubumba, Haile sallasie
Kenneth Kaunda, Jomo Kenyatta
Mwalimu julius Nyere, Nelson Mandela, Muammar Gadafi and Robert Mugabe is long gone! The African Union is now a mere cosmetic organization with very little achievement to showcase.
Wake Up Africa!!
Visionary Leadership & Respect for Tradition
Prince T’Challa of WAKANDA was not elected through polls but he could be removed through a process designed by tradition. Democracy has been manipulated by Africans to fit in EVERYTHING. Africans need to accept their traditional system and redefine it to fit into the evolving world.
WAKANDA is the most technologically advanced nation in the world, yet the culture and tradition WAKANDA is still revered.
Today, we have long forgotten our own culture, our values, our norms, our traditions, our system for westernization.
Have you heard about the Nubian vault association that builds low cost mud houses?
I am so in love with the character of Princess Shuri! She was the Kong’s backbone. With her technological drive she saved the nation.
When it comes to technology, the African continent can conveniently be delineated as “third world”. We are so far far behind.
It’s never too late for our people, our governments to give technology and education priority.
With Black Panther, I am inspired to AFRICANS can build a continent as great as WAKANDA.