Kanayo O. Kanayo:”Being Igbo And Being A Nigerian, To Me Is Like Running At Opposite Courses”

Kanayo O. Kanayo:"Being Igbo And Being A Nigerian, To Me Is Like Running At Opposite Courses"In a recent statement, well-known Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo shared his opinions on Nigeria’s progress. According to the Daily Post, Kanayo is certain that Nigeria will start to make significant progress if an Igbo is elected president.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

In an episode of the podcast “The Honest Bunch,” Kanayo expressed similar ideas and discussed the value of being both Nigerian and Igbo. When he addressed the subject of “Igbophobia,” he dismissed it as a fabrication.

He maintained that, despite being industrious, Igbos are often denied presidential prospects. He highlighted the contributions made by Igbos in many parts of Nigeria and their capacity to establish and prosper in diverse communities.

Kanayo thought back to the 2023 general elections and the claims that Igbos were trying to seize control of Lagos.

He bemoaned the profound divides and nepotism that exist in Nigeria and condemned the emphasis placed on state of origin in the job market and other spheres of society.

He claimed that these differences are taken advantage of for economic, political, and religious gain.

In his words, “Being an Igbo means that I come from a side of the country that speaks a dialect just like the Hausas, Fulani, and others.”

“We’re always in the market, and we dance beautiful dances. That’s who the Igbos are. So we become the envy of other people.“

“An Igbo man starts his business with a kiosk today; give him the next year, and he turns it into a shop. From a kiosk to a shop.”

“It’s here. Spit into our hands by a force we call Chukwu Abiama. You can’t take it away. So we would continue to be the envy of other people.”

“So being Igbo has become an endangered species. Because I’m now judged by where I come from, not by what I have to offer.“

“The content is what should be looked at. So in the larger entity called Nigeria, there has been a division, nepotism, orchestrated by many people for political, economic, and religious purposes.”

“Being Igbo and being a Nigerian to me is like running at opposite courses. It looks like the [civil] war never ended.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>