I got a lot of feedback from the clip in my documentary.. a lot of people connected with the madness labeling, but some very critical people connected with the messianic streak I expounded.
My Presidential Candidate Kola Abiola was one of those. He sent a message – I will send you a clip of an interview I did a year ago – he said and ended it with – thanks for believing.
Some people have said that sounds arrogant and looks like self aggrandizement.
I got an earful from my sister Nonny, who is quite cerebral. Her position was clear.
The framing was wrong. She did t like the Nigeria is a poor country part, and the ending with the messianic streak for her meant me climbing on an undeserved pedestal to talk down on the rest of us as if I knew all
Talking with Nonny can be dangerous. She is so brilliant, and her positions are usually impregnable. She doesn’t come at you with the force of self-righteousness like my sister, the equally brilliant actress Abiola Williams or my mummy the very brilkiant legal mind Mrs Dawodu who wil through logical punches aimed at maiming you and pinning you to the wall.
She is subtle and punches you with padded lethal blows that wrestle your convictions ever so sweetly away from you.
So what I do is to blank out. I hmmm and hmmmm as she speaks, but at that point, my mind has wondered off.
This is the only way I can win Nonny. So she leaves the conv, believing that she won, but I keep my position secure and locked in.
Yes, Nonny, I have a messianic streak, and all of us should, too. I believe very strongly in my abilities to make a change from my own little corner
I believe in follewership. I no longer believe in leadership, and that is why I am standing by people like Kola Abiola who are trying to build a community.
A community that will move with self believe and take over strategic sectors and be supported by a government that will provide support and a conducive environment to thrive
Yes, I must be a messiah to think of building a large theatre company that will have 500,000 shareholders and employ thousands and giving joy to millions through private grant driven productions
That is the messianic streak I was talking about, and if that makes me think I am better than the millions who are still selling their votes for a loaf of bread, then yes, I am better.
Every known civilization was built by messiahs. People who saw visions and ran it to reality.
Jesus saw a vision, and nobody believed him. He built a marketing network of 12 and went about selling his vision. Today, the world is better for it.
Messiahs can be found in every strata of society. Some go into the government to engender growth, and others go into the arts to push.
Some do business, and others simply just write books, but in whatever they do, they are always in the minority and never understood until much later, and that is why they will say he was ahead of his time.
Like Fela, who was a messiah. Like Aninih, the armed robber who was also a messiah, though in the negative
People chose the thieves over Jesus on the cross of cavalry, and that has played on over history to date.
Today, people looked at Osibajo and looked the other way. People like Kola Abiola will be scorned and ignored cos he is not understood
We will go the other way for crumbs to negative messiahs cos they understand the language. They know how to play the game of keeping the people in limitless servitude.
Messiahs must be much more aggressive if they are going to redeem this country in our lifetime.
People like Kola, Sowore, Segun Adefila, usman, the Friska Tea guy, and all others like them who are shouting but not being heard must get angry like Jesus in the temple
They must leave their comfort zones to push for massive acceptance and change, for there lies the seeds for regenerative change
We also must make ourselves ready for these messiahs cos their message is bitter but needed.
Yes, I consider myself a messiah, and yes, I believe that if we work hard enough, we can save this country in my lifetime.
Duke of Shomolu