I couldn’t help post this photograph of President Obama of America. I bet he wouldn’t have been allowed to take a seat in church anywhere else except the front row if he were the Kenyan president.
I often wondered aloud many times where Africans, and I generally mean Africans that live in Africa get their warped Attitude and Mindset (A.M) from?
Africans that live outside Africa immediately conform to the etiquette of the right and endearing selfless A.M. They have to conform because the system, say in UK or America wouldn’t encourage such selfishness.
Its when they get back to the continent of Africa where they aren’t allowed to carry their briefcase or polish their shoes that all hell breaks loose. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when I saw the twitter handle of @Gidi_Traffic (as seen below) brought to the attention of its over 600,000 followers the photograph pregnant with many lessons for the average African leader to learn from and not be sniffed at.
Surprise surprise, I doubt if many of @Gidi_Traffic followers on Twitter will be able to comprehend the significance of President Obama not seating in the front row. Honestly, it will be beyond many Africans to imagine any person publicly recognised as a leader not take a front seat. It will stretch their imagination to consider a Nigerian President for instance not to be seated on the front row. Its just not done! They will blame it not on culture this time, but on PROTOCOL. Such a scene would not make any Nollywood film credible if it were to be included in its script. What a shame!