So Seriously Doughnuts got an invitation to support a 'Celebrating Nigeria' project - The 419Positive Project, which is basically a series of multimedia projects aimed at challenging the perception of Nigeria. This project is set to take a journey around Nigeria in search of four hundred and nineteen positive attributes of Nigerians & Nigeria.
The project invites Nigerians and friends of Nigeria to share at least ONE remarkable thing about Nigerians and they have gathered quotes from 'well-known' Nigerians, everyday people and lovers of the motherland. Below are a few quotes we really like..
Nigerians like to talk about ʻthe way forwardʼ. We fall into a logjam or dig ourselves into a hole and the next minute, weʼre talking about the way forward! But we always ﬁnd a way forward!
You push a Nigerian to the wall, heʼll break through that wall and ﬁnd a way. It is a positive trait. It is the trait that will eventually redeem us, if only we can channel it right.
Nigeria is a great country ﬁlled with intelligent people from all walks of life of which I am proud to be one.
I love the undiscoveredness of Nigeria. Not just what outsiders donʼt know, but what Nigerians themselves have yet to learn.
We know so little about the Nok culture 2,000 years ago; we donʼt know much about the Ikom monoliths and we know almost nothing about Sungboʼs Eredo. And how many people can list Nigeriaʼs 500+ languages? Nigeria is a wonder of diversities.
Checkout some video quotes too...
First, our favourite Nigerian and Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi
Veteran Jimmy Solanke
I personally believe this is a worthy cause as it challenges even my own thoughts about Nigeria. I have started to look inwards and honestly about how I feel about Nigeria and Nigerians and I have resolved to focus on a more positive look at Nigeria (despite all my pet peeves - Nepa, traffic, etc)...So help me God...(Smiles)
Seriously Doughnuts has therefore accepted the challenge to support this project and we invite you to do the same by making your voice heard..
and while you mull over positive words for Nigeria may I tease you with the words of Actor Tunde Kelani and I quote ...
....There is a Yoruba proverb, ʻIbi Ori dani si laagbeʼ, My land, chosen for me by my Ori, is a land of blessings.
Nigeria, my country, is a land of multiple blessings....
and as for me and straight from the heart..
Nigeria is like a rough diamond covered in years of mud and muck yet valuable and priceless in worth. Its people continually overwhelm the world with intelligence yet the mud covers her beauty but as a diamond all the same, Nigeria and Nigerians shine in all endeavours of life. Even as many issues plague Nigeria she is being painstakingly-refined yet she holds her place as the beacon and light bearer for Africa and like the diamond she truly is ...against all odds Nigeria is destined to SHINE! NIGERIA SHINES!!
For more information about how to be a part of the project visit http://www.419positive.org
Now this is a challenge everyone should take...it's your turn to say something Positive About Nigeria...C'mon you can do it...