Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has disagreed with a follower who told her that there’ nothing to celebrate about Africa because it has failed.
This was after Omotola took to social media with a post celebrating Africa Day in which she listed the things she finds admirable about the continent.
She shared: “Happy Africa Day!
Some of the Most Admirable things that make us African are :
Our Rich Culture and heritage.
Our Strong and Tenacious spirit
Our Optimism and readiness to try
Our History and Love for Mother Africa
One follower who doesn’t regard any of what she listed responded with a claim that the continent has failed and is still failing
@Alhaji_sadiq wrote: “No disrespect to you queen but what are we really celebrating? this continent has FAILed us all and still failing till date”.
In response, Omotola shifted the blame on the leaders and the people for not demanding for good management of the continent.
She wrote: “The continent isn’t the one that has failed. It is rich with Natural resources. It is the leaders and actually it’s followers for not demanding at all cost good management that has failed. However, Africa is beautiful. A Gift. We celebrate that”