Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji has added her voice to the recent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.
The actress and producer wrote on her instagram page that many countries do not like Nigerians because they know our strength which reminds them of their own weaknesses.
She also said that we should not allow the hatred being shown to us by other countries such as South Africa, slow us down.
“Some people don’t like you just because your strength reminds them of their weakness.
“Don’t let the hate slow you down,” she wrote on her instagram page.
In her caption to that post, she asked Nigerians to return to the motherland and show these other countries how it feels to live without us.
The “Lionheart” movie maker noted that it was time Nigerians moved back to rebuild the country because we are all we have and need to ensure that we use all our resources to make the country better.
“A life with us isn’t the worse thing. They need to see one without us. They’ve shown us countless times who they are. Let’s believe them.
“It’s time to show them who we are. But most importantly, it’s time we believed in ourselves. They see our potential; our greatness. We need to see it too.
“It’s tough out here I know, but sooner than later we’ll have to realize it’s all we’ve got. We have to make sure our energy and resources are beneficial to all things Her.
“We can’t ignore the signs much longer. Change is inevitable. Let us stay ahead of it. #LongliveNigeria”