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Even Christains who pray for their enemies to die by fire everyday, are attacking Uju Anya for expressing her satisfaction over the death of her own “enemy” We have people who celebrate the death of politicians in this country and even pray for more politicians to die, they see nothing wrong in their actions but thinks Uju has defiled the land..If this is not hypocrisy, then i need a better explanation.
If Valdmir Putin of Russia dies today, the way Ukraine will react to it is different from the way countries like china and north Korea will react, that’s life.

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest serving monarch, is deadUju Anya might be harsh with her words, but looking deeply, you will agree with me that her tweet was a reaction to an action.We all know Uju Anya, she is beautifully brave and Brilliantly controversial. She loves expressing herself and damning the consequences.People will judge her for her “harsh” comments about late Queen Elizabeth II and I understand. If i were her, I wouldn’t have made such comment publicly, she is an African and I expect her to understand better.

I’m an African, not the just an African but an Igbo to the core just like her. Understandably, it is obviously against our culture to speak ill of the dead, but we are permitted to speak in parables, when “terrible” people die. that’s what Uju Anya did.With the available evidence, i cannot accuse her of Violating the African cultural heritage.Names were not mentioned, but the message was clear to all and sundry. The fact that the whole world was able to relate to her message even when names were not mentioned, shows that she is not lying, she is just being harsh.I have listened to some of the people who criticized her, but just like me, they all accused her of being harsh, nobody has been able to accuse her with facts that she lied.

She didn’t lie, she was just too blunt.Most times, when people are angry with the dead, they dam the consequences and speak their minds.We all watch movies, let me bring it down to Nollywood movies so it can be widely relateable. When we watch patience ozokwor commit or support evil in movies, we pray for her not to die well in that movie, when she finally dies in the movie, we feel better.
To buttress this, i will like to remind you of how patience ozokwor was nearly lynched in Lagos in her early days in the movie industry. She was so good in interpreting evil roles, she pounded a new born baby in a movie and she made it look so real with her facial expressions. She visited Lagos and was almost lynched.

I have seen people spit on the dead and urinate on their graves, that’s extreme but when you hear their story, your judgement might change. We know how people celebrated the death of abacha, If Buhari drops dead today, such thing is likely to happen.

That’s life, as we live, we create enemies and friends with our actions.Having said this, i think it is time for Africans to move on.. we need to move on from the blame games and our terrible pasts. yes, we were treated badly, brutally colonized but we are a little bit free now, we can change our destiny by focusing on innovations, productions and Positivity.Honourable Africa, we need to off the mic.
This is the time to move on.

Nichogbuagu Peter Onyedikachukwu

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