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An Open Letter To LIB Fans, Fans Of Celebrities, Celebrities And Linda Ikeji by POLICECAP: 7:43pm On Feb 24, 2016
AN open letter to LIB fans, fans of celebrities,
celebrities and linda Ikeji

To LIB fans and fans of celebrities:
I am instigated to write this because of some recent outburst of some fans towards some celebrities, and of course our popular blogger Linda Ikeji for purchasing some personal items.

I really admire the reasoning and attitude of an
average Nigerian fan. We see ourselves as inferior
to celebrities. For me, the word FAN has two
acronyms- "Friends AssociatioN" and "Followers
AssociatioN" but unfortunately, most of us feel cozy
with the latter.

Our strong membership in the Followers
AssociatioN isn't doing us much good. It has made
us blind to reality, jealous, hypocritical, seeking the
downfall of celebrities at any possible opportunity
and having the "let's bring him down" attitude. We forget that celebrities are mere humans... like us.

We are always monitoring to castigate in detail
every step they make. We cloth ourselves with
jealousy and blind fold our minds with hate, ever
ready to taint them with our obscene speeches.
Among the things some said days back after Linda
indulged herself with expensive personal items was
that "she should have immersed her resources in
charity", attached with insults as usual. One can't
help but wonder what kind of mentality infiltrates
our present society, left for me, she can bag all her
money, ditch it into the lagoon and watch it till it
sinks to the sea bed, she owes me nothing. Its her
sweat, its her life, whatever consequences or
blessings that follows it, is between her and her
Maker.

In this country, most times we chase shadows
leaving the real image, we forget that the only
persons obligated to help us are our parents and
government officials who are sustained by tax
payers money. Others are voluntary and haven't
committed any offense if they deem it fit not to help.

Sometime in the dim past, the wife of a government official had on her a jewel worth the amount of a cozy bungalow in banana island, I expected eyes to flicker and dust raised by the public because these are the class of people we should focus our halogen lamp on and scrutinize their every activity. But instead, we closed our eyes, swept the dust under the carpet and sang her adulation.

Hypocrisy makes us feel justified to push the
responsibility of giving or helping, to only the rich
and celebrities, forgetting that giving out of our little
resource is more appreciated than giving out of
surplus.

For those of us who throw ill conceived jabs at celebrities on their relationship status is one criticism that's beyond logic..... Because same us will be the first to drag their names through the mud in the case of divorce. Tying the knot is an act that requires care, let's encourage them.

I'll urge a reasonable number of us to adopt the
former acronym for FAN- Friends AssociatioN-
because we all are celebrities of some sorts,
whether in our family, street, Estate, Local
government, National or International arena, so we
can make constructive meaningful criticisms, so we
can talk and they'll see the need to reply us, so that
Karma won't pay us back in tainted coins. And above
all, lead a better simple life, mature in thoughts and
in a more
reasonable society.

To Celebrities and Linda:, As its the manner of
business in the entertainment industry, there must
exist different manners of persons for market to
sell. How we choose to deal with them speaks
volumes about us than it does about them.

Not all followers are well wishers. Some have
clutched tight the pull down rope and won't let go,
some are out to simply overthrow and begin the
same pattern of obnoxiousness.

When pained by their piercing words, if you have no
golden silence left in your shelve, try as much as you
can to drive home your point using constructive
sarcasm.

Becoming a celebrity is not where the big work is,
the real work lies in staying a celebrity.

Take cognizance of all these, use discretion and act
with wisdom, stay focused and always pay homage
to your creator.

Not to turn a mere article into a moral instruction, I
will rest my wind and let the ink in my pen be.
God bless us all

Amobi Omekwu
Beursellf@gmail.com

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