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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by OutOfContext: 11:42am On Jun 15
nairalandankrah:
Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe
Achebe

Nigeria’s foremost novelist Chinua Achebe wrote that Nigerians, especially of the Hausa/Fulani and the Yoruba stocks, do not like his Igbo ethnic group because of the southeast’s cultural advantage

He made this claim in his book, There was a Country, which has generated controversy for his onslaught on the role of Obafemi Awolowo as the federal commissioner of finance during the Nigeria civil war. He accused Awolowo of genocide and imposition of food blockade on Biafra, a claim that has drawn rebuttals and contradictions of emotional intensity from some southwest leaders and commentators.

He observed that the Igbo culture’s emphasis on change, individualism and competitiveness gave his ethnic group an edge over the Hausa/Fulani man who was hindered by a “wary religion” and the Yoruba man who was hampered by” traditional hierarchies.”

He therefore described the Igbo, who are predominantly Catholic, as “fearing no god or man, was “custom-made to grasp the opportunities, such as they were, of the white man’s dispensations. And the Igbo did so with both hands.”

He delved into history with his claim, asserting that the Igbo overcame the earlier Yoruba advantage within two decades earlier in the twentieth century.

“Although the Yoruba had a huge historical and geographical head start, the Igbo wiped out their handicap in one fantastic burst of energy in the twenty years between 1930 and 1950.”

He narrated the earlier advantage of Yoruba as contingent on their location on the coastline, but once the missionaries crossed the Niger, the Igbo took advantage of the opportunity and overtook the Yoruba.

‘The increase was so exponential in such a short time that within three short decades the Igbos had closed the gap and quickly moved ahead as the group with the highest literacy rate, the highest standard of living, and the greatest of citizens with postsecondary education in Nigeria,” he contended

He said Nigerian leadership should have taken advantage of the gbo talent and this failure was partly responsible for the failure of the Nigerian state, explaining further that competitive individualism and the adventurous spirit of the Igbo was a boon Nigerian leaders failed to recognize and harness for modernization

“Nigeria’s pathetic attempt to crush these idiosyncrasies rather than celebrate them is one of the fundamental reasons the country has not developed as it should and has emerged as a laughingstock,” he claimed.

He noted that the ousting of prominent Igbos from top offices was a ploy to achieve a simple and crude goal. He said what the Nigerians wanted was to “get the achievers out and replace them with less qualified individuals from the desired ethnic background so as to gain access to the resources of the state.”

Achebe, however, saved some criticisms for his kinsmen. He criticised them for what he described as “hubris, overweening pride and thoughtlessness, which invite envy and hatred or even worse that can obsess the mind with material success and dispose it to all kinds of crude showiness

He added that “contemporary Igbo behavior(that) cab offend by its noisy exhibitionism and disregard for humility and quietness.

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The hate filled Chinua Achebe died of envy for Wole Soyinka because he couldn't achieve what Wole achieved and that is winning the Nobel prize cheesy Igbos and their hatred for other tribes will always consume them, chestbeating and dishing out of statistics from their anus didn't even start today grin Chinua Achebe the Ipob flatis and Igbos will never measure up to Yorubas in 1000yrs to come.

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 11:45am On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:
Achebe just like must of his brothers was a runaway coward who died abroad living as a vegetable. The father of revisionist history and lies, he couldn't hide his hatred towards the Yoruba's and our greatness. The dullard failed to understand that chestbeating and blowing hot air and not substance will only give you more enemies. Today, by what metric is the sub human flatin0 race ahead of the yorubas.
Do u know that south west has the highest number of brown roofs and mud houses in Africa due to poverty.Then why should igbos be envious of yorubas,igbos today dominate in sport,tranportation,housing and estates,commerce&industry,education,banking and finance etc.
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by owobokiri(m): 11:45am On Jun 15
Coldshisha:
cool



A logical and sensible human would ask the so called Nigerians that hate him for their reasons

A dull chestbeater would first assume someone hates him, then go on to talk less of others and their culture just to praise himself and accuse everyone else but himself

I was interacting with a 12 year old chap, when he spoke of his displeasure of Ibos, and I was very curious to know why from his single decade in life experience, then he went on to explain his experiences buying things from ibos, from ordinary phone charger to many more dubious trades that ended up getting him in problem




.

Oh Lordi!

Twelve years old "buying charger to many more dubious trades that ended up getting him in problem"? At twelve year old!??
Wonderful!
But he likes fulanis that are on a beheading spree? And Yorubas with their human heads snatching pandemic?
Lol!
Kwantiniu!
You will ultimately marinate and stew in your own hate one of these days!

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Skillsnigeria: 11:47am On Jun 15
Hmmm, l love this novel "things fall apart"
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Coldshisha: 11:48am On Jun 15
owobokiri:


Oh Lordi!

Ttwelve years old "buying charger to many more dubious trades that ended up getting him in problem"? At twelve year old!?? Wonderful!
But he likes fulanis that are on a beheading spree? And Yorubas with their human heads snatching pandemic?
Lol!
Kwantiniu!
You will ultimately marinate and stew in your own hate one of these days!


Another reason for Ibo hate.... Can't 12 year old buy a common charger?! Did I state it anywhere in my comments he supports crime from any tribe

Just like Achebe you have assumed and commented based on your assumptions so why won't I naturally hate you


.

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by WesternOligarch: 11:52am On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Do u know that south west has the highest number of brown roofs and mud houses in Africa due to poverty.Then why should igbos be envious of yorubas,igbos today dominate in sport,tranportation,housing and estates,commerce&industry,education,banking and finance etc.

Brown roofs but still far more urbanized than your owerri the size of ketu/ojota.
And how are igbos ahead of Yoruba's in those sectors you listed.....or are you just listing the talking points told you by your ignorant father....should we come with facts?

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Guestlander: 11:53am On Jun 15
Former Biafran minister of information. The man who used dead and dying children as props for Ojukwu's war of propaganda.
Like Achebe, like Nnamdi Kanu.

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by OutOfContext: 11:57am On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Do u know that south west has the highest number of brown roofs and mud houses in Africa due to poverty.Then why should igbos be envious of yorubas,igbos today dominate in sport,tranportation,housing and estates,commerce&industry,education,banking and finance etc.
So says the Biafravd cave dweller grin

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 11:59am On Jun 15
OutOfContext:
Lolz... cheesy

All tribes in this world hate Igbos they always say grin

He even claimed they have the highest stardard of living from his anus statistic grin

Kai!!!! E don tey wey dis confused Ipob pipu don de dish out dier fruad statistics cheesy he their so called father of literature is not left out, no wonder he could not win a Nobel prize that gave him and like Wole Soyinka the man he hate and envy cheesy Igbos never measure up to Yorubas in 1000yrs to come grin grin
Do u know that south west has the highest number of brown roofs in Africa due to poverty without experiencing any war.Noble laureate is a Sweden and Norway award,it is not a must that great people receive the award.The are other awards too.THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe is rated among the top 100 books of all time,reason why he is refered as father of Africa literature.
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by OutOfContext: 12:04pm On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Do u know that south west has the highest number of brown roofs in Africa due to poverty without experiencing any war.Noble laureate is a Sweden and Norway award,it is not a must that great people receive the award.The are other awards too.THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe is rated among the top 100 books of all time,reason why he is refered as father of Africa literature.
Lolz grin poverty is an Igbo thing go ask world Bank grin Father of Africa literature in which Continent grin maybe in Biafravd Continent grin

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by OutOfContext: 12:15pm On Jun 15
owobokiri:


Oh Lordi!

Ttwelve years old "buying charger to many more dubious trades that ended up getting him in problem"? At twelve year old!?? Wonderful!
But he likes fulanis that are on a beheading spree? And Yorubas with their human heads snatching pandemic?
Lol!
Kwantiniu!
You will ultimately marinate and stew in your own hate one of these days!
Ipob wailer grin

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by theTranslator: 12:23pm On Jun 15
owobokiri:


Oh Lordi!

Ttwelve years old "buying charger to many more dubious trades that ended up getting him in problem"? At twelve year old!?? Wonderful!
But he likes fulanis that are on a beheading spree? And Yorubas with their human heads snatching pandemic?
Lol!
Kwantiniu!
You will ultimately marinate and stew in your own hate one of these days!
Baby factory and pounding says hello! grin
That craft is exclusive to the SE shocked

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 12:28pm On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:


Brown roofs but still far more urbanized than your owerri the size of ketu/ojota.
And how are igbos ahead of Yoruba's in those sectors you listed.....or are you just listing the talking points told you by your ignorant father....should we come with facts?
Igbos lead in sport(football,basketball,athletics,igbos won d highest number of olympic and para olympics medal) Emmanuel ifeajuna is the first african man to win gold medal etc)TRANSPORT(GUO,Gods time,peace motors,air peace,sosoliso etc)EDUCATION(Igbo states have been leading in waec,neco&jamb for decades,2010-2015 data Anambra,Delta,Imo produce d highest number medical,pharmaceutical n law students etc)ENTERTAINMENT(Nollywood is rated 3rd best in d world,igbos lead gospel n high life musics)TRADE&COMMERCE(Onitsha main market is d biggest in west Africa,Nnewi machine parts market is d biggest in west Africa)BANKING(UBA&ZENITH igbo owned)HOUSING&ESTATES(Igbos own d highest number of estates&houses
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by mrvitalis(m): 12:34pm On Jun 15
OutOfContext:

The fruad Biafravd economist trying hard to cause religioeus division between Yorubas cheesy but you have failed Igbo Jews and Igbo Catholic will never get along grin
Wild wide west
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 12:34pm On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:


Brown roofs but still far more urbanized than your owerri the size of ketu/ojota.
And how are igbos ahead of Yoruba's in those sectors you listed.....or are you just listing the talking points told you by your ignorant father....should we come with facts?
Do u want me start posting pictures of ur states excluding lagos no mans land and compared them to Owerri.
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by OutOfContext: 12:36pm On Jun 15
mrvitalis:

Wild wide west
Evil envy East

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by OutOfContext: 12:38pm On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Do u want me start posting pictures of ur states excluding lagos no mans land and compared them to Owerri.
Do you want me to post the so called pictures of Newyork East grin
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by nairalandankrah: 2:06pm On Jun 15
OutOfContext:

The hate filled Chinua Achebe died of envy for Wole Soyinka because he couldn't achieve what Wole achieved and that is winning the Nobel prize cheesy Igbos and their hatred for other tribes will always consume them, chestbeating and dishing out of statistics from their anus didn't even start today grin Chinua Achebe the Ipob flatis and Igbos will never measure up to Yorubas in 1000yrs to come.
Sorry dear, but You just typed rubbish!
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by WesternOligarch: 3:20pm On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Igbos lead in sport(football,basketball,athletics,igbos won d highest number of olympic and para olympics medal) Emmanuel ifeajuna is the first african man to win gold medal etc)TRANSPORT(GUO,Gods time,peace motors,air peace,sosoliso etc)EDUCATION(Igbo states have been leading in waec,neco&jamb for decades,2010-2015 data Anambra,Delta,Imo produce d highest number medical,pharmaceutical n law students etc)ENTERTAINMENT(Nollywood is rated 3rd best in d world,igbos lead gospel n high life musics)TRADE&COMMERCE(Onitsha main market is d biggest in west Africa,Nnewi machine parts market is d biggest in west Africa)BANKING(UBA&ZENITH igbo owned)HOUSING&ESTATES(Igbos own d highest number of estates&houses

Where are the stats...

The 2nd richest black man in the world is a yoruba man.

The 2nd richest black woman in the world is a yoruba woman.

In terms of education and quality yoruba land boosts of some of the best universities in Nigeria.

You have ifejuna, we have Anthony Joshua, Isreal Adesanya, teslim balogun.

Where are the stats to support your claim of onitsha main market being the largest when some markets in kano and even lagos dwaf your fake products market.

In banking both owners of zenith and uba are not from the south east but are from Delta State.....which aren't Igbo territory. GtBank, fcmb, first Bank, wemabank are all controlled by Yoruba's.

The owner of the 2nd largest commercial farm in Nigeria is a Yoruba man.

Your claim of the largest real estate owners is false based off biafruad stats. The biggest estate owners in Nigeria are northern royal fathers followed by south west royal fathers......2x2 shops yes... maybe for flatin0s.

Music Industry: obviously yoruba dominated and controlled(we hear that everyday from your brothers) Yoruba is the language of the Nigerian music industry.

Movie Industry: check out the top 5 grossing Nigerian movies of all time.... they're all produced by Yoruba's.

Technology and Start-ups: foreign funding into tech startups owned by Yoruba's reached $1.2billion in 2020 alone. We control tech and fintech.

Yoruba culture is dominant culture in southern nigeria.

Yoruba language is the dominant language in southern nigeria.

I can go on all day.....

Flatin0s would always play catch-up with Yoruba's.

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 3:50pm On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:


Brown roofs but still far more urbanized than your owerri the size of ketu/ojota.
And how are igbos ahead of Yoruba's in those sectors you listed.....or are you just listing the talking points told you by your ignorant father....should we come with facts?
Google this the first black canadian minister of justice(IGBO),the first black International criminal court ICC president biggest court in d world(IGBO),The first italian black senator(IGBO MAN),The first black polish(poland)senator(IGBO),Deputy mayor of western london(IGBO MAN),First black female minister in U.K(IGBO),First black WTO president(IGBO),First African vice chancellor in U.K(IGBO),First african colonel in U.S army(IGBO)ETC
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by WesternOligarch: 3:53pm On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Google this the first black canadian minister of justice(IGBO),the first black International criminal court ICC president biggest court in d world(IGBO),The first italian black senator(IGBO MAN),The first black polish(poland)senator(IGBO),Deputy mayor of western london(IGBO MAN),First black female minister in U.K(IGBO),First black WTO president(IGBO),First African vice chancellor in U.K(IGBO),First african colonel in U.S army(IGBO)ETC

Those are achievements made abroad...I can list countless Yoruba's who have achieved similar feat.

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Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 3:56pm On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:


Those are achievements made abroad...I can list countless Yoruba's who have achieved similar feat.
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by WesternOligarch: 4:00pm On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
Google this the first black canadian minister of justice(IGBO),the first black International criminal court ICC president biggest court in d world(IGBO),The first italian black senator(IGBO MAN),The first black polish(poland)senator(IGBO),Deputy mayor of western london(IGBO MAN),First black female minister in U.K(IGBO),First black WTO president(IGBO),First African vice chancellor in U.K(IGBO),First african colonel in U.S army(IGBO)ETC

Those people's alliances remain to the countries in which they're serving....if not let your american Igbo colonel brother invade nigeria and liberate Biafla.
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 4:22pm On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:


Those are achievements made abroad...I can list countless Yoruba's who have achieved similar feat.
The are still igbos,u mention Anthony Joshua cry me a river.TECHNOLOGY(Zinox computers one of d best computers in the world produced by igbo man Leo Stan Ekeh),INDUSTRY(Innoson motors first indigenous automobile industry in Nigeria)SPORT(Chioma Ajunwa is the first african woman to an olympic gold medal in an field,Kanu Nwanko is d most successful footballer in Nigeria)TRADE&COMMERCE(Igbos control large markets in LAGOS(Alaba,ladipo machine parts,computer village,trades fair)ABA,KANO(Sabon gari)PORTHACOURT(Mile1&3 markets)JOS Terminus market,IBADAN(Iwo road)etc
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Ibadanpikin: 4:27pm On Jun 15
WesternOligarch:


Those are achievements made abroad...I can list countless Yoruba's who have achieved similar feat.
Cry cry mention them and make sure the are d first african or blacks to achieve that.IGBOS NO BE UNA MATE.
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by WesternOligarch: 4:27pm On Jun 15
Ibadanpikin:
The are still igbos,u mention Anthony Joshua cry me a river.TECHNOLOGY(Zinox computers one of d best computers in the world produced by igbo man Leo Stan Ekeh),INDUSTRY(Innoson motors first indigenous automobile industry in Nigeria)SPORT(Chioma Ajunwa is the first african woman to an olympic gold medal in an field,Kanu Nwanko is d most successful footballer in Nigeria)TRADE&COMMERCE(Igbos control large markets in LAGOS(Alaba,ladipo machine parts,computer village,trades fair)ABA,KANO(Sabon gari)PORTHACOURT(Mile1&3 markets)JOS Terminus market,IBADAN(Iwo road)etc

Lmao...ok
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by Rilley(m): 5:57pm On Jun 15
Belial06:
Another pointless useless thread

This forum is dying slowly
This forum isn't dying, it's your brain that's dying slowly, go and fix it cheesy
Re: Why Nigerians hate Igbo, by Chinua Achebe by psychalade: 6:21pm On Jun 15
grin

Rilley:
This forum isn't dying, it's your brain that's dying slowly, go and fix it cheesy

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