What Does POVERTY Mean To You?

Poverty Jokes

Do you know of any successful Nigerian Comedian that was born with a silver or golden spoon? As for me, I can’t think of any. But if you know of any, kindly inform me. Anyways, today isn’t necessarily doing a background check on Comedians, let’s leave that for the FBI, CIA, MI7, MI20 etc.

Interest of today:  Do you realise that poverty jokes by Nigerian comedians are hilarious? To an extent that a dry comedian can tell all sorts of joke and you won’t laugh but when he/she begins to tell poverty jokes based on his/her experience, if you no laugh, no say you be winch.

But in reality, we all know that to experience poverty no funny at all. Somehow, I just believe we laugh at these jokes because a lot of Nigerians have passed through poverty. Unfortunately, over 50% of Nigerians (I no say e pass but let’s leave it that way) never get the financial and economical leg to waka pass poverty.  Now you know why  Olamide’s ‘Poverty Die’ is a hit.

Anytime I listen to Burna Boy’s ‘YE’ I always sing this part of the chorus loudest to encourage myself  to fight poverty. “I no wan Kpai, I no wan die, I want chop life, I wan buy motor, I wan build house, I still wan turn up”.

Now, the issue be say, how we fit comot poverty for Nigeria? We may not totally eradicate poverty but at least, let the poverty index reduce to the barest minimum.

What strategic measures can we implement as an individual, government or organisation so that youths will stop having the deluded mindset of doing rituals or stealing pants to buy benz or get rich quick?

 Please, your opinion is needed. Let’s discuss.

Hey guys, it feels good to resume in 2019. Hopefully, this year will be more pleasurable than last year. Wishing everyone a Happy Developed 2019. We earnestly expect sustainable change and development.

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  1. Hi,
    Lovely write ups. I have been a fan for a while. More grace.
    Here is my opinion on this issue. There are two groups of youths who live in the same country experiencing the same government actions and inactions in terms of governance.
    One group of youth are finding success in a clean way while the other group think they have to go dirty to make it.
    For me, I don’t have the whole world made for me. I had to work hard for everything even though I have had friends who to sell the dirty path to me. My mindset just doesn’t point in that direction.
    So in a nutshell, It is the individual mindset that needs to change. Government and organizations can’t do much to help. The US have a good government that even give welfare to citizens and have a bunch of organizations that help its citizens but some US citizens still commit crime to make money.

    • Thank you, Lucky. You are right; however, the Government plays a major role in the development of a country. Development, Healthy Mindset and Good Governance equals a reduction in crime rate. Thank you for your comment.

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