Question the culture

Dear fellow Nigerians,

Question the culture. 

Don't take a culture because it's been passed down for generations.

If it is repugnant to natural justice. Let it go.

Question the culture.

Why do we stigmatize women who can not bear children? 

Why stigmatize couples who decide to use a surrogate, IVF, or adopt a child?

Why stigmatize a 45-year-old unmarried lady?

Let stigmatization stop with you.

Question the culture. 

Why are building entrances just stairways?

Are there no people with physical disabilities in this land?

What kind of people are we? 

Do you know every sidewalk and building entrance should have wheelchair access?

Let this change start with you.

Let this conversation continue with you.

Question the culture. 

Why do we buy an expensive aso oke just to wear it once? 

So much waste everywhere. Are there no poor in the land?

Innovate. Design aso okes that are light enough for the Nigerian weather 

Aso okes that can be repurposed; Reused for another owambe

Aso okes are here to stay, I love them but

Let the waste stop with you.

Question the culture. 

Why are seniors left unattended in old age?

Why do the homeless go under the bridges for shelter?

Why are the poor and needy abandoned on the streets?

Why are the least privileged at the bottom of the totem pole?

Let this culture stop with you.

By Jumoke Eniola


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