Nigerian singer and songwriter Rude Boy has sparked a debate on social media with his statement that elders are the leaders of tomorrow in Nigeria.
The former member of the popular music group Psquare took to his Twitter account to share his opinion on the current situation of the country.
“In Africa especially Nigeria, they say our elders are the leaders of tomorrow. Keep that in mind,” he tweeted.
His tweet generated mixed reactions from his fans and followers, who either agreed or disagreed with him.
Some pointed out that many African countries, including Nigeria, have been ruled by old people for a long time.
Others argued that the problem is not with the age of the leaders, but with their character and competence.
Some of the comments are as follows:
– “The United States ya use as yardsticks got an 80-year-old doddering around their white house, remember?” – Don Tyga
– “Even in America and China” – Fvckery Chichi
– “Na mumu dey worry this one, these elders are youths yesterday, continue foøling yourself” – Ezenwa Sonny
– “These so-called elders hate to be asked certain questions, if you do just know that you will be considered rude and stubborn” – Iyke Nneji
– “Where is the lie? Crooked evil elders at that” – Donking
– “Elders don collect Leaders of tomorrow from children” – Blessed Prinx Cosmetics
– “Very true with the living ancestors in Cameron as president, senate president and speaker of house of assembly. People we grew up knowing as leaders. Our children still know them as leaders” – Nchofa
– “Because the supposed leaders are obsessed with Elders. From father, now we’re dealing with Granpa. Tufiakwa” – Vee Vogee
Rude Boy is not the first Nigerian celebrity to comment on the political and social issues in the country.
Many other artists, such as Falz, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and Tiwa Savage, have also used their platforms to express their views and call for change.