Singing sensation, Simi, says Nigeria is a scary place to live thanks to greedy public servants and citizens who are not held accountable for their actions.
The sultry songstress said people get away with questionable things because there will be no consequences for their actions.
Simi further stated that innocent citizens cannot rely on the government because they operate a broken system where most survive instead of actually living.
In the surprise Twitter thread, the recently married singer said people only fight for leadership positions for their selfish interests, however, ironically citizens turn against one another to serve them.
Read her statement below:
“Nigeria is a fucking scary place to be. The worst part is a lot of crazy stuff happens because they KNOW there will be no consequences. It’s not rocket science. But how do we get from where we are to where we need to be?? + it’s not just the government, it’s us too.
“We’re just getting by. No confidence in this broken system. So we hope that today is good for us and that we see tomorrow. Rinse and repeat. Surviving, instead of actually living.
“And then we have people fighting for leadership positions only to serve themselves. Not us. They really couldn’t give less of a fuck about us. STILL, we turn on each other to serve them. So absolutely, ridiculously stupid! We’re supposed to be on the same side.
“But it’s not enough for only a few people to think this way. Because why on earth should I fight if I know you won’t have my back. Why on earth would you fight if you think I won’t fight with you? So you see – the problem is us…“
Her tweetstorm has triggered a timely conversation on the burden of leadership and followership in Nigeria four days to the presidential election.
Interesting, but believe me u are making unecceaary awareness….. Cos the one you are fighting for we turn around to fight u. That s the template. My sister the change start from you. I min what impact are you making to the country?
— oladeji olayinka (@oladejiolayin13) February 18, 2019
This aspect got me very well…we are not ready, when we are ready we won't need to call ourselves before we stand for ourselves….
— ATIKUNATED human being (@alade_folaranmi) February 18, 2019
It can’t be done alone knowing fully well the power that has been bought from the masses by the leaders from DAY1. Yes Fela tried alone but we all know the outcome. FELA couldn’t have sang alone without his backup. We all need us on d same voice. Well said @SympLySimi
— ♥Eshokheme (@super_flyson) February 18, 2019
Every single agency that makes up the Democratic system needs to come alive. We need to start acting and not only speaking.
This isn't the kind of world I want the ones after me to live in. We have to make it better.
— The Bae 💘💕 (@Sophii_gatez) February 19, 2019