Singers And Dancers of 2017
Nigeria News take a look at some politicians whose attitudes created comic and relief to douse the stress of Nigerian citizens in 2017.
Time is measured in days and years but the events that happen and personalities that are involved give a vivid impression of such times.
Like any other previous years, 2017 came and had since become part of history. But in that year, there were characters that shaped events mostly the political sphere of Nigeria.
It was a period of economic recession for the country and a time of comic and drama among some politicians who did not only create riddles but turn the country into a drama stage.
It began with Senator Dino Melaye plangent song that went viral on the social media platform. The senator from Kogi had been accused of lacking the first-degree certificate by a colleague and the former Senate leader, Ali Ndume from Borno.
The Senate set up a panel to investigate Melaye’s certificate saga. The Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, ABU was summoned to defend Melaye.
The Vice-Chancellor appeared and told Nigerians that the senator actually graduated in B.Sc Geography but with an ordinary pass. Melaye went further to display his National Youths Service Corps, NYSC certificate and some pictures he took while at the orientation camp with colleagues.
He capped it with a song, titled, “Ajekun Iya”. He made the video clips of himself singing and dancing to make a mockery of his detractors. The video went viral. Melaye became so loud with his song more than his contribution to lawmaking at the Senate chamber.
While Nigerians were yet sipping Melaye’s cup of tea, another senator from Osun State, Ademola Adeleke came with some slices of bread. He showed his dexterity in dancing both at home and abroad.
Demola had come home to step into the shoes of his brother, Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died while strategizing to become the Osun State Governor.
Demola is an uncle to the hip-hop singer, David Adeleke also known as Davido. The singer once described his uncle as Africa Michael Jackson for his dancing style and the ability to twist his waist despite his potbelly.
It was delightful seeing Adeleke and Melaye hugging each other during the former’s inauguration into the senate hallowed chamber. They sang and danced.
As if it was not enough, another senator from Bayelsa created a “Common Sense” platform to criticize the All Progressives Congress ruling party. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce championed the campaign for ‘Made In Nigeria” until he marked his 60th birthday at the Eko Hotel convention centre.
He made a mockery of himself with the “Made In Nigeria” slogan with his “common sense” book published by an American press. He dressed in a foreign suit, yet spoke extensively on the need for Nigerians to embrace locally made stuff. What an aberration.
The year ended with a drama in IMO, when the state Governor Rochas Okorocha created a Ministry of Happiness and appointed his sister to head it. The governor went as far as South Africa to make a hero, spending the taxes of Imo residents to erect Zuma’s status in the city of Owerri.
They all brought relief to many Nigerians by their rib-tickling policies. Happy New Year once again.