Nigerian author, Reno Omokri has slammed the rich people of Africa for their failure in documenting their successes.
Taking to his Instagram page, he explained that there needs to be a proper documented book on how our rich men made it for the newer people to draw from the experiences that would be shared.
He wrote: One reason Africa is poor is because we don’t document our successes. The top 10 richest Americans have all written books. Americans can learn from their experience. NONE of the top 10 richest Africans have written books! We must write. We must read. And the thing about our people is that they can be so Uber negative. They say things like ‘how can they write books when they all made their money illegitimately’. First of all, that is untrue. Not all rich Africans made their money illegitimately. Secondly, this attitude discourages our great successes from documenting their successes.
Netizens backed him as they trooped under the post and reacted. Below are some reactions.
chimeezu: We have the coschairs that did make it however, if government has built someone up, there isn’t any point that person being a case study.
rapid_funds: Sir where can I buy that your book? START SOLVING PROBLEMS
icedveins: THOSE THAT EXPLOITED AFRICA FOR DECADES MADE IT ILLEGALLY…
oroksquare99: Western mentality is different from ours sir,we are only learning and trying to meet up,which few people are trying this days.
pm_homes: Our rich ones are not successful because they stole from us. What are they going to write about
choice.eric: Majority of them made their monies illegally