Omanwumi, besides being a Warri Pickin and an artiste, is my sister, twelve times removed. Her talent did not come to light with the Nigerian Idol and end there. It continued to shine in the hot hit after hits she released since that reality show. One of those songs that got me loving her more is the "IF YOU ASK ME" song. It's not just a well produced song with a sweet melody and hook, it is loaded with messages. Message of misplaced sexuality, incest as a consequence of confused fatherhood and societal rot.
The matter touched a nerve. I bet that was why she penned those lyrics. And each line of that song was on point. But nothing made more sense than the question that begged the question. IF YOU ANS ME NA WHO I GO ANS? (ok, before you say it's wrong, in Warri, ask is ans. Because when we ANS you something, you then ANS-WER!) When a question confronting you is beyond your capacity to answer, it's best to say "If you ans meeeeeeeee na who I go ans?
I have several questions that I have been meaning to ask. I will just push them out there just in case somewhere out there, some smart fella can help out with some answers. I know some may sound stupid but hey! I am entitled to my opinion too na. So here we go...
Why don't we have a data base of thumb prints of all Nigerians?
What really happened to that Nigerian Satellite that got missing in orbit?
How much did that Satellite cost?
Why build a satellite when you could have used the money to generate say 5000megawatts of power?
Was the satellite so high on our priority list as a nation?
How come those who gave bribes to Nigerians in the Halliburton and Siemens case are rotting in jail but the people that received the bribe can't be found?
Who killed Dele Giwa? Who killed Bola Ige?
How could a whole ship, the size of a whole block in 1004, have been missing?
If a JSS student in Warri or Oshogbo, can't read or write, would their NECO AND WASC questions be written in vernacular?
Was Fela Anikulapo Kuti a prophet or what?
Why is NTA, with all the network potential still like it is?
Why is piracy still thriving, when there are visible shops where the pirated products are sold?
Why is the police not arresting street hawkers who sell fake or expired products with expiry dates changed, to be to the bottom of the illicit but dangerous business?
Why are teachers afraid to take tests to determine if they are qualified to be teachers, but penalise students who refuse to take exams that qualifies them to graduate?
Why would some members of a congregation not have school fees to pay for themselves and their children, yet the pastor drives a new S-Class?
Why do we have a rail network but no trains on them?
How do fake products get into our Nigerian market, go on sale and there are custom officers, police, SON, NAFDAC and so on and so "fraud"?
How can a man that was living in a rented duplex become governor and his tenure or even while in office, build mansions, in Abuja, Lagos, South Africa, London and Dubai... And the anti corruption agency is still asking for evidence of corruption?
Why would there be children below age 10 on a queue to vote in an election and the police officers sent there by INEC don't see anything wrong and don't arrest them?
Why do lawyers defend people caught raping minors?
Why do some people who speak good English find it hard if not impossible to write the same English?
How come a Porsche Blackberry of 450k two months ago, now sells for 230k?
Why would a woman who is always asking do you still love me just because she needs assurance get upset when a guy also asks "Are you sure the baby is mine?" just for assurance?
Why do Custom officers destroy seized frozen food when there are orphanages and motherless babies' homes, but sell off the cars that are impounded?
There are more questions but let me breathe first...