ASPIRATION in the age of ASSURANCE (POEM)
I really want a good degree
But I need a male lecturer to arrange my grades
Monica Osagie, enemy of progress
Who send you; babe, you need some meds
I really want a paying job
But I need a male director to open the door
Dey build your CV, me I get the goods
I flex dem small, see appointment and more
I really want a comfy crib
But I need some loaded guy to foot the bill
A luxury apartment or duplex in an estate
I go pay for kind, a deal is a deal
I really want a classy ride
But I need a high-end lover to bring that assurance
Tear rubber SUV, registered to me
Like Chioma, Aya Gbaja…mila; I want my chance
I really want a hubby now
But I need a moneybag, confirmed billionaire
Private jets, shopping in Paris and Dubai
I no go gree if you no reach for there
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2018
May God deliver our girls and older impressionable women from the confusion of the hour in Jesus’ name.
Postscript for non-Nigerians:
On the 30th of last month, Nigerian singing sensation, Davido, released a song titled, “Assurance” in which he pledged his love to his girlfriend, an undergraduate whose first name is Chioma. In addition to the song meant to celebrate her birthday, he bought her a forty-five million Naira Porsche. The next day, he released the music video for the song featuring the girl who inspired it. Since then, ‘Assurance’ has become synonymous with extravagant displays of love, usually on a woman’s birthday. Just two days ago, a member of the lower house of the federal legislature (House of Representatives), Femi Gbajabiamila, bought his wife a 75 million Naira Mercedes Benz G-Wagon on her birthday with ASSURANCE as its licence plate.
The Monica Osagie saga is old news. You can google it. Cheers!
Love to chat with you. Tell me how you feel about the whole Assurance thing and what you think the youths should be aspiring for (both males and females).
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