I have received an overwhelming positive embrace and feedback from my initial write-up that has gone insanely viral, I have had calls and messages from high offices in the Military, Business Circles, Government and the Clergy, and the feedback has been amazingly great. Most people agree to the realities and have all been positively touched by the article, making pledges and affirmations that we all have to learn and pick a cue from it and change for the better as Ghanaians, a very respected Clergy Man who I have never met but only seen on TV, called me and said, “Hello, are you the BigG? Your article is like a sword in the heart for everyone, I think you have changed lives.”
But whilst surfing through the 1000s of comments on social media about the ongoing discussion, I saw one which caught my attention and I thought I will address it.
Someone said: “Oh, but the Nigerians are corrupt and criminals, and besides they have poor leadership and governance, so what are you talking about? What BigG is saying is not true!”
My answer to that is; First of all, there are also so many things Nigeria can learn from Ghana. In writing and literature, an Author can choose a specific topic, then focus his attention and arguments on that topic just to drive home an important point without beating about the bush, it is allowed, so the article isn’t saying there is nothing good about Ghana – no, it is specifically addressing a weakness Ghana has which if it could borrow a leaf from Nigeria, it will become even a much better Ghana.
Definitely Nigerians also have so many things they can also learn from Ghana, and I could write on that someday. In fact, they know and acknowledge that as a fact too.
But the truth in my post is unequivocal and uncontestable. And if you push me, I will go deeper and give you even further particulars if you were not convinced.
I have heard Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams say it before, that he was given an opportunity by TD Jakes years ago to come and preach on his platform in the US, this opportunity was supposed to be the one that will give him the break into America, and fellow Ghanaian top Pastors were calling TD Jakes, advising him to cancel the invite, using the Archbishop’s Divorce as a basis, these were Ghanaian Top Preachers ooo.
So he said when he met TD Jakes, he was asked; “What have you done to your fellow preachers in Ghana that they are all trying to block your access to me in the States?” And he was baffled. Well, the rest is history as you know it.
But you will never find Bishop Oyedepo call Kenneth Hagin telling him not to invite Pastor Adeboye, nor will you find Pastor Matthew Ashomolowo calling Benny Hinn not to invite Pastor Chris, it is never going to happen!
If you have not noticed my observations, then probably you haven’t been attentive enough, but it is all around you, it is so real, look, even a Lebanese in Ghana could have better treatment from Ghanaians than a Ghanaian will get from his fellow Ghanaian.
I will not want to dwell much about Nigeria being corrupt and criminals, because clearly it is one of their Achilles’ heels and has given them a bad reputation all over the world. But do you know what? Even in their crimes, they are still united!
From many of the cyber crimes arrest of Nigerians in Ghana by the police, you will often find that about ten or more of them will be living in the same house, peacefully, protecting each other, and even after they have been busted, they still want to cover up for each other, whilst I completely condemn their illegal acts, I admire the insane level of unity and brotherly love they have for one another – even in perpetuating crime!
This is a powerful force that can be harnessed for good, as the Scripture said concerning the Men who attempted to build the tower of babel – that nothing which men unite and decide to do together is unachievable.
Go to London and see, Nigerians will always want to attend a Nigerian Church, they form communities and hold each other together. It is, therefore, easier for a Nigerian Pastor to build a successful Church in the UK. In fact, it is easier for Pastor Ashimolowo to build a Greater Ministry in the UK than it will be for Dr Lawrence Tetteh, and this has nothing to do with anointing or knowledge, just by the external engineering of how the Nigerians will love to attend the church of a Nigerian but a Ghanaian will not put in that much same effort to patronise his own.
Right here in Ghana, almost every Nigerian Student attends a Nigerian Church, that is their first option, they choose a Ghanaian church only when the odds are against them in finding a nearby Nigerian Church, but Ghanaians avoid Ghanaians abroad because we know inside us that most of us, we are not correct when it comes to pure love.
Again, I do not need to belabour the point, I could write a whole book on this – it is okay if you still do not see what I see, but look into the mirror as a Ghanaian, take stock of your own conscience and audit your heart, ask yourself, “Do I genuinely love others and do not get uncomfortable when my peers are going ahead of me and doing better than me in Life?”
Maybe if you answer that question honestly, you will not need to look around you for the evidence of my discovery, you might actually be the discovery.