There used to be a statue
An esthetic portrayal of motherhood
And government came
With their catastrophic apparatus
There used to be a statue
Approach this day with a renewed vigour dear friend.
Diamond, gold, great network, wealth, happiness, or anything of noble worth becomes yours if you believe you are deserving of such. But believing won’t get it completely done; it is working on what you believed that will grant you such landing that is desired by you.
Stretch out again today with a unique touch of excellence, be right from your end, and things will align at the other end in time.
Have a fantastic season of accomplishments.
By, ‘PELUMI Adiv Pelumi-Folarin
An idea is more powerful than an army
You can debate whether the truth is true or untrue, whether it is real or unreal, or whether it is believable or not believable. However, it is up to you what you do with the truth
We have always been talking about our connectivity as people. Now is the time to tweak the narrative towards the concept of individualism. When the latent capacities in individuals are given space for an expression, there will be an explosion of creativity on the surface of our continent.
Power must be devolved to the true change catalysts in Africa. The entire continent needs to be re-engineered.
Men should be seen as individuals with endless potentials to attain whatever they set their minds on to achieve, but not as political pawns on the politicians’ chessboard.
The power to a more realistic glorious future of Africa remains trapped in the people of Africa, but not in the government. The best government can do is to provide an enabling environment for the most kind, if not all kinds of potentials.
These provisions from the side of government are called INFRASTRUCTURES and systems.
Infrastructure cannot birth national productivity on its own, nor can foreign aids get us to the level of self-sufficiency that our hearts crave for.
This principle of national productivity is well appreciated by thriving nations all over the world.
If the desire of the people is truly a prosperous Africa, then must we keep on exerting pressure upon the government to ensure the advent of our well-deserved prosperity as good.
“Africans must realise that: Nations can not change individuals but changed individuals will change their nations for good.“‘PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin
By: ‘PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin (President Shining AfriTest)
Wake up from your nightmare and do something to stop this ugly hate and crisis.
I encourage you all to always remember that quitting is not, and can never be an option.
By ỌBA ÀLÀÓ Sept. 2020
Land left uncultivated
Beast left untamed
Water left unchanneled
City left unplanned
Tree left unpruned
House without ventilation
city without watchmen
Night without light
Bank without money
School without books
So goes the fate
of the child without training.
I remember my second journey to the North
It was all amazing through the paths
Moutains left me awed
With fields so broad.
Warmly welcomed by people so awesome
The generosity that left me awestruck.
I was put in a classroom to teach
But my students didn’t understand my speech
This was challenging to me
Because I’m aware education is the key
For my nothern friends to be free.
Now I’m back to the south
Hoping we will all one day be proud
Praying my friends much couth.
By ‘PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin email@example.com
Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of the founding fathers of Nigeria, knowing the power of education to transform an individual, and its potency to birth a great nation, says:
“In order to attain to the goal of economic freedom and prosperity, Nigeria must do certain things as a matter of urgency and priority. It must provide free education at all levels and free health facilities for the masses of it citizens.”
Government at all levels must wake up this time. For the time calls for maximum seriousness and purposeful executions of citizens oriented projects. I believe we can have our streets tarred with gold, and our walls ornamented with diamonds if the vast untapped reasources buried in this continent are unearthed and utilised for purpose of the people.
We can’t talk about development without bringing education to the front burner. Education must be of great interest to governments in Africa. If possible, a major restructuring must be embraced to ensure beautiful future for African children. Our governments must beginning to see education as one of the basic tools, that will champion unhindered development.
It’s highly recommended that governments ensure all schools( both public and privates) are opened as soon as authorities issue the order for the re-opening of our schools, and that all children at all levels( from primary to tertiary) must return back to school. For this to materialise, dogged willingness is needed to rollout more scholarship aids, more grants, and more parliative for schools, especially privates. This is needed to aggressively extinct the poverty and under-development debilitating Africa. Tirfe Mammo would go so far to say:
“Poverty is generally underdevelopment and underdevelopment, in its turn, is associated with many factors. One among these factors is the level of education. The gaps in literacy level between Africa and the better-off countries are remarkable.” 
It is no news that several parents have lost their means of livelihood, many more will still follow suit due to the devastating impact of Coronal Virus (Covid-19) on the economy. Be that as it may, a massive bail out plan must be rolled out to create soothing effects for parents. This intervention will reduce the spate of crimes and criminality, and surpress increase rate of depressions.
The system of extortion, which we have come to know by its influence as ‘Neocolonialism’, is basically structured to sustain the ill-gotten wealth, during pre-colonial slave trade expedition and colonialism that came afterwards, to sustain the future of the countries involved in this extortion. Our governments must be equally interested in the future of our children. The Post-colonial chaotic influence plaguing Africa is as a result of weak educational systems. African States must be purposeful in reengeneering its educational system. Our academic system should be remapped to lead to mental revolution, which will usher in a major systemic reformation.
Coupled with this urgent proposed educational intervention programme should be aggressive plan to make food and a working health system available. The UN, World Population (1992) statistics, Africa has a large and industrious population base of about six hundred million (10 percent of world’s population ), of which well over 65 percent are economically active (under 65 years of age). The continent covers 23 percent of world’s landmass having over six hundred and twenty million hectares of arable land i.e. enough per capital for cultivation.
It is believed that every other sectors of the economy will geometrically improve when African Member States prioritised Education, food, and health.
The hope for a better tomorrow grows along with our children. Let’s secure this hope.
God bless Africa.
 Tirfe Mammo, The Paradox of Africa’s Poverty, 1999, p.32.
By: OLUWANBEPELUMI Adiv Pelumi-Folarin
‘PELUMI Adiv Pelumi-Folarin, is a Leadership Development Expert of over 10 years active experience. He’s the president of Shining Africans Testimony; A Lagos based NGO. Pelumi is passionate about the wellness of African Continent.