In a thought-provoking reflection, Abraham Great, a UK-based author, pastor, gospel artist, and speaker, declared that there is much to come from Nigeria to the world.
Great made the comment while highlighting the influence of language, culture, and visionary thinking in shaping a nation’s global reach and contributions.
Drawing parallels to the UK’s export of the English language and the potential of Nigerian culture, Great noted Nigeria can package its local languages, which can lead to significant contributions on the global stage.
”The most significant resource the UK exports to the world is the English Language. Once people learn their language, they become the British product or, at best, subjects. – The language has been a blessing to the world, though.
”If Nigeria packages Yoruba to the world, it will be easy to spread. Yoruba is already well-received globally with the Isese culture. We must think beyond products.
”Whenever I am in Guangzhou, China, I am amazed at how Chinese learn to speak Igbo to work with or for Igbo people in the market areas of that city. Vision will consume every complaint we make.
”There is a lot to come from Nigeria to the world. Thank God for Afrobeats spreading through Music globally.
”Thank God for the impact of the binary code or the Ifa mythology that has today contributed to light, coding and computing. Thank God we could deduce through Pluto that Socrates himself would have learnt from Orunmila.
”Today, we feel demonic, mentioning the knowledge from our culture and becoming suspicious of one another reading beyond the norms. The glory of Africa is not imported; the glory of Africa is the revealing of her potential.”
He further called for a shift in perspective, urging Africans to recognize that the continent’s glory isn’t imported but lies in unveiling its inherent potential.
He also called for a renewed appreciation of traditional wisdom as a source of innovation.