Olajumoke and the Hypocrisy of our shared Humanity – By Steve Aborisade


    The story of Olajumoke could easily and conveniently reinforce the shallowness and cosmeticity of our humanity as a group of people. I feel sad, sad that the true essence of the story of this young woman as interpreted for us by TY Bello has been lost in the kleig light of her many photo shoots, increasing by the day, because having Olajumoke as your poster girl now is the new morality, largely showing a deep seated lack of genuine sense of social responsibility by organizations interested only in polishing their brands through the compelling story of this bread seller.
    Why is it convenient to ignore the message of TY Bello and the real essence of the reality of several thousand young girls and women who have been obscured by poverty and lack of access to education? Olajumoke’s story, to me, showed us one thing, and that is the fact that we have ignored for too long, and have not been responsible to our immediate environment.
    Her story is calling for committed attention to these neglects and those neglected. We should heed that call instead of obscuring it further, as it is being done now with the rush by every other organisation to have this lady as their stamp of responsiveness.
    Why can’t these organizations realise that there are thousands of the likes of Olajumoke they pass by everyday without casting a glance? In their homes, an Olajumoke is the house help, in their offices, an Olajumoke is the tray girl and messenger. At eateries and mama puts, you will see an Olajumoke washing dishes, serving and so on.
    And on every street, where the branches of their bank resides, there is an Olajumoke supplying bread, hot ones, to the security personnel and drivers to munch that ‘ewa agoyin’. Women and girls, deprived of the …Read More

    Source:: The NET