Nigeria: Too much, so little

19 May 2023

Hi Folks,

Hope your week has been great. No doubt you must have been part of the ecstatic moments of the past couple of days. All for the best reasons.

Have you ever wondered why Nigeria has so much to offer yet so little in return. (rhetorical)

Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen I think, started the trends rather quietly in the Serie A. Victor has put in so much work into his trade and not a few Africans were looking forward to his day of glory.

On Thursday, 4th May, 2023, Victor Osimhen ended the 33-year Scudetto drought for Italian Serie A giants, Napoli, as his goal in a 1-1 draw against Udinese sent Naples, Italy, into wild jubilations. The goal was his 22nd, breaking the Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o’s record as the African with the most goals in a single Serie A season.

Days later, he went a step further, as the great Nigerian he is, took his goals to 47 to beat the Liberian and African icon George Weah, who held the record with 46 goals in 114 Serie A games.

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa has always proven her turf, dropping hits after hit and just when you think the Queen of Afrobeats is on recess, she springs another surprise.

Tiwa Savage stepped into the arena and made history on Sunday, May 6, 2023, when she performed at the coronation concert of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Windsor Castle, London, England.

Hilda Baci

While the world was still trying to figure out what spirit drives Nigerians, the culinary expertise of Hilda Baci.

Baci set the world agog, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.


Baci smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by the Indian chef, Lata Tandon, a feat registered in Rewa, northeastern India, in 201 9.

The 27-year-old Nigerian chef did not just break a record, she set a new one for cooking for 100 hours, the longest period for an individual; a feat achieved at Amore Gardens, Lekki, Lagos, on Monday, May 15, 2023.

My take away from the wonderful feats by these great Africans is only a pointer to how much greatness lies ahead if we are willing to rise to the occasion.

Remember to make somebody smile today through your acts of kindness.


Ilupeju B