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Feature Article of Saturday, 1 September 2012

Columnist: Saka, Dr.

The Cost of Africa's Inferiority Complex (1)

Mental enslavement: African woman misguided by
foreign fashion to abandon her natural hair.

By Honourable Saka

According to one estimate, African girls of today spend more money on fashion than
what they spend on books and food combined. From pedicure to manicure, skin
bleaching cosmetics, hair relaxers, wigs, weaves, eyelashes, nails, among others.
Many women in the universities even go to the extreme: they blow part of their
school fees on items that will make them look sexy.

Take Nigeria for example, it is estimated that Nigeria has a population of about
155million with about 56% between the ages of 16-54 years old. Out of these age
group women are more than 40million. The details are as follows: Male = 44,296,228
Female = 42,534,542.

Therefore with over 40 million women in Nigeria, if each one of them spends at least
$ 1 a week on any of the above items, how much will that be? At least that is $
40million dollars per week; making it about $150 per month. Mind you this figure
just applies to Nigeria only. What about the women across all the 54 African
countries combined?

Every day, Korean and Brazilian families thank black women for giving their
countries $ 16.4 million dollars each. The low self-esteem of African women is
making them very rich and they’re happy about that.

Throughout Africa, women spend billions of dollars every week, to import Brazilian
hair, Peruvian hair, Korean hair, Asian hair, European wigs, weaves, eyelashes,
artificial nails and many other stuff, all because the African woman does not
appreciate her God-given natural beauty anymore. She bleaches her skin and spends so
much on her hair because she wants to look Asian, a European or American. She
believes that is sexy! The result: cancer and other numerous untold consequences.

This is so because the African woman has been brainwashed to look down upon her
identity and to boycott her natural beauty for someone else’s. Our women have
disposed their natural beauty and are rather paying so much for Asian and Western
fashion. In fact, it costs African women hundreds of billions of dollars every year
to keep their artificial make ups, their artificial hairs, the nails, and all the
fashion they have blindly copied from other societies at the expense of their
God-given beauty.

At the same time, the African fashion has been thrown to the dogs. Africa therefore
spends all this money to create jobs for Asia, Europe and the Americas, whilst
unemployment and poverty is becoming the destiny of the African people. Most African
relationships are unstable because African women of today would demand all that
their partners may not be able to afford. Africa needs a mental revolution.

Bob Marley warned Africans to emancipate themselves from mental slavery, yet
Africans wouldn’t listen.

If African women are throwing their pride, natural beauty and their culture to the
dogs, whom do we expect, to cherish and to promote the natural beauty of the African
woman?

By Honourable Saka.

Honourable Saka
The writer is a political analyst on African affairs, and a well-known social
commentator in Africa. As a strong Pan-Africanist, he is currently seeking to
establish the "Project Pan-Africa" (PPA) to create a mental revolution across
Africa. He is the editor of “The Doctor’s Report”, your most reliable source of
critical analysis on African issues. Please visit his blog
at: http://www.honourablesaka.blogspot.co.uk and Email him
at: honourablesaka@yahoo.co.uk. Also visit PPA at: www.projectpanafrica.org


Honourable Saka
The writer is a political analyst on African affairs, and a well-known social
commentator in Africa. As a strong Pan-Africanist, he is currently seeking to
establish the "Project Pan-Africa" (PPA) to create a mental revolution across Africa
for the freedom of Africa. He is the editor of “The Doctor’s Report”, your most
reliable source of critical analysis on African issues. Please visit his blog at:
http://www.honourablesaka.blogspot.co.uk and Email him at:
honourablesaka@yahoo.co.uk. Also visit PPA at: www.projectpanafrica.org

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