As he begins to shoot his next movie, ‘Love Upon The Hills,” popular film maker Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen who is celebrating his 45th birthday today Monday June 20, and in a happy/sad mood has called for the reversal of the old Nigeria with an hashtag #bringbacksameoldnigeria.
Below is what he sent in
“I thank, God almighty for giving me a great life, career achievements, sweet wife, angelic kids, wonderful family both immediate and extended..in-laws beyond words..friends ..schoolmates, colleagues and of course my Edo..the place of my birth,,.but sadly as i celebrate, i am forced to ask ..Please where is that country i was born into 45 years ago..? Please is it that same Nigeria abeg..?..where is that country where NEPA would first announce that by 4pm there will be power outrage till 5pm for maintenance purpose..?..abeg where is that country where it was 70kobo to one doĺlar..where is it?..where is that country where with just 90 naria you are airborne to lagos from Benin..oh where is that country?..where is that country where a brand new 504 was yours with just three thousand naria?.. Oga Senator where is that country where the only reason you need to visit America was for the graduation of your children ..where is that country where a trip to lagos by road to Benin was a pleasure trip..in three hours you’ve forgotten you traveled please where is that country??..friends where is that same country where it was pride to be called a Nigerian ?..where those serving, served well and those been served equally did their part..where is that my country where even a governor and top government offical’s children schooled and was taught in same school as any other nigerian..Biko where is that Country..???? As you celebrate my 45 years birthday with men please kindly join me in asking that they bring back that same country of ours where i was born…join the hashtag #bringbacksameoldnigeria”