Ishaya Bako got the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in putting out his documentary Fueling Poverty about the culture of greed and corruption in Nigeria articulated through the Fuel Subsidy Scam of 2011 and that comes as no surprise after watching the video.
The documentary manages to point out the terrible things going on in Nigeria while people continue their “Suffering and Shmiling” attitude leaving the elected officials to rule the nation with corruption and greed being at the center of it all.
The documentary opens with Wole Soyinka (Nigerian writer, playwright and poet, Nobel Prize winner) talking about the country Nigeria and the Fuel Subsidy scam that was a topic of discussion for a very long time before he gets taken off screen with Femi Kuti (Son of late Legend Fela Kuti) playing in the background.
Watching this clip made me remember we’ve got our very own Mufasa (James Earl Jones) here in Africa. Wole Soyinka has a very reach voice for narration which would captivate anyone.