The scale of my ambition.
It’s getting too large to construct on my own.
Like many Africans, I’ve had enough.
News coverage showcasing this region.
Does nothing but reinforce the legion that you bring forth.
Now, I’ll spare you the analogies and set it out clearly.
To all those that are out to “end poverty”.
I applaud your initiative, your drive and determination.
So bear with me as I lay into you. I’m doing it out of love. Trust me.
Whenever I hear your mission.
I think “here we go again with the bare minimums.”
Nothing but bare minimums.
I yearn to be part of a new breed of Africans.
Who want to do more than just end poverty.
What about all those who have escaped its deathly grip.
But still live precarious and unfulfilled lives?
My mission is to build an empire.
To empower. To nurture innovation and prosperity.
One that surpasses anything you could ever imagine and conceive.
If you think that’s ridiculous and absurd.
Wait till you see how I plan on going about this deed.
If I hear another damn politician talking about “ending poverty.”
I swear I’ll fucking snap.
But don’t worry, it’ll just be a picture.
One more to my growing catalogue.
Reminding me of your never-ending plan of world domination.
“So remember guys, bare minimum. Say it with me.”
This is only the beginning. If you like it, it’s only natural to read this! I bet you’ll like it even more.
This TEDx video captures these sentiments.