Nigerian rapper and songwriter, Jesse Jagz has said that Africa is filled with people he described as ‘educated illiterates’.
He said that the ideology, technology and other aspect of human endeavours that Africans embrace and use in the society were adopted from the Western world.
Jesse Jagz, who spoke during a chat, stated that an average African knows so much yet knows so little and he talked about how western style of democracy is practiced without questioning its origin or its relevance to the continent.
To drive home his point, he asked which African country make their own cars, print their own money and have steady power supply outside of South Africa.
The Hip Hop artiste delved into the entertainment genre and wondered which African country make their own music by way of the musical gadgets and equipments.
Watch him speak below:
Meanwhile, CorrectNG reported that a brilliant South African student identified Aphiwe Hlatshwayo turned down an offer to study in the United States on scholarship.
The girl bagged six distinctions in her matric exams at Reddford House The Hills in Pretoria, and was offered an opportunity to further her studies in USA but she chose a South African higher Institution.
Aphiwe, who is also the head girl at her school, instead, opted to study medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
According to the best graduating student, when she saw that her first and second-term marks had dropped after dedicating much of her time to activities outside of academics, she knew she had to turn things around.
The brilliant girl said she spent a great portion of her time organising school events, representing the school at competitions and serving its pupils.
“When someone comes to me for help, I will avail myself in that moment, pushing everything of mine aside to help the next person until I no longer have time left for me,” she said.
Her multiple engagements accompanied with procrastination and not studying enough, meant that her grades dropped.
She then had to do some self-reflection and realign herself with her goals. This has led to Hlatshwayo bagging six distinctions and ranking in the top 5% of Independent Examinations Board candidates nationally for several subjects.
Following her stellar performance, Hlatshwayo was offered admission at Seattle University in the US to study Anatomy for four years, and another four years in medicine as part of its postgraduate programme.
But she declined at the advise of her mentor who advised against going to the US as she would have to spend an additional four years before completing her four-year medical degree.
Hlatshwayo said: “I understood where she (mentor) was coming from because you can get the same education here for six years (instead of eight), which works because I will be here (in South Africa) around my family so that I can have my support structure with me. So, it is kind of a blessing in disguise.”
She noted that her mind is made up about studying in South Africa, her major challenge is funding. She also acknowledged that she might be passing up a significant opportunity, but she also expressed fears of not succeeding in the US due to the different education system and absence of support.