Friday, May 04, 2007
According to Dare Obasanjo, child of the outgoing President of Nigeria, the person in the picture is “One of the servants sitting down on the bed of his one room apartment. You can see the entire apartment in this shot.”
The occasion was his father's 70th birthday party which he came down to Nigeria for. There were pictures of giraffes, lions, revelling party guests and even one of a dead cockroach. True.
No, the giraffes, cockroach and lions were not guests (well, who knows, really? This is Nigeria) First saw this picture of the servant on imnakoya's blog where HRH, the Prince of Otta, Dare Obasanjo himself came to exchange harsh words in the comments section with some bloggers who dared query the display of opulence.
I trust no crazy comments, anonymous or otherwise, will be placed here sha. This is a tranquil blog and I don't want to call anyone's father, names.
Is Dare's family claiming Wole Soyinka is 3 years older than their father, Aremu? Hehehe.
I don't think I have seen a picture convey as much sadness as this one of "the servant" does. "In the midst of plenty..."
The good looking couple in the other pic- Dare Obasanjo and his sister, Funke. You may see the other 124 photos of the party here. Copyright-Dare Obj.