Pix Stories from the Motherland: “Maka ndi Boko Haram”

IMG-20160228-WA0008“What do you want to be when you are done with school?”


 “Why do you want to be soldiers?”

“Maka ndi Boko Haram. We want to destroy all of them and make Nigeria the Giant of Africa”


Lexicon Analysis:  “Maka ndi Boko Haram” translates to “Because of the terrorists (Boko Haram)”. It is translated from Igbo- a major African language spoken by over 32 million people with celebrated artwork dating to over 2500 BC

Background info:

Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”. 

NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.

It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier comprehension and consumption.

By Obi Odenigbo

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