Ghana Not Nigeria Should Be Called The Giant of Africa- Gifty Powers
Gifty Powers, a former contestant on the popular reality TV show Big Brother Naija has opined that Ghana should be called the giant of Africa as against Nigeria that currently lays claim to the name.
Gifty who since leaving the Big Brother house has had a number of controversies trail her shared her thoughts following the declaration of Kolkota International Airport as the best and most improved airport in Africa by the Airport Council International (ACI).
Gifty who schooled in Accra, Ghana before returning to Nigeria to pursue her dreams believes that Nigeria is not deserving of the title because Ghana is always ahead of Nigeria in some critical sectors.
Taking to social media to share her thoughts, she laments the poor leadership that is currently leading Nigeria to rot while praising Ghanaians for “using their heads and not with their belly/selfish interest.”
Citing issues such as corruption, terrorism and other social vices as problems hindering Nigeria’s infrastructural and economic development, she wrote:
“Ghana should be called the giant of Africa, not Nigeria.
Every country does politics (corruption), I get it, Ghana hides theirs but Nigeria opens theirs like say na we own the Galaxy, say nothing fit happen. Like say na we own “ODESHI”. No respect at all. SMH.
Why can’t our government for once just forget about their stomachs and f***ing put things straight in this country.
“It’s annoying when i see people, especially foreigners, talking good about some African countries, and when Nigeria is mentioned in the topic, they’ll be like, ‘hell nooo, not Nigeria. You people scam all the time’… It’s f***ing annoying.”
To change the negative perception of Nigeria, Gifty advised:
“Person wey dey steal regularly no dey tell person say e dey thief. He tells people that he is a business man.
“Make we dey hide our yansh small naa. Imagine a whole giant of Africa is banned from entering USA. SMH. Kpele ooo we really do have a long way to go.”
In 2018, Gifty welcomed a child Alisha. The birth of Alisha was not without controversy as Nigerian singer Mr 2Kay claimed paternity of the child but Gifty vehemently denied it.
Mr 2Kay who is Gifty’s ex claimed paternity when Gifty shared a photo of the child to celebrate her birthday. Reacting, Mr2Kay wrote at the time@
“Happy birthday to my Sunshine (Alisha is one today) daddy loves you so much. May God keep on protecting you and showering His blessings on you endlessly my little princess and you look so much like your big brother.”
To this Gifty replied:
“Only a mother knows the real true identity of her child’s father. Any other noise trying to stay relevant in the industry is nonsense.”
And Mr 2Kay responded again,
“When a true father loves his daughter, DNA so true.”
In a later interview, Gifty addressed the issue of the paternity of her child saying:
“Well, a father is one who takes full responsibility of his child, who adores his child, who makes sure that an “ant” never reaches his child’s shoe lace. So, to answer your question, I’m keeping the identity of my daughter’s father (my husband) because we always protect those we truly love.”