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Kids talk made-in-Nigeria cars on KSDT show


Sean, Rejoice and Nemi with host Tony on set.

Sean, Rejoice and Nemi with host Tony on set.<br />

In what has become the intriguing fashion of the show, viewers of the popular Children TV series, Kids Say the Darndest Things, were treated to a full dose of entertainment and hilarity from unscripted views and opinions from the kids on a number of social issues. Particularly, the episode three of the season two of the Etisalat sponsored show saw brilliant Nigerian kind talk about made in Nigeria cars.

Show host, Tony Okungbowa, had wanted to buy a car, but could not make up his mind on which brand to go for. So, he decided to seek some professional advice from his guests, the trio of Nemi, Rejoice and Sean. But his request threw up a collection of bemusing responses and suggestions, expectedly though. Nemi, a seven years old boy, advised him to consider the beauty in his choice, an opinion also echoed by nine years Rejoice. For Sean, he could go for any brand of his choice except that he had to ensure it did not come with any defect.

Not done with his earlier suggestion, Nemi also advised him to also consider ‘a car that can drive itself,’ preferably made in China. His advice was quite startling particularly to Rejoice, who stared at him unbelievably.

Tony’s attempted probe of a possibility of finding such a car in the country and his insistence on buying a made-in-Nigeria car opened a new worldview into the lives of the panelists and their relationships with history.

The audience had a moment of laughter when the kids unanimous mentioned to Tony that such car brands like Land Rover, Ford, Toyota, GMC, Honda and Nissan among others were made in Nigeria. Rejoice took this further by telling him that Henry Ford, an American inventor of the Ford Motors, came to Nigeria and made the cars, which have now gone nationwide. Corroborating Rejoice’s claim, Nemi asserted that the likes of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison drove Ford cars while they lived in Nigeria.

Tony’s insistence on a made-in-Nigeria car with two doors was way beyond the understanding of the kids as they claimed that a car has four doors and not two. These contrary opinions kicked off a flurry of suggestions on how to accommodate Tony’s large family on a four-wheel drive.

The Stand Out Kid segment, powered by Cliqlite, the innovative educational product from Etisalat Nigeria, featured eight years old Flutist, Daniel Olawusoke, who treated the audience to a sweet rendition of Lara George’s Dansaki. The confident lad, who got attracted to playing the recorder through his older sibling, hopes to become a professional performer when he is of age.

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