Anytime I see children from poor homes begging and suffering on the street, I'm always pained and usually wonder how long this has to continue.
Majority of Africans are living below the poverty line according to available data on the internet.
Former Presidential Aide, Mr Reno Omokri has taken to his official Instagram page to reveal while Africa is in poverty.
Omokri stated that Africans prefer downloading latest music or videos rather than books. He further said that Africa has invested so much in entertainment than education which needs to be reversed.
The outspoken activist added that Africans are poor because they hardly read as they download latest songs of thuggish rappers rather than reading books of successful billionaires. The post reads;
"I recently saw the data of Internet downloads in Africa. Over 90% of the downloads in Africa are either music, or movies and TV shows. We hardly download Books. Africa is too invested in entertainment and less so in education. We need to flip this! On social media, African youths dissect the latest songs, movies, and TV shows. But hardly the latest books. Successful billionaires write books, but we prefer downloading the latest song of thuggish rappers. Why are we poor? Because we hardly read".
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