November 9th, 2016 is a day that no one will forget. If you have lived up to this day, you have just witnessed history in America: misogynous, sexist shenanigan has just been elected the 45th president of the United teuss teuss. Donald J. Trump is the new President of the USA. Té khamnani kou nek facebook yek ngeu news yi, ndakh souniou mbok sénégalais yi nio geuneu ay wa CNN.
When I woke up this morning and opened up my FB feeds (just like any other millennial, the first thing we do is grab our phones and straight to social media), all that was on my news feed was the election. Commencerwone na douter sakh, ni est ce que nekou meu USA tamit té yegou mako, mais quand j’ai vu ma cousine di maquiller, I came back to reality.
C’est bien beau de parler des élections because it was the most hectic and talked about election of our generation. And it shows that we are interested in things happening outside of our cocoon and that we want to know more about the world…etc We have seen it all during this election, from scandalous emails to some fucked up pussy conversations. And I get it, the world is now one big village where the information is one. But don’t get me wrong here, when you see people who are in no way related to America, have never been there, saying things that are pure BS, man something’s gotta be done.
How can a fucking presidential election being held in America (another continent!) affect us, Africans?
I am not talking about any damn financial or economical shit. I am talking about our future! I believe in the future of Africa. I believe that we must do better and that the road to change is a long one. But I do not believe in anyway that our change, our evolution, our development, our future depends on a presidential election happening thousands of miles from our continent. Senegalais dafa tame dieul bene affaire à coeur beu eupeul si. On est tous choqué par les résultats, té khamna ni tamit personne au Sénégal ne voulait que Trump ne gagne. But the thing is HE DID! HOW!
Well he got voters, les gens se sont identifiés à ses propos.
I am not saying that people should not talk about it or share their impressions. I mean who am I? You are absolutely free to do so! Free speech! I am not for Hilary nor Trump and certainly not an American voter. So duh. Helloooo! C’est juste que dafa am ay niit yo khamni ils vont à l’extrême! Ils sont loin !! Dem bay wakh que nioune Africains daal daniou wara dieul exemple si élections américaines yi pour avancer.
Saying that this should be our wake up call! Tamit eupance! Ben question rek la ame. Naka leu résultats élections di niou dieum lo kanam? Si yane aname? (Eh mais mane dama degu wolof dé! tenchion hein!)
How can this be a developing point to our beloved continent? How?! TELL ME!! Naniou suivre té commenter rek comme tout le monde, sani si touti souniou grain de sel since everybody is talking about it, même les chicken de la maison comme disait Saneekh. But don’t go telling your fellow african people to make a change just because America is changing in a way that you did not expect.
We have got loads of “opportunities” here in our countries. Comme on dit, dangay ame seu gaume di lidjieunti bouton diambour. We have our own political problems. Countries like Senegal are in lack of values nowadays. We have the problem of the “ghost oil”, we have problems with the talibés sleeping in the street (fyi just yesterday, I saw one in Nord Foire at around 8 o’clock, je lui parlais mais fale woumeu sakh té il ne doit pas avoir plus de 10 ans). We should be better than this!!
Naniou lidjeunti souniou prochaine élection mo geune.
LEARN FROM THEM AS TO NOT UNDERESTIMATE OUR OPPONENTS AND NOT VOTE FOR A DISGUSTING AND VILE HUMAN BEING!
Lesson: If Trump won, my fellow Africans, you can be anything you want. You just gotta believe in yourself and show the world that they are the fools not believing in your strength and courage. Let the Americans deal with their own crap, they voted for him, well they have to put up with his shit.
Ps: I wish I could be just like my cousin. We were talking about the election one day at home and she was asking who is Trump. She had no freaking idea who the guy was (and she is a millenial just like me, so being a social media addict and all that stuff). I was making fun of her, mais sa réponse m’a fait taire. Elle m’a dit littéralement: “Ah mane khamou meu Trump. Loussiy sama yone si elections americains yi dou changer sama vie si lene”.I wish I had the same state of mind! Sur ce, je vous remercie. Té nak, bou lene si guiss sene bop, sénégalais dafa gawa merr bokoy wakh li nga constater rek. Guiss ngegn fi booba et le rap polonais, anh NK?! No offense! None taken!
Stay positive rek, Africa will be the future inshAllah.
Peace out folks!
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