Nigerian Vanguard has reported that Nigerian music star Dbanj, has said he would take farming to encourage African youth to embrace Agriculture and fight poverty. In an interview, during the launch of “ONE’s Year of Agriculture Campaign,” Dbanj said his action was to open up another area of unexplored opportunities for African youth.
ONE is an international, non-partisan, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organisation, aimed at eradicating poverty and preventable diseases in the world through public awareness. He said during his meeting with the ONE Organisation in South Africa, he was convinced that agriculture was the a way forward for Nigeria and Africa.
In his words; “Agriculture is life, if we focus on agriculture, not only would we be able to feed the rest of the world, but we would be a power house and we would not need anybody to give us anything. We would create our wealth ourselves, so, you can call me a farmer now.”
That raises an interesting question for many African students who prefer white collar jobs to anything associated with farming. Now that Dbanj is going into it, would also consider ‘cool?’ We actually think it’s cool and highly profitable especially for a continent with abundance of arable land. Maybe we could start an agricultural revolution to empower ourselves to participate in other sectors of the economy, even if we don’t want to remain in it for a lifetime. What do you think? Drop your comment below