I came across this article some hours ago via Sahara Reporters. Read it HERE. This is one of the many problems we’re faced with in Nigeria. Why do people like to talk smack in the name of being opinionated?
I wouldn’t say I’m pro-Goldie or otherwise, I just hate to see (or hear) people talk derogatorily about the dead, it’s wrong! This article in question, takes the cake on being the mother of horse shit in recent times. The title, “Lest We Immortalize Nuisance” is appalling and quite frankly, deeply disgusting. I see the writer tried to justify that he was only using her as an example for the living, but he went ahead to mention, and I quote: “life is short, if you live it like Goldie your death may come and meet you in that state”. I ask, what state exactly, and how would he know how she led her life?
If you need to preach the religion of ethics and morality, by all means do so – but without defamation of someone who tried to live life the best way she could.
Dear Mr. Eseoghene, I think you went past the point and just kept going. That sir, is an actual act of nuisance. You’re supposed to be a journalist (or so, I think), you’re meant to say it as it is – with freedom from bias. At least I know that bit about journalism.
I understand the need for you to be very objective in your opinions, but isn’t it ethical to be well versed with information before putting shit up in the name of reporting? Pray tell, who died and made you judge of who deserves honor or not? I may not be as qualified as you with regards to writing, reporting or handling mass media in general – in fact, I’m just a regular Tom. Truth is, I think you went too far with that article.
I googled you, just so you know. Guess what? The Goldie story is about everything you have to your name. Time is ticking – your five minutes of fame is almost over.