If you haven’t, please take a trip to Dare Obasanjo’s Flickr photoshots of his father’s 70th birthday bash. Dare’s father is the Nigerian president Obasanjo, Once you see Dare, even a blind man would know where he gets his look.
Several questions ran through my mind viewing the pictures – such as the “step-brother this”, “step-sister that”, how many of “them” exist? Our president is just one famous polygamist, nothing new really.
But when I saw a picture (reproduced below) and Dare’s use of the word “servant” to describe one of the domestic workers at the presidential villa, my heart sank…
The picture’s caption (as written by Dare) reads:
“One of the servants sitting down on the bed of his one room apartment. You can see the entire apartment in this shot.”
The chap’s profession is not in question, he’s a servant, but he’s human, and deserves to be addressed with more respect in my opinion…slapping the tag “servant” just doesn’t jive with my senses at all.
Well, since Dare carries a more than fair share of his father’s gene pool (click on picture to enlarge) this shouldn’t be a surprise to those familiar with Nigeria and president Obasanjo. Should it? Didn’t the book state: “By their fruits you shall know them.”
Links : http://flickr.com/photos/carnage4life/sets/72157600155828724/ (photo) http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/ (Dare’s blog)