We are all guilty of Superiority complex, Racism, Tribalism,

From Abu Jabir Abdullah Penabdul

Superiority power play from the continental to national to regional to state to family unit. 

You see, if you look at the world critically and the behavior of humans you will be amazed to find out that the superiority gene runs in almost every blood unless tamed...

Let’s start this unfortunate journey of racial supremacy and all of its manifestations down to the family unit.

Understand, I’m not a racist nor do I subscribe to any form of racial or ethnic discrimination, I’m here to relate my thought which is subjective and could be corrected.

Globally, the Whites and the colored look down on the blacks and feel more privileged  and superior. 

Then within the whites, I can bet my last kobo that the British feel superior to other Europeans. Then within UK, the Scottish, the Welsh and the Irish are not on equal footing with the English. I stand corrected! just a thought. 

Take The United States of America, they feel more superior than other nations within the American Continent. The Mexicans, the Brazilians and others are not seen as equals. 

The Africans that are seen as second class citizens of the world by the Europeans and American now found within themselves the trait of superiority complex. Hmm! The African Arabs and the colored light South African feel more superior than the rest of the black race. It’s a trap

Then the rest of the black African race are left to decide who is more superior. The Nigerians feel more superior than every other black African. I’m not even going to debate this. The Nigerians no better.

Then within Nigerian context, three languages were gifted the status of supremacy. Thus you have three Major languages that feel superior to others. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Don’t castigate me for starting with Hausa, I was just listing them alphabetically. Do you understand? 

Then within the Yoruba land, some Yoruba dialects feel they are more original than other Yorubas. You see how deadly and subtle this monster destroys people?

Then within the Igbo land, some Igbos feel their dialect is more original thus looking down on other Igbos. 

The Hausas of the Northern region feel every other language within the North is inferior only the Hausas carry the banner. So if you are Nupe, Igala, Igbira, Kamuku etc you are on your own. They call you “Yare” derogatorily.

The Hausas within themselves now have superiority power play. Hmmmm! The Kano guy feels every other Hausa person is second class and they are the most polished. Most people will agree with me on this. Just a random thread don’t come for me...

Then within other majority tribes within the minority classification you have another superiority power play. The Nupes are spread across three states. Niger, Kogi and Kwara. Well, the Nupe from Niger feels more superior to others.

Within the Nupes of Niger state, those from Bida feel more superior to others. And the Nupes in their own satanic share of superiority complex look down on the Gbagis who amongst themselves have the superiority hierarchy.

The Igalas and The Igbiras have their own power play with the Igalas feeling more superior. Hmmm! This thing called nationalism is a cancer.

Within a locality, those living in particular neighborhood feel more superior than others.

Within the neighborhood, those on a particular street feel more superior to others.

Within the street, you will find a household that feels more superior to others.

Within the house unit in a polygamous setting, the children of a particular wife, feel more equal than their half siblings.


We are all in this repugnant habit. This social monster. What is the way out?


“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has Taqwa (piety)...” Qur’an 49:13

Yes, the solution has be in Islam only. I’m proud to be a Muslim. I’m not better than anyone by virtue of my skin color, tribe, social status....I can only be better than others if I fear Allaah more than they do. Please avoid tribal slogans and embrace humanity.

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