Reno Omokri reveals Ndigbo’s mistake

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Ndigbo lays claim to Jewish ancestry but they differ from their supposed forebears on a very important point, a former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has claimed.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday evening, the US-based pastor said that Igbo people have missed out on the chance to harness the power of the media to push their narratives.

Omokri, who was Special Assistant on New Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, stated that the Jews in Europe and America never toyed with this.

He hailed Senate Chief Whip and former Abia State Governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as the only notable Igbo politician that invested in the media.

According to Omokri, this helped Kalu tremendously in securing his release from prison following his continued detention after the Supreme Court quashed his conviction for corruption.

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He wrote, “The mistake Igbos made, which the Jews in Europe and America did not make, is that they focused only on dominating Nigeria’s commercial sector, and forgot the media. The media is like air power. Once you have it, no one will mess with you!

“You use your economic power to reward friends and use your media control to punish enemies. Carrot and stick makes the world go round. How do you think Orji Kalu got released? Because he‘s the only Igbo man who controls a national media (Daily Sun).

“Igbos should have used Nollywood the way the Yoruba use the media. Sadly, Nollywood actually works against them. It makes others perceive Igbos, wrongly, as ritualists. Ndi’Igbo saw Nollywood as a money maker, and failed to see it as a game changer.”

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