Some people responded to my write up two days ago Friday 26 April 2013 enquiring what how they can help Radio Biafra continue what its work. Shortly after the publication of the piece I got a phone call and was asked by the director if I would come to the studio in London to defend what I had written. Despite being many miles away from London, I decided to honor the invitation and duly participated in the broadcast on Friday evening. Having taking part in a live broadcast, I am now glad I did.
Since my publication, I can affirm that I have seen so much potential and promise. Within a matter of minutes of being on air, I got inundated with requests and messages of support from people I had never met or had any dealings with before. I was contacted by people from all over the world including Trinidad & Tobago and Barcelona asking me what contribution I would like them to make.
It is estimated that at least over 10 million souls were cruelly taken away as slaves from West Africa alone so the lineage of Igbo people must be monumental across the Americas. When I consider this and the estimated 30 million or more Igbo people in Nigeria, I ask myself why are noteworthy Biafrian projects like Radio Biafra, Bilie Human Rights Initiative legal case and remembrance projects for victims of the war still struggling? Why does Nigeria even still exist in its present form and guise with the most intelligent people in it relegated to the bottom tier of relevance? In population stakes alone if any percentage of Igbo people or their descendants would have the courage to unite, Nigeria alone would not be scared of them, the whole world would be.
Being well informed is what will unite many Igbo’s and free Biafra. I myself have only learnt of Biafra’s struggle within the last year and am shocked how much is hidden from us. As an English person I can tell you that many of us send regular donation/funding to the likes of Red Cross and Children in Need. These wonderful charitable institutions rely on the goodwill of the ordinary people to survive and carry out their life saving duties. This is the same approach and mindset most Igbos and other Biafrans, especially those outside Nigeria should adopt if you want your voice to be heard.
Despite my nationality I will consider myself a sister and ally of the Igbo people and will do what I can to help. To all those that have out of sense of duty and love for Biafra contacted me, I ask that you offer what you can to incorruptible enterprises like Radio Biafra and the Billie human rights initiative and to make your support regular, either on a weekly or monthly basis by every person who has any humanity left in them. I can’t reiterate enough that every Igbo or ally of the Igbo nation outside of Biafra must help fund trustworthy projects like your radio station “Radio Biafra”, so that the world can be given the correct knowledge about what is happening in Nigeria and the corrupt officials in Africa will find it hard to cover up all their dirty works.
With funding Igbo groups that meet in different countries will be able to organize protests outside of Biafra. Given the right support now, very shortly enough Igbo people will stand up and say “enough”! The suffering of my kin will stop now”! When millions of people do this, what nation on this entire planet can fight the inevitable? Whatever you do, don’t give up. Biafra is worth fighting for. If you are touched and want to help to achieve what you want, go to www.radiobiafra.co/donate
Remember: It’s not what they take away from you that count; it’s what you do with what’s left.
Email Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org