MACHO also cries!

Boldness, they say, is an important mark of confidence! When does it lead into trouble, though? Could there possibly be clear-cut difference between healthy confidence and misplaced boldness? Is there a thin line between arrogance and good self-esteem? For many, the methods of expressing boldness are not cast in stone; it all depends on the context of interactive exchange.

There are only a few native “jùjú” songs which I can put on repeat while I drive to-and-fro Ibadan, from Lagos. ÒGÌDÁN, by popular Legend Sunday Adéníyì (King Sunny Ade), is one of such. Not only does it thrill my sense of humour, it actually captures my analytical mind. It’s says and interprets thus:

Ògìdán ò ní se “Barber”, k’ájá dé’bè lö ge’run.

Even if a Leopard opens shop as a “Barber”, the Dog dare not feign boldness enough to patronize for a haircut.


★This article is an excerpt from APOLOGETIX, a psycho-analytical adaptation of Nature’s Cardinals©; intellectual property of Green Tempers Initiative®, of which Damilola MacGregor is a Registered Trustee.




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