Pascal Atuma, the CEO of Tabic Records and President of Tabic Inc Canada is in a joyous mood today as he celebrates his 50th birthday and recent recognition as the Best Black Actor in Canada for the year 2021.
The highly respected director, producer and business artist took to Instagram today to celebrate the feat with a post that reads;
I’m very grateful to see today, Feb 22nd, 2022, my 50th BIRTHDAY!!! Permit me to express my gratitude to Canada and Canadians for finding me worthy to receive the “Best Black Actor in Canada 2021” award. I’m incredibly humbled. Thanks to my agent Warren Beatty, my family, my beloved wife, friends, and fans for their support. As grateful as I am, I also have mixed feelings because of the adverse effects of tribalism, religion intolerance, bitter politics, and corruption in Nigeria, my country of birth. We have failed to attain our full potential mainly due to bad choices in choosing some of our past leaders. I encourage all Nigerians not to vote along religious, ethnic, and tribal lines come 2023, and youths must rise and save Nigeria. The older adults are almost close to their heavens; the younger generation should say no to crumbs while our leaders bury Nigeria and the future of Nigeria before they depart!!
Unity is the ability to pull towards a common goal at a given time. Ethnic and tribal divides are common amongst most Countries of the world, but weaponizing Ethnicity is more prevalent in 3rd World Countries where leaders take advantage of tribal sentiments to appeal to sectional support. Evidence abounds that such leaders hardly can mobilize the entire country’s potential for growth and development. Our inability to unite our country has affected our country negatively. Therefore, inefficient governance is a direct result and Correlation of tribalism in Nigeria.
Tribalism put round pegs in square holes, thereby making it extremely difficult for the best hands and professionals to participate in building a nation. Tribalism will raise primordial favors above rewards for good jobs done, creating a downward slope for Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and hence impoverishment is imminent. Therefore, if Nigeria must progress, we must eradicate tribalism. Let’s unite the Centrifugal forces of Nigeria beyond ethnic and sectional sentiments in the choice of candidates into public office.
Development and wealth do not speak the language of Ethnicity; Growth and development speak a universal language. Therefore, if Nigeria can look for the best men and women irrespective of tribe or religion, we will have a chance to rebuild Nigeria from its present ruins caused by years of Ethnic Politics and confusing religion.
Together, we can build the Nigeria of our dreams. Happy birthday to me.