A New Nigeria Free From Cultism…Do We Have Hope?

The Neo-Black movement was designed to deal with the difficult and thorny matters that other black organisations could not deal with. Hence we started with the question of apartheid in South Africa and the total liberation of the African continent from colonialism as well as confronting racial intolerance and discrimination Worldwide. While apartheid may be gone, the other issues remain and new problems have since reared their heads i.e. the situation in Darfur, The mayhem in Zimbabwe and the failure of Central govt in Nigeria; more so the abysmal situation in the Niger-delta amongst others. These are situations we should not be afraid to confront. The national leadership of NBM amongst others like the pirates, Vikings, buccaneers, mafites must lead the way in not just decrying these continental ills, but begin to propose meaningful solutions to these problems which Central govt is unwilling or unable to resolve instead of perpetuating or encouraging youths in our campuses to further kill themselves thereby reducing our future generation to mere beast. If all we do is propose meaningful solutions to these problems we would have done a lot. I am not by any means suggesting that we can resolve these problems on our own. I am merely saying that as Axe-Men, we deal with matters of gravity and not inconsequential issues.

This was the original path set out by the founding fathers. “Black-Axe magazine number one” bears this out. The National Head and his executives should be able to hold meetings with the African union and the executive councils of most if not all-African nations. Nobody should put limitations on our potentials as a movement. There is a failure of leadership in continental Africa and somebody must step into the gap and there is nobody more qualified than the Neo-Black movement. Gowon became head of state in Nigeria at 32. Murtala Mohammed became Nigerian leader at 37.Thomas Sankara, Valentine Strasser were all very young men, Black scorpion Benjamin Adekunle commanded the dreaded third marine commando during the civil war as a Brigadier at the age of 29.Youth has its advantages, it is time to rise up to the challenges of our time. It is time to inspire our youths to reach for the stars, as the world is now a global village, it is time to take advantage of the times. PHILLIP EMEGWALI one of the fathers or indeed the Father of the Internet has set the stage for Black Youth. AFRICA is the richest of the continents, The day we open our eyes, look around us in Africa, appreciate our fertile soil, the richness of our flora and fauna, our mineral resources, wonderful weather, teeming human and material resources, we will fall on our knees in gratitude to a GOD who so loved the Black man that he blessed him with the best portion of the earth. On that day we will truly become men and begin the journey of reclaiming our position as the first-born and rapidly move towards surpassing the deeds of our glorious ancestors.

We cannot call ourselves strong men, if the next Nigerian elections are rigged before our very eyes. We must begin to perceive Africa with a new eye as a continent of possibilities. The Neo-Black movement must forge new ties with other Blackist and Pan-Africanist organisations across the globe. We must be concerned about what happens to our people in countries across the world where there are size-able Black populations, countries like Brazil, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Peru as well as Britain and the United States must begin to feel the positive radiance of Neo-Blackism. Russia must be told that the Black-man will not be exterminated like a dog. The United Nations must be kept informed by the N.B.M about the situation in Russia. It must not be business as usual for racists, nihilists and neo-barbarians. The national leadership of all African fraternity must not shirk its responsibilities. If the National EXCOS and the Elders of these fraternities; persons like Wole Soyinka, Nicolas Idemudia and a host of others are not dealing with these issues, then what are they dealing with. To be scratching on the ground looking for crickets while carrying an elephant on one’s back is not an option here. There is no need for fear as Axe-Men have already shown that they are fearless. Many have gone to their death willingly in defense of their brother Axe-Men. It is for the national leadership to find the gumption, regain a sense of purpose and stand ready to confront the problems facing our race and not the death toll on campuses with regards to fraternal clashes and imbecile exuberance. The Neo-Blackist must rise up to the challenge of our times. The Neo-Black Movement at inception was not a fraternity in the mould of the Freemasons or Ogboni esteemed as those fraternities might be, but there was a fraternity amongst Axe-Men, such as you found amongst journalists, engineers, doctors or indeed soldiers. A man sworn to defend the black man worldwide was indeed a brother to any other man so sworn. This was where the spirit of fraternity came from. The first Head Waziri Zako was very concerned that men would come in to join the organization seeking what they could gain and not what they could contribute. The nature of operations an Axe-Man might need to carry out was what led to the movement being shrouded in secrecy. There was no intention on the part of the founding fathers to turn the campuses into nihilistic enclaves of juvenile madness.

African traditional religion, Pan-Africanism, newsletter publication and reaching out to other black organisations were preambles on the way to the main objective, defense and protection of the black man worldwide. For obvious reasons, our intentions could not be divulged to the school authorities, as we would not have been registered. There was no intention to get involved in student politics, though its founders were interested in leadership training and discipline. They chose the term movement over fraternity, as most fraternities tend to be elitist while movements are large, open to most and not restricted like fraternities tend to be. Most Blackist organisations tend to be long on rhetoric but short on action this was not the path the Neo-Black Movement intended to tow. ‘Toks-bee’ one of the founders and ideological propagandist recommended the Black Panther party as an organization on whom the Neo-Black Movement could be modeled. This was because the Black Panther party was long on action but short on rhetoric. Most Blackist organisations in the past tended to be resolution passing, speech making, election organizing bodies with endless conventions and no results. The Neo-Black Movement was about results and especially results to thorny problems, which other organisations could not tackle. Confusion arising from poor understanding of the movements objectives on the part of the original joiners, tomfoolery on the part of some of the founders, proliferation of branches, explosion in membership figures, and unfortunately chicanery on the part of some of the initial joiners who molded the nascent organization in their own image has brought our beloved movement to the sad impasse it finds itself in today.

Today, I stand to speak not only for my Organization NBM, but a rejoinder for all fraternity to meet and dialogue, they should however brainstorm so that results on consensus will be far reaching. May our ancestors guide and protect us. I think I m done with this chapter.

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scope December 4, 2009 - 9:55 pm

Egede 4 all my bros , abeg make help beg temple ayez to stop bamming bike men and truck puchers .*

Greeting to all axe men.

tobi November 27, 2009 - 10:05 am

Na me be aye muhamed al mutanga oke meje high temple…i dey feel wetin all ma fellow brothers yarn full ground..kf on guiding may our axe never blunt.victory is ours…see me well egedes…jew name(tobi)

bigjoe October 17, 2009 - 9:49 pm

Egede for my bros, you bam scatter and nothing do you kf on guide, the very reason wen let me bam nar im you just out line finish for this writ up. anoda egede for you aye axemen…..aye axemen.

Julius October 14, 2009 - 2:53 am

Egede me bros u bam scatter bam reasoning if all strong men fit dey reason the way u reason so i believe say no jew go ever think say make he hatch eye or join any other jew frat. once again Egede me bros I hail u , more grease to ur elbow

Tapa October 3, 2009 - 5:40 am

Kpowai for you my bros! You are an inspiration to the rest of us Ax-men.


Omowunmi Yel-O Man September 30, 2009 - 12:21 am

Aaaaaye mi solid A-men; Mr Oshodi it is very refreshing and heartlifting to see that there are still a lot of progressive and true Neo-blackists still within the confine of this movement. Violence, as i always tell anybody seeking to exchange or acquire knowledge from me went, went out of fashion with the biggest enemy of Neo-blackist that i can think of namely that Neo-Nazi scum called Hitler. I, never being one in my days to shy away from violence when its constructively utilized and directed, have always believed in only using this tool when all else fails and one finds his back against the wall with the prospects of being swept away looking one in the eye. The Old and new generation of Egede men(as reasoning men), must adapt to the new socio-economic and political situation we find ourselves in and devise newer and more acceptable ways of ensuring that what the spirit of this movement stands for is sustained and our universal goals achieved. Like the famous verse says ”in this struggle for Uhuru we must persevere”, adapt assess and re-assess ourselves to make sure we keep to the dictates of our motto and ensure that our collective eyes does not stray from our objective with regards to what is decent and obtainable in this new world order. Closing that Chapter, once again Dodorima 4 mi solid barunda wey see am fit to bless us with this in intellectual ideologies and observations. Barunda you BAM YAGANYAGAN double egede 4 u. and to all my fellow A-men out there…..The Struggle Continues….But…..Victory is surely ours. AYE AXE-MEN.

dodo September 8, 2009 - 10:51 am

7 uhurus 4 u Mr Oshodi, double egede 4 u, u 2 bam… u be confirm egede wey know about life and future… I wish say we fit try print out dis article make we make sure say all men we dey out there read am to get sense,learn and think about them life bcuz i fare this days to say i no fit even relate again, bcuz i no fit imagine myself dey relate with juuman wey call dem self AXE me just bcuz say some bastard wey no know mean of NBM called them self AXE men don bam all street touts wey no even pass 2ru secondary skool finish, come dey constitute nuisance 4 area and street say dem be AXE men, them bludy juuman, mostly happening in Sagamu we dem just dey waste bloods, abeg make una luk into am, make KOROFO dey guard all men,Egede 4 life but i’m after money now.. AYEI AXE MEN

TUNDE July 27, 2009 - 11:50 pm

clear road am proud to be an axemen

baba June 19, 2009 - 2:39 am

well spoken…….egede 4 laif

kaystone May 22, 2009 - 2:56 pm

so happy that there are axemen that know what it means to carry the axe and stand up for the Black brotherhood aye mi bro all hailings to you and may you never lack in wisdom of greyhair,Na mi bi Lordi kataka (Ogunpa High T) .I hail all Axe men all over the world.And will continue to plead that we should Korofo continue to guard our steps and encourage all when de involved in house bammin to stop it. Because who no go no know. AYEI AXE MEN.

izy April 22, 2009 - 9:46 am

me na lord robert mugambe,dis msg na de very one wey need to go round to all ay at various junction cos most men no knw d aim of wetin dem be.they just feel say na dashun dasha na him b d whole things,many souls of our beloved broda don go…..how can we fill dis gap?d hour don reach wey all aye go wake up 4rom sleep and stop inter fraital war.make we hussle well well to hammer 4 jollification.aye axeme………….n

Capon419 April 9, 2009 - 12:10 am

You be da great man Aye and i dey feel you for real…..I just hope all my AY men see dis cos i no know why men go dey Bamm jews wey just dey on street and not in school,,,,them just dey feel the fun and not the game….Aye na for matured people inteligent people not street touts….you have spoken and i hope they listen and learn from what you have said. Aye mi AXE me…Big egede for you…Capon419 from Shomolu

Babami April 8, 2009 - 9:11 pm

Dodorima to all Aye’s……… this Aye wey write this article bam scatter… hailings comining from all the Ayes of OBANTA High temple KFR go continue to give you wisdom

matt March 20, 2009 - 3:19 pm

Na me be lord koffy Awolowo.Aye surpose to be moveing forward but we are .why? na coz of all this market boys wey dem don dey bamm, wey nor no waitin NBM stand for.

shola February 26, 2009 - 10:36 pm

AYE u bam……..i love this article its so nice and i must let all mi men know that there is no point in killing one another,lets leave together and promote the glory of this our great nation.

henry February 20, 2009 - 2:31 pm

every day it seems that a new hope will come with the sun but at the every end we all lose hope just like a prayer waiting for an answer so is the life of student in our university are wish to wash cultism out help stop cultism

ogunsanya olayemi February 12, 2009 - 1:21 pm

black man know yourself be a confidence man, dont forget your past, our anccestor civilized this world. As sun dey shine,make our spirit shine. As star dey bright, make our future bright. movement against second slavery africa must be free africa must unite. dodorima for all strong man.

kayworld January 18, 2009 - 7:46 pm

Dodo mai national

i lorld fayinka de first, Abj Z

may kf garg ur rules ova nbm,

barunda oshodi yan well,we should all say the power of an lies in the muscle that holds it, may our AXE never go blunt, i stand up 2 say dat egede contributed well 4 the development of nigeria till date, but rememba say out of eight theres always a bad egg but seven as motto be forward ever, look around u frm d grassroot, locallyand nationally theres a cos disagree and agree. aye Axe men

Adera January 14, 2009 - 5:14 pm

Na me bi Aya nelson Mandela the great kiringi high temple jew name adera … I will like to comment on the issue of killing because as an axe men we are fighting for freedom and fighting against oppression…..But now it is not so some of the axe men are the one who oppress people like the jews and other injews frat .I will like all axe men to look on this issue.

Nosa October 20, 2008 - 8:58 am

Please what can we do right to stop the present violence in Benin City. The more we shy away from this truth the bigger the monster will grow. This is no longer a case of supremacy or dorminance but it has degenerated into gang violence. This must stop!

Aye Julius Bukandi September 21, 2008 - 11:07 am

Egede You Bam. Dodo for you

Andrew Oluwadeji Ajasin September 8, 2008 - 6:36 am

Whoever this Author is, Mr. Oshodi of the Neo-Black movement, You have said what Professors of Peace & Conflict resolution do not know, or have ignored in terms of the nascent Nigerian polity. It is quite unlike an Axeman writing from the impression of know it all, actually you have hit the knot at the screwed edge. Although as a PC, I’m compelled to direct every focus on what Mr. Oshodi is talking about. What a Sound Axeman, First of its kind i have comeby. Well Done Mr. Oshodi

dale micheal September 7, 2008 - 7:50 am

egede u bam finish for this article, make kf dey guide u , make kf dey give u mnore wisdon, ayes go dey grow, ayes do dey progress , ayes go dey hammer, intellignet jews go dey full themself, ur axe no go bulunt, dodorima for u.egede in guard oh

Robinson Ogbomo August 1, 2008 - 9:15 pm

AYE! u 2 bam, double EGEDE 4 u……..MOVEMENT for ever! KOROFO dey on guard

daniel August 1, 2008 - 12:22 am

my brother has spoken the truth, which others are hiding. lets face the challenges of curruption and stop interfratenal dispute

Emma Black May 21, 2008 - 5:40 pm

Egede for you mi lordy may your wisdom always continue to grow high. Dodo

nnaji obed May 10, 2008 - 8:31 pm

aye mi brother, your article is cool. we should be carry out some reforms that will enhance our goals.

KELECHI March 23, 2008 - 12:27 am

NA me aye walter sisulu de first .egede 4 al strong AYs.Dis article must have written by a strong axe.EGEDE 4 blackmen.

Armani March 3, 2008 - 7:20 pm

Mr Oshodi, I am quite impressed with your write-up, you have said nothing but the truth… I will want to state categorically that the Neo Black Movement of Africa Worlwide has done all within its reach to ensure that all organisations see themselves as one, which was the reason the former National President of NBM established the National Inter Fraternity Council (NIFC),which was criticized by some other organisations. The establishment of the NIFC lead to the removal of the then national capone of the Pyrates, some of their members were totally against peace especially as they saw the pace NBM was growing.. I will plead with all well meaning Nigerians to preach peace and condemn violence especially in our tertiary institutions. Lets all join to lift our nation Nigeria high. We re blessed with both natural and human resources. We should endeavour to take a stand and stop our bad leaders as well as join in the fight against corruption and other evil devices which will bring destruction to the Black race. For we are Black and Blessed… Armani

stone August 30, 2007 - 1:37 pm

u are a real axe….may ur axe never get wick may u day sharp like the axe ..greeting aye mi axe man

Michael Dixon May 3, 2007 - 10:33 am

You are the best thing that has ever happened to Neo Black Movement Of Africa, May your metal never blunt! May Olodumare' continue to grant unto you that great knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding!!

Mayor147 April 28, 2007 - 4:00 pm

You are my real axe…dd or ima 4 u.

I wish that all my men around the word will stand up and raise their axe on the sky.

The axe need to shine so that africa and other black race could raise beyond their ugly situation.

You are a real axe. Thanks.


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