All the greatest things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word. Freedom, Justice; Duty; Mercy; Sacrifice; Hope. We who have come together here today, Representing almost all the ethnic groups and national life and nearly all the creeds and churches of whatever our traditions are of the African world. This small audience filling a famous hall – we also can express our purpose in a single word; “
At School we learned from Maps hung on the walls, that there is a continent called
However, professional geographers now tell us that the continent of
The real demarcation between Africa and the black man is no chain of mountains, no natural frontier, but a system of belief and ideas, which we call African civilization (The preservation of our ancient culture) in the rich pattern of this culture, there are many strands; the Yoruba belief in Ifa; the Christian message of compassion and redemption, the Egyptian love of philosophical truth, beauty and goodness; the Ethiopian genius for law.
These are not my words, but they are my faith; and we are here to proclaim our resolve that the spiritual conception of
In our task of reviving the glories and happiness of ancient
Are the states of
This is the Supreme opportunity, and if it be cast away, no one can predict that it will ever return or what the resulting catastrophe will be. In my experience of the enterprise, it is often a mistake to try to settle everything at once far, on the skyline, we can see the peak of the delectable mountains, the fountain of solution switching close. But we cannot tell what lies between us and them. We know where we want to go but we cannot foresee all the stages of the journeys or plan our marches as this “
It is for us at this stage to attempt to define or prescribe the structure of the
In order to make a change in this era of Humanity, we must follow concomitantly the African Trinity of ” Reason, courage and Grace”. As posit by one of the Founding Fathers of the Neo Black Movement of Africa.
A time, where Africans should strike to the trinity, which the NBM hold dear. In our daily lives this should serve as a guiding principles towards living. It should be applied in words and in deeds at all times.
As a true African, one should at all times have a positive and genuine reason to do whateve
r he wants to do and make sure that whatever he does in words and deeds does not bring shame to him / her firstly as a true African, secondly that it does not bring shame to Africa and the Black man, no matter where they are. Thirdly that the deeds does not bring shame to our common Humanity. Once you are sure of a good reason behind whatever you want to do then comes the “COURAGE” to go ahead and carry out your positive deeds.
Finally when the good results of what you have courageously done comes to the know of all and sundry and it is acceptable, you can now begin to walk through “GRACE” with your head held up high as a result of the glory of what you have done. This was the trinity of the Neo-Black Movement of Africa; REASON, COURAGE and GRACE, which was, posit by Mr. Benny Ojishua in its ‘Philosophy and Principles of NBM’s Trinity’. This Ideological principle of the NBM was built upon this unshakable concept.