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2021: Year to Calm Down, and Wail Less – Femi Adesina
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2021: Year to Calm Down, and Wail Less – Femi Adesina

When the year 2020 popped out of the womb of time, nobody knew that it was going to be what Yoruba people call Ogbologbo. Rough and tough. Unpredictable. Hungry and angry, consuming anything and everything it could lay its jaws on. Across America, Europe, Asia, Africa, indeed, all continents, time, like an ever-rolling stream, has been bearing its sons and daughters away. They fly forgotten as a dream dies at the opening day. And who or what is the Grim Reaper? It is called a pandemic. COVID-19. Like President Muhammadu Buhari often says, “you can’t see it, you can’t hear it, you can’t smell or touch it, yet it is there, wreaking havoc all over the world.” COVID-19 is a Great Leveler. It has removed dichotomies between the First World and the Third World. Every country, no matter ...