Adieu Michael Jackson and….Those people!
Death is always a sad affair. This one resonates more because it is that of a household name, one that has come to be known and loved the world over for all his endeavours.
Many of us grew up listening to MJ and cast our mind back to the days like when LWT [Lagos Weekend Television] would air MJ musical videos repeatedly to our delight.
This is when we put our differences aside and pay tribute to a real legend in his own right.
This is also when we give recognition to those people in our communities who die every day as a result , directly or indirectly, of their circumstances, in particular abject poverty. Those people receive minimal recognition for their painstaking endurance and agony in their lifetime. Those people are always on my mind, more so now.
Those people are my heroes.
This is a tribute to all those people who, but for their respective circumstances, may very well be alive today.