|A Screenshot of Lagos State from the trailer. Note: Game takes place in the near future|
The trailer begins with a character called Kevin Spacey, who is the head of a massive Private Military Corporation (PMC), giving a speech to his soldiers. Now he's supposed to be the villain of the game, so of course his philosophies would be warped. It's the fact that they clearly depicted Nigeria as the type of country he was referring to that got me thinking. Here's the trailer, and for those who can't be bothered to watch it, I'm quoting the speech in the next paragraph.
As at the time of this writing, the hash tag "#BringBackOurGirls" is trending on twitter, because of the failure of the Nigerian government to make any reasonable progress or even effort to find and rescue about two hundred young girls who were kidnapped in the northern part of the country recently.
|They're even protesting in Greece|
While the world's view of the state of Nigeria may be worse than it actually is, it doesn't change the fact that the country has deteriorated far beyond what should have been possible after so many years of democracy. It is worsened by the cowardly and self-centered nature of many Nigerians. I mean, look at this chat between American rapper Wale (a Nigerian born and bred in the US) and a fan in Nigeria.
|I'm sure this is meant to be CMS|
|And maybe this is some descendant of Obasanjo?|