As with fads, they come and go, flimsy and superficial, negating deep seated issues. The latest in a long line of Nigerian fads on social media, have celebrities wearing the new Super Eagles jersey.
Social media is saturated with photos of several fashion statements made with the new Super Eagles jersey. The fact the jersey design is voted one of the best in the world, have Nigerians in a frenzy.
Many take it a step further by holding the Nigerian flag, in a bid to come off as patriotic. Then again as Nigerians, we are only patriotic when it would make us look good or garner social media adoration.
The flimsy act of wearing the new Super eagles jersey designed by Nike, is putting a plaster over a deep wound. It will not ensure that our leaders will become accountable, nor would corruption end.
It will not make the youths get their PVC and vote in the next election. It will not get Nigeria to a place we only dream of.
Wearing the New Super Eagles jersey doth not a patriot make.