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Thursday, 3 September 2020

"Exceptionally entertaining, draining, and obvious disdain for the poor" - Nigerian photographer, Fati Abubakar shares her experience from hanging out with 'African bourgeois elite'

 







"Exceptionally entertaining, draining, and obvious disdain for the poor" - Nigerian photographer, Fati Abubakar shares her experience from hanging out with

Internationally acclaimed Borno documentary photographer, Fati Abubakar has shared her experience from hanging out with wealthy African elite as "exceptionally entertaining, draining and sometimes boring"

 

Taking to her Facebook page on Thursday September 3, Fatima recalled an episode in which one of these Nigerian elite wanted to know if she was from one of the popular Abubakar families.

 

"?I find 'hanging out' and discussions with African bourgeois elite exceptionally entertaining, draining and sometimes boring. Endless conversations about London, New York, Dubai and the ever so obvious disdain for the 'poor' and the bread crumbs style of scholarships and non profits established as a wealth distribution strategy when in reality it is narcissistic opportunitistic capitalist form of activism. The high fashion brand worship; Prada, Chanel,Tom Ford. Then talks of Daddy's connections. ?The Ivy leagues obsession and the stupefaction at the moment when you as a middle class child have access to spaces they inhabit.

'Which of the Abubakars are you?' was a question I was asked once by a Nigerian 'creme de la creme'

'Not the famous ones you know I replied'

'Did I have to be the Atiku Abubakars or the Abdulsalami Abubakars to thrive in our nepotistic country?"

 

"Exceptionally entertaining, draining, and obvious disdain for the poor" - Nigerian photographer, Fati Abubakar shares her experience from hanging out with

"Exceptionally entertaining, draining, and obvious disdain for the poor" - Nigerian photographer, Fati Abubakar shares her experience from hanging out with

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