Sometimes these rich Africans show off so much they can become the laughing talk of the town. Since this month is about fun and laughter, we thought you could use one more laugh…
If while reading this article, you start to think about that rich African you know who keeps it low key, then it means you have just confirmed all the rules that will be stated here. The thing is, a humble rich African is such a rare occurrence nowadays, that we need to resort to a few exceptions here and there to convince ourselves that it is still a thing.
Well three things happen when an African goes rich:
1. He remembers his old self. The sufferings, the humiliations, the countless dreams, the many attempts and failures. And decides he can now afford everything money can buy! But does he HAVE to buy all these things ? He does not care. He does not see how this new earned fortune could end. Don’t tell him if he’s starting more and more to look like a clown. You are probably jealous!
2. His hormones start jumping around when he realizes all that cash just made him 200 times sexier than he’s ever been. And there he is, in his fancy car, ready to hit town and holla at the sexy mamas. Life is long enough to repent someday!
3. He wants to be the KING. The mighty man, the Don Corleone. So he starts building his empire of poor women and men that he feeds and takes care of. That way he can dictate endlessly how they should live their lives and talk down to them if they ever forget who’s their God on earth. If they leave him, they leave the money. If they stay, they leave their freedom.
Lighten up, I am just (half) joking. Each time an African goes rich, it makes all of us three Sistas as happy as if we had a joint account with him. Let us hope for increasing African innovation and entrepreneurship because this is the only way to push us all forward and have a stronger continent. But as long as it comes with the right attitude…