Prominent comedian and content creator Emmanuel Ejekwu, known by his stage name Oga Sabinus, recently shared his insights on the contrasting experiences of life in different countries, shedding light on the prevalence of prayer in a Nigerian context. Sabinus conveyed his thoughts during a live video on his Instagram page, where he was visibly enjoying his time abroad.
In the video, Sabinus pointed out the stark difference in the daily lives of individuals residing in countries like Nigeria compared to those in more stable environments. He expressed that staying in certain countries outside Nigeria provides a sense of ease and security, leading one to overlook the constant need for prayer.
The comedian highlighted the challenging circumstances in Nigeria, where even routine activities such as walking on the street or driving a car can evoke a sense of uncertainty and apprehension. Sabinus humorously remarked that in Nigeria, prayer becomes an integral part of one’s daily routine, as individuals are acutely aware of the potential risks and unexpected events that could occur at any moment.
He shared, “See as person dey country nothing like wahala, nothing like ehn Jesus is coming soon, Jesus no dey come soon. Na because we dey Nigeria dey make us be like say Jesus dey come soon. People dey think of rapture.”
Sabinus further elaborated on the different perspective when living abroad, saying, “E get country wey you go dey, you no go even think of praying because he be like say God don secure your life.”
The comedian emphasized the prevalent mindset in Nigeria, where the uncertainty of everyday life leads people to constantly seek solace and protection through prayer. He humorously noted that in Nigeria, individuals find themselves praying while engaged in ordinary tasks such as walking, bending down, or driving, all due to the awareness of potential challenges and the need for divine intervention.
Sabinus’ reflections offer a lighthearted yet thought-provoking commentary on the influence of environmental factors on individual behaviors and the role that faith plays in navigating life’s uncertainties in different parts of the world.