"There Will Be A Country" is a multimedia project challenging prevailing mainstream media stereotypes about Nigeria, particularly those surrounding violence, war, and poverty. While recognizing these challenges as part of Nigeria's reality, the project seeks to present a more nuanced and comprehensive narrative that goes beyond the prevailing pessimistic depictions.
Using a dynamic combination of photography, graphics, and thought-provoking text, the project crafts fictitious futuristic news magazine covers titled The Naija Times. ‘Naija’ is another name for Nigeria. Through these imaginative visuals, "There Will Be A Country" aims to showcase potential future breakthroughs in social, economic, and technological advancements within Nigeria. By juxtaposing hopeful headlines and imagery, the project endeavors to reignite hope for a better Nigeria, free from internal instability, insecurities, and corruption.
Beyond its focus on Nigeria, the project embraces a broader perspective, advocating for a more equitable and positive portrayal of Africa as a whole. It stands as a passionate response to the predominantly negative representations often seen in mainstream media. By challenging these biased narratives, "There Will Be A Country" seeks to reshape global perceptions and celebrate the diversity, resilience, and untapped potential of the entire continent.
At its core, "There Will Be A Country" serves as a celebration of optimism and possibility. It encourages Nigerians and Africans to courageously embrace the audacious act of envisioning and manifesting new, promising realities. By addressing stereotypes and fostering hope, the project becomes a powerful catalyst for change, inspiring a paradigm shift. It calls for a renewed perspective on Nigeria's identity, igniting hope for a brighter future not only in Nigeria but also for the entire continent.