Great books by Nigerians are now rare. No single world useful (and used) innovation from Nigerians. We have become 100% consumers. We strive to be the first in our small circle to buy luxury car, the latest iPhone and to visit the most countries. We don't strive to produce anything the world will be glad to queue to buy. As a nation we are perceived as too dumb to tie our shoe laces, unable to take care of ourselves and always doing the dumbest things. And it's not just about our politicians but equally about us. All our intelligence is spent on criticizing the government and bad mouthing those richer than us. We don't create any globally useful original content. We import everything, from the chair we sit on to the companies we work for. Yet we do not criticize ourselves for being a drag on the world. Taking more than we give and being happy as long as we take more than our neighbour.
When the world comes to an end, and a book of the world history is written, there will be no Nigerian in that book (unless we start seeing ourselves as equally responsible for the world's progress as the Americans). We have to start generating world class original content. And stop celebrating mediocrity.