Think Africa Initiative

A SPEECH PRESENTED ON OCTOBER 1, 2017, ON THE THINK AFRICA PROJECT AT HOUSE ON THE ROCK

 Good morning Pastor Paul Adefarasin and thank you for the opportunity given to us to speak about the Think Africa Initiative.

In 2001 God instructed me to inspire corporate Africa to create her dress code with African fabrics. Now, God must be delighted to see these patriots dressed in bright and smart corporate African attires.

Clothing is an essential part of one’s identity and globally, the textile industry is a driver of growth and employment. God in His magnanimity gave Africa bright and beautifully designed fabrics to distract the sun rays and contrast with our dark skin to make us visible and the cotton texture to absorb heat. These are some of the many benefits of African fabrics and print materials.

Think Africa is working to influence corporate Africa to adopt the use of African fabrics and allow their employees to include the African corporate dress code in their daily work wears and in their organization’s arts, crafts, gifts & decor. It’s our mission to promote our rich African heritage in the corporate world throughout Africa.

There are many benefits to this idea, If corporate Nigeria and indeed Africa adopts the corporate African dress code, the demand for African fabrics will increase significantly, and considering the spending pattern of the corporate world on fashion, production will rise, more revenue will accrue to textile manufacturers and they will be able to fund independent power generation where the need arises, create more employment opportunities and the cycle will contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.

Some years ago, Ghana in an attempt to keep the textile industry, celebrate their culture, preserve their identity and wear clothing made with the local fabrics launched the “National Friday Wear Programme” and later embarked on the “Everyday Wear” initiative. Today, Ghana boasts of one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. These types of initiatives are what Think Africa is asking Africa to embrace to make our culture visible and also sell the African brand to the world.

Ladies & gentlemen, it’s another Independence Day celebration in Nigeria and we call on corporate Nigeria to adopt the African corporate dress code by allowing fashion styles created with Adire, Aso Oke, Akosombo, Akwete, Ankara, Batik, Bogolanfini, Ghana Textile Prints, Guinea Brocade, Kente, Printex, Woodin and other African fabrics and showcase African accessories on corporate gifts and interior decorations in their business premises.

The actualization of Think Africa will resuscitate the textile industry create job opportunities, curb crimes, inspire creative ingenuity, promote our identity, contribute to our recovering economy, and create enduring wealth.

For a more Healthy and Wealthy Africa, Wear Africa, Give Africa & Decorate Africa!!!

Thank you all for your support. Thank you Sir for giving the Think Africa Initiative a voice today. And for more information, kindly visit our website and follow us on social media channels.

Happy Independence Day Celebration Nigeria. My name is Chinasa Jonathan-Ojei

Our website address is www.chinasaugoala.com, think Africa on Facebook, @thinkafricang on Twitter, and @thinkafricang on Instagram

JOIN THE ADVOCACY, PROMOTE AFRICAN CORPORATE ATTIRES, GIFTS & INTERIOR DECORATIONS IN YOUR SECTOR & RELIGIOUS BODIES.

WEAR AFRICA, GIVE AFRICA & DECORATE AFRICA!

Africa is blessed. Africa is unique; she has some of the best brains in the world. Africa is the richest continent but the people have remained poor. The time for the continent to be turned around is now. Her restoration will be driven by awakening her to details neglected before now. Africa has such a rich heritage that corporate Africa has lost to the Western world. One of such heritage is reflected in the kaleidoscope of colours and designs that is the African way of dressing.

Africa has come of age to create her own dress code and styles! it’s spiritual for ministers’ cassocks to be Africanised; it is very professionally corporate for banks, other financial institutions, oil & gas sector and blue chip companies to wear smartly made African fabric attires as dress codes; it’s humane for doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to incorporate African fabrics in their existing uniforms or design an entirely new uniforms that are truly African. It is absolutely glorious for choristers to wear African fabrics as angels will come down to join in their renditions; it is simply academic for graduating students to dress up in gowns adorned lavishly with African fabrics; it’s formidable for the armed forces’ uniform to have a touch of African fabric. African biased interior decorations have never left anyone in doubt of how breath-taking African arts, fabrics, and designs can be. African leaders should attend international meetings dressed up in African fabrics.

So our appeal is that the time has come to break free from dependency on other people for virtually everything. Africa must reinvent the wheel and re-interpret the rules for her corporate African dress code because fashion is at its best when it is defined and designed to reflect:

a. Our culture.

b. Our weather;

c. Social challenges

d. Our economic need; and

e. Our identity.

The actualization of Think Africa will create jobs, curb crimes, inspire creative ingenuity, promote our identity, contribute to the recovering of our economy, and create enduring wealth. It is then and only then we can say that Africa is free @ last.

For a more Healthy and Wealthy Africa, Wear Africa, Give Africa & Decorate Africa!!!

For the Theme Song:

Composed by Chinasa

Am proud to be an African
Because Africa is great (E)
The richest continent occupied with the best resources E
The base of Tourism, the seat of civilization E
We’ve got so many tribes and so many cultures E

Motherland, E
You’re so beautiful E
Great motherland Aye
You are so beautiful E
Africa, you are so rich you are so blessed you are so great
(Echo) Aye you’re so rich you’re so blessed E
Africa, you are so rich you are so blessed you are so great
Aye you’re so rich you’re so blessed E

Wear African fabrics
Use African arts
Patronize our interiors
Na our identity be dat
No doubt about it we flout the best designs
Let us be lenders and stop now to dey borrow borrow

Say Motherland, E you’re so beautiful E
Great African Aye
You are so beautiful E
Africa you are so rich you are so blessed you are so great (Aye) x 2
E you’re so rich you are so blessed you are so great
Africa you are so rich you are so blessed you are so great (Aye) x 2
E Aye you are so rich you are so blessed

Ending part
Africa x 4 is great Instrument, Africa x 4 is great
Oh Motherland E
You are so beautiful E
Great Africa
Aye you’re so beautiful
Mo-ther-land
E you’re so beautiful
Great Africa
Aye you’re so beautiful E
Africa x 4 is great, Africa x 4 is great x2
Cho choc ho cho cho icho
Africa x 4 is great
Cho choc ho cho cho icho, common now
Africa x 4 is great

One more time
Africa x 4 is great x2