- The realization of New Afrika can only be possible by the African cultivating spiritual balance , which leads to the practicalization of social regeneration , to realizing economic determination , becoming mentally emancipated , and ushering in a political resurgence. ” – Nnamdi Azikiwe
The 5 Postulates(Principles) of a New Afrika
1 Spiritual Balance( Means the right of free expression wether in speech or writing and the obligation of society to tolerate free speech and divergent opinion or views of others)
2 Social Regeneration( Means the abandonment by Afrikan and all the world of divisions prejudices and discriminations based on race,ethnicity,religion,nationality and Sex)
3 Economic Determinism (Means that wealth must no longer be concentrated in the hands of the few. No longer must the profit motive guide and control the aims in life of the Afrikan. No longer must the wage earners be told a dignity that does not seem to exist in labour)
4 Mental Emancipation (Means to let the Afrikan know that he had a glorious past and a glorious future. Afrikans have been miseducated they need mental emancipation so as to be re-educated to the real needs of renascent Afrika. An Afrikan graduate of these (Foreign) universities unless he has developed his individuality is nothing shirt of a megaphone)
5 Political Resurgence (Means the automatic development of Nationalism and by extention pan afrikanism that would bring about unification of all of afrika into a United States of Afrika. But this dream can only be possible after spiritual balance , Social regeneration, Economic determinism, and Mental emancipation have been achieved preferably in that order)
Pan-Afrikan Nnamdi Azikwe
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, P.C. (16 November 1904 – 11 May 1996), usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe or Zik, was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism. He served as the second and last Governor-General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966, holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic.
Azikiwe and his civilian colleagues were removed from power in the military coup of January 15, 1966. During the Biafran (1967–1970) war of secession, Azikiwe became a spokesman for the nascent republic and an adviser to its leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. After the war, he served as Chancellor of Lagos University from 1972 to 1976. He joined the Nigerian People’s Party in 1978, making unsuccessful bids for the presidency in 1979 and again in 1983. He left politics involuntarily after the military coup on December 31, 1983. He died on May 11, 1996, at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, in Enugu, Enugu State, after a protracted illness.
His time in politics spanned most of his adult life and he was referred to by admirers as “The Great Zik of Africa”. His motto in politics was: “You talk I listen, you listen I talk.”
The writings of Azikiwe spawned a philosophy of African liberation Zikism, which identifies five concepts for Africa’s movement towards freedom: spiritual balance, social regeneration, economic determination, mental emancipation, and political resurgence.
Haki Kweli Shakur 11-16-51ADM August Third Collective NAPLA NAIM