Everybody has been clamouring ‘change’, ‘change’ and ‘change’. We want the youths to take over.

Over and over again, it keeps playing in my ears; it is like a song on repeat “Youth take up the mantle of leadership’ and again “Youth take up the mantle of leadership”. But how ready are these youths? And if they finally take up the mantle, can they handle it?

The Five Signs

They are too scared

People who ought to be movers and shakers of the economy are too scared to take a step. They have what it takes to take up the mantle and put things in the right way, but no, they are too scared. They don’t want to take a step. In their mind, “the devil you know, is better than the devil you don’t know”, so they had rather stick to where they are getting ‘a designer bone’, there by forfeiting the real pot of chicken already set aside for them.

They can’t control emotions
They find it hard to control their emotions. Rather than argue or talk based on concrete facts, the argue based on their emotions. They do not understand others as well as themselves. They are quick to react to words that they feel hurt them; though they may later regret what they had done. They are quick to give an outburst response to people that say or do what they do not like.

Usually Malicious
Today’s youths are extremely malicious (some of them though), especially in religious places.

This is very popular among the youths. Some do not want to be corrected when they are doing wrong acts. If someone corrects them, they may end up insulting such person. Some of them aren’t just polite.

They are extravagant
Today’s youth just want to be spending, spending, spending; buying, buying and buying; and not saving, saving and saving. They had rather consume rather than invest.

Article by Ogefash’s Styl Media House.

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. She is an educationist. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.