- Singer Tunde Obe recently narrated how he experienced racism as a young kid in Washington DC
- The music star recounted how he had paid a visit to a friend and met his white mum
- According to Obe, the white woman led him inside the house and unleashed a dog on him
Veteran Nigerian music star Tunde Obe recently took to his official page on micro blogging platform, Twitter, with a narration of his experience with racism as a young boy who lived in Washington DC.
Obe in his post started off by sharing how his family was forced to move from country to country because his father was a diplomat.
He said in 1974 his father was transferred to America and upon arrival, they lived in Washington DC. Obe pointed out how he had been raised to accept people from all raises and how he was friends with everyone in school.
However, on a fateful day when he paid a visit to a friend, he had an horrifying experience after meeting his friend’s white mum in the house.
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According to the musician, the experience has remained with him ever since.
“I will never forget how she was shouting 'Get the Nigger', as I ran for my dear life..The first time I would experience such hatred.. I had done nothing to deserve.. I was only about 7 or 8 years old,” his tweet read in part.
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Reacting to the post, his wife Wunmi said: "Sadly, no one is born racist.. it is taught. If we could only all put the same energy into teaching our children to love.."
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