African Leaders Quotes

Quotes tagged as "african-leaders" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Idowu Koyenikan
“Most people write me off when they see me.
They do not know my story.
They say I am just an African.
They judge me before they get to know me.
What they do not know is
The pride I have in the blood that runs through my veins;
The pride I have in my rich culture and the history of my people;
The pride I have in my strong family ties and the deep connection to my community;
The pride I have in the African music, African art, and African dance;
The pride I have in my name and the meaning behind it.
Just as my name has meaning, I too will live my life with meaning.
So you think I am nothing?
Don’t worry about what I am now,
For what I will be, I am gradually becoming.
I will raise my head high wherever I go
Because of my African pride,
And nobody will take that away from me.”
idowu koyenikan, Wealth for All Africans: How Every African Can Live the Life of Their Dreams

Patrick L.O. Lumumba
“We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford sanitary pads, but our men and women in public offices have ipads which they do not even know how to use.”
PLO Lumumba

Idowu Koyenikan
“You can no longer see or identify yourself solely as a member of a tribe, but as a citizen of a nation of one people working toward a common purpose.”
idowu koyenikan, Wealth for All Africans: How Every African Can Live the Life of Their Dreams

Amilcar Cabral
“Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories...”
Amilcar Cabral, Revolution in Guinea: Selected Texts

Patrick L.O. Lumumba
“I believe that we have reached a stage in life in the economic development of Africa where moving forward is perilous, moving backwards is cowardice and standing still is suicidal but we must persevere because winners do not quit and quitter never win.”
PLO Lumumba

Patrick L.O. Lumumba
“When I look at Africa many questions come to mind, many times I have asked myself what would happen if Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba were to rise up and see what is happening, many times I have asked myself what would happen if Nelson Madiba Mandela were to rise up and see what is happening, because what they will be confronted with is an Africa where the Democratic Republic of Congo is unsettled, there is a war going on there, but it's not on the front pages of our newspapers because we don't even control our newspapers and the media.”
PLO Lumumba

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Africa! Africa! Africa!
Africa my motherland!
Africa, your people cries for you!
Africans must educate their citizens.
Africans must reach out to it's people and empower them to build the nation.
Africans you are the only people who can liberated your citizens from poverty through education.
Africans must pay the price to rebuild the continent.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Ali A. Mazrui
“Africa PRODUCES what it does NOT CONSUME and CONSUMES what it does NOT PRODUCE.”
Ali A. Mazrui, Africa, The Next Thirty Years

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Africans must change their mind and actions.
The keys to building your continent depends on your will-power, persistent effort and action towards self liberation.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don't necessarily need atomic bombs to destroy a nation. Politicians who value their pockets than the life of citizens always do that every day.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Israelmore Ayivor
“Leaders will love to be poor and see their people rich, than to be rich and see their people poor. This is their mission.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Successful Results: Renowned leaders strive for victory and outdo their previous successes, they do what it takes to recognize an opportunity and pounce on it rightly to achieve great results.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Responsibility: Great leaders greet their geniuses through their greatest power of choice, principle-based living and highest means of expressing their voice.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Legacy: Supreme leaders determine where generations are going and develop outstanding leaders they pass the baton to.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Effectual Change: Good leaders value change, they accomplish a desired change that gets the organization and society better.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Advancement: Notable leaders chart the course of action that causes other leaders to progress toward reaching a goal and raising the status of power.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Influence: It takes an influential leader to excellently raise up leaders of influence.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Development: Surpassing leaders progress advancely from a lower to a higher state of leadership through leading other leaders the right way.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Leading: Superlative leaders are fully equipped to deliver in destiny; they locate eternally assigned destines.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Prosperity: Great leaders teach other leaders the infinite intelligence that enables them to have plenty of all things and live the good life.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

Anyaele Sam Chiyson
“Anyaele Sam Chiyson Leadership Law of Reproduction: Distinguished leaders impress, inspire and invest in other leaders.”
Anyaele Sam Chiyson, The Sagacity of Sage

“The speaker was good, I liked what he had to say. I had expected a dry recitation on how women should change their gender if they expected to advance in a man's world, since I wasn't about to grow a cock and balls this man gave me hope and inspiration. Women dominated the audience, not surprising since the average African man wouldn’t support a speaker preaching gender equality. Africa was a continent with generational precedent for the alpha male, it was part of their culture, learned at an early age. This led to abuse on many levels. Women were expected to do the physical work, produce male babies and satisfy the sexual urgings of men. Urgings that in other societies would be called rape but in Africa were accepted as common practice. I understood this better than most. Pictures of the Kony boy-soldiers and their adult commander were burned into my memory.”
Nick Hahn, Under the Skin

Israelmore Ayivor
“Leaders don't cry for what country can do for them for free. They dream about what they can do for country at high cost.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A leader has a great duty. You have to perform beyond the expectation of the people.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind