By fiifi DZANSI
When Kobe and his daughter Gianna died in that horrible plane crash on January 26, 2020, the world stopped turning.
Even an old man in his eighties said when he was learning to play basketball at age nine, Kobe was his inspiration. But was Kobe even born at that time?
All the talk was about Kobe and Gianna.
Meanwhile, there were at least 7 others on board. Their names up to this day, I struggle to find. Their names were never mentioned. They were referred to as passengers and a pilot.
In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, only names of prominent people come in the news when they die of the plague. For the rest, their names are buried with them. Gone and never to be remembered.
When a celebrity tweets, “Woop. I feel like eating bacon for breakfast” It gets thousands of retweets and likes.
On the other hand, a young man tweets, ” Woop. I’m able to feed 5 poor kids in my neighbourhood for a year. Goal accomplished.”
Then there’s silence.
No retweets. No likes.
He’s all alone with his accomplishments. Though he’s done so much to help society be a better place, to the best of his abilities, nobody pays attention because he’s not a celebrity.
The world is so much crazy about celebrities. So much that we ignore all the good deeds of the billions of people around us.