Krio Borbor response to negative comments on his viral BBC News Africa video
I’ve never experienced so much negativity as I did today watching all the comments come in on the BBC News Africa video.
I felt a mix of emotions.
I felt sad that so many people could be so angry at someone promoting the country they claim as their own.
I felt frustration as I read comments from confused people with inaccurate information talking about how I’m making money from this.
I felt a flash of anger as others accused me of being “privileged” because I came to Salone as a Mormon missionary and said I was on a paid ministry so I learned Krio out of boredom.
There were a few comments that made me want to lash back and set the record straight.
But then I thought about what my real purpose here is: to positively impact our country in a big way.
I decided to demonstrate that I mean business, and arguing back and forth with those that will always have hate in their hearts is not the way to accomplishing this goal.
I’m 27 years old. I’m young, but I’ve learned enough to know that you don’t waste time trying to sell the unsellable. In other words, trying to get support from people who will never give it.
I’ve got one purpose for being here.
As I look at this picture I remember that purpose and what this is all about.
It’s not about me, it’s about Mama Salone.
It’s about giving back to the country that has spent her entire existing giving, and getting nothing back in return.
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Hello, how are you doing my dear brother, I hope you are in good condition of health thanks you very much for choosing our country has your second home. Please my brother don’t listen to does peoples that are saying negative things about you please, does peoples that are saying negative things about you they’re not Sierra Leonean because i know Sierra Leonean brother and sister. We the Sierra Leonean peoples we love foreigners so much please my dear brother don’t relent what you are doing we the Sierra Leonean peoples love then we appreciate what you are doing keep it up my dear, may the peace of god be with you have a nice day.