Jude Abaga, better known by his stage name M.I, a Nigerian rapper, has criticized the negative impact of poor parenting on society and people’s responses to situations.
He believes that a person’s response to life problems was a result of their upbringing and the sort of parenting they received.
In a tweet on Tuesday, he wrote, “You can survive bad parenting but it will impact your life. Look at how we treat each other online, and how we interface with differing perspectives. We’re raised by a generation that flogged us to listen rather than take time to clarify. So we insult rather than patiently discuss.”
This happened as he was having a conversation with his fans about a previous post he had made on his Twitter page.
The tweet read, “The big joke is this … who we are today and what our society is today is as a result of the parenting we actually received. Maybe the beating, abuse, kicking, name-calling, religious rituals, strictness and presence of holiness actually doesn’t work
In response to a fan who criticised the post and questioned his upbringing, M.I added, “My parents never picked religion over care. The flogging was sparse and didn’t always happen even though I was a stubborn child, and my father always spoke to us before and after he flogged us. He would even apologise when he disciplined in anger. They weren’t the norm.