Adebayor’s story is a story that can be told by 85% of Africans living in the Diaspora. This is a behavior us Africans must drop if we are to build a strong and self-sustaining continent. Saddening story!


Like so many Africans that are successful, footballer Emanuel Adebayor is wondering on how he could deal with relatives.Facebook was the outlet for him to pour it all on the shocking attacks he gets from family members.

I have kept these stories for a long time but I think today it is worth sharing some of them with you. It’s true that family matters should be solved internally and not in public but I am doing this so that hopefully all families can learn from what happened in mine. Also keep in mind that none of this is about money.

At the age of 17, with my first wages as a footballer, I built a house for my family and made sure they are safe. As you all know, I have received the trophy of African Player of the Year in 2008. I also brought my mother on stage with…

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