What's up, people?
First of all, I cannot believe I'm on TED Talk.
我不敢相信自己正在做 TED 演讲。
This is a big deal.
everybody in my village is watching this.
And so, of course, my bride price just went up.
My name is Adeola Fayehun.
我叫阿迪奥拉·法伊罕 （Adeola Fayehun），
I'm from Nigeria.
I'm a journalist, or a comedian,
anything you want me to be, really.
I'm every woman, it's all in me.
I host a YouTube show called "Keeping It Real with Adeola."
我有个叫《与 Adeola 一起认清现实》的 YouTube 节目。
Now this show is a gentle, respectful and very blunt way
of calling out corrupt African leaders.
(Video) President Buhari: I don't know which party my wife belongs to,
but she belongs to my kitchen.
Adeola Fayehun: Oh, my God!
I need some water --
I said I need some water!
I basically keep it real with them, ha!
Especially when they mess up, which is a lot of times.
If any African official is watching me, by the way,
I'm not talking about you, sir.
I'm talking about your colleagues, yes.
I do this because Africa has everything in it to be great.
You know, I grew up believing
that Africa as a continent is a giant.
We've got skills, intellectuals,
natural resources more than any other continent.
Africa supplies 31 percent of the world's gold,
非洲出产全球 31% 的金子、
manganese and uranium,
57 percent of the world's diamonds
全球 57% 的钻石
and 13 percent of the world's oil.
和 13% 的石油。
We have no reason to depend on aid
or borrowing money from China or the World Bank.
But without good leaders,
we're like an eagle that has no idea it could fly,
Africa is a like a sleeping giant.
Now the truth is, I'm trying to wake up this giant,
and that's why I air the dirty laundry
of those in charge of the giant.
Our politicians, our religious leaders,
with huge respect, of course,
because more than anything else,
African leaders love to be respected.
So I give it to them in doses.
I kneel for them -- ha! --
我跪拜他们 —— 哈！——
I call them my uncles, my aunties,
my fathers in the lord,
I insult them for insulting our intelligence.
And it's because we are tired
of the hypocrisy and false promises.
the Nigerian president vowed to end medical tourism
by fixing our dilapidated hospitals
and building us new ones.
But what did he do?
He spends three months receiving treatment in London in 2017.
2017 年，他在伦敦接受了 为期三个月的治疗。
We were without a president for three months.
We were president-less for three months.
So then it becomes my job to call out the President,
with respect, of course.
I said, "Ha, Mr. President, it's your girl, Adeola.
You know how I do, how you doing?
You have no shame."
I forgot to add "sir."
"Sir, you have no shame.
(In Yoruba: You have no fear of God.)
You have no fear of God."
Thirty-five thousand Nigerian doctors are presently working in the US,
3 万 5 千名尼日利亚医生 目前在美国、
the UK and Canada,
doing amazing things,
because in Nigeria, they are not well-paid,
neither do they have the necessary equipment
to do the job of being a doctor.
And this is happening in many African countries.
We have the capacity to fly.
But sadly, a lot of African talent is flying straight out of Africa
to other continents.
this Nigerian doctor operated on an unborn baby
Also, this Nigerian doctor
discovered the neurological effects of concussion on athletes.
And many countries have African athletes
winning the gold medal for them.
The interesting thing is,
we're waiting for God to fix Africa.
Like, for real, it's not a joke, we are, we're waiting for God.
I mean, just look at the president of Burundi.
He's jailing journalists and opposition members,
but he declared national day of prayer
so that people could pray for God to fix the country.
And I'm like, shouldn't he be fixing the country?
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no.
We want God to fix it.
Do you see what I have to deal with?
thunder is getting ready to hit these politicians some day.
We are better than this.
I want our leaders to start taking responsibility
and stop putting everything on God.
God has given us everything we need.
It's right here, let's use it.
But here's the thing, my favorite part of what I do
is featuring Africans doing amazing work,
ordinary people touching lives.
Like this Kenyan woman, Wangari Maathai,
the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace prize,
for standing up for human rights
and planting a million trees.
Also this Zimbabwean woman,
Dr. Tererai Trent,
who was married off at the age of 14
在她 14 岁时，家里人就把她嫁出去，
in exchange for a cow.
Yet, this woman taught herself to read and write,
and she ended up on Oprah's show.
Oh, Father, I want to be on Oprah some day.
Today, this woman has built schools
for thousands of children in Zimbabwe.
Also, popular British architect David Adjaye has designed
spectacular buildings around the world.
And he's both Ghanian and Tanzanian,
so we know that it has to be the Ghanian Jollof rice,
that gave him the inspiration to design.
Ah, maybe it's the Nigerian Jollof rice,
because Nigerian one is better.
Anyway, but that is what gave him the inspiration to become
the great man that he is today.
And while I have your attention,
I have one more thing to say,
so please move closer.
OK, that's good, don't get too close, that's good.
I don't like the way some of you
Not all of you, just some of you.
First of all, it's not a country, it's a continent.
I do not know Paul from Uganda,
I don't know Rebecca from Zimbabwe.
Nigeria is as far from Zimbabwe
as New York is from France.
And it's not a bunch of naked people in need of Western charity.
You have it all wrong.
Lions are not roaming our streets, OK?
And I could go on,
but you already know what I'm talking about.
So while I try to do my job,
trying to wake up the sleeping giant, Africa,
so she could take her rightful place on the world's arena,
you can your bit, too.
Please listen more.
Listen to your African friends
without a preconceived notion
of what you think that they're going to say.
Read African books.
Oh, my God, watch African movies.
Or at the very least,
learn some of the names of our 54 beautiful countries.
了解非洲 54 个美丽国家的名字。
That's right, 54, baby, five-four.
Alright, y'all, it's been real,
and I'm keeping it real right up in here.
Until next time, I'm going to see you all later.