Who is Pablo Escobar? And how did the name find it’s way on the alias of almost every Nigerian Youth?
Pablo Escobar, in full Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, (born December 1, 1949, Rionegro, Colombia—died December 2, 1993, Medellín), Colombian criminal who, as head of the Medellín cartel, was arguably the world’s most powerful drug trafficker in the 1980s and early ’90s.
Soon after his birth, Escobar’s family moved to Envigado, Colombia, a suburb of Medellín. While still a teenager, he began a life of crime. His early illegal activities included smuggling stereo equipment and stealing tombstones to resell. As the cocaine industry grew in Colombia—thanks in part to its proximity to Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, major growers of coca, from which cocaine is derived—Escobar became involved in drug smuggling. In the mid-1970s he helped found the crime organization that later became known as the Medellín cartel. His notable partners included the Ochoa brothers: Juan David, Jorge Luis, and Fabio. Escobar served as head of the organization, which focused largely on the production, transport, and sale of cocaine. Read more on Britannica
Today every Nigerian youth want to be seen as a Pablo. Which I find absolutely sickening and disturbing. Pablo is the greatest influence in the lives of our youths involved in drugs and illegal activities (mainly online fraud). Most importantly everyone is inspired by the story of the amount of money acquired by Escobar during his lifetime, and have failed to acknowledge the unimaginable amount of crimes he committed in his lifetime. The Nigerian youths do not care how they get the money any longer as long as they can easily get a smart phone and afford to get data on it, they are all good to go. Is Escobar syndrome also as a result of a failed state? Or as a result of something else that is driving the youth towards the bad things of life?
Well to say the truth their are less of good examples to follow these days. We do not see anyone good enough to be a better example from the country. We have lost it, we think we are in a war with the elders in charge of the country and we are not better off ourselves.
No one is ready and available to make the country a better place for the generations unborn. Are we going to let the Pablos take over as well? Where do you think our future lies?
In the hand of the Pablos?