The video of an unidentified boy crying urging his (Yoruba speaking) mummy to “calm down” is still being discussed in various circles in Nigeria and possibly beyond.
In the video, a boy who had apparently offended his mother was struggling to avoid being disciplined and he pleaded: “I say mummy calm down”.
Amazing ‘global’ lesson from a boy
The video posted on youtube has gone viral and many Nigerians like to tell friends and associates to calms down in this era of pandemic and other challenging encounters. In fact, the relevance of the boy’s words was not lost on Lagos State,Babajide Sanwo-Olu who has told Lagosians, “Let’s calm down!” The governor has also revealed that will like to meet the boy.
An earlier story published by Newsdiaryonline on the governors reaction reads thus:
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on Lagosians to “calm down” as the state battles with challenges especially as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.
The Governor’s call was an allusion to a viral video of a boy who urged his mother to calm down while she was trying to punish him for an offence.
Reacting to the video, the Lagos state governor said on his twitter handle Wednesay: “I saw a video of a charming young boy online asking his mom to ‘calm down’ as she was set to punish him for a misdemeanour. I was moved by his sobriety, which reflected in his promise of “last chance”, when confronted with the fact that he is a regular offender.
“I urge every Lagosian to ‘calm down’ and not get carried away. Like the rest of the world, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and need to remain extremely careful to keep the gains of the sacrifices we have all made in the past months.
“Let’s calm down!” sanwo –Olu tweeted.
Sanwo-Olu added, “As an aside, I would like to meet the young boy since we both now have exclusive rights to the phrasal verb ‘calm down’”