A popular Ghanaian YouTuber, Wode Maya, has concluded that Africans hate themselves following his traumatic experience in some African countries.
According to the Vlogger who became popular through his videos of rich African cultures and travelling adventures, he was arrested and mistaken for a spy because he owned a camera in one of the countries he visited.
In an interview with Ghanaweb TV, Maya revealed that he was deported from South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.
He said, “Africans hate themselves. I’ve had so many instances where I was deported from African countries. I was arrested, followed by police vans. These police officers chased me around because they thought I had drugs but I don’t drink nor smoke.
"I was arrested in South Africa and was almost denied entry, in one of the instances because I was from West Africa. In Kenya I got arrested, in Zambia too I got arrested.
"In all of these situations, I was arrested because I owned a camera and they thought I was a spy. I got arrested in Zambia because they said I am a terrorist. I nearly got mobbed. I was also deported from South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.
“Sometimes these treatments from your fellow African can deter you. Being an African, my only mission is to change the African narrative and promote the continent but at the end of the day, the people don’t even see your value,” he said.
Speaking further, he added that “I’m actually going back. I’d love to do the return of the deportee. The time that I was deported I guess I was very new in the game but right now if you try that nonsense, my platform can even expose you. I have confidence in the brand I have been able to build over the year,”