If your answer was The Jackson Five, then there may be an investment opportunity for you in Nigeria. According to a BBC report reprinted in today’s Mmegi, Marlon Jackson of the Jackson Five is apparently planning to build a theme park and resort at the historic slave port Badagry in Nigeria to the tune of 3.4 billion US buckaroos.
The plan is to combine the genocide of 10 million Africans who died in slave ships heading to America to do the work that would create a country that runs around telling people they’re a Super Power because of that good old American work ethic, with the disco beat and pop memorabilia of the Jackson Five- a perfect match, dontcha think? There will be replicas of slave ships where visitors can be strapped in and feel the experience and a 5-star hotel to relax in after a long day of slavery and disco. They don’t mention it, but I imagine there will be roller coasters called things such as ‘The Whip’ and “Journey to Hell’. They do say that they intend to entertain the throngs with holograms of the five jive fellows in full ‘Blame it on the Boogie’ mode. Yaoza! In between the glittering get-ups and the mirrored balls, there will be a museum all about the slave trade in the area. Combining education with entertainment in such an innovative way- how tasteful!
Being the quick thinker that I am, I’m wondering if Donny and Marie would not be interested in setting up a mega deal with the Holocaust Museum in Berlin. If I’m anyone to go by, I would say the extermination of 8 million Jewish people and the Osmond Brothers just feels like a hand-in-glove fit.
Why stop there?? I’m sure Rwanda would be interested in setting up a genocide museum with Boys2Men. And what about Cambodia? I’m thinking Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores- he has that Khmer Rogue air about him.