Adedeji is very sure, that it is the inventions of new technologies, that are the fundamental engine that drive all development processes in the civilization.
All other elements, such as social, economy, politics, military and others, are actually consequences of a new technology.
For example, he brings the development of the printing machine, electricity, engines, medicines, and as of more recent, the "smart phones", or more precisely the mini-computer.
This is true in Nigeria, as well as any other place, Adedeji says.
Back then, the residents of Nigeria, had no way to know what is going on, around and beyond, unless via shortwave transistors. One could get music, news, sports, and general be informed about Nigeria and the world.
Now, such a radio transistor is a small box, that worked with batteries and inside this magical box, there many wires and items, and the Nigerians could get radio stations, from places all over the world.
Unfortunately, in Nigeria, the shortwave transistors had many interferences, to the degree that it was impossible to hear radio stations' such as the BBC' or just music. The interferences and noise were too much.
Adedeji brought me a Nigerian newspaper, dealing with the latest developments in technologies and science, Nigeria and around the world.
He pointed toward an article in the newspaper, that describes the wonderful and important development, of a noiseless radio, developed by one Amandi Iboro, entrepreneur from Okitipupa in the South East of Nigeria.
Such an invention was extremely important for the citizens of Nigeria, since the shortwave's transistors are the only way for them, to know what is going on in Nigeria and around the world.
That newspaper has a section with few iterating articles about television, music and radio.
For example, they ask if there is a relationship between, noisy music and youths. Or if there is relationship between quiet music and elders. And if there are such relationships, then what are they. Fantastic question.
Another article asks, if we are genetically programmed to like or dislike a certain music. The article goes deep, and mentions that – of course, we have preferences accumulated during childhood, following our culture, and experiences, but there must be something else too.
The article claims, that certainly there are sounds or music, that no resident on earth, like to hear.
It should be not difficult to find a piece of "music" that shall be rejected by all or almost all. See how all of us react to a snake hissing, with fear.
So, regardless of each person background, there is some basic common taste. If we all dislike a certain music, or sounds, then we must also share the liking of certain music. But how can we prove it? The article asked.
They suggest a test, where few residents, with similar background, will hear 5 unfamiliar bad pieces of music, for few times, with one piece exceptionally popular.
The article assumed, that all will pick the popular music, as their choice, and the article ask, why? Is it genetic?
Maybe it relates to our survival instinct in nature? After all, there are natural sounds we like and sounds we don't like.
Anyway, this is to show that we are dealing with a serious newspaper, for intelligent people. The more intelligent you are, the more curious you shall be.
The main article, that morning, that Adedeji drew my attention to, is about Amandi Iboro's invention.
The article describes, how after long research, Amandi Iboro finally succeeded in developing an advanced technology far overtaking the technology of the Oyinbo (peeled people) from Europe.
The article explains how wonderful it shall be, for the residents of Nigeria, if they can get a noiseless radio, without all the interferences and noise. This article made a lot of noise.
According to the article, Amandi Iboro explained to the reporter, how he developed the noiseless radio, fundamentally from fruits and vegetables such as purple onions, and cassava tubes.
The reporter is then asking Amandi Iboro to demonstrate how the radio works without noise. Amandi Iboro ask the reporter, if there is a specific station that he would prefer, and the reporter suggested the BBC.
Amandi Iboro say – look Oga, for now it is not possible to receive any radio station; but, if you insist on getting the BBC, try to add banana and small piece of coconut. Especially coconut!