as far as i can understand it what it means simply is that it is just the human spirit that is on and in display.
Ravie Loso ohbee nm, what i mean by this is that in very many ways, the human spirit is fundamentally a very competitive spirit.
and this is a basic truth that remains both self-evident and fundamental despite and inspite of efforts? over the years in various human communities around the world to contain and/or challenge this basic reality.
Ravie Loso nkeh nm, such efforts? in my own opinion include stuff like communism, egalitarianism, etc
and as far as i can understand it, Ravie Loso ormaahleechar nm, the basic spirit of the human being is a spirit that strives to survive, to overcome and to triumph.
and i guess that’s just the basic truth concerning the human spirit.
and so, Ravie Loso nnkeh nm, whether it is a Primary School situation e.g at the Central School, Onitsha i.e at the Onitsha Central Primary School, Onitsha where, like in virtually all other schools around the world, examinations are held at the end of each term and one pupil must invariably emerge as the holder of the first position
whether it is in an election process for governance e.g an election for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or for that matter, by way of further illustrative example, an election for the Office of the President of the United States of America in which, like in every other country around the world that applies the democratic elective process, one and only one person must invariably emerge as the President i.e as the holder of the office of the President i.e as the President of that country
all that is happening is essentially just a demonstration of the basic nature of the human spirit and therefore automatically also a demonstration of the basic disposition of the human spirit of competing, surviving, overcoming and triumphing
the only other notable thing in these instances used as examples being that because more than one individual human being is involved now the aggregation of human beings involved and the limitation imposed by the reality of life to the extent that only one person can hold the Office of the President or come hold the first position at the end of the examinations ( … sometimes 2 or more? pupils may have the same overall percentage e.g 96% overall but this is usually a very rare occurrence and most often only one student holds the highest overall percentage at the end of the examinations … )
determines that a selection process should take place and the best contestant? / candidate identified.
so, when the ladies ask :
who wore it better ? who is more beautiful? who slayed them most ? who killed it best ?
this is basically what is happening i.e the basic essential tendency/tendencies of the spirit of the humanoid / homo sapiens is/are in manifestation i.e is/are manifesting
and therefore the ladies want to know, at the end of it all who triumphed ? among all the ladies in terms of beauty ? who overcame ? all the other ladies ? in terms of beauty ? who survived best ? among the competition of beauty and therefore also automatically who survived best ? from or during the challenge of beauty thrown by the other ladies
Samuel Ojekwe is essentially just your basic everyday fellow that you see in your neighbourhood while you go about doing your stuff and who, like you, wishes and hopes that the world becomes a better place for all of us.