e sonorous voice. I got to like the idea of their existence as they were painted as very pretty, excellent voices, extremely kind and sweet creatures.
Then, when I grew a bit older, I heard about 'Mamiwater', the idea of Mamiwater' wasn't as sweet as the pretty mermaid but nevertheless, it wasn't so bad till people started talking about 'Queen of the Coast'. Sir Victor Uwaifo purportedly saw a 'Mamiwater' at the Lagos Bar Beach and made a whole song to it.
In the African culture, I don't know whether 'Mamiwater' are good creatures or not, so I don't know whether they should be feared or loved and kept as friends and pets.
Although I’d always had my doubts about their existence, I started believing they must exist because different cultures of the world seemed to have a uniformed description of how they look. I think Africans believed in the existence of ‘Mamiwater' before their exposure to Western civilization. So, how can everybody have the same concept about something if that thing doesn’t exist.
Today, I found out that The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in America finally confirmed that mermaids don’t exist. It has been just a concept all along. In their words, 'But are mermaids real? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.' 'Mermaids - those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea - are legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial.'
So goodbye Dear Ariel, in as much as you’re a really sweet girl, you never existed after all. It’s like organizing a burial for someone who never was. lol.