How a Text Message Can Brighten Up a Slave’s Festive Season: The Power of Communication

By: Peter Ritdung Wakkias


Communication is a vital aspect of human relationships. It can strengthen the bonds we have with others, even in the midst of our busy lives. One simple but powerful form of communication is text messages.

They can have a special meaning for slaves who receive them from their masters, especially during festive periods like Christmas, Sallah, and others.

In this article, we explore how a text message can bring joy and warmth to the slaves and overcome the barriers of hierarchy.

The Importance of Festive Periods

Festive seasons are times of joy, unity, and celebration. They remind us of our common humanity, whether we celebrate Christmas with sparkling lights or Sallah with festive gatherings.

However, for slaves who live under the authority of their masters, festive seasons can also highlight the differences and inequalities between them. That is why a text message from their master can make a big difference.

The Joy of Receiving a Message

For slaves, getting a text message from their master during a festive season is not just a polite gesture. It is a way of connecting with another world, where the hierarchy is temporarily forgotten. The message, whether it says “Merry Christmas” or “Eid Mubarak,” shows respect and appreciation.

The slaves feel that they are not ignored or forgotten, but valued and remembered. This is more than just a normal interaction, it is a sign of kindness and compassion.

The Emotional Effect

The emotional effect of such messages is deep. The slaves feel a burst of joy, not only for the festive wishes, but also for the recognition from their master.

In a world where their roles and duties often limit their relationships, a sincere message reminds them that they are more than just slaves, they are human beings with feelings and experiences.

Creating a Sense of Unity

These festive messages can create a sense of unity and shared celebration. The master, by sending a simple text, joins the slaves in their festive occasion, breaking down the walls that separate them. It creates a space where they can celebrate together, without the titles and ranks that usually define them. It is a moment where humanity prevails over hierarchy.


In the digital age, where communication is often quick and superficial, the power of a text message should not be overlooked. For slaves, a message from their master during festive seasons is more than just ordinary, it is a source of joy, a reminder of shared humanity, and a proof of the power of communication.

As we deal with the challenges of hierarchical relationships, let us not forget the joy that a simple text message can bring, especially during the times that matter the most.


Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of and He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *