In 1996, Wallace sat down with the Nation of Islam's Minister Louis Farrakhanwho discussed his visit to Nigeria.
Upon Wallace saying Nigeria is "the most corrupt nation" that he has ever covered, Farrakhan infamously said, "So what? ... Now here's America 226 years old. You love democracy? But it's there in Africa you trying to force these people into a system of government that you've just accepted. Thirty years ago black folk got the right to vote. You're not in any morale position to tell anybody how corrupt they are. You should be quiet ... America should keep her mouth shut wherever there's a corrupt regime as much hell as America has raised on the Earth."