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Old 07-28-2013, 10:45 PM
 
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Was going to give a detailed response to your comment.

Then I realized that you are Ghanaian.

Carry on.
Eh Allah looks like the great Ghanaian-Nigerian rivalry has crossed the ocean. Can't it be contained to soccer matches and anger over ghana must go?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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This thread may or may not be hailstorm in the making, depending on the responses. But feel free to ask any question that you may have concerning Nigeria, culture, people, places, etc (as long as there is no sarcasm involved, of course).

I will open the floor with some positive/neutral trivia on the country:

1. Second-Highest GDP (Nominal) in Africa

2. Home country to Africa's richest man AND richest Black man, Aliko Dangote

3. First Nobel Prize winner from Africa is Nigerian (Wole Soyinka, Literature)

4. Most translated African Author of all time is Nigerian (Chinua Achebe). I believe his first novel, Things Fall Apart, is also the best selling African book of all time.

5. Largest population on the continent

6. Highest birth rate of twins in the world (there are also individual names reserved for twins only, such as Taiwo and Kehinde).

7. Large cultural and geographical diversity (250 ethnic groups, 3 ethnic groups of which are the majority).

8. High cultural diversity as a cause for a relatively large number of cities and urban areas (some ancient), including: Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Enugu, Onitsha, Benin, Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto, Calabar, Port Harcourt.

9. Large Afro-cultural influence in several New World countries as a result of the slave trade (Ifa/Yoruba religion)

10. Most educated/progressive immigrant group (so I've heard) in the US

11. Home to some of the most detailed and sophisticated ancient iron/bronze cast artworks in Africa (Benin, Ife, Igbo-Ukwu etc).

12. Large entertainment powerhouse in the African scene, from music to movies. An interesting site you can check out is Bellanaija.com

13. First Black African Miss World is Nigerian

14. Noted personalities from Nigeria include but are not limited to, Fela Kuti, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (who received a nomination for presidency of World Bank), etc.

15. Large market for business and investors in the Continent: 100 million mobile cell lines, largest number of internet users (hehe), large luxury brand market, etc.
Where the fuuck is my lottery winnings?
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:59 AM
 
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Nigerians are everywhere in other peoples countries, profiting off of our upscale and prestigious universities. According to what I have heard, they value education which is great but what I don't understand is why they don't take the knowledge they learn in our country, Canada, Europe, etc.... back to their country and build their own great colleges and universities in Nigeria for the benefit of Nigerian people?

There are 1 million Nigerians in London alone and a million or more here in the states. How is this benefiting Nigeria?
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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I would suggest that the bad ones spoil for the good ones! its almost known everywhere in the world that a certain 'KK' race regards race 'XX' as a cursed race but as me,I surely do not believe that,it is just that those who came first planted a bad seed and so left that kind of picture.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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That is surely beautiful...good for the eyes to see in reality! but there is still this disturbing question,Do those Nigerian movies portray what Nigeria is and who Nigerians are or just?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The OP has not answered a question here in more than three months. Moderator ought to consider closing the thread.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Nigerians are everywhere in other peoples countries, profiting off of our upscale and prestigious universities. According to what I have heard, they value education which is great but what I don't understand is why they don't take the knowledge they learn in our country, Canada, Europe, etc.... back to their country and build their own great colleges and universities in Nigeria for the benefit of Nigerian people?

There are 1 million Nigerians in London alone and a million or more here in the states. How is this benefiting Nigeria?
There are not 1 million Nigerians in London let alone the UK. The Black population if the UK in its entirety is around 2% of the total UK population of 60M or 1.2 million Blacks. This includes Blacks from the Caribbean, other African countries and those of mixed race (the largest Black group in the UK).

Now the USA maybe another story.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The OP has not answered a question here in more than three months. Moderator ought to consider closing the thread.
Agreed or some other Nigerian needs to pick up the slack.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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No wonder you hate gays so much. did the US let you in legally?
I was born and raised in the USA.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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Default Bollywood, Nollywood or Hollywood?

hi everybody, I need your help for my research, I am wondering which one would you rather spend times watching?
Bollywood, Nollywood or Hollywood?

Thank you guys,
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