Hi My name is Nigeria and I’m the celebrant today, can you tell how happy I am?
Today is Nigeria’s 51st independence anniversary… Despite the bad press and negativity Nigeria gets, today I’m choosing to celebrate the good things about Nigeria… I thought it’ll be nice to share some fun facts about Nigeria/Nigerians:
*The name Nigeria was gotten from the “Niger River” which runs through the country.
*Our National flag colors (green & white) stand for our country’s agriculture (Green), and Peace & Unity (White)
*Nigeria has vast oil and gas reserves and is ranked amongst the top 10 suppliers of crude oil in the world…so you know, some of you depend on Nigeria for energy ;o)
*The Nigerian accent was recently ranked by CNN as the 5th sexiest accent in the world.
*Various polls have dubbed Nigerians the happiest people in the world, see one of the reasons why here
*Nigeria boasts of world famous achievers like Musical Legend- Fela Kuti, Renowned Novelists- Chinua Achebe & Noble Laureate Prize winner Wole Soyinka, Musicians- Tuface, D’banj, Sade Adu, Seal, Wale, Actors- Chiwetalu Ejiofor, Genevieve Nnaji, Sportsmen- Kanu Nwakwo (footballer) Hakeem Olajuwon (Basketballer), Fashion Designers- Duro Olowu, Deola Sagoe, Lanre Dasilva Ajayi, Jewel by Lisa,
bloggers S&S and many many others.
*the term “419” was gotten from Section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code which deals with fraud.
*The Nigerian movie industry Nollywood is the 3rd largest in the world.
*Nigerians are beautiful people, helloooo case in point :o)
There are so many other things, please guys add whatever fun facts you know in the comments section, lets celebrate Nigeria.
Wishing my fellow Nigerians a very happy Independence day, I know y’all in Nigeria will have Monday off so those of us here
in the diaspora are mad jealous of you… May God bless and heal our Nation.
P.S- Don’t ask about my shoes, lets just say things did not go as planned, lol