Essay On Nigerian Culture

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Erosion of the Nigerian culture: A study of the influence of westernisation on Nigerian youth Introduction The Nigerian youth could be said to be very ‘unAfrican’. By this, we mean the Nigerian youth, according to some, is not as strongly connected to the African culture and heritage as our parents and ancestors were. Today’s generation is very much a part of the digital era. There is easy access to a lot of things, from basic amenities such as water and medicine to an endless supply of information on the internet. They are new forms of communication, by way of slangs and gestures which are more associated with the western world than our own more conservative culture. “Cultural imperialism is a term used to describe the imposition of western culture on the culture of people in developing countries. Cultural…show more content…
The impact of the western civilisation certainly has an influence. Our elders, those who have been around many years before us can testify that the authenticity of the Nigeria, the Nigerian people, its very essence have been depleted over time and it has become far more evident now in our present day the youth. “Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts”(Zimmerman, 2015). Our beloved Nigerian traditions and culture are in danger of being totally eroded should this western supremacy continue. Soon enough the question will be asked, “What is a Nigerian?” It has been established, according to the findings of Bandura, that the mass media has a strong influence on the minds of all of us. We replicate what we see because we think that is right or correct. Our minds are open to external influences. We do not know why this problem is occurring. We need further clarity on is why it is the western culture which
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