How would you answer someone you just met if they asked you to describe your culture to them? If someone was to ask me about my culture i would start by telling the person my Nigeria culture is very diverse and definitely complicated. Although english is the official language, more than 250 languages are spoken. Yoruba, igbo and hausa are the 3 most popular languages. It a very multi-ethnic culture.
The Edo- Benin people are very artistic and have a great deal of artifacts of which most were lost due to the invasion of the Benin empire in the colonial era which also lead to the capture of the then Oba of Benin. Nigerians are exposed to various programs on television and radio that shapes their thoughts and provides an avenue for taking informed decisions of which most of the media content are based on western ideologies and culture thereby creating a block in the promotion of indigenous culture. There was a great fear that arose due to the constant exposure to western ideologies and culture which could have lead to the total wipeout of our cultural heritage but this was soon calmed with the introduction of the Nigerian Home Video Industry (Nollywood). The Nigerian Home Video Industry started with the introduction of the soap opera Mirror in the Sun produced by the late Amaka Igwe which was aired on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The first Nigerian films were made by filmmakers such as Ola Balogun and Hubert Ogunde in the 1960s, but they were frustrated by the high cost of film production.
Although, there is nothing that makes British English more valuable or better than Nigerian English, this is how the people of Nigeria willingly sign up to their own domination. They fail to understand that either dialect of English will allow them to communicate competently. Knowing how to speak British English is not going to make an individual a competent speaker of the English language nor is it going to help people understand what you are trying to communicate. Unfortunately, the people of Nigeria fell victim to ideological domination by believing that people who speak British English ought to be respected and must be smarter than someone who does not speak British English. There is nothing inherent that makes British English better than Nigerian English.
Introduction: Within Nigeria, there are various types of ethnic groups, all speaking different languages with different culture. However, one of the largest ethnic groups of Nigeria and even Africa, are the Yoruba people. These people live in West Africa, for the most part, in Southwestern Nigeria, taking up twenty six percent of Nigeria’s population, but also in Benin and Togo. Together, this area is identified as Yorubaland. This area is filled with tropical, coastal vegetation, swamp flats, forests, and farm lands.
Where the dignity of human life and opinions are cherished and respected above religious or tribal sentiments as well as political affiliations or any form of parochial views. And until we begin to see ourselves as Nigerians or Africans, or as a part of the whole globe; where the Muslim, Christian, pagan and the freethinker co-exists as brothers and sisters; the dream-Nigeria which Achebe, C. (1983:5) foresaw: “a Nigeria in which an Easterner might aspire to be premier in the West and a Northerner become Mayor of Enugu.” Where the death of one diminishes the other, and where all of us are the casualties and victims of conflicts and wars; and where no one is a victor or a looser. Until these and other measures are put in place, that dream-Nigeria will still be illusive even at the 53 independence
Introduction Nigeria is a country full of legends, poverty, e-mail fraud, kidnapping and other news seems to be filled with people for the imagination of Nigeria, but here is indeed a full of African-style destination. In the Lagos University campus to listen to the views of local college students for the future of the country, or to the Yankari National Park to see the Lion Benz, in the Niger Delta to explore the ancient customs of the ancient kingdom, near the desert to see the devout Muslims in the sand Dusty city of worship, return to Nigeria Sahara trade road. The Federal Republic of Nigeria, referred to as Nigeria, is a West African country, located in the west coast of the Gulf of Guinea in Africa. The neighbouring countries include Benin
Nonetheless, the northern Hausa and Fulani, the southwestern Yoruba, and the southeastern Ibo have traditionally been the most politically active and dominant amongst the various ethnic tribes. Roughly half the population primarily residing in the north is Muslim, while Southern Nigeria is predominantly Christian, but Nigeria’s Middle Belt is a diverse mix. Nigeria is a country of significant promise, but it also faces serious social, economic, and security challenges, some of which pose potential threats to state and regional stability including unstable business transactions. The country has also faced intermittent political turmoil and economic crises since gaining independence in 1960. Political life has been scarred by conflict along ethnic, geographic and religious lines, and corruption and misrule have undermined the state’s authority and legitimacy.