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Nigerian meals
There are numerous Nigerian meals, but Christmas is always the time to eat Rice and chicken. At least the little children look forward to it! Especially if they are in a neighbourhood where you have a lot of people who bring food for you. So it’s established. There will be a lot of Rice and Chicken to go round. At home, at the restaurants or celebrations you take them to, even at homes of family members you visit. Why not make this Christmas a bit different? If you are wondering how, coming up with different traditional meals might just work.Read More
I took some time to watch TV since it has been a while, and the first thing I saw was an advert for children’s parties this Christmas. What struck me was how bland and completely predictable these parties were. It is the same thing all over again. And it just makes you wonder, Aren’t there other things to do in Nigeria during holiday seasons than visit amusement parks? Of course, there are tons of places they can visit, places that will further drive home the importance of our culture and just how beautiful it is. They just haven’t had theRead More
It was a week to interhouse sports at my sister’s school. And she was seriously going through my wardrobe trying to loot as much as she could, she needed to look good! Then I broached a very serious question, at least to a 13 year old. “What hairstyle are you going to make?” She was considering picking among “watermelon, setting, or fixing something” I told her she would not stand out, that she needed to do something African, like “Ajankolokolo” or “Calabar”. She managed to spare me one look, and it was one that said “you are old”. So IRead More
We were watching the Osun osogbo festival on TV and my grandmother had a wistful look in her eyes. But the nostalgia was lost on little Subomi. She has no idea what the festival is about and wants to watch Sponge Bob. Grandmother shook her head, “your generation has missed so many things.” But this is where I have a problem. They do not have to miss anything, we have a duty to ensure that we pass on our culture, tradition and heritage. Children get the proper formal education from their various schools because parents see to it that theyRead More
Before the British colonization, there were revered Nigerian monarchs who ruled different tribes in Nigeria. They were mostly seen as small gods and were heavily respected. Although a lot of their power has reduced in modern times, the monarchs still remain, acting as custodians of our culture and establishing peace in their respective communities. Below are ten monarchs of Nigeria we have compiled. 1. The ooni of Ife : Born in 1974, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II is the 51st Ooni of Ife. He succeeded the late Oba Okunade Sijuade who died on July 28, 2015. Oba Adeyeye has beenRead More
What is the first thing you say when you pick up the phone? Hello! Saying hello has such a huge significance in our lives and how meaningful they turn out to be. When you say hello to someone with sincerity,  you have the opportunity to make that person’s day. To engage, start a conversation, and be friendly You might know three to four ways of saying hello but in Nigeria there are lots of different expressions that count as Hello! With an amazing number of local dialects and slangs, we’ve curated 20  ways you can say hello in Nigerian languages.Read More
facts about Nigeria
Nigeria is 56 years old and has a wealth of knowledge to back up that age. But how many of these do you know? Nigeria’s heritage has a vivid cultural and historical background to bank upon. It is important that we have the knowledge and are willing to enlighten others and pass on what we know. Below are 56 interesting facts about Nigeria. 1. Nigeria has 521 languages, making her the fourth country with the most languages in the world. This includes 510 living languages, two second languages without native speakers and 9 extinct languages. 2. The Yorubas and their bloodlines  haveRead More