Why You Have to Visit Nigeria



Nigeria is a nation recognized for its natural features like landmarks and wildlife reserves. It’s a great country with lots to offer like the wonderful wildlife, magnificent mountains, large forests, beautiful cities and greatly endowed with natural resources. Nigeria has the fastest growing economy in Africa and the highest GNP in Africa. It has the largest population on the continent and the third largest manufacturing sector. This physical and economic feature has turned out to be a very huge attraction for travellers all around the world.
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Obudu Mountain Resort / Photo by http://www.travelstart.com.ng/

Nigeria is the most populous black nation on Earth. Its diversities around the world have granted it an enormous recognition. Due to the fast economic growth, it is presumed to be the second large film industry in the world. It has added a huge value of entrepreneurship in the aspect of fashion, information technology and and creative hub in Africa. Nigerians are known for their vibrant and friendly energy expressed through diverse creative expressions. Living in Nigeria can be interesting and very attractive, it is arguably said that it is one of the most powerful countries in Africa because of its population and economy. It’s still called the giant of Africa according to Google.

One of the amazing natural features in Nigeria is the waterfall. We have over 20 water falls across Nigeria. They are mostly used for tourist centres because of its uniqueness. The waterfall over the years have generated revenues for the location it is situated.

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Erin-ijesha waterfalls / Photo by http://www.travelstart.com.ng/

Culture & Belief

Nigeria is one of the most diverse countries in the world. The official language is English, It is estimated that 50 percent of Nigerians are Muslim, 40 percent are Christian, and that the 10 percent practice various religions.
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Nigerian Food

The Nigerian food is food is of the most popular in Africa and the world at large, they have got over thousands of food recipe and arguably the most talked about in the world.
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A Nigerian jollof rice / Photo by urbanfarmie.com
Nigeria has one of the best variations of Jollof rice, with its seductive aroma, deep-red colour and spicy flavour, Jollof rice is the undisputed queen of West African kitchens. It’s our beloved culinary treasure and a dish from our very heart and soul. Nigerian food is essential to Nigerian culture. It defines the Nigerian people. Wherever we find ourselves; we are ready to eat our food daily without being bored one bit. We prefer to eat Nigerian food in any country we find ourselves in. This is because we never feel fulfilled if we do not eat correct Naija food from homeland. The so called Oyibo food is not satisfying for an average Naija person! This has caused a huge tourist to a lot of people all around the world because of our local dishes and our cuisines.

Nigerian Arts

The Nigerian arts have long existed over a century and more. The Nigerian arts has cut across bounds and still in this dispensation. The average tradition in Nigeria don’t see arts as a facetious thing rather is one of the parts that binds our heritage as Nigerians. Nigeria has a rich artistic heritage, including both traditional and contemporary art forms. From the naturalistic statues produced at Ife to the bronzes made for the king of Benin, Nigerian artists have crafted art that is world famous. The terra-cotta figurines of the Nok are some of the earliest statues in existence from sub-Saharan Africa. Ekpe masks and Ikenga (personal shrines) from the Igbo in eastern Nigeria and Ibeji (twin) sculptures from the Yoruba in western Nigeria are just three examples of the art produced in pre-colonial Nigeria.
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An eastern masquerade festival / Photo by https://guardian.ng/life/masquerades-in-igbo-land/
There are a lot of tourist places art exhibitions are carried out in Nigeria, The Wheatbaker Lagos is one of the renowned places these exhibitions are displayed, Art is an intrinsic part of The Wheatbaker, Art exhibitions run every two to three months thus making it a haven for art lovers.

Nigerian Weather

Nigeria is characterized by three distinct climate zones, a tropical monsoon climate in the south, a tropical savannah climate for most of the central regions, and a Sahelian hot and semi-arid climate in the north of the country. This leads to a gradient of declining precipitation amounts from south to north. The Nigerian weather is relatively conducive for travellers coming in from different of the world.

Nigerian Music

The Nigerian music has existed over years, the most popular at the time were the palm-wine music and highlife, which reigned in the and cut across African countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana. In Nigeria, palm-wine became the primary basis for juju, a genre that dominated popular music for many years.
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Juju music in the 80s / Photp by trendyhiphop.com
The Nigerian music is fast growing and spreading all around the continents. This has really been a growth to the entertainment industry in the country. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the entertainment industry now accounts for 1.45% of Nigeria’s GDP. In 2016, the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Sector generated N239billion in revenue, culminating in about 2.3% of Nigeria’s GDP for that year. This has really attracted tourism and travellers all over the world. The Nigerian superstars like the lives of Burna boy and Wizkid have crowned Grammy awards winners, thereby putting the country in the world map.