Celebrate Your Nigerians

Its funny and  at the same time serious that someone dropped this comment on post about African print prom dresses and suits on BELLANAIJA.

For those of you that do not like history or political stuff, or if you are not proud of being a Nigerian, this is pretty interesting and you should READ IT below:


All over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Google is your friend. Not one of the most educated, the most educated #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53K. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

A Nigerian family, the Imafidon family, has officially been named the smartest family in the UK. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto State. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians,: Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Of the 3 Presidents who ruled South Africa after apartheid, two of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa. We gave financial support, human resource support, boycotted an Olympic Games and our politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone, countries that the world ignored because they have no oil. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

500 years ago, Benin cast metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

We gave monetary gifts to Ireland during our oil boom and built a statue for France free of charge. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) long before Ireland has their RTE station. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Wherever you look in this great country, Nigeria, heroes abound both now and in our recent and ancient past. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

If all you do is listen to mainstream Western media, you will not get the full picture of your Nigerian heritage. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Do not listen to any leader who says Nigerians are criminals, no matter who he is, or whatever may be his position or nationality (even Nigerian). #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

We’re not a nation of scammers, drugs & corruption, but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness. #CelebrateYouNigerianness!


On the 7th of May, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C history was made. Out of 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians. #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

They only tell you how Nigerians are scammers and cheats, how Nigerians are into drugs overseas et al.

Don’t Wait On Others To Do It For You, BLOW YOUR TRUMPET!

You are NOT a criminal!
Be proud of Nigeria!
Be proud of our heritage!
Be enthusiastic of our future greatness!


Source : Bellanaija Comment Section

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