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- A guide to Nigeria – etiquette, customs, clothing and more…
- Culture of Nigeria
- Nigerian People, History And Culture
A guide to Nigeria – etiquette, customs, clothing and more…
The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria's multiple ethnic groups. The country has over languages and over dialects and ethnic groups. The four largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani who are predominant in the north, the Igbo who are predominant in the southeast, and the Yoruba who are predominant in the southwest.
The Edo people are predominant in the region between Yorubaland and Igboland. Much of the Edo tend to be Christian. The rest of Nigeria's ethnic groups sometimes called 'minorities' are found all over the country but especially in the middle belt and north. The Fulani, who are traditionally nomadic, are spread all over West and Central Africa and are predominantly Muslim.
The Hausa are also predominantly Muslim while the Igbo are predominantly Christian. The Efik, Ibibio, Annang people are mainly Christian. The Yoruba have a balance of members that are adherent to both Islam and Christianity.
Indigenous religious practices remain important in all of Nigeria's ethnic groups, these beliefs are often blended with Christian beliefs. Nigeria is famous for its English language literature, apart from the 'pure' English speaking population, Nigerian pidgin which uses a primary English lexicon is also a common lingua franca. Roughly a third of Nigeria's population speak Pidgin English which is a simplified form of the language, for instance "How you dey" would be substituted for "How are you".
Since the s the Nigerian movie industry, sometimes called "Nollywood" has emerged as a fast-growing cultural force all over the continent. Because of this western influences including music, dress and movies can be found all across Nigeria including the Islamic and highly conservative north of the country.
It is a truth today that African cultures are under threat. These cultures are in fact been pushed beyond their limits of tolerance in manners that suggest danger. Some cultures are in fact already surviving at the merging.
Unfortunately the time to begin to appreciate and re-appreciate the cultural importance to regional growth is critically now as experiences suggest that the pathways to Nigerian and African development are strategically hidden in the cultures and cultural-political determination and resoluteness of the country and the region.
The cultures hold the key to growth, oneness, integration, identity and development ultimately. There is thus a strong interrelationship among culture, growth, progress, development and even national integration. Even though Nigerians, and many African nations, may not consciously appreciate this fact, the unprecedented pace and degree of cultural neglect in the nation s is unrivalled. Culture as viable tool of development are under-estimated and not annexed even when the Americans and European Union EU are doing everything possible to annex their many cultures for national and regional sustainable development drive.
Interestingly, the BRIC Nations and the Asian Tigers so called all started the journey to development with Nigeria but they have since left Nigeria far behind on the race to development. The gap is very wide and is still being widened as the missing link in Nigeria is still not being annexed.
What is the missing link? The Culture of people as veritable Social Capital that could be deployed for growth and development and even translated to economic and technological capitals. Culture is a cure-all for growth and development. Nothing is achieved and could be achieved except it is operated within culture.
These cultural backgrounds affected the cultural and political systems adopted by the people and it determined their conception and approaches to development. The groups defined development, move towards development and were developed in their own right to the extent that their needs are met and they related with others on the basis of co-equals and mutual benefits in social relations.
Decisions were taken in a village square setting in manners that accommodated all. Decisions were taken democratically and immediate and distant environments were exploited for the common good.
For the Yorubas of the west, the political system was monarchical and structured with consultative mechanisms in-built. The decisions for the communities were taken after due consultation with the Oye Mesis in a political system that has come to be known in Yoruba historiography as the Oba-in-Council. Decisions are never taken unilaterally and the common good and efforts are articulated for group development.
In related version, the Hausa of the Northern part practiced Emirate system that was very and sharply hierarchical. Power and authority flowed from the top from the Emir and followers were expected to follow. Many things are deniable today but not that globalization is having profound effect on Nigeria and its cultures whether in centrifugal terms and centripetal terms. These effects have both positive and negative forces and one could be more than the other depending on which side of the divide you are.
Globalization is propelled and driven with utmost specificities by the mass media. The Mass Media today turn out targeted information with profound intended and unintended outcomes. The unmitigated exposure to foreign cultures through the mass media has come to be known as the CNN Effect resonating the huge influence of the popular Cable Network News with base in the United States of America as the original epicenter of globalization in the contemporary terms.
People today are exposed to cultural ideals and values alien to their societies and are encouraged or forced or lured to internalize such values even when in conflict with dominant cultures. These could be seen in the areas of fashion, taste, consumptions and individualization across the world whether in the centre of periphery or Metro-poles and satellites. This article has attempted the exposition of the role of culture and cultural diversity on national growth and development.
Related issues have been raised with critical importance for regional growth. It has been observed that people generally, and Nigerians in particular, have not demonstrated enough capacities to interrogate cultural elements prior to adoption, this is eroding the culture and growth space in the region.
People are seen in part and adopt in full to the detriment of themselves and the indigenous cultural systems. Policies and development efforts are being adopted without sufficient recourse to traditional and indigenous cultural capitals that will determine policy outcomes ultimately in the nation.
Cultures, indigenous values and social thoughts in the region must be sufficiently appreciated and interrogated for policies and actions to support and drive change. Cultures and indigenous values must evolve bottom-up policies and approaches to growth and development in the country. Every culture in Nigeria has unique diets, mode of dressing, mode of production, language, greetings, marriage, mode of socialization, political systems that could be annexed for development.
Even values like love, hard work, honesty, bravery, care, extended brotherliness and filiations are now negatively rationalized as individualism and profit concerns take the center stage as imported through globalization. In fact, everything is unique from one culture to the other but modal systems could be discovered and appropriated for national development. Skip to main content. Leave a Comment. Translate to Conclusions This article has attempted the exposition of the role of culture and cultural diversity on national growth and development.
Culture of Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the largest , km2 and geographically, socially and culturally most diversified African countries. It is the most populous country of Africa the population estimated at million in , and potentially one of the richest. Richly endowed with human and natural resources, benefiting of a large internal market, Nigeria is, however, highly dependant on external economic sector, particularly oil revenues 93 per cent of exports in The domestic industry is import dependant. More then 60 per cent of population is employed in agriculture, which provides the bulk of Nigeria's food and raw materials supply and non-oil exports. Rich resources, large internal market and human potentials did not prevent Nigeria from being a low income country with GDP per capita declining from about 1, US dollars in to about dollars in The world oil crisis, poor agricultural development, and internal civil war are usually cited as the main reasons for such an economic decline.
Nigerian People and. Culture GST — is this course for you? This a general course for students. It enables them to know the diverse cultures and practices.
Nigerian People, History And Culture
PIP: Nigeria has a rich cultural heritage. Cultural practices include extended family; adequate care for new mothers for 40 days after delivery; prolonged breastfeeding; and respect for elders. Many negative practices exist, most of them affecting the health of children and women.
Welcome to our helpful guide for Nigeria. Should you be looking to travel, live, relocate or do business in the sovereign state, we will give you a helpful head start on understanding the country and its cultures. It shares borders with Benin in the west, Niger in the north, and Cameroon and Chad in the east. The most populous country in Africa, as well as one of the strongest economically, Nigeria is also a founding member of many international organisations, including the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, The United Nations and OPEC.
Famous for her huge population of more than million and with more than ethnics groups, Nigeria has the highest population in African continent. Another 10 per cent comprises of several other groups numbering more than 1 million members each, including the Kanuri, Tiv, and Ibibio. More than smaller ethnic groups account for the remaining 20 per cent of the population. With a population of over 30 million, they have the largest population in West Africa because of their intermarriages and constant interaction with different peoples. Read more.
Он появился тремя десятилетиями ранее благодаря усилиям специалистов из министерства обороны и представлял собой громадную сеть компьютеров, призванных обеспечить безопасность правительственной связи на случай ядерной войны. Профессионалы Интернета стали глазами и ушами АНБ. Люди, занимавшиеся нелегальной деятельностью с использованием электронной почты, быстро убедились в том, что их секреты больше не являются их частным достоянием. ФБР, Налоговое управление, Агентство по борьбе с наркотиками и другие правоохранительные агентства США - с помощью опытных штатных хакеров - сумели арестовать и предать суду гораздо больше преступников. Разумеется, когда пользователи компьютеров во всем мире обнаружили, что американское правительство имеет широкий доступ к их электронной почте, раздались возмущенные голоса.
Мне много чего нужно, мистер Беккер, но неприятности точно не нужны. Кроме того, тот старик вроде бы обо всем позаботился. - Канадец. - Да. Он вызвал скорую.
Шифр, подумала. Кабинет постепенно утопал в дыму.