Nigeria is a coastal country located in West Africa,
sharing borders with the Republic of Benin, Chad,
Cameroon and Niger. It comprises of 36 States, and its
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Above is the Nigerian Flag, the green stripes represent
Nigeria’s agriculture industry and lush vegetation, and the
white represents the desire for peace and unity in the country.
Nigeria has over 200 different ethnic groups alone, but the
three main are Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa. Nigeria is the most
populous country in Africa, the seventh most populous
country in the world, and the most populous country in the
world in which the majority of the population is black.
I live in one of the tiniest and busiest states in the
country, Lagos State. It was the former capital of the
country, but is no longer because of its closeness to the
coast. As you can see, Nigeria has very rural regions
and very urban regions. The stark contrast is very
concerning, and the two different regions are sometimes
not too far from one another. The first two pictures are
two of my favorite photos showing a part of Lagos
known as the “Island.” I prefer the second because it
doesn’t hide what the day-to-day traffic on the streets of
Lagos is constantly like. The Nigerian cultures are very
rich, and it has been of recent concern to preserve them.
Needless to say, I LOVE my country and I miss it
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