With its vibrant culture sense of humour and adaptability, Nigeria has become the giant of Africa in more ways than just its population welcome to today’s countdown we will be talking about the top five things Nigeria does better than anywhere else but before we start to remember we post interesting posts like this every day also be sure to subscribe and click on the bell button below for more interesting Top buzz.
Number 5: Nigerian Masquerades
Masquerades are a huge aspect of Nigerian culture they are known to have spiritual powers, magic and charms these masked costumed figures are considered to embody the spirits and serve as a fundamental part of Nigerian pre-colonial religious tradition, a masquerade that will come out during the harvest period is different from the one displayed during carnivals. In Nigeria, masquerades appear during festivals, ceremonies and rituals they dance sing and recite incantations rooted in the culture and a cultural heritage practised by the tribes in Nigeria, masquerades are different from each other in terms of gatherings, edifices, and celebrations. what do you think?
Number 4: The Durbar festival
The first durbar in Nigeria was held in 1911 the festival is the highlight of Nigeria’s northern culture, a durbar festival is an annual festival celebrated in several cities of Nigeria, mainly in the north. This festival marks the end of Ramadan and is also celebrated during Muslim holidays considered to be a tourist attraction, the parade begins with the Emir and his entourage on horses, accompanied by musicians and ending at his Palace.
Durbar festivals are organized in cities such as kannocap, Sanaa, Cecotto, and the parade is celebrated by thousands of people mainly from the Hausa and Fulani ethnic groups.
Number 3: Nollywood
Only Hollywood and Bollywood makes more movies than Nollywood. The cinema of Nigeria often referred to as Nollywood consists of films produced in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and other parts of Africa. Its history dates back to as early as the late 19th century, as film and media first arrived in Nigeria during that time after Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Nollywood rapidly expanded with a new scene in the houses being established as a result Nigerian content in theatres increased in the late 1960s.
In 2020, Nigeria’s Nollywood is rated as the third most valuable film industry in the world based on its worth and revenues generated and it contributes over five per cent to Nigeria’s GDP every year.
Number 2: The Nigerian Jollof Rice
Nigerian Jollof Rice is a rich and incredibly tasty West African meal, it is a very versatile dish and it is usually made from scratch using rice tomatoes, peppers onions and other spices while, it is widely accepted that Senegal invented this dish Jollof Rice is one of the most common West African dishes eaten in the regions of Nigeria, Ghana, Togo Gambia, Mali, and Sierra Leone. The most notable are Ghana and Nigeria two nations that have been competing with one another over who cooks the best Jollof Rice. what do you think?
Number 1: Traditional weddings
Nigerian weddings are an all-out affair full of bright colours soul tapping music and ancient traditions in Nigeria weddings are a sacred part of cultural life but also an excuse to show off your fabulous clothing, music dance moves and money the couple decides the colours and fabrics they would like their guests to wear this makes it easy to distinguish between the groom and the bride’s family with over 250 ethnic groups each with their own vibrant wedding traditions.
The ceremonies come in a variety of styles depending on your region and culture. Nigerian weddings are much more than the celebration of joining the lives of two people into one, it also celebrates when two families come together as one. That brings us to the end of today’s Post. Our question for you today is which African country cooks the best Jollof Rice we will love to know your answer in the comment section below.