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What are some Nigerian traditions?

What are some Nigerian traditions?

10 Traditions Only Nigerians Can Understand

  • Pre-Marital Introduction Ceremonies, aka “Courtship” No matter how long you’ve been courting your partner, the relationship remains unrecognised until the formal introduction ceremony.
  • Nwaboy (Servicehood/Apprenticeship)
  • Child Dedication Ceremony.
  • Greeting Elders.

What is family life like in Nigeria?

Most Nigerian households consist of a mother, father, and children, and many include grandparents, uncles, and aunts as well. In Nigeria, family sizes vary. A family living in a more urban area may have between three to five children, while a more rural family may have as many as seven to ten.

How do people customarily greet each other in Niger?

The most common greeting is a handshake with a warm, welcoming smile. Men may place their left hand on the other person’s shoulder while shaking hands. A Nigerian generally waits for the woman to extend her hand.

What are Nigerian values?

The Nigerian traditional values system as highlighted by Ella (1993) include respect for elders, chastity among women folk, dignity of labour, patriotism to one’s community, courage and self reliance.

What is a good gift for a Nigerian woman?

7 great gifts to spoil your Nigerian girl with this festive…

  • A nice bottle of perfume.
  • A lovely pair of Sparkly dOrsay pumps.
  • A bottle of glow facial oil.
  • A tote bag.
  • An eye and lip makeup remover.
  • A hoodie.
  • A black dress for any occasion.

Who is the richest family in Nigeria?


World ranking Name Net worth (USD)
100 Aliko Dangote 14.1 Billion
365 Mike Adenuga 5.3 Billion
1561 Folorunsho Alakija 1.9 Billion

What is Niger known for?

Niger sits on some of the world’s largest uranium deposits, but is one of the “Heavily Indebted Poor Countries” (HIPC). Its economy is based on subsistence agriculture, like crops and livestock, and the export of raw commodities.

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Asham (akkam) in Oromo (Afaan Oromo). Hi in English. Learn…

How do you say hello in Nigeria?

When you are not sure how to greet somebody, it is always appropriate to say “Kóyo ”.

  1. Mesiere. Mesiere is the Efik/Ibibio way of greeting.
  2. Sannu! This is the formal way to greet somebody and say: “hello” in the Northern region dominated by locals from the Hausa tribe.
  3. Abole.

What can you not wear in Nigeria?

Keep to light, neutral colours but not white (as it will get dirty and dusty very quickly). Avoid blue or black clothing – the tsetse flies are drawn to these colours, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness. And it is also worth being aware that it’s illegal to have army/combat type clothing or print.