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Modern Day Africa's Gift To The World, What Is It?

Alright, this is not a mockery of our continent, but was quite curious as to the contributions of Africa to this present day age. Now, I am not referring to the remnants of civilization of Egypt or the warrior kings of the past that made history in Global politics. But I am referring to this present day age, whereby people can remark that "this gift came from Africa", instead of fostering the impression (true or false) of Africa as a neglected child with an empty bowl soliciting for funds.

The Chinese are famous for their cuisine. Rated the most popular take over food franchise in the USA (even more popular than Pizza), Chinese rise has garnered a huge following, extending towards nearly all races. Salsa Dance of Latin America has made its inroads in gyms, while Capitalism of the USA, is famous for minting millionaires, perhaps more than any other country in the world. Australia is known for her spectacular beauty and the Jews while sparse in population, nevertheless have a huge presence in movies and Television.

And Africa? Fill us in.

Kente cloth? How popular is it?

Our food? Do we have a restaurant that is well known abroad?

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Any product you see or use, there's a big chance (some say 70%) that the raw materials come from Africa.

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Support it or not, its selling big time among youths in big cities of Asian countries.

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sorry ndipe, i didnt mean to call you a girl.

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Hmmmm, majority of the gifts are resources like bling bling, oil is hot right now, Obama, new sources for renewable energy, released hostages from Niger delta, educated laborers(formerly unpaid slaves); and several assignments like aids(all types), world dump, water, global warming, electricity, corruption, exploitations, cure to aids, darfur, kenya, and currently Mugabe etc.

And these are a few I can remember but as you can see we are trying we give and we ask wisely, Clap for us jare.

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Ok i did a little research for you girl,

Beautiful Artworks, Culture, Rhythm, Spices, History, Beautiful Scenery, and a beautiful SUNSET.

all in all, africa really have given much.

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Can we also regard the 'sagging pants' fashion, a conspicous trend in the African American community being emulated by some other races? No, I dont support it.

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If you got it,show it.

Our language is not evolving,we are not creating new languages by being unineventful.Just like the name laptop,it wasn't here 30 years ago,but it is here now and it is english,name makers,creators.Put your name to it.

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I now remember, the Hip Hop culture is thriving in America. Now, that's an African American culture that can compete globally along with ethnic cultures like the samba dance, salsa, sushi . . .

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I meant popular culture. What are our contributions to the rise of popular culture in today's society?

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Visit the african inventors museum.

http://www.manitobaliberals.ca/2006/02/international-african-inventors-museum.html

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Modern day age refers to the 21st century.

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Well, I choosed "continent" instead of country, because it will not be easy to list every country's accomplishments that has a huge following in the world. For China, being an Asian country, their famous cuisine, China Rice is famous in America. Sushi meal of the Japanese culture is another popular dish at restaurants and parties. Infact, it would seem as if a corporate party is incomplete without a sushi dance.

And Africa? The verdict is still in

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The answer is: http://www.nairaland.com

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A more appropriate question might have been "what is Nigeria's gift to the world. What do we know about the rest of Africa? Besides, African is not a homogenous culture or country like China; it's a continent!

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Abeg, give us a time period for the modern day. I know this will help me. But as I said in my last posts the things you mentioned about the other cultures are not modern achievements. Though achievements they may be.

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I meant something positive, not those annoying 419 emails.

Oya, let the topic flow.

And wait a minute, lets not dwelt on past achievements of 'Kings and Queens residing in Africa', lets talk about this modern age.

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Nigeria's greatest contribution to the world over today is something phenomenal.  It is popular all over and well known in the very corridors of power and the slums of all nations. Nigeria has made a 'number' very popular and the number is nothing but "419"..  Check this out! http://home.rica.net/alphae/419coal/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_fee_fraud

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And this "gifts" that you are referring to, how many average American are aware of the existence of these gifts? Like I mentioned Chinese food, it is wildly popular in America, likewise Salsa dance, Mexican food, what have we done positively that people can associate it with Africa, just as they do with Chinese food (Asian), wealth (America), Salsa dance (Latin America) and the rest.

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