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Why Do Nigerians Lie And Say They Are From Another Country In Africa?

I've encountered this on the REGULAR!

Nigerians are saying they are from Cameroon with great frequently.

When you ask them from what geographical area and tribe they fumble their words and stumble through more lies and act all surprised.

Why are you ashamed of being Nigerians in America?

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Because of Nigerian reputation overseas. Its that simple

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as long as the dork isnt bashing igbos im sure she's fine

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wondering how his wife will be coping with his naija-african bashing attitude,

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Yes some Igbo-Ameeican chic. All of a sudden he thinks he knows everything about Naija and claims to be of Igbo ancestry. Dude's a psychopath

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Dont mind the Loser!

IS exponent married to an IBO person?

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Funny? More like moronic gay.

It's ok for him to cry like a Dam over what Nubian said about him and his crew of criminals yet he doest expect Yourba people to be offended by the bullshit his alter ego is spewing

What an slowpoke. So is his slow IGbo wife for marryng him in the first place.

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Its too early for this.

You Funny though!!!

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Shut up!

We bring the HEAT!

Humans are not suppose to AGREE 24/7.

that would be boring and looking at the way life is in Nigeria, that would be LIES!!!!

Obviously you like LIVING IN LIES!!!!

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Look at this dimwit. That "certain tribe" is one of the MAJOR tribes of Nigeria. Are you aware of how many Yoruba people are on this site you bloody child. The owner of Nairaland sef is Yoruba.

Keep making excuses cos you're screwing an AA. Once again you and your crew or flunkies should get off NL and join BET.com or something where the rest of you welfare loving crackheads can discuss your criminal family members.

If I were Liberian, I'd probably be sucking up to black americans as well. Freaking lunatics suffering from identity crisis

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True!

However, Slaves were sent back to Africa (liberia) after the American Revolution, the War of 1812 AND a few other time.

One of those Slaves returning back to Liberia could be in your ancestry.

this can never be for any other country in Africa.

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AA or African, i still got love for both.

anyway, i was born in Liberia. My parents are Liberians. So that makes me liberian.

Inorder to be AA, You have to be born in America.

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yep, Liberian. Not AA.

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I think she's Liberian.

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Are you really going to defend him/her on that basis?

This is a Nigerian site, owned/run by a Yoruba man. You can't honestly believe its supposed to be alright with everyone to diss Nigerians just because he refers to a particular tribe do you?

lol, I know s/he is a fellow AA, but no need to make excuses for ignorance now is there?

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Wonder what lame excuse Sean T will have for this slowpoke this time.

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hey. He is not dissing all Nigerians, only a certain tribe.

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I never said I hate NIGERIANS!!!!

some of you mofo's I can't stand, usually the yourba's.

I'm down with the Igbo, Tiv, Ogoni's. etc - EXCEPT them stank azz Hausa and fauna's [sic]

Obviously NubianQ is a bumm azz yourba with a WHACK azz body. You can tell by the way she fonts, Life have not been too good to her.

It's summertime, go walk the hoe stroll and get laid.

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Ok fair enough, but you should be aware that most people who use it will be unaware of its actual meaning. Even if they know it to be either a neutral term or negative one, they probably will not know that they are literally calling someone a wild beast.

If you ask a person who uses it, they will probably say it just means African American, or at worse a slave.

Its like people who call Caribbeans "Jammo" or those who call Africans "boo-boos", most could not give a literal meaning, they jusy know it refers to a particular group of people.

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@ Londoner

Yes, I've heard it from Yoruba.

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No it dosen't. It means wild beast, though in a more original direct reference it relates to a wild cat.

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i was not the one who says akata meant wild beast. anyway, thank for the heads up.

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Seant21, are you sure you know what akata means? if you have any Yoruba friends you may want to consult them instead of spreading false information. What I understand is that the word "akata" means fox.

I dont think it means wild beast as you say.

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Girl, Chill the Hell Out. You just wrote a BCR of Insult.

I do not have problems with U insulting hero and Expo. I am just saying don't insult the AA race.If a Nigerian insulted me, I wont get mad at the Nigerian people, only the 2 Nigerians that did the insulting.

You should be attacking Hero and Expo, not Oprah, Barrack, MLK,etc

For some reason, i didn't even read your whole essay. Keep it up. I see You have many time on ya hands to do it.

I happen to live in America and most of my friends are AA. My Boyfriend happen to be AA. My teachers are AA. My Classmate are AA. My favorite artist are AA. Civil Rights leader are AA.

I was also kidding about the whole friend thing. dont take it too serious, OOPS U ALREADY DID.

Plus what is a AKATA. I am sorry, I dotn speak Nigerian.

Rock oN With Ya Proud SElf. My dear.

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@poster I believe i can answer that question for you.

Nigerians are inherently liars by nature.

Perhaps it was a response to the European invasion of West Africa

Whatever the origin, duplicity and deceit are the primary conditioning of the typical Nigerian.

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true but its getting quite annoying I must say

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I could give a damn what yall nigerian Bottom think.

Kiss Bottom----LMAO.

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TOH is right yet again! Well you can't blame her too much. She's still a young klutz.

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I like how SeanT is kissing Hero & Exponent's asses and getting mad at those who reply to those two morons

To hell with your friends. You should all go and register on BlackPlanet instead anyway

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Hehehehe probably because they don't want to be judged first based on the 'image' we have.

I tend to give an obscure location when someone bothers me and i am not in the mood to lecture.

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,does that mean every Nigerian claims to be from Cameroon because of your encounter with someone who did not want to reveal is identity to you? Kick 'em out! E ti won si konga!

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Many americans are warn by the government to watch their back becasue of the nigerians scammers.

So i guess some nigerians try to hide where they are from to be trusted.

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@ pOSTER,

your post is really one sided!

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However (and I don't intend to appear to be challenging, here sir) you're basing your assessment on two people, if I read you correctly.  And both of them are in a similar situation.  (I've taken the liberty of adding emphasis to your posting--I trust that you won't object to my having done so.)

While one can certainly understand your being perplexed by the response you received to your query, such a small number in such a restricted setting is strictly anecdotal and has no empirical value. 

Perhaps you could ask the fellow (in a non-confrontational manner) why he would lie about his birthplace.  He might actually have a legitimate reason for so doing.

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people don't lie because the are ashamed of being nigerian, but they minute you claim nigeria, then people start talking nonsense and asking ignorant questions  and we don't have time for that. so to the ignorant ones you lie to and the smart ones, you don't lie to.

but anyways, the question you asked was silly and didn't make sense. you asking why nigerians lie about being from another country, how about you ask the non nigerians why they claim/rep nigeria.

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NOBODY anwsered the question.

Even a board filled with hidden people are still LYING!!!

Remember, Liers got something to hide.

Don't worry, we already know

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People actually respect me more when I tell them I'm Nigerian especially folks from other part of Africa! I have a whole lot of friends that claim they're Nigerian to feel cool when we go out! don't know the kind of people u hang with

if I were you, I'll look for that Benin man and direct this question to him!

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why will I - a full blooded Nigerian, claim that I am from another less meaningful African country? Under what influence will I do that unless I dey craze?

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what are you on about? whats this hate for Nigerians? why are you hell bent on looking for ways to tlk down on us? look hun, personally i would really advise that you stop all this cuz its really childish. Nigerians are Never ashamed of who they are. you need to stop all this attacks. i think they are unreasonable and unfair. yes we have all over diffrences but dont forget we are all black. Respect and get respected

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Sure,

I've met Africans all the time. for some reason, I'm in an AFRICAN urban zone.

Two nigerians I met said they were from Cameroon.

As I was outside talking to one Nigerian, I'mentioned that (insert name here) said he's from Cameroon.

The Nigerian dude got offended and said 'HE'S FROM BENIN" I said oh, he's from the other side of Nigeria.

He said NO! He's from Benin, Nigeria - he lied to you.

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Why would he lie about his place of birth?

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@EXPONENT:

Sir, can you substantiate this claim that you're making just a bit more? Under what circumstances do these so called false claims present themselves, for example? Perhaps then one could determine if there is a reason (or even a justification) for what you observe.

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There's nothing worse than ignorance, I just realized that from nairaland.

@poster, what the f&ck do u want us to answer when the fuckin' question does not apply to us? I have never in my life claimed to be a Cameroonian or whatever country u mentioned, so what do u want me to answer? You really need to go back to school, jeez!

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Naturally Nigerians would attack the messenger INSTEAD of the issue.

That speaks of internal guilt.

and Tpia , KICK ROCKS.

The question is why do Nigerians LIES about being from a country other than their own.

It's real simple.

ANWSER THE QUESTION!

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I have never met one.

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