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When You Think "Nigeria" What Comes To Mind?

When you 'think nigeria', what are the 8 things that come to mind, that you think kind of sums us up in a whole? Here are mine:

survivors

corruption

bad leadership

football

bad belle

religious

rich culture

Can only think of 7 right now , let's know yours.

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Niger Delta

Violent armed robberies

Great and talented people

Old and corrupted fools

Inefficient police force, health service etc

419, yahoo yahoo boys etc

NEPA

Isale Eko

Abundant food

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money, mummy, visa, suffering x 2ce

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Coal city

Hope

Love

Biafra

Do it All

Page

Coliseum

Filling station enugu

Polo park

Chicks

Suya

Point and kill

Heat

Harmattan

Roasted Maize

Boiled Maize

Paw Paw

Yam

Coco Yam

Nkwobi

Isi-ewu

Hustlers

Nepa

No Water

No Gas

Bad Roads

slow Internet ( it sucks)

Fuel

Nice Home

Nice ride

Family

My Unborn Children

School time jokes

it's endless but i still love naija any day

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When i think south africa this is what comes to my mind:

Aids

Molesting of infants

car-jackers

ugly faces

HIV

Sex without condom

Assassins

most violent African country

molest

Murder

Gated Communities

CESA

etc etc

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Survivor!

enriched and diverse cultures

opportunities

Happy people

soccer

419

bad followers - poor leaders

Nature friendly environ- no major disasters

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Rome was not built in a day, so was London, New York, Tokyo and so on.

Nigeria has its challenges but in all, I know we will get there someday.

I pray that day comes quickly. Amen!

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what comes to mind is the picture of my Nija brothers in Laondon sweeping the gutters and the streets, the pictures of them in the cold working their Bottom off - the picture I see includes loads of them doing prosititution abroad - go to the major clubs in London and u will be sure to catch one Naija babe to take home for the night. So, fraud comes to mind, prostitution comes to mind - pride comes to mind - foolishness comes to mind. and many more.

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Its quite intriguing that this particuar thread shows how little some of us actually know about Nigeria. ITs true that there are fraudulent and duplicitous people. But very few on the scale of BAE or WMD.

When I think of Nigeria I fear for the children and young people who have so much potential but are denied the opportunity and security time and time again.

I dont deny the harshness and the violence but please remember the glorious landscapes (groundnut pyramids, Olumo Rock, River Niger, the Delta, Jos plateaus), the wonderful artistry, the lovely food. How many countries have a Nobel prize Laureate in Literature. And he is just one of a number of deserving many - Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, TM Aluko, Buchi Emecheta, Ola Rotimi etc. We used to have a glorious tradition of theatre. And now we have Nollywood.

Think about family networks that have been the rock on which many a person has gone on to high achievement. Have you ever been to see someone off at the MM airport in Ikeja? See the love and the comedy (or farce) that follows them on as they set off.

Imagine the academic excellence that Nigerians have showed the world over.

In the UK there are millions of Nigerians working in office jobs and in managerial positions. They are a credit. Its not true that most of us are scraping the barrel and contemplating frauds.

Please remember Fela, Oriental Brothers, Osita Osadebey, Victor Uwaifo, Bobby Benson, IK Dairo, Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Prince Nico Mbarga, Christy Essien. Evergreen and everlasting.

If there is one thing that you can earmark Nigerians for its a great sesnse of humour. Ikebe Super has lasted a generation now.

I think some of us could do with learning a little bit more about our country. And then when we reflect on the bad things we might do so with some balance.

May our green shoots continue to burst forth even in this age on blight and pestilence.

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Oshodi,

Ajegunle,

EFCC

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How I can get my parents out of there. But not possible so I just have to deal with till they are "called to glory"! Then I will never have to think about it! It is called "Spiritual Relocaton"!!!!

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SWEET HOME

SURVIVORS

FRESH APKU+OFE ONUGBO

NEPA

419

POLICE

BLESSED LAND

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when i think of nigeria i think of

faji to the highest level

lots of money

movies

419

musicans

yoruba

and i think of me

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best afican movies

prostituition

poverty

419

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depression

hardship

darkness

smelly

oppression

expensive

hopeless

corruption

pains

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when i think of naija, i see freedom, no other country has freedom more than naija.

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drugs

419

witchcaft

poverty

fake miracle churches

ethnic violence

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Armed robbers

my childhood

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What a great question, if i should start mensioning,i wount end until jesus come, but let me mention top ten

My motherland

Unfaithfulness

Hunger

Bad Leaders

Great Footballers( kanu,yobo,okocha etc )

Great Musician(Style plus,p-suare,2face,jjc/419,lagbaja,D'banj etc)

Agberos

Soji Guyz

pidgin English

Many Tribes

COOL WEATHER

Gentle People(caused by hunger)

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my relative

thief's

419

no job's

friendly place

good food

crazy market women

bad leader's

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Sunshine

Wasted potential

Recycled leaders (Dictators turned democrats)

Good life as long as you can afford it

Tasty food

i wanna/gonna people (some no know where airport dey)

People complaining without doing any thing about it

Every man for himself/family (Everybody answer your papa name)

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myself

black

soccer

flag

corruption

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SUN

GOOD FOOD

CORRUPTION

SHARP PEOPLE

NEPA

POVERTY

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a land flowing with milk and honey

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Asu strike

poverty

EFCC

coruption

police&bribe

politics

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fraudsters

liars

war

biafra

violence

poverty

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Sunshine

Sand

Black Skin

Languages (Yoruba etc)

Heat

Pepper

(and that intriguing) Smell

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Suffering/hardship

Poverty

Corruption

Evil

Indiscipline

Dream killer

Unfriendly environment

Insecurity

Inflation

Fake drugs

Nothing goes for nothing

Connection

Horrible leaders

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Big country

Large population

Religious

petroleum

Family

Good culture

Hot weather

Corruption

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Smart people

        Poverty

        Beautiful women

        Government of the few, by the few

        Ignorance

        Recircled leaders

        Survival of the fittest

        Religion

       

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Oil

Soccer

419

Sharia

Nepa

Politics (very bad one)

Corruption

Hot humid weather

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oil

intelligence

corruption

black people

potential

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Variety of food (NOT constant rice arghhh)

Family and friends

Bad roads

lots of different school uniforms

the feeling of being at home

back-stabbers

hamatan

lively church communities

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Family

Friends

Home

Eba(food)

corruption n bribery

poverty

419

road way prostitution

Nite clubs

and so on....

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Good Food

Family members/Loved ones

419

Obasanjo

Ajebuta

Ajepako

Good Musics (like lagbaja, styl-plus and the good ones)

How much i want to improve the place.

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