Living in America has me thinking about this all the time.
I may have some Nigerian ancestors that I don't know about. But I am Jamaican-American. I like Nairaland better than the Jamaican Forums I have visited. Nigerians seem to have alot in common with Jamaicans. Maybe alot of Jamaican slaves came from Nigeria. I have no info about the Nigerian Jamaicn connection.
I am sad more people don't know anything about Africa. I think this fact affects how us as Black people feel about ourselves.
I did not know how nice Africa was until I met an African college student who was my sister's class mate. She was from Nigeria. I was impressed when I saw pictures of the town she came from in Africa. It looked like Jamaica or Florida. Because we don't ever get any info about Africa other than crisis photos I had no clue how beautiful Africa was. I hope that will change in the near future. Maybe Hollywood will work in Africa for movies and TV shows to change our image. Hollywood could use some new story lines. Their usual movies and TV shows are kinda played out .
America has great economic opportunities. But, after living here for most of my life it is still hard to find a nice intergrated town with good schools for my children. Racism is always an issue. Even finding a good intergrated church is a major problem. In America we have stuff but community is hard to find. It is just every man for himself.