deng, why did you go off on that anon. he/she was just asking a question... and they probably aren't african, that's why they asked it like that. hope you know that many non- Africans are very ignorant about africa. you just could of informed him/her nicely.
Lol, I didn’t go off on them… And yes, I run this blog and probably should know that many non-Africans are very ignorant about Africa. Which is why I called them ignorant. There’s also a chance that the person was not ignorant, and just wanted to be stupid, which is why I combined ignorant with smart ass just in case. :)
Nigerians are from the country Nigeria which is found in West Africa. They are well known for their people, culture and tremendous contribution to the oil industry. However, it sometimes can be hard to identify a person of Nigerian decent or upbringing. Wale, Tyler the Creator, Taio Cruz and Tinie Tempah are examples of such. Below are facts to determine whether a person is of Nigerian decent. 1.) Lifestyle and upbringing. Nigerians are known for being warm and welcoming. They treat a stranger as if they were a part of their family. If a person was to enter the home of a Nigerian they would be asked, “My friend, what would you like to eat/drink?” as soon as they sat down. Also, Nigerians have a great value of respect for elders. For example, if one were to pass their elder in the morning without greeting them with a, “good morning” then they would be deemed as disrespectful and unmannerly. Sunday is the most important day of the week for a typical Nigerian because of their Christian faith. In fact, if there is anything that takes place on a Sunday in the schedule of a Nigerian then the events would take place after church service. 2.) The Children. Nigerians take pride in their children. This is shown by what they name them at birth. Princess or Queen for example, is commonly used name for girls of Nigerian decent. Names such as Olutoyin, Abisola, Tochi, and Olubawale represent the parents’ appreciative attitude toward God for blessing them with a child. Children of Nigerian decent living in a Western society often have a difficult time with their peers and educators pronouncing and remembering their name. In addition, the majority of Nigerian children are known for being talented runners or having other athletic abilities. Nigerian children are also mindful of what they say when they talk to their parents. Any small remark such as, “What?” can result in receiving an extreme punishment. 3.) Cuisine and Parties In every Nigerian household there is at least one bag of rice and containers of pepper. Rice and pepper is commonly used for the making of a satisfying meal. Nigerians have a passed down method of eating rice and stew. If there is chicken or beef in the stew then they will save the meat so they can eat it last.
Every Nigerian party has its own starting and ending time. For example, if a party was planned to start at six in the evening, it would not start until seven thirty. The party would then end late as a result of it starting late. The festivities that go on during a Nigerian are that of none other. During a Nigerian birthday party the celebrant has an entrance dance. Money is waved and thrown at the celebrant while they are entering the hall and dancing on the dance floor by family and friends. The money is a sign of good-fortune and the love and appreciation a friend or family member has for the celebrant. There is always an overabundance of food and libations at parties as well. 4.) Parents Nigerian parents are very strict and expect the best from their children. They never allow their child to miss school and expect them to be at the top of their class. In an effort to motivate their children, parents often remind them of what it was like for them growing up in Nigeria. They begin their statements with “When I was your age…” or “Back home…”