Nigerian Culture - Nigeria Culture In Perspective - Free Advice

Nigerian culture is a diverse one because Nigeria is a country made up of an amagalmation of hundreds of tribes with over three hundred languages. Nigeria culture from east to west to north to south are so varied that you will wonder how we manage to survive as a nation.

There are three main cultures and languages in Nigeria. The Hausas, the Ibos, and the Yorubas.

The Western part of Nigeria is occupied predominantly by the Yorubas. The Yorubas are a highly educated people and very passionate about their language and culture. They advocate respect for elders. A younger person is not suppose to call an older person by her first name. And you stoop to greet in the local language.

The Igbos (or Ibos) in the east are predominantly business men or traders. They have migrated all across the country carrying their business acumen with them. They have a flair for business and they tend to turn anything they touch into pure profit.

However, they are often accused of been dubious business men and that the majority amass wealth from sharp business practices. Certainly, there are callous business people in every culture. Just keep your eyes open.

The Yorubas often accuse Ibos of being disrespectful because the average Ibo man will look you in the eye and call you by name. The Average Ibo man will stretch his hand for a handshake even though you're older whereas the Yoruba man thinks it is disrespectful for a younger person to stretch out his hand for a handsake with an older person. Respect, they say, should make the younger man wait until the older man stretches out his hand for a handshake.

The Yorubas are highly educated people. They have invested alot into development of education in the west. And many occupy high ranking positions in industries.

So, Yorubas have education and respect. Ibos have business and diversity.

What about the Hausas?

The Hausas are predominantly Muslims. They have a culture of cool-headedness until provoked. They believe in fighting for what belongs to them and are often armed with daggers (this cannot be said of the literate Hausas).

The Hausas are predominantly farmers and cattle rearers. Most are nomads who travel wide with their flock searching for greener pastures. And there are those who travel across the country moving mature flock from one state to another for sale. You see them in trailers in Lagos and virtually every state of Nigeria.

The Hausas have spent more time as presidents and "head of state" of the federal republic of Nigeria than any other tribe in Nigeria. The Nigerian Army have a large number of its members as Hausas probably because they acknowledge that he who holds the sword holds the ace.

"Born to rule" is said to be a slogan in one northern state. That may just be an exaggeration. But the facts show that Nigeria has had more northern rulers than any region of the country.

Does this matter?

It shouldn't as long as there is fair play and equity. However, some Nigerians tend to disagree and this has tended to create tension in the polity.

This page is about Nigerian culture. As is obvious from the above, Nigeria culture has seen a lot of refinement over the years. As people get more and more educated, the traditional Nigerian culture is being over-run by western culture.

I have looked at three predominant cultures in Nigeria whereas there are hundreds of culture each peculiar to the people to whom it belongs.

For example, the Niger Delta crisis over perceived unfair deployment of oil resources has brought the Niger Delta culture to the fore. Suddenly, the international community is beginning to pay attention. And folks are rallying round to do something for the Niger Delta people.

This Nigerian culture forum provides you an opportunity to broadcast your culture without the necessity for arms struggle.

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