Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Country...Nigeria

Today I am inviting you all to a piece of me. Apart from being a twenty something year old fashion obessesed girl; living in a state where there is little fashion around. My life started in the continent of Africa; precisely, West Africa Nigeria--where I was born and raised before moving to America in my early teens . A lot of people that I have met don't really know much about Africa except what the media portrays: poverty, crime, diseases... to name a few. I have never watched any TV documentation that actually sheds light on the good things about Africa. I have decided to tell you about my country Nigeria. Nigeria brought one of the best-known writers, the first African Noble prize winner in Literature Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe know for the novel “Things Fall Apart”. Nigerian music includes different kinds of music from folk, Fuji, to hip hop. Some famous and budding artists from Nigeria are Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Sade Aduand (better known as Sade), Psquare, TuFace Idibia, 9ice and many more. Nigeria is also the 4th leading gas exporter to America. Here are a few pictures to enjoy

Obudu ranch in Crossriver state, Nigeria Obudu ranch, Crossriver State, Nigeria

residential areas Residential area

Silverbird mall, Lagos, Nigeria Silver bird mall, Lagos state, Nigeria

Lagos street Lagos State

national stadium, Abuja, Nigeria National Stadium, Abuja state (capital of Nigeria), Nigeria

Sources: edofolks.com, facebook group: "The African they never show", blackhearld.egoong.com

6 comments:

Fashion Is Poison said...

Nigeria is one of the places I've always wanted to go to. Hmmm someday!

Thanks for the sweet comment and for linking me hon :]

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

I am Ghanaian and think Nigeria is fab,my younger sister was born there. keep raising Africa's profile hon. the media only portrays what it wants to. There are as more positive things about Africa then the negatives but unfortunately they only portray the negative-crime,war,famines,etc
x

J'Adore Fashion said...

yes dear, if only people will get to know there are fun, nice, and great things in Africa and stop asking ignorant questions

Ciao Bella said...

thank you for defintely showing that nigeria isnt the poverty stricken third world conuntry ppl believe it to be! Im also nigerian and everytime i go there i have fun there's always ups and downs to a country. Naija gal to the fullest =]

J'Adore Fashion said...

@ Ciao bella: thanks hun, I love that country no matter how the media paints it :)

asweetcakes said...

This is great. And you're totally right, on TV Nigeria is always shown as dirty, noisy, and crowded. They show Eiffel tower for France, beautifully lite sky scrapers for new york, and rowdy market places for Nigeria.

We should post more photos like the ones you have here

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