BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Nigerian
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
- Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
- Share your rich Nigerian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Nigerian in you and Nigerians around you. Understand Nigerian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Nigerian, you have a culture and you have a language!
NIGERIA AT A GLANCE
Independence: October 1, 1960
Area: 923,769 square km
States: Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe
Ethnic groups: 30% Hausa,15.5% Yoruba,15.2% Igbo, 6% Fulani, 2.4% Tiv, 2.4% Kanuri, 2% Ibibio, 1.8% Ijaw, 24.7% Other
Languages: Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Where is Nigeria on the continent of Africa?
Nigeria is in West Africa and borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west