Nigeria: Through Elizabeth’s Eyes

Where are you originally from?​


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Fun loving, Gregarious, resilient and hardworking.

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
your village people at work

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Imeela- Igbo, Nagode- Hausa, Ese- Yoruba( The 3 major languages spoken in Nigeria) Thank you.

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Party people


Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Abacha- Food made from tapioca and Oil bean seed.

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Nkwu enu- Palmwine

How is breakfast served in your country?
We really don”t have a breakfast culture.


The best festival to attend?
New yam Festival

Which sport are you guys crazy about?

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Calabar Christmas carnival( Cross River state), Obudu Cattle ranch( Cross River state), Kajuru Castle,(Kaduna) Yankari game reserve, ( Plateau state), Idanre hills, Olumo rock.

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
People in Nigeria like to greet people even if you are stranger, its considered rude not to answer back.


What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Idanre Hills, Gurara water falls, ikogosi warm springs, Ngwo caves and waterfall
Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Awhum waterfall and caves and Ozalla Lake

Where can visitors find the best beach?

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Calabar in Cross River State


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
A beautiful land with diverse people and diverse cultures all fused together to make a fabric of people who love life.

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
2 weeks

When is the best time to visit?
December- Lots of festivities

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
Most Populous country in Africa with more than 170 million people

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
Nigeria is the Giant of Africa


Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
I travel once in a while.


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