Nigeria Independence Day

Happy Independence day Nigeria!!!!
Nigeria is such a blessed country contrary to what people think. It’s a land flowing with milk and honey.
In celebration of my Country’s 55th Independence I’d love to share some interesting facts about Nigeria.

Nigeria, officially known as Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country located in the West Africa. It is surrounded by Benin, Chad,  Cameroon, Niger, Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean.

#1: Some Quick Facts

The name of the country comes from the name of the river Niger which flows through the country.
The official name of Nigeria is the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nigerian Naira is the official currency of Nigeria.
Abuja is the capital city of the country.

#2: Member of…

Nigeria is a member of the Commonwealth.
It has also been enlisted in the list of countries featuring in the ‘Next Eleven Economies’ list.
It is also a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

#3: Language Richness

Nigeria has English as its official language.
Apart from this, over 30 other languages are spoken in the country.
7% of the world’s languages are spoken in Nigeria.

#4: The Oil Story

Oil was discovered in the state of Bayesla in the year 1956.
Port court on the Niger delta is recognized as the center of the oil industry. These interesting facts about Nigeria related to the oil story are worth knowing.

#5: Petroleum and its contribution

95% of the export income is obtained by the export of Petroleum.
The country is one of the largest reserves of petroleum and that fact has been well proven by its 10th position.

IMG-20150916-WA0010The Nigerian Flag color is green, white, green.

#6: Invasion

In 1472, the Europeans reached Nigeria and thus started the story of its invasion and struggle for independence.
Even during its 47 years of independence from the British, the country is ruled by its military regimen.

#7: The Niger

The country is named after this river, which takes the pride of being the largest and longest river in West Africa.
Niger spans 4,180km from its source in the Highlands of Guinea, which is in Southern Guinea.
The river is also the third largest river in Africa.
The Niger delta is formed by Niger along with another river Benue.

#8: Climate

Nigeria has a wide variety of climatic conditions with the south experiencing equatorial weather conditions, an arid north and a tropical center.
The best time to tour Nigeria and visit it would be during December through February.
As for rain, it also varies according to the region.

#9: Bio (butterfly) diversity at its peak

Nigeria has the largest number of butterfly species in the world.
The most number of butterflies can be found in the regions of Calabar, Cross river state.

#10: The People

Being the most populous country in Africa, it also stands seventh in the World population.
Nigeria also boasts of having the most number of twin births, compared to any other country in the world.
It also boasts of having the second largest newspaper subscribing nation of Africa just after Egypt.
The ethnic groups Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5% are the most populous and influential tribes.
The population is 50% Muslims, 40% Christians and 10% indigenous believers.

One more interesting fact about Nigeria: Transportation

Nigeria has the 15th largest waterways in the world and it spans to 8600km.
When it comes to air transport, Nigeria ranks 89 in the world for 53 airports, out of which 40 have paved runways and 13, have unpaved ones as of 2012.

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Photo Credit: My beautiful friend Myra. She’s an amazing makeup artist and a model as you can see.  I plan on featuring her from time to time on the blog to share makeup and beauty tips. What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed reading about my country!
Happy New Month!
God Bless Nigeria.
I appreciate all your comments.

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  • Rajwant Kaur Singh
    October 1, 2015

    Gorgeous, gorgeous outfit
    You look stunning

    Hope you enjoy the celebrations!

  • Myra
    October 1, 2015

    Wonderful blog post. I’m proud to be African! Super proud to be Nigerian !!!💚💚💚

  • Meron Dymphana
    October 2, 2015

    My dreams are valid#yaassss! You finally will be showcasing about makeup after I asked a while back, thank you and I can’t wait! Myra is beautiful indeed and so are you hun!
    Nigeria is blessed indeed, why didn’t you mention about Nolly wood and the growing music industry, I get it there is so much to talk about and you forgot hun!
    Where have you been, it’s been a minute since your last post bae! I have missed you. You didn’t mention your tribe to us, lol!
    And today is my birthday!!!#2nd October#Libra#will do a birthday post next week.
    Cheers, xoxo.

    • Myra
      October 4, 2015

      Lol! Thank you beautiful 😘😚

    • Tega Enai
      October 7, 2015

      hahaha!!! Thank you sweetie.

      Nigeria is truly blessed. You said something about relocating to Nigeria sometime ago. Still planning on?

      I’m from the southern part of Nigeria. Delta state to be precised.

      And yes our growing music/movie industry i forgot to mention that. Would probably talk about it sometime in the future.

      Hope you had a great birthday.


      • Meron Dymphana
        October 7, 2015

        Yes Sweetheart, I did enjoy my birthday. I will relocate when you go back from Dubai, probably the south because the Northern is mostly Muslims who live there.

  • bing
    October 2, 2015

    Great post,great friend,xoxo Bing.

  • Nora Gouma
    October 2, 2015

    Fabulous look, beautiful colors as well, I love it. You look adorable, thank you for sharing!!!


    • Myra
      October 4, 2015

      Thanks a lot dear!

  • Katie
    October 2, 2015

    You look stunning! The combination of the bright green and the purple lips is fantastic!

    • Myra
      October 4, 2015

      Thank you! I’m glad you like the combination of colours!…

  • Len Dela Peña Parent
    October 2, 2015

    WOw simply stunning!!!! Great post girl! Love this!

  • Uzo O
    October 2, 2015

    Happy Independence ! Great fact here , i really wish we would do more in the Agricultural sector and not rely on Petroleum products alone. great post a nd a happy new month.

    • Tega Enai
      October 7, 2015

      Thanks Uzo! Hopefully they do more. Instead of importing most of our products. And we have just the perfect weather to grow crops.

  • Myra
    October 2, 2015

    Thank you Meron, Thank you Katie… Thanks a lot guys! 💚💛💜

  • Kelsey & Kenecha
    October 2, 2015

    This is great! Happy Independence doll x


  • Doreen's Style Diary
    October 3, 2015

    Happy Independence day! Beautiful photos and love the bright colors!

    • Myra
      October 4, 2015

      Thank you! I’m glad you love the pictures…!

  • Rachel
    October 3, 2015

    You are so incredibly beautiful 🙂 I absolutely adore these photos and the contrast of your purple lipstick and green hair piece! Happy Nigerian Independence day- it was interesting to discover more about your country

    Rachel xx

    • Myra
      October 4, 2015

      Thanks a lot dear. I appreciate your kind words.

      Myra xx

  • Dora Toubanaki
    October 3, 2015

    Gorgeous photos! Happy Independence day!

    So glad to know more about your country and when is best to visit!


    • Tega Enai
      October 7, 2015

      Thanks Dora. You could visit anytime of the year because our weather is very very ok. No too much sunlight and cold. But there’s alot of rain.

  • Zarrah Jane
    October 4, 2015

    Happy Independence To Nigeria!

    Love the facts you listed here.

    I think i should visit it since I love butterflies so much.

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    • Tega Enai
      October 7, 2015

      Thanks dear.. You should visit.

      Have you been to the butterfly garden here in dubai?

      • Zarrah Jane
        October 8, 2015

        Not yet. Let’s visit soon on winter days 🙂

        • Tega Enai
          October 8, 2015

          Sure.. Whenever you ready just let me know.

  • Hailey
    October 5, 2015

    Happy Independence Day! I loved this post, always enjoy learning about different cultures. You are also so incredibly beautiful. Eyes are stunning!

  • Adela Acanski
    October 5, 2015

    Amazing post! Happy Independence day!

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    October 5, 2015
  • Nicole
    October 5, 2015

    Wow you look fab!! Gorgeous eye makeup and purple lips! 🙂

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  • Danielle
    October 5, 2015

    I really enjoyed learning more about Nigeria! You gave these facts in an easy to remember way. I’m impressed by the number of languages spoken there. Your friend is very pretty! Have a great week!


  • Sybil
    October 6, 2015

    wow!! rich character and culture for the country!!!

    you look fabulous!!! 😀

    Have a great week!

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  • Helen Chik
    October 7, 2015

    Wow can you be more model material??? These images belong in a beauty editorial and you pull off that purple lippy so well! You rock babe!

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    Helen xx

  • Kristen Conahan
    October 9, 2015

    This is so beautiful! I absolutely love this.

  • Tenin Diavara
    October 15, 2015

    I always enjoy learning more about Nigeria, even know I’m not even Nigerian. You have such a strong culture, great food and music !
    And those photos are amazing, they belong in a beauty editorial !!


  • Tuke
    March 15, 2016

    Love the way the gele was tied, Super Creative!!!

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