So a beautiful song was released under the title ‘This Land – Ceebrating 100 Years of Nigeria’.
My thoughts – I guess this must be a great year marking a great period for Nigeria. The fashion and modelling scene has excelled, to the fact that now model agents from the west are chasing Nigerian shows to get their models booked. The music industry took off years ago, spearheading my pride in African music. The view counts on Youtube are hitting numbers that only the top handful of USA urban artists can surpass. I don’t have to go to the corporate influenced American sounds if I want good hip hop, rap or r’n’b , I simply just go to either the BigXGH or Iroking website.
Last year, Nigeria over took South Africa as Africa’s leading economy. Nigeria has also produced Africa’s richest man, and also the richest black woman.
I don’t think it makes sense to not even speak of the Nollywood movie industry which is 3rd to Hollywood and Bollywood. Plus recently, Nigeria won the Afcon cup for the third time, which was well deserved.
I’ve always championed the thrifty work characteristics of Nigerians, maybe it’s because most of the Africans I worked best with doing business in the UK were Nigerians and I don’t recall meeting many bad ones.
So in saying that, Viva Nigeria, keep setting high standards!