One of the most populated countries of Africa, Nigeria is also a thriving cultural and economic powerhouse. With Benin lying on its west, Niger on the north, Chad and Cameroon on its east, Nigeria’s southern border forms the lip of Gulf of Guinea. The nation takes pride in being the tenth largest oil producer in the world. From bustling glamorous cities offering an astounding nightlife to quaint, quiet and green villages, Nigeria is a perfect destination for a tourist who wants just everything.
A few African tribes are said to have been the first occupants of these lands. Kanem Empire took over control in 11th Century. Islam was introduced to the state then. The country has a long history of staying under colonial rules of European countries; Portugal (since 1472), Britain (since 1861). Involuntary slave-trade was another dark patch which is found in the pages of history of Nigeria. After a strong revolution, Nigeria gained independence on October 01, 1960.
Nigeria reflects a mixed culture with two largely followed religions; Islam (50.4%) and Christianity (48.2%). The nation is known for its queer and fascinating art. The locals have mastered the art of carving soulful structures out of mud and stones. The longstanding magnificent terracotta figures advocate the age long affinity for art in the hearts of Nigerian races.
Talking about tourist attractions, there are vivacious coastal beaches, stunning wildlife reserves, artistic ancient ruins taking you back in time, timeless creek villages holding on to the prehistoric way of life, mouth-watering cuisine, dense rainforests, remarkable monuments and lot more. Nigeria nuzzles a trove of surprizes and adventures for its visitors. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria and offers a fascinating insight into the history of the country.
One of the most populated countries of Africa, Nigeria is also a thriving cultural and economic powerhouse. With Benin lying on its west, Niger on the north, Chad and Ca...