NigeriaWorld : Top 20 Things To Do In Nigeria
Are you living in NigeriaWorld or a foreigner living here or about to visit. Which ever is your case, make sure you do these things in Nigeria world : Top 20 things to do in Nigeria . Sure you can do more interesting things as there is a lot to take part in here.
NigeriaWorld : Top 20 Things To Do In Nigeria
- 1. EAT A NIGERIAN FOOD
Tasting the Nigerian cuisines is the number one on my list of Top 20 things to do in Nigeria . I can’t imagine you being in here and all you eat is food found in other part of the world. Having a taste of the Nigerian local delicacies is a sure way to feel you’re in the country. You are sure of finding a meal that would entice you and remember for long. As for me, Waina da Miyan Taushe (a Hausa food) is my favourite and I advice you give it a trial.
- 2. LEARN A NIGERIAN LANGUAGE
This particular point is directed to both foreigners and locals in different part of the country but I just have to hit it hard more on the locals. How can you reside in your country and can’t speak a local language in that country, not even yours. It is now a trend that among young people that some of them can’t speak in their dialect. For your information, foreigners come into the country and passionately want to learn a local Nigerian language. So what pride do you take in not being able to speak your language? With over 250 languages in Nigeria, you sure have an array of options to choose from.
3. TRAVEL WITHIN NIGERIAWORLD
Being only in one state through out your stay in Nigeriaworld isn’t just it, you need to visit at least a state in each of the 6 geopolitical zones in the country. Reason ; NigeriaWorld is a multicultural state, divided into six geopolitical zones with each having a peculiar characteristics so visiting these zones would give you an idea of the composition in the country.
Visit the South South to know about the Niger Deltas, the South East to get Igbos, South West to know about the unique culture of the Yorubas, North Central to get acquainted with the various ethnic groups in the region and the other part of Northern Nigeria to learn about the Hausas.
- 4. ATTEND A CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Almost every other month in Nigeriaworld , there is a festival going on. Timing your visit to coincide with one or more would be a great decision. Not only do they provide an insight into the rich culture of Nigeria , there’s also a lot of fun. Just to mention a few of the prominent festivals are the Osun/Osogbo festival, Calabar Festival, the Argungu fishing festival, the Eyo festival, the Black Heritage Festival, etc.
- 5. CLIMB A ROCK
Nigeriaworld is not known to have the highest mountains in the world. That doesn’t mean there are no mountain to blow your mind off. Ascending and getting to the top of these mountains, you get a bird view look at the surrounding settlement. I was once on the Mount Patti in looking at the scenic view of River Niger from this small mountain is breathtaking. Mountains you need to climb includes the Olumo rock, the gigantic idanre high which has about 600 steps, the Mambilla Plateau, the Obudu Mountain where the Cattle Ranch is and many more.
- 6. VISIT A HISTORICAL SITE
There are several historical sites in Nigeria, ranging from Zungeru to Badawa. There is a lot to see. In Zungeru, you have the house where Lord Lugard brokered the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914. Coming to Badagry, there is a slave trade museum, the first story building in this country and other sites. Several other historical sites exist too, from Ife to Kano and from Benin to Abuja, you get to know about the history of Nigeria.
- 7. WEAR A NIGERIAN ATTIRE
Forget the fitted suit and all those Western corporate wears in a second, do away with all the casual designers you are used to, rock a local attire. With all the beautiful and charismatic attire we have in NigeriaWorld, am sure you would be proud to wear and take pictures with any of the creatively design Nigerian attire. Is it that of the Hausa-Fulani attire? The Igbo dress? Or the simple yet elegant Yoruba wears? Just name it. You just have to do this one.
- 8. SPEND A NIGHT IN A TYPICAL NIGERIAN VILLAGE
The views in the city might be cool, your hotel might have all you need, your companions or business partners would definetly make you feel at home but for you to have a feel of NigeriaWorld , you need to visit a village and spend a night over with the locals there. I bet you, you would have a different and interesting view about this neglected people who are the producers of what the urban dwellers feed on. More interesting it would be if you visit when a festival is going on.
Trust me Number 8, would give you an Epic experience you would never forget
- 9. VISIT A MUSEUM
Coming on my number 9 on the list of Top 20 things to do in Nigeria is to visit a museum because that is a good way to learn about NigeriaWorld . Go see some historic relics. Lagos is home to the National Museum, where you can see cultural artifacts and learn about the cultural and political history of country. Calabar is home to the Slave Trade Museum which provides a graphic history of the slave trade era.
- 10. VISIT THE YANKARI NATIONAL PARK
The Yankari National Park also known as the Yankari Games Reserve is the largest wildlife Park in the country. Through out the year, foreigners are seen in this Park having a nice time. You can visit this Park to see wildlife in action in their natural habitat. Do you want to see a lion, elephant or baboons? Then visit the Yankari National Park. If you get there, don’t forget to swim in the Wikki warm spring which is always warm throughout the year.
- 11. LEARN ABOUT THEIR RELIGION
98% of Nigerians are religious, learn about their religion and get to findout why
- 12. SWIM IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Fortunately for Nigeria, it is blessed not with only Inland water but with also a portion of the Atlantic Ocean under it control. When next you visit NigeriaWorld, visit Lagos and try out your swimming skills in the Atlantic Ocean. You can never get bored here as a lot of people are in the beach having a nice time.
- 13. ATTEND A NIGHT CLUB
Nigerian love flexing and find time for such. They work throughout the day and flex at night especially during the weekends. You must have been attending night clubs but how will you getting to listen to some great local hits and seeing the people dancing to the beats? Not only that, the clubs are unique. Visit and see for yourself.
- 14. READ A BOOK AUTHORED BY A NIGERIAN
The literary society may not be as advanced as those in other parts of the world, but there are several recognized authors whose books you will have a great time reading. This can be Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri, Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Adichie etc. You are bound to learn more about the country and the struggles of being an adult from reading their works.
- 15. VISIT A VERY BUSY NIGERIAN MOTOR PARK AND MARKET
Probably, you must have been the the type that is always in luxury, going to places meant for the rich and all that. A visit to these places would reveal to you the struggle of an average citizen. You can also have the feel of the crazy nature of the touts at the park.
- 16. VISIT AN ART/CRAFT MARKET
A visit to NigeriaWorld would be incomplete without buying and taking back some beautiful locally made art works as souvenirs. There are wearable art pieces, ranging from beads to fabrics, or decorative pieces ranging from sculptures to paintings and furniture.
- 17. BOARD A PUBLIC MASS TRANSIT
This is just one way to know NigeriaWorld and the citizens. Enter and hear them speak to each others as if they had known each others for decades.
- 18. RIDE ON OKADA (MOTOR CYCLE)
Are you interested in knowing how Nigerians beat traffic and get to their destination despite the traffic jam? The okada riders does the magic. Hop on one and watch him meandering between cars to get to your destination. However, you need to call his attention when its getting out of hand. LOL.
- 19. VISIT THE SUBURBS
For those living a life filled with honey, life in the suburbs is one they haven’t experience. Why not take a visit to such places and see people in their situations.
20. LEARN A NIGERIAN LOCAL SONG
Lastly on my list of Top 20 things to do in Nigeria World is learning a local Song. Talking of music, it is an integral part of the culture of Nigeria . With the numerous tribes in the country, finding a tribe with a song that appeal to your ear would be hard. Get one and memorise it then listen to yourself sing a local song.
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