Africa hot, I like am so
I know what to wear but my friends don’t know
Him put him socks, him put him shoe
Him put him pant, him put him singlet
Him put him trouser, him put him shirt
Him put him tie, him put him coat
Him come cover all with him hat
Him be gentleman
Him go sweat all over
Him go faint right down
Him go smell like shit
Him go piss for body, him no go know
Me I no be gentleman like that
World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, wearing the Nigerian brown and white striped Agbada, shouts to the crowd of youngsters who met him on his arrival in Lagos, Nigeria. (June 1, 1964).
A militant holds his AK47 rifle as he smokes marijuana in the creeks of Nigeria’s volatile oil-rich Niger Delta in this July 18, 2008 picture. REUTERS/ George Esiri
A group of Kanuri (Kanouri, Kanowri) men playing dice at Dikwa, Nigeria, Africa.1930
Mr. Bigg’s is Nigeria’s first chain of fast food restaurants. Owned by conglomerate United African Company of Nigeria PLC, there are currently around 170 locations in Nigeria, including the country’s first drive-through restaurant, with another four locations in Ghana.
Unfinished and unmaintained building in Warri, Nigeria
This is a side view of the Ekoi mask in the previous picture.
ETHNIC GROUP: EKOI
MATERIALS: WOOD, RATTAN, ANTELOPE SKIN
HEIGHT: 32 in.
This type of headdress was used by the Ekoi people in the Ikem masquerade. The mask was controlled by the powerful Ekpe Society. They were danced at initiation rituals, important funerals and secular celebrations.
Ekoi masks are distinguished by the covering of varnished antelope skin that is frequently used. Usually the headdresses are attached to a basketry cap and depict a head and neck. Realism is enhanced by the insertion of metal or wooden teeth, or occasionally by the addition of human hair. Some examples, such as this one, represent young girls with their hair dressed in an extraordinary ceremonial coiffure of long spiraling horns.
Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti born on this day, October 15th in 1938 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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