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SHORT AND SWEET

By Yebo, published on 23 Oct 2020

SHORT AND SWEET

It is no doubt that Africa is beautiful and with over 50 countries to explore why don’t we start now. Let’s take the journey and discover interesting facts about the different African countries. We are keeping it short and sweet.

We kick off this series in West Africa.

NIGERIA

1.Nigeria is nicknamed the "Giant of Africa," owing to its large population and economy. 

2.The town of Igbo-Ora is known as the nation's home of twins. Many of the local Yoruba people believe their consumption of yams and okra leaves to be the cause of their high birth rate of twins

  1. The former capital of Nigeria ,Lagos,is the country's largest and most populous city in Africa and has been dubbed "Africa's Big Apple," in reference to New York City.

4.The country's film industry, known as Nollywood, is one of the largest film producers in the world, second to India's Bollywood.

5.Nigeria is home to Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa.

SENEGAL

  1. Senegal has two prominent nicknames; the land of Terangaas Senegalese people is known to show great hospitality and the gateway to West Africa due to the presence of the Senegal River used to make inroads to Sudan and Central Africa.
  2. Taxis in Senegalhave artificial tailmade of goat or sheep hair which supposedly brings good luck.
  3. Dakar is home to the tallest statue in Africa.The African Renaissance Monument built in 2010, stands at a striking 49 m.
  4. Khar Bii, is the most watched showdisplaying the best sheep/ram in all of Senegal.
  5. The first movie ever made in Africaby a Black African was “Borom Sarret”, also known as The Wagoner filmed in Senegal in 1963.

Bonus: Singer, song writer, Akon was born and brought up in Senegal.

You can now clap for yourself for knowing interesting facts about two African countries in West Africa.

Check out our captivating stories from Nigeria and Senegal on www.yebo.live 

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