Is Nigeria an English speaking country? What language do people speak in Nigeria? Where is Nigeria’s capital? What is the tourism in Nigeria like? Where is Nigeria on the map? Is it dangerous to visit Nigeria? Where is Nigeria? Is Nigeria a country or a city? What is the religion of the population in Nigeria? What to do in Nigeria? What is the history of Nigeria?
You’ve probably (hopefully) heard about Nigeria before. I mean, it’s impossible to talk about Africa but not about the biggest son! As we always mention, Africa is a fascinating continent with a lot of room to grow in tourism.
Africa will never let you down! Just check out our Africa Category to know what I’m talking about!
Let’s get back to the big guy, Nigeria!
Recent history of Nigeria
In recent history, Nigeria was a part of Britain’s African colonies until October 1, 1960, when it declared independence.
Nigeria has always had a hard time uniting its people because no tribe or religion is the majority and even some tribes like to become a sovereign state (Especially in the oil reserve areas).
People in Nigeria
Nigerian people are mostly of African tribes, living in specific areas (Except for Lagos and a few other major cities).
They all speak English as the country’s official language and have 3 other major languages, used by the largest tribes.
Half of the population is Christian, whereas the other half is Muslim (Christians are about %1 more) and there’s even a Jewish community called Igbo that’s believed to be Israel’s lost tribe in West Africa.
What to do in Nigeria
Lagos, the Largest city of Nigeria
Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city and home to more than 20 million people which makes Lagos the 7th largest city in the world.
Beaches in Nigeria
Nigeria has a coastline of 853 km with world-class beaches and a lot of tourists who travel to Nigeria’s hotels and resorts for those beautiful beaches!
Lekki Conservation Centre in Nigeria
This protected reserve is home to various birds and animals like monkeys, crocodiles, and snakes. It has a canopy walkway, picnic areas, and a lot more to enjoy for a full day.
Nollywood, second biggest film industry in the world is in Nigeria, Africa
Did you know that Nigeria has the world’s second-largest film industry after Bollywood, called Nollywood? Nollywood is officially ahead of Hollywood in terms of producing!
National Arts Theater in Nigeria
Nigeria is big on entertainment and art, so no wonder they have a big, beautiful National Arts Theater.
41 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travel Guide to Nigeria”
i’m sure waiting to get an opportunity to visit this beautiful country and meet with such beautiful people…..anyone willing to host me a their home? please let me know as I would love to have an authentic Nigerian family dinner and participate in a time of praise and worship to Jesus, Nigeria style, I just love Nigerian praise and worship.
I never listened to Nigerian worships. Which one is your favorite? Can you share it here please?
I am a proud Nigerian. I love this country and our uniqueness
Glad to have you here.
That’s right. Nigeria is a fobolous country.
Hi Delusional Bubble, an interesting summary on Nigeria – nice take. I didn’t know our Nollywood was such a powerful contender in the global film industry. Our National Arts Theatre is a mighty fine monument with huge potentials. Looking forward to a follow-up post on the country! Cheers!
I sure will!
Thank you for your comment! 😊
I know that some Nigerian schools really support talented, smart kids too. Also, I remember hearing about some incidents that caused oil companies to move in and exploit resources there.
Wow! I’m impressed by your memory! Knock on wood!
Nigeria, the best country that exists😊. Yes we may have our shortcomings but we are stronger than ever, and we are a resilient people and full of diligence and hardwork. I stan beautiful Nigeria 💃💃
Viva Nigeria! ✌🏼
This is good and I am from Nigeria too but Lagos is not the Capital of Nigeria. Is Abuja.
Thank you very much for mentioning, that was a horrible typo and now it’s fixed!
Sorry about that.
This is a great post that I enjoyed because I am from Nigeria and I live in Nigeria too! I live in Lagos and it is beautiful! Sure, there is room for growth but nonetheless, it’s stunning! Plus this post made me smile all through! Thank you! God bless you!
I’m so glad to see a local liked this post!
Thank you very much for your comment! 😊
A beautiful but short post; you must have whetted the appetite of many for a visit. And give us more about the biggest country in Africa!✌️
Thank you very much sir!
Your comments are so kind and supportive!
I always feel lucky after reading your comments! 😅
Great post. So many things I didn’t know about Nigeria.
Glad to hear that! Thank you very much for your comment!
You are welcome 🙏
I didn’t know Nigeria’s film industry was so large! Have you seen any Nigerian movies?
Personally no, but I’m planning to watch one sometime soon!
It’s been a few days since you left a comment here! Hope everything’s fine with you!
Yes, I’m fine. My computer was in the shop, and I don’t like posting comments on my phone or tablet.
Glad to know you’re doing OK!
Hey, you have a nice blog and unique content. Love browsing it💜
Glad to hear that dear Saumya.
Thanks for your comment!
I’m Nigerian and we actually got independence on October 1, 1960.
Thank you for mentioning dear Emmanuel!
It’s been corrected now!
Emmanuel, since you’re Nigerian, do you have any recommendations for a good Nollywood movie to watch?
Hello. This is a very nice and informative post about Nigeria, kudos! However, in the in the third subheading you said “Nigerians are mostly made up of African tribes”. Unless you’re being generic, I would advice you refer to ethnicities in Nigeria as “Nigerian Ethnicities”
You are right, but in this series of posts, the main goal was to represent unknown countries to the westerners, but most people usually don’t read the tribes names and aren’t familiar with African ethnicities, then it’s better to take tiny steps first, and then get into deeper details gradually, but I totally get your point and apologize if it’s not as accurate.
Oh no need to apologise. I understand where you’re coming from. I followed the blog because you have amazing content.
I feel very honored!
Thank you for following DB and your thoughtful comment!
You should watch “living in bondage: breaking free”, king of boys, 10 days in submitting, 30 days in atlanta.
Thank you for the suggestions! I will! 😊
My kids and I is very interesting
Great post 😁
Thank you very much!
Interesting about Nollywood.
Thank you very much for your comment!