These Facts About Nigeria Will Blow Your Mind

July 5, 2018

I pledge to you, that after you read this, you’d have a lot of reasons to get your PVC.

I know, I’ve started again. But just in case, this is how to get it.

I discovered some strange facts about Nigeria and it’s people and I couldn’t keep them all to myself.

Because where’s the fun in that?

I have to tell you that everything you’re about to read is 100% true.

fight no atheism
I’m saying it with my chest.

Have you ever wondered if greatness could sometimes be a family thing?

Like you can just be great because your family has symptoms of greatness ?

So it turns out Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Professor Wole Soyinka were cousins. Two of Nigeria’s Greatest men.

Yup, Fela’s father and Wole Soyinka’s mother were siblings.

Ladies, according to the Nigerian “Breach of Contract to Marry”, if a man proposes to you, and suddenly calls off the marriage…

…you can sue his sorry ass.

In 1964, Edna Park who was Nigeria’s representative at Miss Universe fainted when her name wasn’t called as a finalist.

The judges audacity.

Should we talk about football for a minute?

Ohh yeahhh

In 1964, the Nigerian civil war had to be stopped for 2 days, because Nigerians wanted to watch Pelé play.

You guys, Pelé is the god of Football. Argue with Maradona.

Also, Nigeria’s first world cup goal was in 1994 and they finished Bulgaria with a sweet 3-0. The late Rashidi Yekini scored our first goal ever.

See, sometime’s I just wish I could rewind time small.

Let me tell you about Nigeria in the 70’s.

You’re not ready for this, trust me.

In the 70’s, Nigeria had one of the strongest currencies in the world.

60kobo = $1

In the 70’s, there was actually constant power supply in the entire country.

I mean NEPA almost never took light. Believe it or not.

During that same period, there were literally excess jobs in Nigeria.

See why I said I wish we could go back in time a bit?

Finland even used to say Nigeria was “A future world power”

And Yakubu Gowon said our only problem is how we spend money.

Fast forward to 2018, It was announced on the 25th of June that Nigeria has become the country with the highest number of poor people in the world. We beat India to it.

I truly do not know what to say.

Anyway, moving on to some weird stuff. In 2009, a goat was arrested by the Nigerian police.

I don’t mean goat like a legend. I mean goat like goat. Animal.

So, a man tells the police someone tries to steal his car but was caught and tried to run away. The man believed the thief turned into a goat because well, the thief disappeared.

What’s the logical thing to do? Obviously, arrest the goat.

While goat’s are going to jail, humans are barking to death. Okay so, In 1953, the Alaafin of Oyo visited Bode Thomas who was a Lawyer and Chairman, Oyo divisional council.

Political brothers supporting each other.

Things went south quickly when Bode Thomas insulted the Alaafin for standing to greet him. I mean, Sho mo age mi ni?

As soon as the Alaafin left, Mr Bode starts barking like a dog, non stop. while he was still barking, He died the next morning.

I’m going to end with this story most of us have probably heard before. If you’ve never heard about Daniel in the Bible.

Let me give you a vague summary, He was a man who stayed with lions, interacted with them and came out alive.

Daniel Abodunrin, who was a Nigerian prophet tried to recreate the story above by entering the Lions den in a zoo in Ibadan.

They ate him up. It’s not funny.

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