Lesson 8: Nigeria

All Around This World’s exploration of Africa includes sing-along, dance-along classroom and homeschool lessons about Nigeria for kids . . . Meet the world through music –“come to class” with Jay.

All Around This World Map of Africa Featuring Nigeria for kids

LonelyPlanet.com‘s entry on Nigeria calls it a “country of extremes,” in which great wealth exists side by side with great poverty, a place where interreligious conflicts, unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta region and infamous 419 scams give it a constant public-relations black eye…yet despite the nation’s reputation for chaos and corruption, Nigerian people, proud of their 250 ethnic groups, their literary titans, their musical legends and of course Nollywood, report that they are the happiest people in the world. Musically, Nigeria makes us all very happy. Just bringing Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti forward would have been enough, but Nigerian music offers us more and more and more.


MUSIC: Nigerian music is an extraordinary fluid mix of traditional African rhythms and Western jazz, funk, hip hop and soul . . .

LANGUAGE: There are 510 living languages in Nigeria . . .

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