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What Makes You A Nigerian? by LogicMind: 10:59am On Feb 20, 2012
The only thing that shows me as a nigerian right now is my international passport. Nothing else.
In my thinking, all my deeds, sayings, way of life, education, etc, I am an Igbo Biafran. A proud one.
So my question is who amongst you is a nigerian? Because all I see in this forum are people who like me are hell bent on defending their ethnic regions. Where is this nigerianness?
What is a Nigerian?
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Afam4eva(m): 11:03am On Feb 20, 2012
My Village is on the Nigerian map. I guess that makes me a Nigerian.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by tpia5: 11:04am On Feb 20, 2012
poster

since you're igbo and biafran, i think you should just ask questions which are relevant to[b] you [/b] personally.

eg what makes you igbo, and what makes you a biafran.

leave nigeria matter since you say you dont identify with it.

just my opinion.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by OneNaira6: 11:15am On Feb 20, 2012
Unfortunately my state and village is in Nigeria.
That makes me a Nigerian cry cry
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Acidosis(m): 11:52am On Feb 20, 2012
Nigeria makes me a Nigerian
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by LogicMind: 11:59am On Feb 20, 2012
So if I understand all of you, you are a nigerian because of a geographical coincidence?
So like me nothing else makes you a nigerian?
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by stayreal: 12:21pm On Feb 20, 2012
tpia@:

poster

since you're igbo and biafran, i think you should just ask questions which are relevant to[b] you [/b] personally.

eg what makes you igbo, and what makes you a biafran.

leave nigeria matter since you say you dont identify with it.

just my opinion.

That is a good question. I am sure he can answer it.

An American knows why he sees himself as an American. He believes in American ideals based on the Consititution. He believes in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

So what makes you a Nigerian?
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by onila(f): 2:23pm On Feb 20, 2012
I was born and raised in Nigeria. My parents were also born and brought up in Nigeria. so yea I am so Nigerian smiley

I have my Nigerian accent, can cook Nigerian food etc
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by kaycid77(m): 2:25pm On Feb 20, 2012
Yoruba Betrayal made all Biafrans NIGERIANS.

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Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Dawdy(m): 2:26pm On Feb 20, 2012
I was born in nigeria by nigerian parants, whose fathers, grandfathers and greate grandfathers were also born in nigeria
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by purplekayc(m): 2:27pm On Feb 20, 2012
If your country is the originator of yahoo!yahoo!!
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by mkmyers45(m): 2:37pm On Feb 20, 2012
I have

- passport
- Nigerian blood

Speaks Hausa,igbo and yourba

Simple
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Babamide(m): 2:50pm On Feb 20, 2012
I can open the cork of a soft drink with my teeth. That makes me nigerian
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by nekaa(f): 2:53pm On Feb 20, 2012
i realy av to think about this 1, brb when i get answers.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by murpheus(m): 2:59pm On Feb 20, 2012
This is actually a very serious issue. I think the very minute things we refuse to into consideration also make up what we call Nigerian. The reason Nigeria is where it is today is simply because there's no Nigerian living within it

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Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by stepo707(m): 3:07pm On Feb 20, 2012
Babamide:

I can open the cork of a soft drink with my teeth. That makes me nigerian
grin grin

murpheus:

This is actually a very serious issue. I think the very minute things we refuse to into consideration also make up what we call Nigerian. The reason Nigeria is where it is today is simply because there's no Nigerian living within it

Point!
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by BabaEleko(m): 3:09pm On Feb 20, 2012
My family back in Naija is the only thing that attach me her.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by IbroSaunks(m): 3:33pm On Feb 20, 2012
"the Naija spirit"
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by flexdee(m): 3:51pm On Feb 20, 2012
Hard work, diligent and never say die spirit makes me a Nigerian.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Nobody: 3:55pm On Feb 20, 2012
naija brain sharp die, we think fast, so am proud bein a 9ja
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by jspac(m): 4:04pm On Feb 20, 2012
Babamide:

I can open the cork of a soft drink with my teeth. That makes me nigerian
confirm!
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by jspac(m): 4:06pm On Feb 20, 2012
Babamide:

I can open the cork of a soft drink with my teeth. That makes me nigerian
confirm!
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by jspac(m): 4:09pm On Feb 20, 2012
I sabi speak pidgin wella wella
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by jspac(m): 4:09pm On Feb 20, 2012
I sabi speak pidgin wella wella
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Bluetooth2: 4:11pm On Feb 20, 2012
Because yorubas are from Nigera.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by PAGAN9JA(m): 4:26pm On Feb 20, 2012
I FOLLOW NIGERIAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION AND I AM HAUSA! THIS MAKES ME MORE NIGERIAN THAN MOST OF YOU PEOPLE! cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Nobody: 4:31pm On Feb 20, 2012
This is like asking me what makes me a black person.

Sufferheads and their questions.
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by AroOkigbo(m): 4:38pm On Feb 20, 2012
**I always smile even while suffering**
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Freiburger(m): 4:41pm On Feb 20, 2012
js_pac:

I sabi speak pidgin wella wella
I like that tongue tongue tongue
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by OlaPhils: 4:46pm On Feb 20, 2012
[/iform. we too form even when we have nothing
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Freiburger(m): 5:00pm On Feb 20, 2012
^^ if you are nothing, i'm something, and if you think you are nobody, i'm delighted to let you know i'm somebody[b].[/b]
Re: What Makes You A Nigerian? by Yeske2(m): 5:01pm On Feb 20, 2012
Suffering and smiling as in "e go better" spirit, that's what Nigerians are known for.

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