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Culture / Re: European Distortion Of African History by anonymous6(f): 7:25pm On Mar 22
Culture / European Distortion Of African History by anonymous6(f): 7:22pm On Mar 22
There is alot of ignorance of africa, and I felt this thread should be based on African history, the truth. Please post videos of African history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5f0JxwR-0k

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TV/Movies / Re: Nollywood Movie "modupe Temi" Vs. Ghollywood Movie "why Marry" by anonymous6(f): 7:17pm On Mar 22
Rajosh:
Ghanaians been copying since the beginning. That's How they copied two Indian films (race and ghajini) and they turned it into one film ( staring Yvonne okoro, Yvonne Nelson, John dumelo and majid Mitchell). can't remember the name of their own for now.

True I have heard which was even mentioned in Ghanaina media at times that some of the movies were copied from Bollywood
Culture / Re: Black Girl Fights Somali Girl Cause Somali Girl Has Nice Hair by anonymous6(f): 7:06pm On Mar 22

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Africa Is Not A Country - TIME by anonymous6(f): 7:57pm On Mar 13
goofyone:
Interesting article. Countries in Africa have themselves to blame for this unforgivable notion among Americans that Africa is a country. African countries have not set up established media to tell their own stories. Always waiting for CNN, BBC and the likes to take the forefront in telling their stories. That can only have sad consequences.

I agree especially with CNN, BBC and Aljazerra are slightly better but in the end of the day we need our own media as a continent, there are only local or to a extent national ones that are never watched international except for africans living abroad.
Culture / Re: Why Do Yoruba Muslims & Hausa-fulani Muslims Not Inter-marry? by anonymous6(f): 7:48pm On Mar 13
dapipson:
A Yoruba Muslim lady ever told me that " do you know that if there is a religious crisis, this Hausa Muslim Will kill us? " this keeps me wondering till today.

Thats one of the reasons Yoruba muslims tend to intermingle with themselves then intermingle with muslim Hausa's to a extent. I think theres is a respect amonst them in the end of the day cause I don't see both groups insulting each other like crazy but there is a quiet separation between the two and has to do with what you mentioned now.

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Culture / Re: Nigerians Why The Tribalism? by anonymous6(f): 7:44pm On Mar 13
It is a complex issue with Nigeria but in the end of the day it all boils down to the not so pretty history of Nigeria and the bitterness that resulted from that which has recycled it self today. Until Nigerians face and discuss these issues the source, cases like the story you mentioned will repeat itself.
TV/Movies / Re: Nollywood, Nigeria's $800 Million Movie Industry And Number 2 In The World by anonymous6(f): 12:13pm On Mar 11
well Lets hope this news means they will progress past the level they are in to further heights cause this news is not as surprising even though its good news
Culture / Re: Study: Lighter-skinned Black And Hispanic People Look Smarter To White People by anonymous6(f): 6:02pm On Mar 10
lol really?
Culture / Re: Why Do Yoruba Muslims & Hausa-fulani Muslims Not Inter-marry? by anonymous6(f): 1:09pm On Mar 04
Wulfruna:
Going by what I have learnt, Hausa Muslims often have difficulty accepting Yoruba Muslims as true Muslims. Perhaps this is because Yoruba Muslims generally tend to be less rigid about their religion than their Northern counterparts.

I remember a conversation that once ensued between a Yoruba Muslim friend of mine and an Hausa man he engaged to repair his shoe.

The Hausa guy simply refused to accept my friend was Muslim, even after my friend recited passages from the Qu'ran in Arabic. Probably, in the Hausa cobbler's mind, you can't be Muslim if you are not a Northerner.

This perception may account for why we see relatively fewer cases of Hausa Muslim- Yoruba Muslim unions.

I have heard this sentiment myself from family members of mine who are Muslim Yoruba's. I think its the perceptions and stereotype's of southerners vs. northerners have against one another and what you mentioned is part of that, that they feel Yoruba Muslims are not true Muslims is one I have heard Yoruba Muslims experienced. If this is the case it shouldn't be a surprised that there a slight higher intermarriage between Yoruba and other southern tribes then Yoruba and Hausa.

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Culture / Study: Lighter-skinned Black And Hispanic People Look Smarter To White People by anonymous6(f): 1:02pm On Mar 04
As long ago as 2005, an ABC News report on colorism called it "an open secret in the black community." Two more recent documentaries about the issue, 2011's Dark Girls, and its 2015 offshoot, Light Girls, present it primarily as a source of pain inflicted both on and by African-Americans.

There's a broad assumption that this phenomenon — a preference for light skin over dark and accompanying discrimination — is contained within the black community and other communities of color. But now, research suggests that some white people buy into colorism, too.

In a new study published in the journal Social Currents, Villanova University's Lance Hannon found that, all things being equal, white interviewers deemed lighter-skinned blacks and Hispanics more intelligent than darker-skinned people who had identical educational achievement, vocabularies, scores on a political test, and a variety of other factors.

The results provide good reason to believe that what Hannon calls "white colorism" exists. And they raise concerns about what unfair, complexion-based beliefs about who's smart and who's not can have in every area of American life.

THE RESEARCH

Skin color discrimination by white people isn't a new concept. As Hannon writes in the paper, "The history of white colorism runs as deep as the history of white racism in U.S. society. For African Americans, the skin color hierarchy is firmly rooted in the slavery regime, where white owners gave certain work privileges to slaves with more Eurocentric features."

And in fact, colorism in various areas of American life has been studied before. In his write up of the new research, Pacific Standard's Tom Jacobs summed up the findings of previous studies on the topic, with conclusions including:
lighter-skinned black men with bachelor's degrees have a distinct advantage in job application processes over black men who have MBAs;
lighter skinned black women in North Carolina received lighter prison sentences than their darker peers;
African-Americans with more education are remembered as being lighter than they actually are.

But Hannon's new research is the first to focus on how colorism determines white people's perceptions of the intelligence of people of color.

He analyzed data from the 2012 American National Election Study, which is a face-to-face survey on social and political values and opinion. Interviewers are required to describe each subject's skin tone on a 10-point scale, and also rate intelligence on a five-point scale from "very low" to "very high."
Looking at the results for 223 African-American and Hispanic subjects who were interviewed by white interviewers, he found that African Americans and Latinos who were deemed to have lighter skin tones were also significantly more likely to be seen as intelligent.

If you're wondering whether it could be that the lighter-skinned subjects really were more intelligent (perhaps because of the way colorism in the larger society affected their educational opportunities) you're wrong — Hannon controlled for all of that. "Importantly, the effects of skin tone on intelligence assessment were independent of respondent education level, vocabulary test score, political knowledge assessment, and other demographic factors," he wrote.

Consequently, the interviewers could look at two identically qualified black or Hispanic subjects and assess the lighter one as being smarter.

WHY WHITE COLORISM MATTERS

The research drives home the point that colorism is not just a form of prejudice people of color impose on each other. Also, it's a reminder that that while it's certainly a relevant part of conversations where it most often arises — about things like worldwide demand for skin bleaching cream, debates about dating preferences, and more diverse representation of black women in Hollywood — the harm it causes extends far beyond these realms.

A belief among some white people that darker-skinned black and Hispanic people aren't smart could have (and is likely already having) society-wide impacts that perpetuate inequality. "If white adults have a tendency to equate lighter skin with intelligence," Hannon concluded, "this may impact the quality and level of expectations white teachers and other school authorities have for certain students."

It's reasonable to conclude that this type of thinking — whether it's conscious or the result of implicit bias — could taint decisions about everything from hiring and promotions, awards and internships, to mentorship and all of the other judgments that determine the trajectory of a person's life.

The paper calls for future sociological research to stop treating colorism as something that only happens within racial groups, and insists that if American racism is to be fully addressed, white colorism will have to be a part of the conversation.

http://www.vox.com/2015/2/28/8116799/white-colorism-racism-study
Culture / Re: "Axum:"is NOT Ethiopian!!! by anonymous6(f): 4:05pm On Jan 17
keresho:

Greetings my fellow African brothers and sisters, the character that goes by the username "Axum" is not an Ethiopian. I don't understand why the Somali troll on this forum can't seem to keep Ethiopian name out of his posts and try to tarnish our reputation by badmouthing our fellow Africans.


yea most nairalanders know about him being a somali troll, he has a mental disorder. This is the latest forum he is in causing a tornado with his lunacy: http://www.nairaland.com/2085166/why-cant-people-embrace-pan-africanism
Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 2:36pm On Jan 17
Fulaman198:


She is Hausa. If she can't speak Fulfulde and only Hausa then she is Hausa. The two cultures are quite different.

understood, I'm learning more and more that fulanis and Hausa's are different now
Family / Re: Man Impregnates, Dumps 17-Year-Old In Ogun (Photo) by anonymous6(f): 9:26pm On Jan 16
MadCow1:



Whoever impregnated her isn't sane and also needs psychiatric help.

The nigga is a danger to society and needs to be hunted down and put in an insane asylum.

I doubt he knew her age, but even if he did or didn't, abandoning her after a beating suggests he is mentally imbalanced.

I agree with everything you said, some people are just sick
Family / Re: Man Impregnates, Dumps 17-Year-Old In Ogun (Photo) by anonymous6(f): 9:23pm On Jan 16
It's so sad, she has no parents and some weirdo takes advantage of her. I hope someone comes to her aid soon.
Culture / Re: Atheist Group Threatens School With Lawsuit Over Prayers - Fox News by anonymous6(f): 7:33pm On Jan 16
rawpadgin:
chai! God is so merciful

Amen
Health / Re: Nigeria's Fake Doctors - Aljazeera by anonymous6(f): 7:32pm On Jan 16
bump
Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 7:16pm On Jan 16
Justfollowit:
There seems to be a lot of them though in Scotland

silami:
The article gives some insight but not entirely true. Am Hausa/fulani though a Christian, however I know having lived/living in western Europe and north America, I know there are alot of hausa/fulanis comunities here.religion though play a role but very inconsequential. They stay away from overal Nigerian comunities because they are not into parties and other social vices that plagued alot of our southern brothers and sisters. Another reason, an average southerner sees an hausa or fulani person as dulard and unintelligent I experienced that alot in my church even though by far I am well more educated and than majority of them. So I I'd rather hangout with hausa Muslims than alot of some southern Christians. For instance there was a day the pastor of my church referred to boko haram as my brothers even though he has known me for over 5 years as a Christian, he still sees me more as a northerner than Christian child of God and that's very myopic even though I corrected that impression,it still hurts to be referred to as brother to Boko Haram. Don't get me wrong I have alot of southerners as confidents and friends, my fiancee is even an igbo girl.


interesting thanks for your answer
Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 7:15pm On Jan 16
Fulaman198:
LOL@This thread, people classifying Fulani and Hausa in one group when we are two very different groups.
Ikengawo:
WHAT IS HAUSA-FULANI, YOU'RE EITHER HAUSA OR FULANI

Thats how the author(who is also Fulani) of the article which this thread is about titled it, click the link and you will see: http://hausanigerian.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-you-dont-meet-many-hausa-people.html
Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 7:04pm On Jan 16
I'm surprised this thread has gone this far, I'm just seeing this thread after the last time I checked it, thanks everyone for your answers it is interesting to know there are many Hausa's and Fulanis abroad

jpphilips:

UK, is majorly a christian state, if you wanna see hausa- fulani try, Qatar, UAE, Saudi and much recently Turkey
How many times have you visited Saudi as a supposed christian?


understood, I get it, based on the answers religion is part of the reason at times where people migrate to a extent. Majority of the Nigerians I have bumped into have been nigerians of southern tribes, mostly yoruba and igbo.

abdulplayer02:
so you have been to the uk but you are still making such mistake:peopleS
I'm Nigerian american, born and raised in America and have visited the UK but have never bumped into a hausa or a fulani in the UK. In America only twice. So sorry if thats disappointing to you
Foreign Affairs / Re: Africa Is Not A Country - TIME by anonymous6(f): 6:47pm On Jan 16
hahn:


Americans are generally ignorant of Africa. Majority of them don't even own a passport and have never been out of their shores to explore other beliefs and cultures

true
Culture / Re: Why Can't People Embrace Pan-africanism? Why So Much Hatred On This Forum?? by anonymous6(f): 6:27pm On Jan 16
axum:
This is a shocking picture. Let me explain.

Miss Somalia, who won Miss Africa is on the left. She is sitting next to a Nigerian who won Miss Muslim world. Clearly Nigeria won not out of Beauty.


well Agbani Darego who became the first black woman to win Miss world is Nigerian and not Arab looking like the Miss Somalia but Black African and she won out of beauty from Miss world which is a more well known beauty pageant internationally then Miss Africa. So whats your point
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agbani_Darego

https://www.google.com/search?q=agbani+darego&hl=en&gbv=2&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=lkm5VLH4JMu2oQSEqYHgAw&ved=0CAUQ_AU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVrJxIJQ6Rs

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Culture / Re: Why Can't People Embrace Pan-africanism? Why So Much Hatred On This Forum?? by anonymous6(f): 4:40pm On Jan 10
axum:

I google Somali. And then Found these thirsty bantus talking about our women, DNA, disgusting really.
Anyway You are a Kenyan, you must know the hatred we have for your kind. northern Kenya is Somali. If you all ceased to exist tomorrow I would throw a big party.

Get out of nairaland, you keep changing your name ayanle/ajuran/etc but everybody knows you as the Somali troll. This is a Nigerian forum, Nigerians don't give a damn about most of your Horn of Africa worship threads. Seek help and take your medication, your obsession has become a nuisance.

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Health / Re: Nigeria's Fake Doctors - Aljazeera by anonymous6(f): 4:58am On Dec 01, 2014
anssy:
incase

ok
Foreign Affairs / Re: Mugabe’s Wife Plans To Take Over Power by anonymous6(f): 6:24am On Nov 28, 2014
No surprise there
Health / Nigeria's Fake Doctors - Aljazeera by anonymous6(f): 6:23am On Nov 28, 2014
Take a drive though any city or large town in Nigeria and the chances are you will come across numerous privately owned health clinics, doctor's surgeries and hospitals.

They are so widespread because Nigeria's state-run health system – ranked at 197th out of 200 by the World Health Organisation – is chronically underfunded and so overstretched that it simply cannot meet all the demands made on it. Private medicine fills the gap and in the best cases, at least for those who can afford it, it can provide a valuable alternative service.

But while there are many legitimate private health providers, there are many more that are completely bogus; unaccredited, unregulated 'quack' doctors - con artists and criminal scammers for the most part - who ruthlessly exploit the credulity, ignorance and desperation of the poorest and most vulnerable people in society. Indeed they are so prolific that a survey carried out in Nigeria earlier this year found that more than 50 percent of the population had received 'treatment' from the quacks at one time or another – even people with very serious diseases such as typhoid and malaria.

Professor Alex Dodoo, who monitors patient safety for the World Health Organisation in West Africa and has dealt with quacks for years points out the obvious dangers of dealing with fake doctors:

"If one is not licensed by the state, anything that one does is illegal. Going to see them is dangerous. Period. Would you sit in an aeroplane where the pilot says 'OK hello, I'm the pilot, but I've not been licensed!' No way! You put your health at risk and you can die."

But it is something that has long bothered Rosemary Nwaebuni, a reporter who lives and works in Nigeria's Delta State. She has encountered many people who have suffered at the hands of fake doctors, particularly women who have been the victim of botched abortions, and she is frustrated that the authorities have not done more to stamp them out.

For this this episode of Africa Investigates, she joined up with Anas Aremeryaw Anas, an award-winning journalist from Ghana, to track down the quacks and gather evidence of their scams.

The duo's eye-opening investigation quickly unearthed a host of 'doctors' and 'nurses' using forged and fake qualifications and with little or no medical training.

The premises these fake medics operate from are invariably unsanitary and the manifestly phoney 'treatments' they offer patients risk ending in blindness, poisoning, perforated wombs and even life-threatening disfigurement and death from surgical procedures carried out by people lacking even a modicum of skill or experience. Others fall victim to the quacks' complete inability to diagnose even the most obvious diseases and conditions; mistakes that are more likely to kill or injure their patients than they ever are to heal them.

Going undercover in the guise of a patient, Rosemary was offered treatment for typhoid and malaria (even though she is perfectly healthy) and an illegal abortion (even though she is not pregnant) by quacks who had no medical qualifications whatsoever but who pretended to be experienced and licensed practitioners.

In one remarkable sting, the Africa Investigates team rented a house and invited local quacks to come and do 'home visits'. The 'patient' was again Rosemary, who – with the help of a qualified medic – had learned some symptoms that any genuine doctor would immediately recognise as indications of heart disease. Instead, one after another, the 'quacks' turned up and after cursory examinations wrongly claimed that Rosemary was suffering from typhoid and malaria (two commonly cited conditions) for which she need expensive drugs that only they could prescribe.

What the fake doctors did not know was that the house was rigged with secret closed circuit cameras and that their every move was being scrutinised by a genuine medical practitioner. The doctor was local to the area and asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, but he was unequivocal in his condemnation of the fakes.

"This is absolute quackery," he said of one of the fakes. "All he did was just glance at the patient and then made a diagnosis and prescribed medications … To take all barrage of medications for this patient with malaria and typhoid. This is wrong, this is all wrong. These drugs are poison. They cause real damage."

The team took this this and other evidence to Dr Alfred Ebiakofa, a senior medical officer working for the Nigerian Ministry of Health. He had always lacked the resources and proof to go after fake doctors but now was able to act. He called in the police to work with Anas who, as the investigation heads to a climax, devised a dramatic scheme to trap one of Nigeria's most notorious quacks in the act.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/africainvestigates/2014/11/nigeria-fake-doctors-20141126132723604457.html
Foreign Affairs / Re: Protest Against Togo's President Gnassingbe. Happening Now. by anonymous6(f): 10:29pm On Nov 25, 2014
I support them 100%, they need to protest and chase these foolish african leaders that stay in power for decades out because that is one of the reasons most african countries have never moved forward because of this backwards behaviour

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Kim Kardashian Wants To Run For Mayor, Would You Vote For Her? by anonymous6(f): 1:14am On Nov 23, 2014
send to celebrity section please
Foreign Affairs / Re: Shopping Malls Spring Up Across Africa As Middle Class Grows - Washignton Post by anonymous6(f): 10:09pm On Nov 19, 2014
igbo2011:
We need to talk about production instead of consumption Most products in these malls are made abroad.

well thats just another thing africans need to tackle to
Foreign Affairs / Re: This White / Arab Man Loves Making Sex Slaves by anonymous6(f): 9:49pm On Nov 19, 2014
Foreign Affairs / Re: The Decline And Fall Of The French Language? by anonymous6(f): 8:28pm On Nov 19, 2014
igbo2011:


Why do African people embrace cultures who have histrionically and continue to destroy African people? We have stockholm syndrome.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YT6cotv0YU

http://www.siliconafrica.com/france-colonial-tax/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZKHZVVRITY

another question and debate entirely but the French really made sure they had a strong hold on francophone countries after colonization.
Foreign Affairs / Re: The Decline And Fall Of The French Language? by anonymous6(f): 7:05pm On Nov 16, 2014
donroxy:
And me I'm just about to pay money to learn french @ Alliance d' francaise ... Na wa ooo ..... No wahala sha ... I will still go ahead !!

French is one of the most beautiful languages in ther world but it is not economically necessary anymore for many in the world, so I think thats one big reason why the French language is facing a decline.

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