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Celebrities / Re: I Can Never Reconcile With My Ex-wife Fathia ––saidi Balogun by anonymous6(f): 4:50pm On Aug 30, 2014
CityNG:

Excellent, you got my point.

I think that until she stops being a hard a$$ about stuff like keeping her Ex Husbands name then he will not be satisfied and can not be civil about their dissolution. The thing is that some dissolve marriages get back together, but they cannot move along is she continues to hijack his family name.

I've watched a few of her movies, well actually a lot since my Wife got here (that Woman can watch Yoruba movies all day), she seems to be a household name, a decent actor (for Nigerian standards) and is fair to look at.

So I think a name change to Fathia (no last name like Prince), Fathia Olanrewaju (etc) cannot hurt her stnadingin the industry. Fathia is actually a very powerful name that people will instantly recognize her with.

I know if I had lost my push in court to get my Ex Wife to not continue to use my family name I would not be very happy.

PS: Thanks for the correction. I said Americans have no culture. They actually do but I minimize it since it's different from Nigerians but it is a culture to them. Apologies to fellow Americans on the board.

I agree with you, I think that is what is bothering Saheed cause this man has been talking about this issue with his ex-wife to the media(for years) any chance he gets while Fathia keeps silent, so this last name issue must be bothering him. Fathia is a household name to anyone who watch movies from the yoruba film industry, so she can get away with a name change and continue her success if she wanted.

To be honest I'm a fan of both Saheed and Fathia Balogun when they were married and after they divorced, they can act. It's sad their personal business is all over the media about their divorce though

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Celebrities / Re: I Can Never Reconcile With My Ex-wife Fathia ––saidi Balogun by anonymous6(f): 4:22pm On Aug 30, 2014
CityNG:

Tina Turner though is an American with no culture.

I think it's sacrilege for a divorcee to keep her married name.

Tina Turner by any other name remains a sexy goddess and an outstanding performer.

True, Tina turner is American, their ways are way different but I feel what is driving Fathia Balogun in keeping her ex-husband last name is the line of work she is doing which is a actress in the yoruba film industry or entertainment industry in general like Tina; and Saheed is more up in the yoruba film industry cause he is directing now, the connection helps her. To me I'm nuetral though about the whole thing however I understand what you mean, the way I look at it Fathia has accomplished success in the yoruba film industry now, she is one of the top actresses in the yoruba film industry so she could if she wanted to change her name back but I don't think she will or care to.

Tina Turner now can get away with calling herself whatever she wants after the success she has accomplished.
Celebrities / Re: I Can Never Reconcile With My Ex-wife Fathia ––saidi Balogun by anonymous6(f): 12:04pm On Aug 30, 2014
CityNG:

The question is why would she even want to keep his name?

I spent good money making sure that my Ex cannot use my last name after the divorce.

It was mentioned in the media that she worked hard for that name plus her first name to make it in the Yoruba film industry and she doesn't want to give that up. That's the samething that happened with tina turner, turner is not her maiden name, it was her ex-husband name, Ike turner. When Ike and Tina went to court for a divorce, Tina Turner gave up all her properties with him except her last name, Ike refused but the judge ruled in favor for tina. Tina said her career revolves around her name, and she worked hard to gain the level she is in now, in the music industry. she said she wasn't giving up her ex-husbands last name. So I'm guessing fathia may have same mentality when it comes to why she isn't giving up her last name
Religion / Re: Prayer For Injured Teen Sparks Outrage From Atheist Group by anonymous6(f): 12:01pm On Aug 30, 2014
TheBigUrban2: Typical ignorant christian.
You copied the one source that distorts the whole story- FOX NEWS.

Ignorant, I could careless about the atheist vs. Christian back and forth but the article has been in some blogs that formed debates and issues that was interesting

Well you are right Fox News distorts facts but with this article I posted it as a newsfeed to generate attention on issues that arise from it. Which is what happened, mission accomplished
Foreign Affairs / Nigeria Launches National Identity Card Scheme by anonymous6(f): 12:29am On Aug 30, 2014
Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday launched a national electronic identity card scheme, which backers said would boost access to financial and government services in Africa's most populous nation.

The head of state was issued with his own card, which features a credit card-style chip with personal as well as biometric data and doubles up as a prepaid charge and debit card.

A number of Nigerian government agencies, from the police to the Independent National Electoral Commission, have embarked on their own separate ID card schemes.

But Jonathan said the plan was to eventually include details such as driving licence, health insurance, tax and pension information on the single card.

"The regime of duplication of biometric databases must now have to give way to harmonisation and unification with the e-ID scheme, which shall be the primary database," he told reporters.

Only 32 percent of Nigeria's adult population are thought to have bank accounts, according to a 2012 study.

Nigeria's central bank has been pushing for a move away from cash to electronic payments and has trialled a scheme in the financial capital, Lagos, with the help of private partners.

But the pilot project has not been plain sailing, with retailers and customers often facing frequent power supply and connectivity problems that slowed down transactions.

The cards will be available initially to Nigerians aged 16 and older and all residents in the country for more than two years.

Cardholders will be given a unique national identification number and have to provide fingerprint data, a photo and digital signature to cut the risk of fraud and embezzlement.

The scheme has so far cost about seven billion naira ($42.5 million, 32 million euros), according to the National Identity Management Commission.

Financial services firm MasterCard, the scheme's payment technology provider, said 13 million cards would be available in the first phase, with more than 100 million to be issued in total.

"Nigeria is ready for this," the firm's head of Sub-Saharan African operations, Daniel Mohin, told AFP.

"Nigeria has been left out of electronic financial payment for decades but now Nigeria is saying we want to take our rightful place in payment. There has not been a project of this magnitude... that's been rolled out at this scale."

Africa's most populous nation has an unenviable reputation for fraud, particularly involving financial transactions.

But Monehin said the card was "secured with the best form of security that is available".

http://news.yahoo.com/nigeria-launches-national-identity-card-scheme-195954566.html

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Religion / Prayer For Injured Teen Sparks Outrage From Atheist Group by anonymous6(f): 12:03am On Aug 30, 2014
It truly takes a special kind of evil to threaten Americans because they prayed over an injured child.

The injured player was on the ground being tended to by trainers and coaches.

So the Seminole High School football team did what many football teams do. The teenage boys took a knee, bowed their heads and prayed for their injured teammate.

But that simple act of compassion and humanity in Sanford, Florida sparked outrage from the Freedom From Religion Foundation – a group of perpetually offended atheists from Wisconsin.
An FFRF attorney fired off a letter to the superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools – accusing them of having an adult lead the prayer for the injured child.

A school district spokesman told me the injured child, who is the son of the team’s head coach, has since rejoined the team.

“It is our information and understanding that Seminole High School (is) allowing an adult, a local pastor, to act as a ‘volunteer chaplain’ for the football team,” FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel wrote.

The attorney said the school cannot “allow a non-school adult access to the children in its charge, and certainly cannot grant that access to a pastor seeking to organize prayer for the students.”

The FFRF told the school district to “refrain from having a ‘volunteer team chaplain’ at Seminole High School.

The school district said the prayer was instigated by students and denied that a chaplain prayed with the team. School spokesman Mike Blasewitz told MyNews13.com that the school doesn’t even have a team chaplain, contrary to the FFRF’s allegations.

“There is nothing to cease and desist because our behavior was within the guidelines in the first place,” he told television station WFTV. “No adults in the photo, no adults participating, no adults leading it.”

Seidel told me in a written statement that he’s satisfied with the school’s response – and they now consider the matter closed.

“FFRF is very pleased with central Florida's new-found commitment to upholding the First Amendment and protecting the rights of conscience of all students, not just Christians,” he said.
Parents, meanwhile, are a bit perturbed with the atheist bullying.

“There are a lot more important issues going on in the world than worrying about kids praying at a game,” parent Andre Collins told ClickOrlando.com. “We live in a country where we’re free to do what we want to do.”

Barbara Frase has a grandson on the football team. She could not believe the atheists would call out the kids for praying.

“Come on, let’s get real,” she told ClickOrlando.com.

Seminole County is not the first school district targeted by these rabid atheists – and they won’t be the last. Earlier this week, I exposed the Christian cleansing underway in Orange County, Florida public schools.

But it truly takes a special kind of evil to threaten Americans because they prayed over an injured child.

Heaven help us all.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/28/prayer-for-injured-teen-sparks-atheist-outrage/
Culture / Atheist Group Threatens School With Lawsuit Over Prayers - Fox News by anonymous6(f): 11:54pm On Aug 29, 2014
An atheist group is demanding that a Georgia high school football team stop praying.

The American Humanist Association is accusing coaches at Chestatee High School of quoting scripture on team documents and leading the team in prayer. The group is threatening to sue.

In a letter to the school, American Humanist Association said, “This type of religious activity, by government employees in the course of their duties as public school football coaches, is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause [of the First Amendment]."

Tommy Bowden, former head football coach at Clemson University, was on “Fox and Friends to weigh in. He said that those high school coaches have a great case.

“If you look at the history with every president we've had from George Washington to President Obama has put his hand on the Bible asking for guidance and wisdom, direction to lead this country. […] Our Supreme [Court justices walk] up the steps every day. Right above them sitting on a concrete slab is Moses with tablets on each leg written by God almighty himself, the same God that the high school coach is praying to,” Bowden said.

According to Bowden, the coaches are obviously just trying to impart wisdom.

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/08/16/atheist-group-hs-football-team-punt-prayers
Celebrities / Re: I Can Never Reconcile With My Ex-wife Fathia ––saidi Balogun by anonymous6(f): 8:35pm On Aug 29, 2014
RICHBOI2: She has moved on long time ago.

exactly so why is he bringing up this information now, well he and his ex-wife have been going in and out of court for years because of their divorce. He even wanted fathia to remove her last name, which is his and change back to her maiden name but Fathia refused. He needs to move on
Foreign Affairs / Re: Yes We Tan: Barack Obama's TAN Suit Sparks Uproar On Twitter by anonymous6(f): 7:33pm On Aug 29, 2014
I noticed that tan suit after the Obama press conference and the color threw me off a bit but I later ignored it though, cause it's not a big deal. It's funny it's causing such a fuss but normally when men wear suits(not pimps) they are grey, dark grey, black, navy, or a dark brownish grey color but not tan, maybe he wanted to try something new with his wardrobe or something
Politics / Re: Cameroon Bombs Boko Haram Camp Killing “many” Fighters by anonymous6(f): 6:16pm On Aug 29, 2014
lyntiffany: My dear is not as if Cameroonian soldiers are more active than Nigerian soldiers , the issue is that Nigerian military is filled with Hausa Fulani Muslims that are bokoharam sympathisers. Some which have their brothers in the sect. That's the reason it seems this people cannot be conquered.

interesting didn't know this
Politics / Re: Cameroon Bombs Boko Haram Camp Killing “many” Fighters by anonymous6(f): 6:15pm On Aug 29, 2014
Amen
Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 7:39pm On Aug 28, 2014
freeafrica365:
Ok well I apologize to you because you are actually black Nigerian. I will not apologize to that white troll!
Here is an alternative view (I do disagree with your position still but i will just provide you with links, you are my sister)
Will add more
http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/what_to_read_about_ferguson.html
http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/10_social_media_shares_about_the_horrors_in_ferguson.html
http://colorlines.com/archives/2014/08/9_things_about_ferguson_that_will_make_go_hmmm.html
http://www.politicususa.com/2014/08/19/deep-seated-racism-root-ferguson-polices-handling-mike-brown-shooting.html

Ok, I respect that from you and I will read your sources

You don't need to apologize to a white troll, lol

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Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 7:29pm On Aug 28, 2014
freeafrica365:

You didnt magically get born in America. Your parents benefited from their struggle. Why arent you transforming Nigeria, living there..if you cant be bothered with the other blacks that are here with us? Why not fix glorious Nigeria?

A better news source would be MSNBC instead of Fox News or CNN.

Maam, Martin Luther Kings movement is still going on with modern leaders. And as a person that donated to bringback my girls, black Americans donated with me.

I am not trying to move you. This is an open forum, I commented like I did elsewhere in this thread. Each time you speak publicly, you risk receiving an opinion that DOESNT agree with your position.

I say: get a better grasp on civil rights. We arent exempt because we are Nigerian from being killed, no matter what we ideally believed. And even more, we should want to join with ALL our people.

But good day.

I know I wasn't born here magically and I know the benefits of the Civil rights movement struggle of decades ago have done for me, It made people like President Obama, Oprah, Condolessa Rice, Mellody Hobson and many others possible. I help Nigeria they way I want and have donated to Bring back Our girls as well. Your not God and I am not, so you have no right to judge me as if you opinion is the holy grail, cause mine are not the holy grail opinions either.

Is there still issues since the Civil rights movement of decades ago? YES, Was the Trayvon Martin Case of last year one of them? YES but is Ferguson one of them? not so much

OK, CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/19/us/ferguson-michael-brown-dueling-narratives/

Yeah I know it's a open forum and I will encounter people with differing opinions but to insult is something entirely something I won't do but you did, which is what I am suspecting is how you communicate with people on nairaland.

Lets agree to disagree

have a good day
Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 6:44pm On Aug 28, 2014
freeafrica365:

I dont think you have a right to be in America, as a Nigerian - you embarrass me - for you are a detached ingrate. I am honest. I am not rude.

Mike Brown was walking down the street and executed, had he been white - he would not have been executed. And your entitlement to a space, etched out by the blood of black Americans is quite disgusting. Civil Rights is not some sterile or static movement, it is not just for history book leaders that you can gloat about..it is for those, who are imperfect but deserve the same civil rights as their white counterparts.

I dont need to march I donated to their tribute cd and their go fund site.

And as you talk about Nigeria, why arent you there?

I do think I have a right to be a American cause I was born in America whether you like it or not, just being honest.

Yup we know blacks have it harder then whites in America with the police and that's why blacks should take extra care, like not getting into their trap by walking in the middle of the road and giving them a advantage to trap you just being honest

I appreciate the civil rights struggle of Martin Luther king Cause if not for him I wouldn't be a nurse practitioner today.

I was in nigeria a few months ago, thank you

Again keep your opinions to yourself, and learn to agree to disagree. Your not moving me by making me feel wrong for my opinion, which I didn't do to you. If this was about trayvon Martin I would agree but in this case not so much.

Also stop engaging in this topic with me cause it seems to me you are looking for someone to get into a debate with and I'm one that doesn't care for it

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Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 6:32pm On Aug 28, 2014
freeafrica365:

It isnt as though they stopped struggling after Martin Luther King, each time they enact change we benefit. Ferguson has every thing to do with the civil rights movement. And you dont have a great understanding of race relations or the law, if you think Ferguson was not about a violation of civil rights. When you are not given the right to surrender that is a violation of their civil rights. You are not benefiting from some distant Martin Luther King, you and me are benefiting from their modern day civil rights activists, like the dream defenders and other orgs.

Also, let me make this clear again: I dont care whether you agree with me or not. I think most of us are pompous ingrates. We are lazy. And we dont work hard for our own country. No. We have no problem invading other peoples countries, telling others how to behave according to OUR cultural biases..when we cant even get our OWN territories together. Any struggle that they have will impact us Africans as long as we are in their location.

I still think that you are an ingrate. But that has nothing to do with you disagreeing with me, it is your attitude towards the subject matter.

And further, if you think that African nations are a priority why are you here, as a Nigerian, like me? We talk a good game. But we dont even work hard to fix our own country. Then we come here to talk about how different we are than the other blacks. You are arrogant.

I dont wish for you to change your mind. I am merely commenting from a Nigerian perspective who is ALSO in America.

Ferguson had nothing to do with civil rights. Mike brown after stealing from a convenient store(which Wilson didn't stop him for) and later was walking in the middle of the road, and was complained about by other black American witnesses when Wilson got on the scene. Wilson was a trigger happy cop and mike brown feel for the trap by walking in the middle of the road and then resisting arrest which lead to Wilson taking it to another level. Witnesses, who most were black american also said mike brown wasn't entirely innocent even though Wilson wasn't entirely innocent either. This has nothing to do with the civil rights movement that made oprah and president Obama today. I was born and raised in America and get racism and discrimination which I experienced from both white Americans and black Americans. So don't preach anything to me about this case, I already said before trayvon Martin rights were not given cause of racial profiling of a trigger happy fool but not with mike brown based on what has been said by the media so far.

When it comes to the other Nigerians being pompous ingrates, that's your opinion, I don't care(after all I never insulted african Americans on this thread on nairaland)and me being born and raised in this country I have a right to my opinion without being insulted and forced to your thinking(which is what your doing). I have every right to be in America, if you feel so strongly about this then maybe you should join the protesting in ferguson.

I do help in my way, I have given money and goods through Nigerian charities that they send straight to the poor in Nigeria. One of them is black girls ignite Africa, I have seen the evidence I have done. So don't you dare preach to me again on what I should or should not do on a Nigerian forum.

Think you need to preach to the Nigerians that act or tell black Americans they are better, I never said that. So take that topic to someone who cares or someone who actually said that.

So keep your arrogant and rude comments to yourself. I'm only speaking from a Nigerian American who lives in United States of America

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Foreign Affairs / Re: It Begins… US Citizen Goes To Jail For Collecting Rainwater by anonymous6(f): 4:41pm On Aug 28, 2014
What a crazy law, I see nothing wrong with what he did. He is collecting one of the most natural things on earth: WATER, it's not like he is going in a store stealing water bottles, ridiculous
Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 12:58pm On Aug 28, 2014
freeafrica365:

You are in America like me - benefiting from their struggles. And when they find a solution to this problem, your sons if you have them will benefit again. I never quite understood how we ..Nigerians that run and hide and flee to other countries can be so dismissive of other blacks..when we cant get our own poo together IN our countries. I am also a Nigerian but your response is of an ingrate. And it is shameful. Our culture isnt remarkably better, look at OUR country.

I'm benefiting from the struggles of the civil rights movement from Martin Luther king and other civil rights activist; and what they struggled for has been accomplished for not only African americans but for all blacks and other non-blacks and non-whites who are American or immigrants. Ferguson has nothing to do with the civil rights movement struggle, so my response has nothing to do with a ingrate. I never said any culture is remarkably better, and as a american born Nigerian I stay with my opinion. I believe in Economic unity amongst African nations but forcing a ideology or mentality that you, the OP, and a few other Nigerians and other Africans believe with most African americans on Nigerians on a Nigerian forum that don't believe in that is wrong.

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Culture / Re: Nigerian Or American? by anonymous6(f): 12:32pm On Aug 28, 2014
EzeEfuna: I was born in Atlanta Georgia, USA. I was also raised (Being raised) in the US. However, most of my life, I have identified myself as Nigerian, despite where I was born or brought up. I have siblings, and they identify themselves as Americans with Nigerian parents. This slightly does irritate me, but any time I try to say anything, they all slaughter me with insults.

At school, when people ask me where I'm from, I always say Anambra State, Nigeria (As that's where my forefathers are from). However, when they ask me where I was born it's as if time slows completely down. My heart rate increases, and I start sweating. I proceed to tell them where I was born, but they always feel that they have to argue with me, saying that that means that I'm from Atlanta, and not Nigeria. I always tell them that I don't come from Atlanta, because blood isn't of this land. This sometimes forces me to tell some people that I was born in Nigeria (As some of my cousins do) so I wouldn't be viewed as a non-Nigerian, as that breaks my heart.

My siblings constantly argue with me, sometimes randomly asking me where I am from. I always answer, "I am from Anambra State, Nigeria.". Then they say, "No, you are not. You were not born there, and you have never actually lived there. You are not a Nigerian, your parents are. You are nothing more than an American." Of course I cannot combat those statements, as they never let me explain my point. They all yell and scream at me before I explain that we all come from Anambra State.

I'd love to address this issue to my parents, but there's one problem; my mom agrees with my siblings for the most part. When my siblings yell at me about where I come from, my mom yells at me too. Saying that I am not a Nigerian, and Nigeria isn't my home. In fact, the only person that agrees with me is my father, but he's not always around to defend me. This leaves me with nowhere to go and nobody to go to.

All I want is to be viewed as a Nigerian. I learned my native language (mostly), I know my culture, and I know about politics in Nigeria. Unfortunately, this lead to my siblings and mom calling me an "extremist", claiming that I hate the United States, and want to destroy it. That's obviously far from true, I love being an American. But I want to be viewed as a Nigerian-American.

Despite being a male, I have cried many times about this topic. I have prayed, and everything. However, nothing has changed. I'm just tired of this, I know deep down within my heart and spirit that I am a Nigerian, and a proud Igbo. However, it feels as if it's only my imagination, as I'm constantly being told otherwise.

I have argued this point, but they don't seem to understand. I ask them, "Where is our father from?" They reply, "Anambra State". "I then nod my head, and proceed to say, "However, he wasn't born in Anambra State, he was born in Rivers State. They then try to avoid this topic, spewing insults and saying, "It's different, it's in the same country. "

So, I just want to see how other people view this. And I desperately need some form of help... thanks.

Well I was born and raised in America from Nigerian parents(Yoruba) and I identify as Nigerian American or American born Nigerian. Under the Nigerian constitution you are considered Nigerian once you are born of Nigerian parents. So in a sense you are american and Nigerian, not only by nationality but by culture. I think it is all right to label yourself Nigerian and be proud of it, at the sametime it is ok for you siblings to label themselves american only. My parents raised me and my siblings in the Nigerian culture but know we were born and raised in America, so by nationality we are american but we are also culturally Nigerian. My parents see all of us as their own culturally. I don't have the issue you have. I have noticed that some immigrant parents regardless of race or ethnicity don't pass down to their kids their cultural identity and some do the reverse like my parents and pass down the culture to their kiss. That's why I see some Nigerian Americans born and raised in America label themselves american only, while others say Nigerian American or at times like you Nigerian. I think you should be happy with how you identify yourself and respect how your siblings identify. Like I said in the Nigerian constitution you are automatically Nigerian to.

Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in America and call herself Puerto Rican American or just Puerto Rican Or the Kennedy family, many of them call themselves Irish American or identify with being Irish while calling themselves America for example.

Nigerian Nationality law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_nationality_law

Nigerian Constitution Chapter 3
"25. (1) The following persons are citizens of Nigeria by birth-namely-

(a) every person born in Nigeria before the date of independence, either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents belongs or belonged to a community indigenous to Nigeria;

Provided that a person shall not become a citizen of Nigeria by virtue of this section if neither of his parents nor any of his grandparents was born in Nigeria.

(b) every person born in Nigeria after the date of independence either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents is a citizen of Nigeria; and

(c) every person born outside Nigeria either of whose parents is a citizen of Nigeria."

http://www.nigeria-law.org/ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm#Chapter_3
http://www.nigeria-law.org/ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm

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Culture / Re: Nigerian Communities Worship Giant Pythons As Their Gods. PHOTOS by anonymous6(f): 4:56pm On Aug 27, 2014
Scary
Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:34am On Aug 27, 2014
Onilaiscool: Ghana-quite cocky sometimes

but very clean, neat, civilized people

One thing I know about Ghana is they don't have NEPA issues like Nigeria
Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:32am On Aug 27, 2014
CAMNEWTON4PRES: Image in what sense ?

Humm I don't believe the perception non Africans have about Africa and Africans really changed or is about to change, not that I care

And we shouldnt care , I'm only interested in nationalistic African countries , non white-western dependent countries with the population living well and being proud of who they are and what they have .
I don't see any tho I Believe Zimbabwe is the closest



Well when it comes to image I mean what comes to mind, and I am talking about people(including Africans) that know about Africa being a continent and know most of the countries to a extent. I understand what you mean about non-Africans perceptions, and you are right we shouldn't care but I do feel the perception of Africa from decades ago to now is different however There are many that believe that Africa is a jungle land, tarzan land, disease, corruption, war, starvation and etc and that view is not going away soon but many other images of Africa that wasn't never seen about africans decades ago are being seen more now by people due to technology. I don't think Africans should care but they should be aware about it.
Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:26am On Aug 27, 2014
Rivertemz: i wasn't specific enough, but i tried to get out of what i vaguely knew, but im well aware of the countries listed and some of their trade-marks as individual nations

if you want you can add to it but so far the list is good
Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 11:01pm On Aug 26, 2014
For me it's:

South Africa
Economic influence, Nelson Mandela, Walt Disney movie Lion King, Shaka Zulu, Hosting the 2010 World cup, Patrice Motsepe, Gold
http://blogs.longwood.edu/khalilahali22/2013/04/29/african-music-in-the-lion-king/

Nigeria
Nollywood, Fashion, Economic influence, Music, Population, Art(bronze cast sculptures of the Oyo and Benin empire), Aliko Dangote, Oil

Egypt
Historical and biblical influence from the Nubian to Egyptian empire(Nefeteri, Cleopatra, Tut), Pyramids

Ghana
Ghana empire, Ashanti, Fashion, Black stars soccer team, Jerry Rawlings, Gold, Arts,

Kenya
Safari, Lupita Nyongo, President Barack Obama's Racial and heritage connection, Professor Maathai(first african woman to win Nobel peace prize)

Ethiopia
Historical, The birth place of humanity, Queen of Sheba, Never colonized, Coffee
http://www.abebatoursethiopia.com/about_ethiopia/interesting_facts

Madagascar
The Caribbean of Africa, lemurs, Unique wildlife not found in other parts of the world
http://www.escapehere.com/destination/8-cool-facts-about-madagascar/?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=eh_search&utm_term=facts%20about%20madagascar&gclid=CKjHj8PyscACFfA-MgodGBIAag

Congo
The birth place of soukous music, The great apes(gorillas) are only found there, gold, copper,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soukous

Zambia
Victoria falls, copper,

Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro, wildlife(elephants), world earliest skull found in Tanzania.
http://africabridge.org/2012/06/10-fun-facts-about-tanzania/
Culture / Re: Racism, The Rational & Logical Response To Black Behavior (philosophical Debate) by anonymous6(f): 10:11pm On Aug 26, 2014
It's not justified cause there are many honest blacks that would follow those rules, regardless of socioeconomic status, at the sametime you would not see a rich person doing that whether they are white, black, Asian, Hispanic or whatever; so this maybe more about financial status then race. However nobody should be surprised by the response of the fastfood restaurant because it is human nature when someone keeps seeing a certain group at times doing a certain act that is negative they will react back.

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Fashion / Re: MAC Cosmetics To Expand Presence In Africa, Opens First Store In Nigeria by anonymous6(f): 10:55pm On Aug 25, 2014
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Culture / Re: Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 2:41pm On Aug 25, 2014
Rivertemz: Personal opinion

1.South Africa -Passion, Economy, Music and Influence

2.Nigeria - Population, Economy, Art and Nollywood

3. Ethiopia- Historical infrastructure, origins

4.Egypt- History, knowledge and connections

5.Ghana- Passion, Pride, culture, ambitions and Art

6.Congo- History, diamonds, culture, connections

7.Rwanda- history, values, ambitions

8.Mozambique- Beauty, landscapes, art

9.Tanzania- Beauty, landscapes, climate

10.Mali- Rich History, ancient gold, untapped wealth

Nice list

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Foreign Affairs / Re: BREAKING NEWS.. ISIS Terrorist Who Murdered James Foley Unmasked (photos) by anonymous6(f): 2:40pm On Aug 25, 2014
This man is evil, I feel sorry for what Foley had to go through
Culture / Which Top Ten African Countries to you Contribute To The Image Of Africa Today? by anonymous6(f): 5:53pm On Aug 21, 2014
What are the Top Ten African countries you feel contribute to the image of africa when it comes to culture, beauty, mentality, Historically and etc? Or When you think of Africa, what ten African countries pop into your mind.

Culture / Re: Complaints And Notice Thread. Be Serious! by anonymous6(f): 5:46pm On Aug 21, 2014
Can you put this thread on the front page: http://www.nairaland.com/825256/dutch-return-head-ghana-king
Foreign Affairs / Re: Ebola Travel: South Africa Bans Incomers From W Africa- BBC by anonymous6(f): 5:33pm On Aug 21, 2014
To slow this Ebola disease from spreading is the best way forward, African countries are stepping up with this
Foreign Affairs / Re: There Is A Race Riot Going On In America Right Now!! by anonymous6(f): 7:29am On Aug 21, 2014
soulglo:
I never said everyone should march in the streets of a Ferguson. I am not. I'm also waiting to hear what the final outcome of the investigation is. You though are talking from both sides. First you say it's not really a racial thing and then you say let famous black Americans handle it. Why? Also Nigerians in America are definitely following the story. Palestinians are following the story. Syrians are following the story and yes Latinas are also speaking out. My friend us organizing a march on Sunday and she is white. Anybody who feels that there was an injustice done is speaking up. I can understand Nigerians in Nigeria not being bothered but Nigerians in America?? I think I understand what you're trying to say. It's your mindset and I respect that. I just think Nigerians who live in the United States need to understand that at the end of the day any injustice that happens as a result of someone simply having dark skin affects us all. Honestly people are getting tired of this use of excessive force by the police. Not just black people. People of all races and creed.

I feel it's not really racial but it seems some african Americans think so and if it bothers them then they need to involve famous african American to speak for them. Nigerians in America like every community in America is following it but there are differences in opinion. You have points about excessive force by policemen in America and that's why this issue is a mess as I have said. More and more is coming out of the case, so we will see

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