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The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Nobody: 8:09pm On Oct 30, 2012
Nigeria have over 250 ethnic groups. But the major groups being the great Igbos,the Hausas and the Yorubas are said to be the most recognised and influential group. On your own,whether sentimentally or realistically which one is the most influential. The one that most influences the politcal,economic,welfare etc nature of the country.
As far as I know the economic nature of the country is nothing without the Igbos. What about you and other ethnics.
Sentiments are allowed but please no insults and provocative words.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by tobtap: 8:52pm On Oct 30, 2012
yorubas- education, industrialization of nigeria,entertainment,human right,and owanbe things
igbos- commerce,shipping industry,innovative peeps,they own 46% of bank deposits,and they are not united
hausas- agriculture,bokoharam,federal civil service bureaucracies,domination of the north, illiteracy and poverty
igalas- gud on bed,airforce
calabar peeps...we all know
kanuris- been relegated beneath the hausas and female beauty
grin

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Torch1(m): 9:31pm On Oct 30, 2012
tobtap: yorubas- education, industrialization of nigeria,entertainment,human right,and owanbe things
igbos- commerce,shipping industry,innovative peeps,they own 46% of bank deposits,and they are not united
hausas- agriculture,bokoharam,federal civil service bureaucracies,domination of the north, illiteracy and poverty
igalas- gud on bed,airforce
calabar peeps...we all know
kanuris- been relegated beneath the hausas
grin

tobtap- ape
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Nobody: 6:48am On Oct 31, 2012
tobtap: yorubas- education, industrialization of nigeria,entertainment,human right,and owanbe things
igbos- commerce,shipping industry,innovative peeps,they own 46% of bank deposits,and they are not united
hausas- agriculture,bokoharam,federal civil service bureaucracies,domination of the north, illiteracy and poverty
igalas- gud on bed,airforce
calabar peeps...we all know
kanuris- been relegated beneath the hausas
grin
Hahahaha Boko Haram is also an achievement?. But don't u think the industralization of the Yorubas is being made lively by the Igbos

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Melahou(m): 11:53am On Oct 31, 2012
[/quote]Nigeria have over 250 ethnic groups.[quote]
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Melahou(m): 11:53am On Oct 31, 2012
Nigeria have over 250 ethnic groups.[quote][/quote]
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Melahou(m): 11:54am On Oct 31, 2012
[Nigeria have over 250 ethnic groups.][/quote]
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Nobody: 1:09pm On Oct 31, 2012
Melahou: [Nigeria have over 250 ethnic groups.]
Melahou what's your point of quoting that thrice
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by demmie1: 2:01pm On Nov 04, 2012
Chukskalidon:
Hahahaha Boko Haram is also an achievement?. But don't u think the industralization of the Yorubas is being made lively by the Igbos
if not for the industrialized Yoruba land and their superior education, ibos wouldn't troop into Yoruba land, and of course mixture of cultures is what makes an area lively.
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Nobody: 2:35pm On Nov 04, 2012
From an unbiased point-of view - I would say it's between Hausa and Yoruba...

Hausa is the most widely spoken language in Nigeria, and Yoruba culture/language is the most widely copied in Nigeria... Almost everyone everyone from Northern Nigeria speaks Hausa - and Yoruba culture/language has influenced the average Nigerian lifestyle, from dressing, to the use of the language in most Nigerian music and their adlibs in the way most Nigerians speak...

Yoruba culture/language is "assimilative" - being that it swallows up other African culture/language it comes in contact with...

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Sinistami(m): 7:01am On May 11, 2018
From an unbiased point-of view - I would say it's between Hausa and Yoruba...

Hausa is the most widely spoken language in Nigeria, and Yoruba culture/language is the most widely copied in Nigeria... Almost everyone everyone from Northern Nigeria speaks Hausa - and Yoruba culture/language has influenced the average Nigerian lifestyle, from dressing, to the use of the language in most Nigerian music and their adlibs in the way most Nigerians speak...

Yoruba culture/language is "assimilative" - being that it swallows up other African culture/language it comes in contact with...


Well you're right in some point except the fact that you say it swallows up other cultures. what we see happening now is dat a new Nigerian culture free of ethnic bias is emerging mostly in the Urban centers of Nigeria and the entire Nigerdelta. every tribe gives it's own quota to this culture but Yoruba seems to be the main donor because of Lagos a predominantly Yoruba city which is now called a no man's land because of the large influx every culture in Nigeria. Making Lagos the the Centre of this new Culture.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by fero007: 7:53am On May 11, 2018
demmie1:

if not for the industrialized Yoruba land and their superior education, ibos wouldn't troop into Yoruba land, and of course mixture of cultures is what makes an area lively.

All this tribal based threads, it obvious most people will give biased answers

Anyway to correct, Ibos didn't move to Yoruba land cuz of education n industries. The stupid government policies that made the eastern ports dormant and stole resources from east and south to Lagos is what made Igbos move.
Restructure Nigeria and see a massive decline in western activities

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Fatherofdragons: 8:23am On May 11, 2018
tobtap:
yorubas- education, industrialization of nigeria,entertainment,human right,and owanbe things
igbos- commerce,shipping industry,innovative peeps,they own 46% of bank deposits,and they are not united
hausas- agriculture,bokoharam,federal civil service bureaucracies,domination of the north, illiteracy and poverty
igalas- gud on bed,airforce
calabar peeps...we all know
kanuris- been relegated beneath the hausas
grin
can u throw more light on the bolded?
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by tobtap: 10:14am On May 11, 2018
Fatherofdragons:
can u throw more light on the bolded?
it a known fact... cool
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by scholes0(m): 12:32pm On May 11, 2018
some people and digging up of old dead threads sef.
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Fatherofdragons: 3:39pm On May 12, 2018
tobtap:

it a known fact... cool
A known fact that cannot be explained is that one fact?

Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Fatherofdragons: 3:40pm On May 12, 2018
You afonjas are known for recycling false info from generation to generation
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by hurrycayne: 7:25pm On May 12, 2018
Without bias, the Hausas are the most influential ethnic group.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Sinistami(m): 6:32am On May 13, 2018
Maybe in the Case of Northern Nigeria
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by scholes0(m): 6:52am On May 13, 2018
hurrycayne:
Without bias, the Hausas are the most influential ethnic group.

Maybe you mean Fulani
Hausas are the least influential major ethnic group in Nigeria.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by hurrycayne: 12:01pm On May 13, 2018
True true. The Fulanis are more influential politically than the Hausas

scholes0:


Maybe you mean Fulani
Hausas are the least influential major ethnic group in Nigeria.
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by tobtap: 2:12pm On May 14, 2018
hurrycayne:
True true. The Fulanis are more influential politically than the Hausas

i concur
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by ItzBIM(m): 9:47am On May 15, 2018
I read somewhere in 100 years the Igbo languages might be extinct. How true could this be ?

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Eberejesus111(m): 6:32pm On Jul 05, 2018
Without the Igbos there'll be no economy, there'll be no Nollywood(entertainment), there'll be no fashionistas, there'll be no fair and handsome beauties and men smiley...there'll be no giant of Africa.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by aremuforlife(m): 7:36pm On Jul 05, 2018
[/quote][quote author=Eberejesus111 post=69114160]Without the Igbos there'll be no economy, there'll be no Nollywood(entertainment), there'll be no fashionistas, there'll be no fair and handsome beauties and men smiley...there'll be no giant of Africa.
Illicite money does not help economy and Nollywood is made of Nigeria actors and not just igbos, Yoruba's are far performing betters in all entertainment.
Yoruba are more fashonable than the igbos.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Eberejesus111(m): 7:47pm On Jul 05, 2018
aremuforlife:

Illicite money does not help economy and Nollywood is made of Nigeria actors and not just igbos, Yoruba's are far performing betters in all entertainment.
Yoruba are more fashonable than the igbos.
No my nairalander, you'll be hastily making generalisation when you say all Igbos are making illicit money... It's a known fact in Nigeria that the Igbos are the main pillars of Nigeria economy and commerce, and as for Nollywood in the 1990's when it was being created by the igbo folks, your group of people mocked them, tagging them as "clowns"...then when they had seen most African countries, interested in the English and igbo movies, they rushed to add Yoruba entertainment to the genre of Nollywood(claiming is an avenue to spread Yoruba culture), and for being fashionable, smiley smiley,even jenifa in jenifas diary do expose it in her movie series, and most Yoruba expository comedic films...you may say is a movie, but check in the streets,roads anywhere, if you see any lady wearing shouting colours of yellow and purple, with rubber slippers to enter shop rite, know she's Yoruba. smiley

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Sinistami(m): 7:53pm On Jul 05, 2018
Eberejesus111:
Without the Igbos there'll be no economy, there'll be no Nollywood(entertainment), there'll be no fashionistas, there'll be no fair and handsome beauties and men smiley...there'll be no giant of Africa.

this post made me laugh fair and handsome ni. for your information they are fair people in every tribe in Nigeria and when did fair become the standard of beauty the most beautiful girl I know in Nigeria is a very dark skinned Ijaw girl. heart her like no man's business.
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Eberejesus111(m): 7:58pm On Jul 05, 2018
Sinistami:


this post made me laugh fair and handsome ni. for your information they are fair people in every tribe in Nigeria and when did fair become the standard of beauty the most beautiful girl I know in Nigeria is a very dark skinned Ijaw girl. heart her like no man's business.
Yeah true, but the Igbos have the highest rate of fair and spotless dark beauties in the country... It's a known fact, walk at your streets, offices anywhere you'll see them women and men alike.

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Sinistami(m): 8:32pm On Jul 05, 2018
Eberejesus111:

Yeah true, but the Igbos have the highest rate of fair and spotless dark beauties in the country... It's a known fact, walk at your streets, offices anywhere you'll see them women and men alike.
the fair part is true but the beauty part am still skeptical.
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Eberejesus111(m): 11:10pm On Jul 05, 2018
Sinistami:
the fair part is true but the beauty part am still skeptical.

You don't need to, because every part of Nigeria and diaspora knows about, the average igbo girl and man are embellished with beauty, their a sight to behold...

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Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by Sinistami(m): 11:47am On Jul 06, 2018
Eberejesus111:

You don't need to, because every part of Nigeria and diaspora knows about, the average igbo girl and man are embellished with beauty, their a sight to behold...

Well whatever floats your tribalistic boats.
Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by RedboneSmith(m): 2:41pm On Jul 06, 2018
Sinistami:


Well whatever floats your tribalistic boats.

How come when other ethnic groups praise themselves to the high heavens, it isn't tribalistic, but when the Igbos do it is? People need to check their prejudices.

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