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Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Nobody: 12:49am On Jan 05
The first week of this year has produced stories with diverse themes , hopeful and thought-provoking news contents and revealing current affairs nuggets.

Few of these captivating pieces of information have made it to the front page of Africa's largest Internet forum, Nairaland. One of the trending media content that got to the front page was that of a cultural masquerade who relieved himself of his traditional duty after a convincing sermon by a young christian lady.

From twitter retweets by conservatives to Facebook timelines of Pan-Africans and even in the Nairaland thread provided immediately after this paragraph, there has been a battle of wits between citizens who believe the Nigerian culture of masquerading has outlived its importance and those who find pride in the ways of their ancestors who came before them.

https://www.nairaland.com/6344670/lady-converts-masquerader-christianity-makes

The purpose of this thread is anything but an argument. This thread simply reveals, with concrete evidence, what multinationals and foreigners think about our masquerades and masks.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Nobody: 12:49am On Jan 05
MTN LEAD COMMERCIAL OF 2020 (The Multinational perspective)

Titled "THERE IS MORE WITHIN: TURN IT UP" , the two minutes motion picture mime which was a very important MTN commercial last year, revealed far more than any word could do, what the future of our masquerades could be.
It opens with a village boy who escorts his father , a masquerade, to events in their community. The kids, the maidens and the entire village are always thrilled by the performance of the masquerade whose role is similar to that of a Mickey Mouse Mascot in an urban children's party or a Santa Claus during Christmas.

The boy grows and his father ages along with him. Both kids and adults emigrate from the village and resident villagers gradually become bored with the masquerade parade. With time , father and son now entertain a crowd of few humans and many empty seats.

Old age takes the energy of the boy's father and the boy, without informing his father, sets out on an uncertain mission. He is seen working in his laboratory and watching videos of how space shuttles , rockets and other air vehicles are produced and launched.

On his return, the boy is the father of the man. His father who is resting outside is disturbed by the sound of a large crowd. The crowd is so large and beyond what the village has ever witnessed.
Behold, a masquerade flying with the aid of technology. The children are happy once again.

The boy takes over the masquerade business of his father, but this time he introduces innovation which makes the masquerade parade more captivating.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09rOCeVd2N8

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Nobody: 12:49am On Jan 05
THE MUSEUM SCENE IN BLACK PANTHER (The colonial masters perspective)

One of the earliest scenes in Marvel's Superhero movie and records breaker, Black Panther is set in the The Museum of Great Britain . The part of the museum which is captured consists 90% artifacts with African Origin. Everything is so beautiful and neatly packaged in expensive glass showcases.

It is important to mention that the core weapon which sets the movie for action is linked to 7th century Benin. Before talking about that ancient axe which is important in the movie, the Museum Director had informed Killmonger that a previous artifact (a masquerade mask) was from 16th Century Benin and another one was from Ghana.

Black Panther grossed more than 1 billion dollars. Museums in the United Kingdom earn more than 50 million British pounds yearly displaying these artifacts that religious leaders with the support of their followers vilify and even burn in Nigeria.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9nWHqS_v_o

Like I said at the beginning, I do not want to start an argument. I just want you , as a Nigerian with reasoning ability, to rethink the logic of demonizing masquerades when corporations that are managed from skyscrapers and Countries who brought Christianity to us find them very worthy.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Nobody: 7:59am On Jan 05
You want to know why?

It is simply because Nigeria is home to some of the most inferior Africans that you will ever find anywhere on this bloody Earth.
Like my father would always say: they want to be more 'white' than the 'white man' himself.

We were thoroughly colonized. Why do a lot of Nigerians try to speak with a "foreign accent" for instance?

Nigerians are messed up like that.

My opinion.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Bettymoon: 11:58am On Jan 05
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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by englishmart(m): 11:58am On Jan 05
Because a prophet masquerade isn't recognized in his own country.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by JoeEeL(m): 11:58am On Jan 05
SIMPLE REASON : COS WE ARE SUPER DUMB

They took away your name "Oodua", "Biafra"... and gave you a new pet name called "Nigeria". And you accepted -- signifying you're owned. You're purchased. You're a commodity.

And you will see grown foools that will travel to the U.K and then start praising them and the same very oppressors that set up this demonic bondage for us.

We had our own languages and civilisation before they came. They took it away from us and installed theirs calling it "LINGUA FRANCA"

We had our own religions, they took it from us and gave us a "WHITE JESUS" and a "CONFUSED NOMADIC MOHAMMED". Meanwhile they took all our artefacts, our carvings and every bit that signified our civilisation for eons. And they display it in their evil-fested museum for the world to see.

And blacks with no iota of shame do trooop in there to "pay" to see what is ours ancestrally.

BLACKS SEEM TO BE CURSED BECAUSE THEIR BRAINS ARE ONE OF THE MOST DECREPIT THINGS YOU COULD EVER FIND ON EARTH.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Godpikin4real(f): 11:58am On Jan 05
A white man once told me "He's more African dan I am". Up till date, I still wonder what he means by dat. Also, this post reminds me of him.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by AuwalYusuf812(m): 11:58am On Jan 05
Stupid question shocked

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by tolumizzy(m): 11:59am On Jan 05
Our mentality is dumb

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Opperwezen(m): 11:59am On Jan 05
Simple!

A prophet is without honour in his own land!

Moreover Nigerians and most Aftican nations in general have not been one to see culture as an export.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by aleeyus(m): 11:59am On Jan 05
ethicallyright:

Do foreigners appreciate barney more than we?

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by TouchRight: 11:59am On Jan 05
They know better

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by grim33(m): 11:59am On Jan 05
See finish

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by istina: 12:00pm On Jan 05
Because, we are used to seeing them.
Secondly, it's like foreign products to them, i guess we all like foreign things

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by tutudesz: 12:00pm On Jan 05
Because Religious leaders have brainwashed Nigerians to believe they are evil, while those who invented this religions see them has beautiful.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by englishmart(m): 12:00pm On Jan 05
mansakhalifa:
You want to know why?

It is simply because Nigeria is home to some of the most inferior Africans that you will ever find anywhere on this bloody Earth.
Like my father would always say: they want to be more 'white' than the 'white man' himself.

We were thoroughly colonized. Why do a lot of Nigerians try to speak with a "foreign accent" for instance?

Nigerians are messed up like that.

My opinion.
There are neither good nor bad people. There are only miserable and peaceful people. The kind of people you want depends on the environment you provide

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by BluntTheApostle: 12:00pm On Jan 05
ethicallyright:
The first week of this year has produced stories with diverse themes , hopeful and thought-provoking news contents and revealing current affairs nuggets.

Few of these captivating pieces of information have made it to the front page of Africa's largest Internet forum, Nairaland. One of the trending media content that got to the front page was that of a cultural masquerade who relieved himself of his traditional duty after a convincing sermon by a young christian lady.

From twitter retweets by conservatives to Facebook timelines of Pan-Africans and even in the Nairaland thread provided immediately after this paragraph, there has been a battle of wits between citizens who believe the Nigerian culture of masquerading has outlived its importance and those who find pride in the ways of their ancestors who came before them.

https://www.nairaland.com/6344670/lady-converts-masquerader-christianity-makes

The purpose of this thread is anything but an argument. This thread simply reveals, with concrete evidence, what multinationals and foreigners think about our masquerades and masks.

Because we don't appreciate what we have.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Blakjewelry(m): 12:00pm On Jan 05
because they see it as art and culture why you see it as something mystic and evil

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by 6toolz25: 12:00pm On Jan 05
Because it's looks foreign to them

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by Bigggloadofcum: 12:00pm On Jan 05
>:

1. A prophet is not honored in his home/country

2. You can never know the value of what you have.

3. The closer something is to you, the worthless it seem to appear in your eyes.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by tizzle(m): 12:00pm On Jan 05
A prophet is not recognized in his home

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by money121(m): 12:01pm On Jan 05
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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by erico2k2(m): 12:01pm On Jan 05
ethicallyright:
The first week of this year has produced stories with diverse themes , hopeful and thought-provoking news contents and revealing current affairs nuggets.

Few of these captivating pieces of information have made it to the front page of Africa's largest Internet forum, Nairaland. One of the trending media content that got to the front page was that of a cultural masquerade who relieved himself of his traditional duty after a convincing sermon by a young christian lady.

From twitter retweets by conservatives to Facebook timelines of Pan-Africans and even in the Nairaland thread provided immediately after this paragraph, there has been a battle of wits between citizens who believe the Nigerian culture of masquerading has outlived its importance and those who find pride in the ways of their ancestors who came before them.

https://www.nairaland.com/6344670/lady-converts-masquerader-christianity-makes

The purpose of this thread is anything but an argument. This thread simply reveals, with concrete evidence, what multinationals and foreigners think about our masquerades and masks.
Cos those Nigerians are ignorant and ill exposed. They 4get the Europeans have their own masquerade and tradition dating back 2000 years which they keep still!

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by GRACEGLORY: 12:01pm On Jan 05
It’s called functional beauty, or functional aesthetic value. The appreciation of artifacts contribute to the understanding and also the evaluation of social, or cultural practices in which the artifact plays a major role. And it takes one who’s got eyes for art to understand and appreciate it.

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by sammysmiles(m): 12:01pm On Jan 05
Because they are ignorant...

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Re: Why Do Foreigners Appreciate Nigerian Masquerades, Artifact More Than Nigerians? by CamusMidas: 12:01pm On Jan 05
No be person wey chop belleful go reason artifacts.

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