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Nigeria Culture Presentation
Transcript of Nigeria Culture Presentation
Eleni Kavjian, Tian Kavjian NIGERIA Nigerian Flag Architecture YORUBA
Walls made of mud and palm oil
Use of vines, mud, and banana leaves
Heavily influenced by Muslim culture
Common to have Muslim markings and decorations Language & Literature -Nigerian literature began with storytelling, which was passed down from generation to generation.
-The most famous author is Wole Soyinka, who won a noble peace prize for literature in 1986
-famous works include: Dance of the Forests, The Swamp Dwellers, and The Lion and the Jewel Clothing Music & Movies Food & Drink Works Cited -Other famous authors include Chinua Achebe who wrote Things Fall Apart ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -English is the official language of Nigeria
-There are over 250 tribal languages, but everyone can speak english
-The unofficial second language is Hausa, which is the oldest written language in West Africa
-Dominant indigenous languages of southern Nigeria are Yoruba and Igbo
-Pidgin is a mix of African languages and English, and it is primarily used in southern Nigeria
-evolved from interactions with british merchants -There are many western influences on modern Nigerian cuisine, but considering how expensive the frozen and prepackaged food is, only the wealthy who live in urbanized cities can afford it.
-Rural Nigerians, tend to stick with more traditional foods
-Food is typically eaten with hands (considered rude to eat with the left hand) but it's becoming more common to eat with utensils
- Most Nigerian cuisine is based around few staple crops accompanied by stew
-Southern food: crops such as corn, yams, and sweet potatoes form the base of the diet
-Northern food: grains such as millet, sorghum, and corn are boiled into a porridge-like dish that forms the basis of the diet
-Alcohol is very popular in the south but less so in the north, where there is a heavy Islamic influence. Perhaps the most popular form of alcohol is palm wine, a tart alcoholic drink that comes from palm trees. Palm wine is often distilled further to make a strong, ginlike liquor. Nigerian breweries also produce several kinds of beer and liquor. Green represents the agriculture industry
White represents the desire for peace and unity
Was adopted in October 1960 WOMEN
Buba: loose neck blouse with long sleeves
Iro: rectangular sheet wrapped around waist
Iborun: extra scarf worn either around the neck or diagonally across the body MEN
Buba: loose neck shirt
Fila: round cap
Agbada: wide-armed V-neck piece of clothing usually worn on top of the buba and sokoto on festive occasions http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/attire.html
http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/buildings&CISOPTR=6050 Afrobeat Music:
a blend of American jazz, soul, and traditional African music
Was made popular by Fela Kuti in the 1970s JuJu Music:
a blend of traditional music and percussion
was made popular by King Sunny Ade
from Yoruba Kennis Music:
one of the most successful recording labels in Africa
Most of the artists are hip-hop artists Nollywood:
developed in the late 20th century
a response to growing crime and crashing economy
employs thousands of people
produces 500-1000 movies/year with small budgets
now $250 million industry