The culture of African nations dragging each other on social media is slowly becoming a norm that many Africans are getting used to, but as it seems, it is mostly between Nigeria and other top African nations. A few days ago, it was Nigeria vs Uganda and just like that trend, people from both countries compared themselves as they pointed out what they believe makes them better than their counterparts. From complexion tone to cities, and even buildings, nothing is safe in any Twitter war.
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While in these ‘Twitter country wars,’ there are no actual winners, Nigerians always feel like they are winning the battle and it’s safe to say that Nigeria Twitter isn’t usually the first to throw the stones of war. Other African nations, the ones who usually are at the other end of the battle, always feel like Nigerians, feel so entitled and full of themselves. On Twitter, #KenyaVsNigeria is trending and just like other Twitter country fights, the two nations are calling out each other over things in their respective countries.
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It is not enough to engage in Twitter battles between countries when the other party knows little or no facts about the other country.
Here are some facts about these Tweet-warring African nations.
- Some quick facts about Kenya
If you have not been to Kenya, you might be shocked to find out that Kenya’s landscape is what many people imagine when they think of Africa, because, it’s landscape has been familiarized in many documentary series on wildlife. Located in East Africa, Kenya houses over 40 ethnics groups with over 60 languages spoken in the county.
Like many African countries, music and storytelling is an important part of Kenya’s culture. For centuries, tribes throughout the country have used songs, stories, and poems to pass on their beliefs, history, and customs.
Millions of tourists visit Kenya each year to see its endless savannah and the animals that inhabit it: elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and whole lot of wildlife, making this one of the nation’s biggest revenue means. The Kenyan government has set up more than 50 reserves and parks to protect these animals.
- Some quick facts about Nigeria
Nigeria gained independence in 1960 and has been regarded as the Giant of Africa for a while now and one of the things that makes this Western African nation unique is its diversity and wide cultural differences. With over, 250 ethnic groups and over 520 spoken languages, Nigeria is one African nation that has been known for a lot of things and achievements.
Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria before being moved to Abuja, is the country’s largest and most populous city and has been dubbed “Africa’s Big Apple,” in reference to New York City.
Nigeria is highly known for its oil exports, intellectual achievements by its citizens world over, the entertainment scene, and the football stars she produces globally.
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