Monday, 28 March 2016

‪#‎CelebrateYourNigerianness‬! - All Over the World Nigerians are Setting the Standard by which Others Measure Themselves - Ben Murray-Bruce

All over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves ‪#‎CelebrateYourNigerianness‬!

In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Not one of the most educated, the most educated #CelebrateYourNigerianness

60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30% #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k #CelebrateYourNigerianness

In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK #CelebrateYourNigerianness
The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto State #CelebrateYourNigerianness

The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija #CelebrateYourNigerianness
South Africa couldn't have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played #CelebrateYourNigerianness

Of the 3 Presidents who ruled South Africa after apartheid, two of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil #CelebrateYourNigerianness

500 years ago, Benin casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask #CelebrateYourNigerianness!

Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610 #CelebrateYourNigerianness

Wherever you look in this great country, Nigeria, heroes abound both now and in our recent and ancient past #CelebrateYourNigerianness

If all you do is listen to mainstream Western media, you'll not get the full picture of your Nigerian heritage #CelebrateYourNigerianness

Do not listen to any leader who says Nigerians are criminals, no matter who he is, or his height and position #CelebrateYourNigerianness

We're not a nation of scammers, drugs & corruption, but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness ‪#‎CelebrateYouNigerianness‬!

You are NOT a criminal. Be proud of Nigeria. Be proud of our heritage. Be enthusiastic of our future greatness #CelebrateYourNigerianness

My name is Ben Murray-Bruce and I just want to make Common Sense.

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