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"Nigeria is a West African nation of over 100 million energetic people. It is endowed with lots of natural resources but lacks human resources."
Philip Emeagwali, famous Nigerian inventor (although we aren't really sure how important or prolific he is.)

"It seems that things are often going to fall apart in Nigeria, but against all odds, things come together."
Blaine Harden, head of the Washington Post Bureau in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960s.
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Welcome to The Federal Republic of Nigeria... TV Tropes page. Nigeria (Hausa: "Jamhuriyar Taraiyar Nijeriya",Yoruba: "Orílẹ̀-èdè Olómìnira Àpapọ̀ ilẹ̀ Nàìjíríà", Igbo: "Ọ̀hàńjíkọ̀ Ọ̀hànézè Naìjíríyà", Fulfulde: "Republik Federaal bu Niiseriya") is a West African country, the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country on Earth, with a population of about 170 million and over 200 ethnic groups. Nigeria is twice the size of California (and just as prolific in movies). As we can see, it is a big country. Growing, too: in 2050, Nigeria's population will dwarf that of the United States and of Britain, becoming 4th in population! It is also the largest economy of Africa, bigger than Egypt and South Africa, and one of the top 30 economies in the world.

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So as you see, Nigeria is a giant. In fact, the Giant of Africa. While it may not be as developed as our rivals Egypt and South Africa, it truly is a force to be reckoned with. That is why you need to learn about this country- like it or not, this country will be a major player, and thus represented very much in Hollywood, for better or for worse.

Basically, Nigeria is very, very diverse. Christians and Muslims and tribal people, Hausa and Yoruba and Igbo, etc, and this has caused much, much trouble. To make a point, there are about 371 ethnic groups alphabetically listed at the Cultural Section below for the sake of our more faint-heartened tropers and work-slackers watching. This is Serious Business. It has caused one Civil War and hideous human rights abuses in the north. Right now, Nigeria's main problem is its lack of unity. So what is Nigeria?

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Nigeria, contrarily to what people think, is named for the famous Niger River that flows from a spot in Guinea to the massive, oil-rich delta.

Nigeria also has the largest number of black people as citizens. The Bantu peoples of Africa (which is basically all of Central and Southern Africa excluding the Khoisan and the Pygmies) actually stem from Nigeria itself! Likewise, close to 1/3 of all slaves in the transcontinental Western slave trade came from Nigeria, so most African-Americans are, in fact, Nigerian. Nigeria has had a history since time immemorial, starting from at least 11,000 BC. The earliest known Nigerians were the Nok culture, who were ironworkers who made terracotta sculptures. Then came the ethnic groups that make up Nigeria today, making city-states, ruled by chiefs. By the 1500s, these city-states became huge empires and kindgoms. Through the trade routes in the North for example, Hausa states adopted Islam. Around this time, the first Europeans started to come to Nigeria, trading with the peoples next to the coast, particularly the Benin Empire. Unfortunately, the British started to lay claims within the region, and claimed the whole region for theRoyal Niger Company in 1900, forming a colony. Naturally this didnÂ’t dit well with many Nigerians, and after WWII, Nigerian nationalism started to grow.

Since Independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone a number of coups, a Civil War (in 1967-70 in which the Igbo of the south-east attempted to secede as Biafra), and various other schemes. The democratic periods are generally known as the Nth Republic; the current period is the Fourth Republic, which uses a system inspired in part by United States (a presidential system and a strong form of federalism) and in part by India (Nigerian states, like Indian ones, are organized on ethnic/linguistic lines).

The system also adds the somewhat novel idea of rotation in office between the country's two major groups; it's generally accepted that if a Muslim Northerner is a party's presidential candidate for two terms, the next two terms it will be a Christian Southerner's turn. This unofficial rule was screwed up somewhat by the death in office of the Fourth Republic's first Muslim president (Umaru Yar'Adua), who was succeeded by a Christian president Goodluck Jonathan for one term. The trend returned when Muhammadu Buhari was elected president in 2015 and 2019.

You may have heard of Nigeria for its productive (if variable) movie industry called Nollywood. Nollywood makes more films than Hollywood. To learn more about Nollywood, look at the culture section. Unfortunately for Nigeria and its peoples and businesses everywhere, it's also infamous for its 419 email scams (named for the section of Nigerian law they violate).

If you want to know more about Nigeria, you could always look at the tabs. note 

     Geography 
Nigeria is a large land, which is unfortunately racked by some environmental stuff. You know, the Sahara encroaching in and becoming Sahel for everyone involved, the mangrove trees being viciously cut down for oil and such, Lake Chad slowly withering away, and the massive population which will become harder to feed as time goes on. It seems that the sea-green forests of our flag will just be a memory. But not really.

Nigeria starts with The Northern Savannah, at the ends of the invading Sahel. It's predominately populated with Hausa and Fulani and Kanuri Muslims. This part of Nigeria is the stereotypical desert-and-camels area, despite it having a few trees. Much like the Deep South, it is religiously conservative (Muslim), full of cows, and exports cotton and peanuts. Unfortunately, Islamic fundamentalists and terrorists such as Boko Haram and Ansaru have really hit Northern Nigeria where it hurts, giving it sharia law and such.

As we go south, we go to the Central Area. It is ethnically diverse, what with the Berom, Angas, Igbirra, Fulani, etc. peoples. The east central states are full of mountains, what with the highest point in Nigeria, Chappal Waddi (The mountain of Death) being here.

The very southern part is a Rainforest Belt. It has the Edo people, Yoruba people, Ijaw People, Igbo people, Itsekiri people, Urhobo people, Efik people, Ibibio people, Annaang People, and Ejagham people. This is the place of oil and Christianity, something it shares with the Deep South.

Still confusing? Fear not, curious troper! For we have organized Nigeria's geopolitical zones in one decisive matrix!

  • Northern Nigeria: Ah, Northern Nigeria. It is populated by Muslims and have many, many more tribes than the south.. It is also quite bigger than the south, too. The North suffers harmattan, a fierce wind, in December, bringing dust from the Sahel. But don't worry! In addition to peanuts, sorghum, pearl millet, and other crops, cattle is also very, very important. Unfortunately, Northern Nigeria hasn't been the most stable place. Most of the Muslim northern states (which will be indentified with a crescent-and-moon symbol) adopted sharia law in 2000, taking advantage of the newborn ineffective government. To add to this, Boko Haram have waged war in this area, bombing churches and killing Muslims themselves for not "supporting their cause." (read: being sane.) What jerks.
    • North-Central, North-West, and North-East Nigeria.

  • Southern Nigeria: Southern Nigeria has most of the Christians, in addition to the indigenous believers. It is much smaller than the North but still has just as much people. Southern Nigeria has the rainforests and oil, and gets many of its money this way. In addition to this, Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, is here. The Niger River ends here, spreading out in a fine brown delta, which also causes problems: Oil is being abused and wasted here. Oil pollution has messed up people's lives here, unfortunately,, and to top it off, they don't even get most of the income. Naturally, many are offended and disgusted. The delta has mangrove trees.

    • Southeast and South-south Nigeria:
      • Southeast Nigeria.
Southeast Nigeria is mostly Igbo, and like the DeepSouth, it has seceded from the Union. Unlike the South, it probably has a better reason: There was a full-on ethnic onflict between the Muslim Hausa and the Christian Igbo that sort-of continues to this extens
  • Southwest Nigeria.
Southwest Nigeria is mostly Yoruba, with equal numbers Muslim or Christian. The largest cities, such as Lagos and Ibadan, are here. Yorubaland has been relatively more well-off in this section.
South South Nigeria is basically any part of Southern Nigeria that isn't not Yoruba or Igbo. This includes the Edo people, the Efik, the Ibibio, the Ijaw, and et cetera. This place is where most of the oil is.

Nigeria's climate, is of course, hot.

Nigeria has two famous rivers, the Niger and the Benue. The Niger River has oil, and the Benue does not. Interestingly, the two main rivers intersect at a Y, and that is why there is a "Y" on their coat of arms.

Nigeria has a lot of cities (no surprise, considering it is the largest country in Africa). For example:

  • Lagos. Famous for its crazy traffic jams, glorious face-me-I-face-you architecture, crowdedness, slums, and its popular governor Babatunde Fashola. With 12.09 million people in it's administrative area and 21 million in it's urban agglomeration, it is Africa's largest city, leaving Cairo either a close or a far second depending on how you count.note  Be warned - Lagos, much like Chicago or Detroit was, is not the ideal tourist spot. Ask Paul McCartney. When he and his wife went to Lagos, well, it's a long story. But Lagos has its charms.

  • Abuja. Capital of Nigeria. Notable for being the capital of Nigeria and not much else, really.

  • Kano. Kano and its eponymous Kano State have peanuts, indigo, and camels. How lovely.

  • Jos. Jos lies on top of the Jos Plateau, a region full of strife as the nomadic Muslims and the city-living Christians duke it out. Notable for being a haven for lost Doctor Who episodes. Just another reason to love Nigeria!

  • Ibadan. Holy crap, Ibadan. If you have the pleasure of looking at a satellite map of Nigeria, you will notice Ibadan. The third-largest city in Nigeria, it has a zoo, red roofs, and anarchy.

  • Port Harcourt. Or Pot-a-kot if you want to say it the Pidgin way. The place where oil is processed, mostly, and shipped around the world.

  • Enugu. Enugu is the capital of Igboland and formerly of Biafra. Biafra was a seccesionist state which we will discuss in the History zone.

  • Calabar. Calabar is one of the nicer cities of Nigeria, and a trade city.

  • Maidiguri. Home of Peace.

  • Sokoto. Home of the Caliph, the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims. Denounced those bastards Boko Haram.

  • Benin City: Benin City, the capital of Edo State. The Oba of Benin lives there. Said to have one of the largest walls in the world, before 1897 of course.

     History 
As stated above, Nigeria has had civilization since 11,000 BCE at least, and 371 ethnic groups listed on this wiki. You'd think this section would be filled with cool information, but it really Needs Wiki Magic.note 

Igbo

Hausa

Yoruba

Efik

Ijaw

Urhobo

Fulani

     Politics And Economy 
  • If you came here to research the ruling family of Nigeria, we can safely tell you that no, Nigeria does not have a prince. What few descendants of the monarchies remain would never identify as "princes", though they hold office in one of three polities as "constituent monarchs" (read: they are entirely subservient to the President of Nigeria and have no sovereign power).

    Culture 
  • The country is known for a large film industry, nicknamed Nollywood.
  • Famous authors are Wole Soyinka, first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, the most widely-read modern African novel. Author Buchi Emecheta is also from Nigeria; most of her books are set there and have to do with the problems facing modern Nigerian women.
  • The first album to bring African music to the west, Drums of Passion was recorded by a Nigerian musician, Babatunde Olatunji.
  • The most famous African musician in the world, Fela Kuti, founder of Afrobeat was born in Nigeria.

    Indigenous people 
This is a list of the many, many peoples Nigeria boasts. Be warned, though, the list is somewhat flawed, not to mention inaccurate, as many Nigerians will point out on the popular website Nairaland.note 
  1. Abayon
  2. Abua (Odual)
  3. Achipa (Achipawa)
  4. Adim
  5. Adun
  6. Affade
  7. Afizere
  8. Afo
  9. Agbo
  10. Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk)
  11. Akweya-Yachi
  12. Alago (Arago)
  13. Amo
  14. Anaguta
  15. Anang
  16. Andoni
  17. Angas
  18. Ankwei
  19. Anyima
  20. Attakar (ataka)
  21. Auyoka (Auyokawa)
  22. Awori
  23. Ayu
  24. Babur
  25. Bachama
  26. Bachere
  27. Bada
  28. Bade
  29. Bahumono
  30. Bakulung
  31. Bali
  32. Bambora (Bambarawa)
  33. Bambuko
  34. Banda (Bandawa)
  35. Banka (Bankalawa)
  36. Banso (Panso)
  37. Bara (Barawa)
  38. Barke
  39. Baruba (Barba)
  40. Bashiri (Bashirawa)
  41. Bassa
  42. Batta
  43. Baushi
  44. Baya
  45. Bekwarra
  46. Bele (Buli Belewa)
  47. Betso (Bete)
  48. Bette
  49. Bilei
  50. Bille
  51. Bina (Binawa)
  52. Bini
  53. Birom
  54. Bobua
  55. Boki (Nki)
  56. Bkkos
  57. Boko (Bussawa Bargawa)
  58. Bole (Bolewa)
  59. Botlere
  60. Boma (Bomawa Burmano)
  61. Bomboro
  62. Buduma
  63. Buji
  64. Buli
  65. Bunu
  66. Bura
  67. Burak
  68. Burma (Burmawa)
  69. Buru
  70. Buta (Butawa)
  71. Bwall
  72. Bwatiye
  73. Bwazza
  74. Challa
  75. Chama (Chamawa Fitilai)
  76. Chamba
  77. Chamo
  78. Chibok (Chibbak)
  79. Chinine
  80. Chip
  81. Chokobo
  82. Chukkol
  83. Daba
  84. Dadiya
  85. Daka
  86. Dakarkari
  87. Danda (Dandawa)
  88. Dangsa
  89. Daza (Dere Derewa)
  90. Degema
  91. Deno (Denawa)
  92. Dghwede
  93. Diba
  94. Doemak (Dumuk)
  95. Ouguri
  96. Duka (Dukawa)
  97. Duma (Dumawa)
  98. Ebana (Ebani)
  99. Ebirra (lgbirra)
  100. Ebu
  101. Efik
  102. Egbema
  103. Egede (lgedde)
  104. Eggon
  105. Egun (Gu) Lagos Ogun
  106. Ejagham
  107. Ekajuk
  108. Eket
  109. Ekoi
  110. Engenni (Ngene)
  111. Epie
  112. Esan (Ishan)
  113. Etche
  114. Etolu (Etilo)
  115. Etsako
  116. Etung
  117. Etuno
  118. Palli
  119. Pulani (Pulbe)
  120. Fyam (Fyem)
  121. Fyer (Fer)
  122. Ga'anda
  123. Gade
  124. Galambi
  125. Gamergu-Mulgwa
  126. Qanawuri
  127. Gavako
  128. Gbedde
  129. Gengle
  130. Geji
  131. Gera (Gere Gerawa)
  132. Geruma (Gerumawa)
  133. Geruma (Gerumawa)
  134. Gingwak
  135. Gira
  136. Gizigz
  137. Goernai
  138. Gokana (Kana)
  139. Gombi
  140. Gornun (Gmun)
  141. Gonia
  142. Gubi (Gubawa)
  143. Gude
  144. Gudu
  145. Gure
  146. Gurmana
  147. Gururntum
  148. Gusu
  149. Gwa (Gurawa)
  150. Gwamba
  151. Gwandara
  152. Gwari (Gbari)
  153. Gwom
  154. Gwoza (Waha)
  155. Gyem
  156. Hausa
  157. Higi (Hig)
  158. Holma
  159. Hona
  160. Ibeno
  161. Ibibio
  162. Ichen
  163. Idoma
  164. Igalla
  165. lgbo
  166. ljumu
  167. Ikorn
  168. Irigwe
  169. Isoko
  170. lsekiri (Itsekiri)
  171. lyala (lyalla)
  172. lzon
  173. Jaba
  174. Jahuna (Jahunawa)
  175. Jaku
  176. Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse)
  177. Jere (Jare Jera Jera Jerawa)
  178. Jero
  179. Jibu
  180. Jidda-Abu
  181. Jimbin (Jimbinawa)
  182. Jirai
  183. Jonjo (Jenjo)
  184. Jukun
  185. Kaba(Kabawa)
  186. Kadara
  187. Kafanchan
  188. Kagoro
  189. Kaje (Kache)
  190. Kajuru (Kajurawa)
  191. Kaka
  192. Kamaku (Karnukawa)
  193. Kambari
  194. Kambu
  195. Kamo
  196. Kanakuru (Dera)
  197. Kanembu
  198. Kanikon
  199. Kantana
  200. Kanufi
  201. Karekare (Karaikarai)
  202. Karimjo
  203. Kariya
  204. Katab (Kataf)
  205. Kenern (Koenoem)
  206. Kenton
  207. Kiballo (Kiwollo)
  208. Kilba
  209. Kirfi (Kirfawa)
  210. Koma
  211. Kona
  212. Koro (Kwaro)
  213. Kubi (Kubawa)
  214. Kudachano (Kudawa)
  215. Kugama
  216. Kulere (Kaler)
  217. Kunini
  218. Kurama
  219. Kurdul
  220. Kushi
  221. Kuteb
  222. Kutin
  223. Kwalla
  224. Kwami (Kwom)
  225. Kwanchi
  226. Kwanka (Kwankwa)
  227. Kwaro
  228. Kwato
  229. Kyenga (Kengawa)
  230. Laaru (Larawa)
  231. Lakka
  232. Lala
  233. Lama
  234. Lamja
  235. Lau
  236. Ubbo
  237. Limono
  238. Lopa (Lupa Lopawa)
  239. Longuda (Lunguda)
  240. Mabo
  241. Mada
  242. Mama
  243. Mambilla
  244. Manchok
  245. Mandara (Wandala)
  246. Manga (Mangawa)
  247. Margi (Marghi)
  248. Matakarn
  249. Mbembe
  250. Mbol
  251. Mbube
  252. Mbula
  253. Mbum
  254. Memyang (Meryan)
  255. Miango
  256. Miligili (Migili)
  257. Miya (Miyawa)
  258. Mobber
  259. Montol
  260. Moruwa (Moro'a Morwa)
  261. Muchaila
  262. Mumuye
  263. Mundang
  264. Munga (Mupang)
  265. Mushere
  266. Mwahavul (Mwaghavul)
  267. Ndoro
  268. Ngamo
  269. Ngizim
  270. Ngweshe (Ndhang. Ngoshe-Ndhang)
  271. Ningi (Ningawa)
  272. Ninzam (Ninzo)
  273. Njayi
  274. Nkim
  275. Nkum
  276. Nokere (Nakere)
  277. Nunku
  278. Nupe
  279. Nyandang
  280. Ododop
  281. Ogori
  282. Okobo (Okkobor)
  283. Okpamheri
  284. Olulumo
  285. Oron
  286. Owan
  287. Owe
  288. Oworo
  289. Pa'a (Pa'awa Afawa)
  290. Pai
  291. Panyam
  292. Pero
  293. Pire
  294. Pkanzom
  295. Poll
  296. Polchi Habe
  297. Pongo (Pongu)
  298. Potopo
  299. Pyapun (Piapung)
  300. Qua
  301. Rebina (Rebinawa)
  302. Reshe
  303. Rindire (Rendre)
  304. Rishuwa
  305. Ron
  306. Rubu
  307. Rukuba
  308. Rumada
  309. Rumaya
  310. Sakbe
  311. Sanga
  312. Sate
  313. Saya (Sayawa Za'ar)
  314. Segidi (Sigidawa)
  315. Shanga (Shangawa)
  316. Shangawa (Shangau)
  317. Shan-Shan
  318. Shira (Shirawa)
  319. Shomo
  320. Shuwa
  321. Sikdi
  322. Siri (Sirawa)
  323. Srubu (Surubu)
  324. Sukur
  325. Sura
  326. Tangale
  327. Tarok
  328. Teme
  329. Tera (Terawa)
  330. Teshena (Teshenawa)
  331. Tigon
  332. Tikar
  333. Tiv
  334. Tula
  335. Tur
  336. Ufia
  337. Ukelle
  338. Ukwani (Kwale)
  339. Uncinda
  340. Uneme (Ineme)
  341. Ura (Ula)
  342. Urhobo
  343. Utonkong
  344. Uyanga
  345. Vemgo
  346. Verre
  347. Vommi
  348. Wagga
  349. Waja
  350. Waka
  351. Warja (Warja)
  352. Warji
  353. Wula
  354. Wurbo
  355. Wurkun
  356. Yache
  357. Yagba
  358. Yakurr (Yako)
  359. Yalla
  360. Yandang
  361. Yergan (Yergum)
  362. Yoruba
  363. Yott
  364. Yumu
  365. Yungur
  366. Yuom
  367. Zabara
  368. Zaranda
  369. Zarma (Zarmawa)
  370. Zayam (Zeam)
  371. Zul (Zulawa)

    Tropes 
Here are some tropes commonly associated with Nigeria.
  • 419 Scam: Unfortunately a few bad apples have given it a reputation as the world centre of email scams.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Supposedly has a reputation among other African nations for being proud and arrogant.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Recently in the news because of superstitions that eating an albino will bring superpowers. Actual cases are very rare.
  • Nollywood: The Nigerian film industry has surpassed Hollywood in production and sales, and is now second in the world to Bollywood. Produces hundreds of movies in a month, often of variable quality, although some real gems can be found if willing to look for them.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Played straight in that Nigeria has the most people in Africa. But if someone were to make a Hetalia-styled fanfic about Nigeria's tribes (no exceptions) it would have this result. Nigeria has over 250 tribes (see the section).
    • Someone has indeed taken on that project on DeviantArt. But it only seems to be covering the 1900s with slight references to previous eras in the regions history with the effects of colonialism of the tribes. Probably helps that the author is from Nigeria.

    Jokes 
Many Nigerian jokes are of the self depreciating variety, talking about crime and the ineptitude of the government. Unless you are Nigerian, caution is advised when telling these jokes.
  • There was a machine that could catch thieves. In Great Britain it caught 1000 thieves. In the US it caught 2000 thieves. In Nigeria it got stolen.
  • A plane was crashing. The pilot distributed parachutes and told people to jump out when they reached their stop. A Chinese man looked out and saw factories. "This must be my stop," he thought and jumped out. An American looked out and saw bright lights. "This must be my stop," he said, and jumped out. A Nigerian stuck his arm out the window. A few minutes later, the watch was stolen. "This must be my stop," he said, and jumped out.
    • Note: Egyptians have told the same joke with the Nigerian swapped out for an Egyptian. Nobody is sure who stole the joke from whom.
  • The American president was being given a tour of Nigeria by its president. "Why is the electricity always out," he asked. "The electricity is always out in the US too." The Nigerian president replied. To prove him wrong, the American president gave him a tour of his own country. Everywhere had power save one building. "Ha," said the Nigerian president, "That building has no power." The American president replied, "That is the Nigerian embassy."
  • The former initials for the national electricity provider was NEPA (National Electric Power Authority). Nigerians claimed that it stood for Never Expect Power Anymore. When the initials changed to PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria), the backronym was changed to Please Hold your Candle Now.

In fiction

  • Wole Soyinka, first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, hails from here.
  • Fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor's books often take place here and are based on the culture.
  • Things Fall Apart, the most widely-read modern African novel, is set in Nigeria, as are many of author Chinua Achebe's other works.
  • Author Buchi Emecheta is from Nigeria; most of her books are set there and have to do with the problems facing modern Nigerian women.
  • Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke is of Nigerian descent.
  • The musical Fela, based on Nigerian musician and afrobeat genre maker Fela Kuti, is almost entirely set here and regarding his relationship with Nigerian history.
  • Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attracted attention recently after an excerpt from a TED talk she gave on feminism was used by Beyoncé in her song "***Flawless". Adichie has also written several acclaimed novels set in Nigeria, including Purple Hibiscus and Half Of A Yellow Sun, which was adapted into a film in 2013.
  • The first act of Captain America: Civil War takes place in Lagos, as does the disaster that leads the United Nations to reinforce the point of regulation for superpowered individuals (even though the Sokovia incident in Avengers: Age of Ultron was the breaking point).
  • Batwoman's archenemy Knife originally lived on the streets of Ibadan before becoming an assassin.
  • Nigeria has its story presence in Overwatch, with one of the maps being Numbani, a Solar Punk "City of Harmony" where human and Omnic coexist peacefully. It's home to two playable heroes: Doomfist, one of the Big Bads of the game (who has a few direct inspirations from Yoruba culture all over his design), and Orisa, a Badass Adorable guardian centaur-bot who was designed to protect Numbani from him.
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has an early mission set in Lagos, when the KVA launch an attack aimed at the Nigerian prime minister during a technology summit.
  • Episode 5 of The Brave is in Lagos and concerns a U.S. ambassador's wife who is part of a group of hostages held at a mall by a local militant group.
  • The second season premier of SEAL Team takes place on an oil rig off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea that has been taken over by terrorists. The third season's fifteenth episode goes back to Nigeria when Bravo Team is deployed to protect a dam from Boko Haram terrorists.
  • The Pilot Episode of Burn Notice starts out in Nigeria, with Michael Westen on a routine covert operation to pay off a wannabe warlord only to get informed of the burn notice and blacklisted right when he needs to actually pay the man up. Now in the presence of a very angry criminal, Michael is forced to use wits and skills make his escape and get to the airport with his reserved seat on a plane. In his typical voice-over, Michael admits he's not really a fan of Nigeria, listing off several of the issues he has with it like the crime, corruption, rampant fish smell, but admits one perk he'll give it is that it's the gun-running capital of Africa and why it's never a smart idea to drive a sedan into a crowded market (his pursuers end up doing just that and find themselves surrounded by a small horde of guns and knives from very annoyed citizens while he makes his escape).

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The green side stripes symbolize agriculture; the white central stripe symbolizes peace and unity.

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