Our Colleague Sonia Okoh, gives a personal insight into Nigerian independence day.
Nigeria is a large, populated country in West Africa and gained its independence on 1 October 1960. Nigeria’s film industry ‘Nollywood’ is the second largest film industry in the world and Nigeria continues to maintain pioneering status with its afrobeat music which have played major rules in shaping Africa’s music scene.
“The most popular food is Jollof rice which is a rice dish made with pureed tomato and scotch bonnet pepper-based sauce. Nigerians are known to be intelligent hard-working people which is complimented with a friendly and accommodating spirit and smile.
“Chief Kofoworola Abeni Pratt was a Nigerian born nurse and the first black nurse to work in Britain’s NHS. She later became vice present of the International Council of Nurses. This is a massive inspiration to a lot of Nigerians working within the NHS and this has motivated me to work hard and strive for more within the NHS.”