10 Reasons Nigeria is the World’s Best Place to Have a Raw, Wild, Crazy, Fun-filled Adventure

A guide for a fun trip you will remember for the rest of your life

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The Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. Photo by Kayode Ajayi

1. Nigeria is a real multicultural society

Have you ever been to a multicultural society? I don’t mean a country that claims to be multicultural. A country that is really multicultural. I know most top cities in the world have people from all over the world living there. That is not what I mean by multicultural. This is because people from other cultures are foreigners and strangers.

The British would be jealous when they hear Pidgin. And it is the ideal language for jokes, trust me

You would want to experience that, don’t you?

2. Experience Nigerian music among Nigerians

You may be gone for concerts or shows in another country where a Nigerian artiste performed. If you think that was great, come see them in their very own elements. Actually, you need to.

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A Live Afro musical event in Abuja (December 2019) by Salako

3. Nigerian cuisine is not the best in the world but they will take your tastebud on indescribable journeys

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Don’t let the “dirty” look deceive you. This stuff will open a new pathway in your brain. (Photo by shapeupafrican)
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This is just a glimpse of the lineup. The nearest soup is called white soup; it is beyond what words can explain. (Photo by spiceplatter)
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These things cannot be explained. You just have to taste it to understand. (Photo by mjscookhouse)

Eating things like that will get you to understand where the African stamina and strength comes from

4. There is no party like a Nigerian party

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Scene of a Party (Photo by me. I was sitting at the back 😊)
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My friends in full party mode at a wedding 😁

Listen, if you attend a Nigerian party and you unashamedly learn the dance steps, your friends won’t recognize you on the dance floor by the time you return to your country

Needless to say, you need to experience one.

5. Relatively cheap expenses for feel-rich convenience

Compared to other places in the world, if you want to look rich and feel rich, it is not so expensive. Some Nigerians have mastered this art. They stay in their own little world for several days and then go out once in a month looking like a multimillionaire. They have learned to live rich with their income.

If you plan a good amount of money for your Nigeria fun trip, you can end up living like a billionaire for most of the trip

The convenience you get with the amount you would think is nothing is incredible. And yes there is Uber (and a competitor called Bolt) to ease your transportation around the notable cities.

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Lagos on a cloudy day. Civic towers in the view. And yes, the traffic is just being honest. (Photo by joshkoyajfk)

6. Not only can you get amazing scenery for little or nothing, but you can also buy it if you understand the economic terrain

Nigeria as a country is really poor in tourism. There are so many potential tourist-attracting places that are just forgotten. The government is…well, we will get to that part soon. The places you would find amazing scenery would be spontaneous.

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A glimpse of what you’ll experience if you decide to go on a road trip. This is in Cross River state. (Photo by joshkoyajfk)

7. You are definitely going to be smarter by the time you are on the plane back to your country

I won’t deceive you. Whether you like it or not, you will have one nasty experience. If you take heed to my recommendations, it shouldn’t be more than one or two. There are a thousand things that can go wrong.

8. The comedy shows are amazing

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This is one of the comedy guys. They call him Arole. (Photo by Cool FM 96.9 on Unsplash)

9. Jack Dorsey likes it here. Cardi B enjoyed it

Who are the people that have enjoyed trips to Nigeria? These are two famous names you should know. Jack is the CEO of Twitter. He visited Nigeria in 2019 and so loved it so much that he said he would be coming to spend 3 months in 2020.

If you are looking for a regular family vacation with shopping and the likes, don’t think of Nigeria. But if you want to have some international fun, the country is down for you

Cardi B was invited to Nigeria based on the fact that she is a musical artist. But she absolutely loved it. But that was because it was a fun-packed trip. If it had been a usual vacation, it wouldn’t have been that fun for her.

10. There is the freedom to have fun to any length

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A friend chilling in some cool spot in Lagos Island. (Photo by Kunmi Owopetu)
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Love boat rides? Then you’ll get a lot of it here. Photo by Michael Okoh | Trojan
  • Make your trip as short as possible. You must remember that Nigeria is still a third world country. Short is best so that you will leave with a happy memory. Book your return trip beforehand and don’t let anybody tell you to extend your trip. If it is your first time, a week is just about the best. Anything more than 2 weeks is not recommended. As you make subsequent trips, you can gradually increase your stay.
  • Have a contact person (or better still, a family) in the country. Don’t travel on your own to Nigeria. Don’t try it. You must have a trusted person you know very well to plan your trip with you. You must plan your trip with a fun-loving Nigerian who knows the country quite well to enjoy the trip.

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