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The history of Nigeria is categorized into three eras: the pre-colonial era (unknown-1800) which witnessed the making of pre-Nigerian societies before the arrival of the British; the colonial era (1800-1960) which began with the advent of the British and colonialism; and the post-colonial era (1960) which kicked off at the independence of Nigeria.
Nigeria is made up of over 250 ethnic groups with rich cultures and traditions which features their dressings, lifestyle, religions, foods, festivals and beliefs. The Hausa-Fulani, Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups are the three major and largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. Other ethnic groups/tribes in Nigeria are: Ibibio, Ijaw, Itsekiri, Annang, Abraka, Edo, Ebira, Kanuri and so on.
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Nigeria is one of Africa’s leading tourist destinations with natural and man-made attractions, colourful festivals and cosmopolitan nightlife which attracts tourists from different parts of the world.
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Lifestyle in the early years of Nigeria was shrouded in glamorous events and fascinating styles which were in many ways different from that of the 21st century. Fashion in modern Nigeria is different from the old school ways of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Back then, Nigerians rocked well shaped Afro and Jelly curl hairstyles in different breathtaking forms and killed shows with hipsters (also called Oxford bells or keep Lagos clean) and high platform shoes.
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