We have collected the best Nigerian Quotes by famous authors including MNEK, Yvonne Orji, David Olusoga, Kelechi Iheanacho, Teju Cole and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I often make a joke of my parents, because I come from a Nigerian background and there’s a stereotype in the Nigerian community that all of us are going to be doctors and lawyers, and that’s just how it is. But upon reflection, my parents were always really supportive of me doing music.
My faith – as well as my Nigerian culture – really gave me the substance and foundation to be who I desire to be in life.
I am as much British, white and working class, my mother’s background, as I am black and Nigerian, my father’s heritage.
I think the FA Cup has great memories and I think there have been Nigerian legends that have played in it as well, like Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu. They’ve played in it, so it’s a great thing to play in the FA Cup.
Oh, I love labels, as long as they are numerous. I’m an American writer. I’m a Nigerian writer. I’m a Nigerian American writer. I’m an African writer. I’m a Yoruba writer. I’m an African American writer.
Find me someone who is Nigerian who is always on time for things that aren’t work-related, and I will find you a Tyrese quote that makes perfect sense. They might exist, but they sure are rare.
I was bullied because I have this thick Nigerian accent.
My dad’s Nigerian, and I remember going to Nigeria, and all of these kids and adults and everyone in-between knew who TuPac was. They had TuPac t-shirts, TuPac posters, TuPac cassettes… everyone knew TuPac, and sometimes that was the only English that they spoke, was TuPac lyrics.
Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983′ covers a short chunk of time in Nigeria’s musical culture – one that might have lasted longer had the label spearheading the movement at the time, Phonodisk, not been so financially mismanaged.
The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach.
As far as the constitution allows me, I will try to ensure that there is responsible and accountable governance at all levels of government in the country. For I will not have kept my own trust with the Nigerian people if I allow others abuse theirs under my watch.
One thing that I know and I feel Nigerians will celebrate is continuity and peace.
I have immigrant, African parents. They would say, in their Nigerian accents, ‘So you want to be a jester?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t want to be a court jester, Ma. I want to be a comedian.’
Why we cannot build a system like El Al to be proactive. Why do we have only to react? The shoe bomber – reaction? Take off your shoes. The Nigerian – the body scanner is a result of the Nigerian guy.
Reading ‘Search Sweet Country’ is like reading a dream, and indeed, at times, it feels like the magical landscapes of writers like the Nigerian Ben Okri or the Mozambican Mia Couto.
My earliest vivid memory would be my Nigerian mother. She would wrap me on her back. I remember being on her back a lot. It felt like a ride, like I was riding a dinosaur; going everywhere and seeing everything.
My parents lost everything, all their savings, because we had to run from the Nigerian side to the Biafran side. We were Igbos.
I have two boys with Nigerian heritage and that’s the most important thing but race shouldn’t define you. You just have to have a thick skin.
I sort of consider myself a Nigerian who spends a lot of time in the U.S.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.
I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic.
I come from a performing family. My parents are Nigerian, and their parents and their parents – and it’s all about performance in their culture, you know. The music. The dancing… you’re told to stand out at family gatherings and perform in some sort of way. You’re just kind of born into it.
We dragged the National Health Service from the depths of degradation. I’ve got a United Nations heart bypass to prove it and it was done by a Syrian cardiologist, a Malaysian surgeon, a Dutch doctor and a Nigerian registrar.
I’m of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.
There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
With a name like Cush Jumbo, you never get forgotten. The ‘Jumbo’ is from my father, who is Nigerian, and ‘Cush’ was a king in ancient Egypt. It’s a name that took a few years to grow into, but now I feel it was meant to be. It’s absolutely who I am, and I love it.
My mom, my aunts, and all the Nigerian women in my life have been so fierce and strong. I have only grown up around powerful women, so I have a strong sense of self and our power.
We Nigerians must reclaim our sovereignty, our civic entitlements.
My dad was this pint-sized Nigerian with an oversized personality. My mother is a tall six foot something Irish-English woman. Us walking down the street was quite an unusual sight, when I was growing up.
I reassure all Nigerians and the international community of our firm commitment to free, fair and credible elections. My commitment to free elections and one man, one vote remains unwavering.
You know, I don’t think of myself as anything like a ‘global citizen’ or anything of the sort. I am just a Nigerian who’s comfortable in other places.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
When I first came out, I was wearing full-on traditional Nigerian wear. I got told by a lot of people that I should just tone it down. I only stopped when I realized there’s only so many prints you can wear.
To be the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United is a great achievement for me which I am going to cherish for the rest of my life because it’s not easy to dream something and it comes true. It’s a great feeling.
From my situation as an African American person in the U.S., people may look at me and think a certain thing without getting to know me. I’m of Nigerian and Caribbean heritage. I went to Yale. What you see is not what you think you’re getting.
I would find myself being inspired by things that I’ve heard as a kid: Nigerian music or African music, some French music or some Jamaican music. When it’s time for music to be made, it’s almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it’s them.
We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy. Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people’s wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor.
I’ve always affirmed, nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
My dad’s Nigerian and I grew up in London, and that’s just how it is.
The thing that the Nigerian government will do is to secure the environment. If the environment is not secured, then unfortunately, the investments wouldn’t be coming in.
Nigerian politics has been, since the military dictatorships, largely non-ideological. Rather than a battle of ideas, it is about who can pump in the most money and buy the most access.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
There’s only so much cold a Nigerian family can take.
A. J. Odudu
I’ve always felt very much from a mixed culture – mainly English and French, but also Nigerian, Thai, Mexican. Everything’s had its influence on me.
J. M. G. Le Clezio
Everyone has met or seen or interacted with a Nigerian in America because we leave Nigeria for here. We’re your doctors. We’re your lawyers. We’re your child’s best friend. All of the above.
Nigerian footballers who have played in Russia improved their ability here.
We are asking Nigerians for their cooperation. They shouldn’t expect miracles to happen a couple of months after we’ve taken over because the destruction took so many years – 16 years of the ruling party’s rule of this country.