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Nigerian Quotes

We’ve collected the best Nigerian Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Annie Ilonzeh, Taiye Selasi, David Olusoga, Kevin Olusola, Uzo Aduba. Use them as an inspiration.

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.
Annie Ilonzeh
I’m not sure where I’m from! I was born in London. My father‘s from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother‘s Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston.
Taiye Selasi
I am as much British, white and working class, my mother’s background, as I am black and Nigerian, my father’s heritage.
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 am the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. My mother is a survivor of both polio and of the Igbo genocide during her country‘s civil war in the late 1960s.
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.
Coach Amodu without question is a colossus and football icon and has over the years made meaningful contribution to Nigerian football both at club and international levels.
I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom, and coming to the States was really academic.
Dayo Okeniyi
It can be a bit sententious in the Nigerian household, to the point where you feel like with any wrong step you’ve set yourself back so far. It’s like everything has to be done right.
Because of my Nigerian heritage, Jumia’s use of technology to deliver innovative online services to consumers and improve the quality of everyday life in Africa is very important to me. I’m thrilled to be a part of this unique enterprise that is shaping the future of digital Africa.
I’m from Nigerian descent, and the classic Nigerian mentality is ‘Stay in school! You’re going to be a doctor, you’re going to be a lawyer.’ That is what it is. Thankfully my parents knew my situation was different because I definitely didn’t want to be a doctor, I definitely didn’t want to be a lawyer.
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.
Odion Ighalo
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.
When I brought home a 98 percent on a test, my father would say, ‘Ah, ah, where are the other two points? Go and get them, then bring them back.’ My father and Nigerian culture has always stood for excellence.
I think I’m ridiculously fortunate. I consider myself a Nigerian – that’s home; my sensibility is Nigerian. But I like America, and I like that I can spend time in America.
I’m grounded in who I am, and I am a confident black man. A confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man. I’m proud of my heritage, and no man can take that away from me.
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.
So, we know that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. I still believe that is the good thing about Nigerian players. We can always spring up so many surprises.
My dad’s Nigerian and I grew up in London, and that’s just how it is.
The U.S. should support the Nigerian government to stay in Sierra Leone under the ECOMOG umbrella. The U.S. should also support other countries, including Ghana, in ECOMOG until stability is established.
Ed Royce
My Nigerian colleagues gave me a good impression of the Premiership and I am glad to be here.
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.
Goodluck Jonathan
High corruption and the influence of big business and the wealthy elite keeps the poorest Nigerians trapped in poverty and cut off from the benefits of economic growth and basic services. Some people – searching for the means to survivebecame vulnerable to groups like Boko Haram.
I grew up in a very small town in Massachusetts, and it goes without saying that there weren’t many Nigerian families in that town, and a lot of people couldn’t say Uzoamaka.
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.
I knew I was Yoruba and Nigerian for the first 9 years of my life. I did not become conscious of my color and all that came with it until I moved to the United States with my family.
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.
I live half the year in Nigeria, the other half in the U.S. But home is Nigeria – it always will be. I consider myself a Nigerian who is comfortable in the world. I look at it through Nigerian eyes.
I’ve always affirmed, nobody‘s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Goodluck Jonathan
I’m of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.
I would like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his display of statesmanship in setting a precedent for us that has now made our people proud to be Nigerians wherever they are.
My faith – as well as my Nigerian culture – really gave me the substance and foundation to be who I desire to be in life.
Some of my reactions are very Nigerian. I still believe that words are things.
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 accent has changed my whole life. When I was younger, it was very Nigerian, then when we went to England, it was very British. I think I have a very strange, hybrid accent, and I’ve worked very hard to get a solid American accent, which is what I use most of the time.
Toks Olagundoye
If I had the opportunity, I will ask every Nigerian kid to start his career in Germany. The structure they have in the Bundesliga is far from what is obtainable in other leagues.
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 have a saying: Nigerians don’t fit in second place. Everything we do we go hard.

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