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Nigeria

Facts & Figures

Nigeria Team Logo
  • Capital City: Abuja
  • Population: 123m
  • Languages: English, Yoruba, Hausa
  • Team Nickname: The Super Eagles
  • Official Team Web Site
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Knockout Stage (1994, 1998 and 2014)
  • Best African Cup of Nations Performance: Winners (1980, 1994, 2013)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 38 (August 2017)

Ideas for a Nigeria Themed Party

Nigeria is a land of many contrasts. Geographically it has beaches, mangrove swamps, tropical forests, mountains and desert. The Niger river - from which the country derives its name - is both an important transportation highway and source of food (fish, such as catfish and carp) and of course water. Culturally the country is diverse too, with many different ethnic and religious groups making up the population.

Nigeria Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Nigerian shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page, or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for green and white table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Nigerian Party Decorations Ideas, visit our African Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in green and white will help create the right atmosphere

Food for a Nigeria Themed Party

The many different geographical factors and cultural groups lead to a varied cuisine. Fruits - such as melon, mango, pineapple, banana and citrus fruits - are widely available and popular with all. There are vegetarian groups within the population. Others eat fish, and with other groups meat dishes - especially kebabs cooked over an open fire - are popular.
Staple sources of carbohydrate include rice, cous cous and yams. Food flavourings reflect the fact that European traders have visited Nigeria since the 1400s, bringing with them spices from the far east such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Stock cubes seem to be widely used in cooking now, and peanuts are a commonly used flavouring.

Try some of these next time the Super Eagles are playing:

Kebab Recipes
Serve either as a starter, or as part of a main course.

Main Courses

Drink for a Nigeria Themed Party

Coffee houses are popular with the muslim population, who of course don't drink alcohol - both tea and coffee are enjoyed here socially. In the non-Muslim areas, beer is popular, with many international brands such as Harp being widely available. I have heard that Guiness is actually brewed in Nigeria, although I only have one source for this information. Other locally produced drinks include gin, and palm wine.

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