Nigeria comes to Ma’at

By Selam and Semhar

dsc_0081Our friend Ola Abiose is from the Yoruba Tribe of Nigeria.  She is currently a student at Washington University. Recently she attended a traditional Nigerian wedding in her homeland. This is our summary of her presentation to the Saturday Ma’at Program in February 2014.





There are three types of weddings in Nigeria:dsc_0092

  • Civil marriage
  • Religious ceremony
  • Traditional ceremony
  • They differ from west to east

There are many different types of food in Nigeria. Some of them are:

  • Coconut rice
  • Suya- a meat kabob
  • Banga soup
  • Ola made Jollof rice for us to eat


There are hundreds of languages in Nigeria, but English is the official language. Other major languages are:

  • Hausa
  • Igbo
  • Yoruba
  • Ibibio
  • Edo
  • Fulfulde
  • Kanuri
  • We also learned from the Nigerian Beano and Phino how to count to ten


Some famous Nigerians:

  • Wale, a hip hop rapper
  • Sade, a  jazz-soul singer
  • Seal, a pop, R&B singer