#NaijaNoDeyCarryLast: How Yvonne Orji And 9 Other Stars Celebrated Nigerian Independence Day
October 1 is a very important day in the life of Nigerians because it’s Nigerian Independence Day. Some celebrate with parades (the one in NYC is Saturday, October 7), parties, by dressing their children up in traditional wear, or just enjoying one of the many dishes that defines the culture (jollof rice, egusi soup, efo, dodo gizzard, pounded yam, chin chin, moin moin, puff puff and so on and so forth). But many celebrated by just taking to social media to pay homage to the country, and that includes a lot of Nigerian-American, British-Nigerian and just straight up Nigerian celebrities (as in, born in and living in Nigeria).
Check out the ways the stars represented for their homeland and reminded everyone that whatever ethnic group they may be a part of (and there are way more than just the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa people), Naija no dey carry last.
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Home is where the heart is ❤️Happy Independence Day Nigeria. May God grant all of us the strength to truly believe in unity and may he also lead all of us as Individuals to figure out where we belong in the pursuit of a better Nigeria. Blessings people! (Gizzard and plantain will be destroyed in celebration today)
Skepta, British Rapper
Yemi Alade, Singer
Victor Oladipo, NBA Star