Nigerians or Nigerian people are citizens and/or people with ancestry from Nigeria. Nigeria is composed of multiple ethnic groups and cultures and the term Nigerian refers to a citizenship-based civic nationality. Nigerians derive from over 250 ethnic groups and languages. Though there are multiple ethnic groups in Nigeria, economic factors result in significant mobility of Nigerians of multiple ethnic and religious backgrounds to reside in territories in Nigeria that are outside their ethnic or religious background, resulting in the intermixing of the various ethnic and religious groups, especially in Nigeria's cities. The English language is the lingua franca of Nigerians. About 50 percent of Nigerians are Muslims and the other 50 percent are Christians.
Nigerians come from multiple ethnic and religious backgrounds as the creation of Nigeria was the result of a colonial creation by the British Empire that did not correlate with ethnic and religious boundaries.
There have been several major historical states in Nigeria that have influenced Nigerian society via their strong kings and their advanced legal and taxation systems, and the use of religion to legitimize the power of the king and to unite the people. Northern Nigeria has been culturally influenced by Islamic influence including several major historic Islamic states in the region. The Kanem-Bornu Empire and the Sokoto Caliphate were major historical Islamic states in northern Nigeria. Southern Nigeria historically held several powerful states, including the Benin Empire and Oyo Empire, Ife Empire and several other Yoruba states.
An advance-fee scam is a type of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim, or simply disappears.
There are many variations on this type of scam, including 419 scam, Fifo's fraud, Spanish Prisoner scam, the black money scam and the Detroit-Buffalo scam. The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now prevalent in online communications like emails.
Online versions of the scam originate primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria, with Ivory Coast, Togo, South Africa, the Netherlands, and Spain also having high incidences of such fraud. The scam messages often claim to originate in Nigeria, but usually this is not true. The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders.
While often used to refer to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.
Rap GTP-binding protein also known as Ras-related proteins or simply RAP is a type of small GTPase, similar in structure to Ras.
These proteins share approximately 50% amino acid identity with the classical RAS proteins and have numerous structural features in common. The most striking difference between RAP proteins and RAS proteins resides in their 61st amino acid: glutamine in RAS is replaced by threonine in RAP proteins. RAP counteracts the mitogenic function of RAS because it can interact with RAS GAPs and RAF in a competitive manner.
Human genes that encode Ras-related proteins include:
The Nigerian artist is making an appearance at a pop-up for London brand Places + Faces to promote a recent clothing collaboration ... “It’s like an artist trying to blow up in Nigeria – you got to work with Nigerian artists ... “I don’t understand why Nigerians are not talking [about him].
FLOHIO comes across like a breath of fresh air in the otherwise bass and distortion-dominated rap world of 2022. For one thing, on the Nigerian-born, south London-based rapper’s debut album ‘Out Of Heart’, she delves deeper into the house and electronic sounds she so enthused to NME about in 2020.
You probably know Funmi better as Flohio, the Nigerian-British rap powerhouse who has risen to the fore of her own lane over the past six years, touted by tastemakers as well as a steadily growing global fanbase ... Her aesthetics tend to be ice cold, and her biggest songs to date are high energy, raw rap bars over propulsive, industrial beats.
The list of top artists meanwhile, has a much more American and Nigerian flavour with Burna Boy, Asake, Drake, and Lil Baby all claiming spots in the top five ...Knowing all this, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Rap, Afropop, Nigerian pop, Azontobeats, and Pop are the most heavily favoured genres among young Ghanaians.
Hosted by Mike O'Neill, Broadcast Music Inc ... One day they will be ... "All I got to say is, it's about to be one of those ones," he notes about his pivot into rapping ... In between the awards categories, performances by rapper and singer Morray and Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer Pheelz injected the room with energy ... .
In her new song, Big Ivy noted that she is ready to move their rap battle from social media to the stage in an event that would see one of them crowned champion ... In the song titled ‘FinalStatement’, Big Ivy stated that her Nigerian counterpart cannot claim the Queen of Rap title when she is a comedian.
“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” a spokesperson for Beyonce told AFP via email ... Other collaborators on the album — which leaked online in the days prior to its official release — include Nile Rodgers, Skrillex, Nigerian singer Tems, Grace Jones, Pharrell and Beyonce’s rap mogul husband Jay-Z ... .
"The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced," a spokesperson for Beyonce told AFP via email ... Other collaborators on the album -- which leaked online in the days prior to its official release -- include Nile Rodgers, Skrillex, Nigerian singer Tems, Grace Jones, Pharrell and Beyonce's rap mogul husband Jay-Z ... .