Cameron University students to celebrate 55th anniversary of Nigerian independence

The Cameron University Nigerian Student Association is hosting the 55th Nigerian Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, October 3 in the McCasland Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now and are $15 per person/$10 for CU students. To purchase tickets, call 580-583-4439; 580-583-8069 or 580-353-9085.

The event celebrates Nigeria’s independence from the United Kingdom as a Commonwealth Realm on October 1, 1960.The celebration will feature cultural exhibitions, a fashion show, musical presentations, dance performances and a silent auction. Native Nigerian cuisine will be served.

About Nigerian culture

The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria's multiple ethnic groups - the country has more than 521 languages and over 250 dialects and ethnic groups.

Nigerian food embellishes a rich blend of traditionally African carbohydrates such as yam and cassava as well as vegetable soups made from native green leaves. Nigerian foods are spicy mostly in the western and southern part of the country. Examples of traditional Nigerian dishes are eba, iyan, fufu, soups like okra, ogbono and egusi.

The music of Nigeria includes many kinds of folk and popular music, some of which are known worldwide. Traditional musicians use a number of diverse instruments, such as the gangan drums.

The Cameron University Nigerian Student Association strives to foster cultural unity and understanding among the Nigerian community at Cameron University and bring awareness of the Nigerian culture to the larger campus community.

 

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September 22, 2015

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