The new Nigeria
In 2010 Nigeria, celebrated its 50th anniversary of being an independent country. People felt the country was embracing a new age and should distance itself from certain old ways.
Many young Nigerians see themselves as hardworking, determined and resourceful. These are important attributes when they come up against old systems which are inefficient and corrupt.
Young people know these elements give their country a bad image abroad and they want to see change. They want to be part of a new Nigeria – or Naija – to be proud of their nation.
For young Nigerians, the term ‘Naija’ means a break from the old ways of the past, a new beginning and hope for the future.