For every stereotype of corruption, scamming and extremism, there are many millions of Nigerians just making their country tick. Home to around one-fifth of Africa’s people, Nigeria is packed with talent, creativity, initiative and enterprise at all levels of society. So what does Nigeria mean to these people? Six films. Six people. Six personal insights into Africa’s number one economic powerhouse – Nigeria.
A day in the life of a Nigerian ‘Calabar Kitchen’ owner.
As she cleans the dust and grime off the city’s roads, 40-year-old Kafayat Badru dreams of a brighter future.
How one woman set about connecting her country.
How a banker-turned-publisher is celebrating African literature.
A Nigerian fisherman remembers the day an oil spill destroyed his livelihood, and the day he was compensated for it.
A former captain in the Nigerian army remembers the day he faced Boko Haram – and found that his weapons were defective.
Nigeria’s first female mechanic views her country through the prism of opportunity and enterprise for women.
The football coach uses his passion for the beautiful game to give young Nigerians a sense of purpose.
An iron will and a good eye have helped designer Deola Sagoe lead the Nigerian fashion industry on to the global stage.
When a Nigerian politician was murdered in his neighbourhood, Effiong Elemi-Edu’s life changed forever.
Twelve-year-old worker Titi has not heard from her mother and has no way of knowing if her salary reaches home.