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People of Africa

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Oyinbo African Abeni

My reason for this post today is mainly to let people know who dont already know, how
people from different Countries in Africa really are, as a lot of people judge people from
Africa before even getting to know them! I am NOT Generalizing Africa as a whole, i am
talking based on MY experience with people from ALL over Africa not only one or two
countries in Africa, this is why i used the term People of Africa.. this post is not about one
country in Africa, its about MANY countries around Africa.
Another reason for this post is just to express how i feel about my friends from Africa and
show them they are appreciated a lot by me. Most people from Europe or America or other
parts of the world, Judge people from African Countries based on Bullshit lies! excuse my
Some of the most common things i have heard from people is
All Africans use white girls
All Africans live in slums
All Africans love money too much and scam everyone
All Africans are evil and kill children and do voo-doo
All Africans cant speak English well
All Africans are under educated and living in Poverty
And MANY more!
I have to say, i get very irritate around people who say such rubbish! Let me just say, not all
people from African Countries use white girls, Yes there may be some but believe me not
ALL! There is many people from all over Africa who love someone for who there and thats it!
Just like every other race!
Also, let me just add, not all people in Africa love money and scam everyone.. that is rubbish!
i think people judge Africa based on one or two stories they hear on the news! Also, most
Africans cant speak English well?? What?? This is one of the stupidest ones i have heard, As
all of my friends in Africa, weather they are Kenyan, Ghanaian, Nigerian or South African,
Can speak AND write English very well, even some know English more than i do! lol
All Africans are under educated REALLY??? NO! Another huge judgmental LIE! The
smartest people i know on this earth, are from Africa! ALL of my friends from countries in
Africa are extremely smart and have GREAT potential.. Yes not everyone in some parts of
Africa can afford good education but that does not make them dumb or stupid!
All Africans kill children Again, Really?? i really believe this one is from watching too
much TV! People from African countries are not cruel and evil! Every country and continent
has good and Bad people. Dont judge Africa based on hear say!
And NO! Africa is not all slums! look around and see how beautiful Africa REALLY is. Take
your time to really explore countries in Africa to see how great they are.
I spend endless time trying to make my British friends see that there is soo many lovely and
amazing people around Africa. Almost all of my friends are from countries in Africa and its
been that way since childhood, also i have never dated any white or British guy, This is not
because i hate British people but it is simply because i feel more happy
and comfortable around my friends from Africa and also in relationships i feel that i am
more connected to people from different countries around Africa and have more things in
common and also they are very loving people. To say all countries and people in Africa are
great would be a lie. Yes, not all people in Africa are great and there are many countries in
Africa that have bad people just like every other continent in the world, but to judge people
from Africa before getting to know them is one of the biggest mistakes people make.
For me i honestly do not know where i would be today if i didnt have my friends in Africa
and in UK who have came from Nigeria and Ghana and Kenya etc. From a very very young
age, i have grew with them close to me, like my brothers and sisters, friends is an under
statement. they truly feel like family. Another thing i LOVE about people who have came
from countries in Africa, They are EXTREMELY friendly when u meet them. They greet you
in such a warm way and speak very politely to you. Also going to African markets/
restaurants in UK, is one great experience for me, because i get greeting nicely and treated
very well.
I have friends from all over Africa but mainly in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Gambia and south
Africa. So based on the people i have met from there, i can honestly say Africa has some
wonderful people! I can guarantee if you take the time to actually get to know people from
different countries in Africa before judging them, you will realize how wonderful they really
are, They will make you feel loved and appreciated in all you do. When i am having a bad
day at work or any other situation, It is my friends in Nigeria, Ghana etc i turn to as they are
always friendly, loving and supportive. They also keep me calm in hard situations! hehe
countries in Africa are not full of scam artist and dying kids and people killing people! look
beyond the bad things and see the wonderful things! Like i said before, Every Continent has
good and bad.
Anyway, i feel like typing all day as i cant find the exact word to describe the people of Africa,
but i have work in the morning and i have to get to bed hehe
Thanks for taking the time to read this and i hope you have learned something and made u
think twice.
Ese Pupo. Odaro

African cuisine
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ful Medames, one of Egypt's national dishes, served with sliced eggs and vegetables.
African cuisine is a generalized term collectively referring to the cuisines of Africa. The continent of
Africa is the second largest landmass on Earth, and is home to hundreds of different cultural and
ethnic groups. This diversity is also reflected in the many local culinary traditions in terms of choice
of ingredients, style of preparation and cooking techniques.
Traditionally, the various cuisines of Africa use a combination of locally available fruits, cereal
grains and vegetables, as well as milk and meat products. In some parts of the continent, the
traditional diet features a preponderance of milk, curd and whey products. In much of Tropical Africa,
however, cow's milk is rare and cannot be produced locally (owing to various diseases that affect
livestock). Depending on the region, there are also sometimes quite significant differences in the
eating and drinking habits and proclivities throughout the continent's many populations: Central
Africa, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa each have their
own distinctive dishes, preparation techniques, and consumption mores.

Colorful Africa March 20, 2011
Filed under: Uncategorized fashionoriented @ 5:39 pm

I have always been interested in African way of clothing.
Apparently there is a difference of the clothing in different regions of Africa. For example, the
Northeast part of the continent is very influenced by the Middle Eastern culture, especially Egypt.
However, we dont have to forget that often their religion does not allow women to expose a lot of
their bodies and to show nudity.
In the Norwest Africa is different. There the peoples are less influenced by foreigners and there is the
place where you can find more original and primary clothing. I always thought of African clothes as
fascinating because usually they are very colorful and at the same time keep you cold, because of the
warm climate in the continent. Their colorful gowns underline their diverse culture and are practical
as well as beautiful.
In Southern Africa the shirt is very popular. The Madiba shirt, seen in South Africa is made of silk,
again very smooth and appropriate material for the hot weather. The shirts remain colorful to harden
the African style of clothing. I Zimbabwe the Safari shirt is popular, which is also warn a lot in Latin
America and the Caribbean.

Culture and Traditions of Zulu People

The largest ethnic groups of South Africa, Zulu who are actually descended from the Nguni tribes live
in South African province KwaZulu-Natal. The word Zulu denotes The people of Heaven and their
population is approximately 11 million and some of their family members also live in some parts
of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. They speak Zulu language which is the most widely spoken
language in South Africa and it is one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa.
The Zulu people contributed an eminent part in the South African culture and history especially in the
19th and 20th century. During apartheid which was the governing system of South Africa between 1948
and 1994, the Zulus suffered from great racial discrimination and segregation. It was an era in South
Africa when minority rule of white people was dominating and all rights of the indigenous populations
were usurped. However they continued their struggles for their rights and after the election of Nelson
Mandela as president of post-apartheid South Africa in 1994, the reforms were made and Zulus are
identified today as the most numerous ethnic group in South Africa, and now have equal rights along with
all other citizens.
Zulu religion includes belief in a creator god (Nkulunkulu), who is above interacting in day-to-day human
affairs. Although due to preaching by the Christian missionaries , the most Zulus have embraced
Christianity but still they have strong faith in ancestor spirits (Amatongo or Amadhlozi), who according to
them have the full control in their lives. Politically Zulus are officially ruled by the South African
government but their traditional way of obeying the commands of their leader is still carried on by
them. The traditional clothing of Zulus consists of tremendous varieties and they wear in festive
occasions and in cultural ceremonies. Zulu dress is animal skins for men and skirts decorated with
hardwood beads for women.
The Zulu traditional dances are also a prominent feature of their identity. The important dances of Zulus
are known as Reed Dance which is performed by young maidens to attract their king who is looking for a
wife. Ingoma (isizingili) is a form of dance performed together by boys and girls with a song and no
music. Ingoma (ishishameni) a separate dance of boys and girls with clapping.
The most well known Zulu dance is Indlamu which is actually associated with their war habits and
cultures. It is a typical male dance and reflects the real colors of Zulu culture. They dress up
themselves in their conventional attires and expose their traditional weapons. The dancers engage
themselves in mock combat, expressing their strength and mastery of weapons.
On the whole all of the traditions of Zulu dances are closely related to their wedding rites, the succession
of a new king, the choosing of a bride, and many other important religious and cultural events.