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The Untold Story Of The Nigerian Flag

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One of the most impressive national symbols of Nigeria is the Nigerian flag. Learn more about the flag, its history, and find out the untold story of the Nigerian national flag right now!

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 Nigeria Flag History

The history of the Nigerian flag dates back to 1959 when the Nigerian government held a public contest to find the best possible design for the new national flag. The contest drew attention from professional and amateur artists from all over the country.

The winning entry was submitted by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a then-23-year-old electrical engineering student. Mr. Akinkunmi came from the Ibadan region and studied in London. When his national flag design was named the best one, in addition to the praise from the audience, Michael also got a cash prize.

Nigeria Flag Meaning

It’s worth noting that even though Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi’s flag design was used for the final version, the board presiding over the contest made a few changes in the original sketch. This is what the flag originally looked like.

It’s clear that the only element gone from the original design is the red sun. However, the central white stripe and the two side green stripes remained unchanged.
There are several ways to think of the flag design. Most commonly, the white stripe is referred to as the Niger river, and the green stripes are the countryside bisected by the river. However, the white stripe also symbolizes the national desire for peace and unity, while the green stripes stand for Nigeria’s fertile land.

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Now you know who designed the national flag of Nigeria, but the story doesn’t end there. For a while, Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi prospered thanks to his money prize from the flag contest, but soon his financial state started to deteriorate, and he spent the next several decades on the verge of poverty.

Luckily, the Nigerian people didn’t forget the hero who gave the nation its official flag. Nigerians found out about the poor living conditions of Mr. Akinkunmi and campaigned for a change. As a result, the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, awarded Akinkunmi with a lifetime salary for his achievements.

Currently, the man who designed the Nigerian flag lives in Ibadan and leads a very humble life. He says he is happy with what he has and the support of the public, and he couldn’t wish for anything more.

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Fufatrade: Executives launch platform for Buying/Selling in African countries{www.fufatrade.africa}

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If you have been wondering how you can enlarge your business territory, or fighting with the issues of getting the liberty to choose from varieties on items you want to buy, because it is been sold in another country then this article is for you,

Fufatrade has previously operated on fufatrade.ng as its online platform which has been enabling over 5000 people buy and sell from the comfort of their device from any location in and outside Nigeria to Nigerians.

on the 3rd of December 2019 in a program “All White Party” held in Togo Lome, The company executive owners Samuel Future Chinedum and Samuel Faithful, publicly announced Fufatrade was not just sponsoring programs in African countries but also expanding its territory and creating a bigger platform which will be launched in January 2019

www.fufatrade.africa has been created to connect the African buyers and sellers. this also means languages have been put into consideration customers can now chat or sell in language of choice, its African kick up point is Togo. the project will see to it that africans can Register for free post pictures of their items and services for free online and chat with customers within the African space

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5 Type Of Hairstyles For An African Woman

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Have you been thinking of trying out a new look or would love to know about the African female hairstyles? then this is for you.

Ghana Braids

Ghana braids also known as Banana cornrows, use extensions that touch the scalp. … As you go along, you need to add more synthetic hair so as to create bigger braids. This style which is also known as straight backs is considered as the best protective style for women who have naturally curly hair.

Box Braids

Box braids are a type of hair-braiding style that is predominantly popular throughout African, African-American, and African Diaspora culture. This type of hair style is best described as “boxy”, consisting of square-shaped hair divisions

Faux Locs

faux locs are the next best thing! They are created by mixing your own hair with extensions, and the result is a neat, practical, and trendy hairstyle.

Bantu knots 

Bantu knots are created by taking small sections of hair and (firmly but gently) twisting from roots to ends to form a little knotBantu knots have been around for over 100 years. They are a traditional African hairstyle that are often worn as a protective or no-heat stretched out style

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Lemonade Braids

Lemonade braids are named after Beyonce’s “Lemonade album” in which she frequently rocked a side cornrow style. They are a sort of a braid “combo-deal”. You got a little bit of cornrow, mixed in with some Fulani style, a dash of Goddess braids, and a whole lot of laid edges and feed-ins.

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