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Vector gives damning verdict about Nigeria, says nation not ‘Giant of Africa’


Vector Giant of Africa

Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector Tha Viper has dismissed the popular saying that Nigeria is the ‘Giant of Africa’.

The saying which dates back to several decades has been criticised at different times by many Nigerians and non-Nigerians who always argue that the nation lacks the qualities of a giant.

Nigeria probably earned the appellation due to its large size and population of about 200 million people making it the most populous country in Africa, most populous black nation and the seventh most populous nation in the world.

While other nations on the list of most populous countries are utilizing their population strength to make valuable impact, the same cannot be said about Nigeria.

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Vector is not the only Nigerian who is worried about the accuracy of the phrase ‘Giant of Africa’ and he has expressed his concern over the appellation.

Instead, he said Nigerians deserve to be called the true Giants of Africa for their daring all odds to put the name of the nation on the global stage.

The rapper took to his Twitter page and dropped the damning verdict.

He tweeted:

“Nigeria is NOT the giant of Africa… Nigerians are.” 

Some of his fans and other netizens have camped in the comment section of the tweet to post their approval of his comment.

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See some of their reactions:

@ellis_cream: Ahn ahn!! Word!!! @VectorThaViper your intellectual property plenty gan… Opor mehn! Oshamo!!

@blcksaintindigo: We are the giant of Africa. Our government is taking away our pride and dignity. Shame on em

@Kefas1235: Nigeria is the giant of Africa and Nigerians but all our leaders are not

@Gbangucci: I’ve always said Nigerians are the only working thing in that country, that country has stopped working before I left. Long long long ago, I studied with candle for 5 years degree, how beautiful is that for a country that claims giant of Africa

@CharleyMufasa: The accuracy in this tweet is legendary

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@MKDVibez: Important difference.. the way vector Dey burst my head nowadays I owe you better pepper soup ooo.

@Itsyungkell: That was before..we are now the olodo of Africa..a laughing stock of the continent..cuz if we as smart as we think it will reflect in our country and even leadership..we re all the same.

@Juliusjermain: Giant is for the numbers and the large market, Quality of life of nigerians is what matters.

@mindofmyn, however, wrote: “You are still saying the same thing @VectorThaViper if we are to go by the figure of speech called SYNECDOCHE.”