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Legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti briefly worked as a radio producer for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).

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Independence Building in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, was designed to be the tallest building in Nigeria at the time of the country’s independence.

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Nojim Maiyegun was the first Nigerian to win an Olympic medal. He won the bronze medal in the men’s boxing Light Middleweight category at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.

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More people speak Hausa as a first language than any other sub-Saharan African language.

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The Makoko Floating School in Lagos has been nominated for a Designs of the Year 2014 award.

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The plays of renowned Nigerian thespian Hubert Ogunde were inspired by the Alarinjo (or masked travelling minstrels) of the old Oyo Empire.

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Nigeria's original three regions (North, East, and West) were formally established by the Richards Constitution of 1946.

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Edward James Roye, the fifth president of Liberia, was of Igbo descent.

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The oldest African artifacts created by the lost-wax casting method were found in Igbo-Ukwu, Anambra State.

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Calabar in Cross River State was an international shipping port as far back as the sixteenth century.

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