Some fun facts about Nigeria and Lagos
~Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and the 8th most populated country in the world
~Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups and over 500 catalogued languages
~Religions in Nigeria are roughly half and half between Christians and Muslims
~Nigeria gained its independence from the UK in 1960
~Average life expectancy is 47 yrs
~Lagos is the 2nd most populous city in Africa, behind Cairo (metropolitan area population 8,048,430 according to the 2006 census)
~Monthly rainful between May and July averages 12 inches
~Lagos was the former capital of Nigeria, but has been replaced by Abuja (1991)
~Lagos is famous throughout Africa for its music scene. Lagos has given birth to a variety of styles such as the Nigerian hip hop(naija hip hop), highlife, juju, fuji and Afrobeat.
~Lagos is the center of the Nigerian movie industry, often referred to as "Nollywood."