Documentary: We Are Nigerians – Journey to Amalgamation
Duration: 14 minutes. Nigeria is an enigma. Gone are the days when dictators ruled the roost, but stubbornly present are the same ills that have short circuted any possibility of nationwide electricity supply, water and provision of basic health care. This is a country that took its leaders to task, recently during the Occupy Nigeria Protests, but as yet with very little to show for it. The country, however, remains a power house of commerce, culture and a brand of fervent ”prosperity Christianity” that is unseen elswhere.
The short documentary below – The Journey to Amalgamation – was partly sponsored by Nigeria’s richest man Aliko Dangote’s Dangote Group. It gives a modern day perspective on major historical figures and the courage they showed in the face of a rampant colonial agenda.
This is how the documentary makers describe it:
The Journey to Amalgamation, is about the creation of modern Nigeria. The documentary takes viewers on an engaging journey from the early empires and great city-states to the legends of pre-colonial Nigeria and the stories of those individuals who fought valiantly to preserve the sovereignty of Nigeria in the face of colonial rule. Dangote Group supported the production of the documentary because of the company’s unwavering belief in Nigeria and the importance of celebrating her history. Watch Enjoy and Know more about our great country; Nigeria.
I hope that documentaries like these become a mainstay of our culture. It is a breath of fresh air and will recommend it to those who want to get to know the real Nigeria!
Nigerian blogger Myne Whitman had this to say on her blog about the documentary
“I found the documentary very informative and educational but I would have been very prouder and more inspired to watch it if Nigeria after amalgamation 100 years ago, the country was at a better place for more of the people that make it up. Till today, agitations remain about splitting up the country, the labor of our heroes past seems to have been in vain. For what it is worth, I salute the people who made the video, the collection of pictures and stories is now set together for all to see, forever. We need more documentations like this. Watch and know more about our history…”
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