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We looked for reasons to visit Nigeria. As you can see, we found absolutely none. Not a single one.*

*we found loads.

1. Nigeria has all of the trees.

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Far from a dusty wilderness, Nigeria is full of gorgeous greenery, and even National Parks!

2. The landscape is breathtaking.

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There is a reason Zuma Rock is known as the Gateway to Abuja (Nigeria’s capital) – just looking at it is truly awe-inspiring.

3. The incredibly beautiful architecture.

The national mosque, based in Abuja, is a thing of wonder. And that’s just during the day – here’s what it looks like during Harmattan, the cold, dry, dusty wind blowing across the sky…

4. Their fruit looks amazing.

Whether it’s monkey cola, grape-like local strawberries or Atili fruits, Nigeria’s got a whole supermarket full of fruits you won’t find anywhere else. We could just eat this photograph, to be honest.

5. In fact, all Nigerian food looks too good to eat.

It doesn’t mean we won’t eat okra soup, or any of Nigeria’s national dishes, of course.

6. It’s surprisingly easy to find pure peace.

#saturday #beautifulday #inspiration #beautifulnaija

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Yes, it’s a hectic country, but every hectic country needs its quiet spots too.

7. The mountain ranges are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Obudu proves that Nigeria is anything but flat.

8. There’s many more cities worth seeing than just Lagos.

One of the largest cities in Nigeria, Abeokuta, has a world of adventures just waiting for you.

9. The deserts are a sight to behold.

Beautiful sand landscapes that go on as far as the eye can see.

10. The culture’s unlike any other country in the world.

Want to visit a sacred Yoruba grove? Of course you do. How about the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Naturally.

11. There’s some amazing beaches.

The water in Ondo is clear, blue and it’s calling you. Bet you weren’t expecting that.

12. There ain’t no party like a Nigeria party.

#CalabarCarnival

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Calabar Carnival is the place to be, always. It’s Africa’s biggest street party, after all.

13. It’s a much more modern country than you think it is.

#lagosfashionweek

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Evidence: Lagos Fashion Week both exists, and happens every year!

14. There’s so much to buy with your Naira.

With a huge selection of African arts and crafts, and right in the heart of Lagos, Lekki Market has everything for you.

15. The wildlife is definitely worth writing home about.

Lekki conservation Centre #Lagos. Photo courtesy @0sahon

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Whether it’s an African Bush Elephant or a Patas Monkey, there’s lots of animals here, great and small.

16. Lagos is easily as great as Western Cities.

Happy weekend #Lagos

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And anybody who says otherwise knows nothing, clearly. 21 million people living in Gidi (Lagos) cannot be wrong.

17. You can do just about anything here.

There’s even water parks!

18. Not to mention world-class art.

And lots of galleries in which to see it, like the Art Cafe VI in Lagos.

19. ALL OF THE MUSIC.

Not just African drumming, either – there’s everything to be found here, from folk to DJ superstars in the making.

So what are you waiting for?

Oh and one more thing – do you need to send money to Nigeria? Do it with no wahala: