Nigerians are known for their vibrant and colorful culture, especially when it comes to celebrating. Parties are a common way for Nigerians to socialize, have fun, and enjoy music, dance, food, and drinks. Some of the popular types of parties in Nigeria are weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, and religious events.
With over 250 ethnic groups including the three dominant tribes of Hausa and Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo, the Nigerian social scene is blessed with a rich, diverse cultures.
Nigerians often dress in traditional attire such as Ankara, Aso Oke, Isi-Agu, Agbada, Wrapper and blouse, Babariga, Dansiki, Buba and Sokoto for parties. The fabrics are usually made in elaborate styles with surplus flow. They also like to accessorize with jewelry, hats, headties, shoes, and bags.
Some of the typical foods and drinks served at Nigerian parties are jollof rice, fried rice, ofada rice, pounded yam, egusi soup, pepper soup, moi-moi, suya, chin chin, palm wine, and beer.
Nigerians love to dance and sing along to various genres of music such as Afrobeat, Highlife, Fuji, Juju, and Gospel. Some of the famous Nigerian musicians who are popular at parties are Flavour, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, and Sinach. The music at Nigerian parties are usually loud; the dancing is non-stop and the entire scene is illuminated by shimmering headpieces (gele) and colorful uniformed group attire (aso ebi).
Some of the most popular festivals in Nigeria are the Eyo Festival, Argungu Fishing Festival, New Yam Festival and the Calabar Carnival, which is Africa’s biggest street carnival.