Did you know that John Dabiri, who won the prestigious $500,000 McArthur fellowship award for his work which touched on a wide range of fields to unravel the secrets of one of the earliest means of animal locomotion is Nigerian?

Biophysicist John Dabiri was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

Did you know that the first black African and second black writer ever to receive the United States of America’s most prestigious literature award, the Medal of Honour for Literature, Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe (born 16 November 1930) popularly known as Chinua Achebe is a Nigerian?

Did you know that the first ever 8-year-olds (Primary school Kids) to pass the University of Cambridge’s Advanced Mathematics examination, Peter and Paula Imafidon are Nigerians? Meet twins Paula and Peter Imafidon – they’ve just passed the University of Cambridge Advanced Maths A level and they are just 8 years old! They chat to GMTV’s John Stapleton

Did you know that multi award winning and norminated hollywood star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who acted in “Salt”, 2012 and many popular movies is a Nigerian, born to Nigerian parents (Arinze and Obiajulu) on the 10th of july 1977, in Forest gate, London?

Did you know that Blessing Okugbare, born on the 9th of October, 1988, the
fastest female athlete in Africa, Olympic bronze medalist, Consistent
former NCAA champion, and the 100m World record holder in April 2010 is a
Nigerian born in Sapele, Delta state?

Did you know that Jelani Aliyu, Senior Creative Designer for General Motors and Project Team leader for the Design of the Chevrolet Volt is a Nigerian? Jelani Aliyu, Senior Creative Designer for General Motors and Project Team leader for the Design of the Chevrolet Volt. Jelani talks about growing up in Nigeria and his life as a car designer.

Did you know that the best African artist in the Music of black origin awards is a Nigerian called Nneka Egbuna (born 24 December 1981) and
grew up in Warri, in the Delta region of Nigeria?

Did you know that one of the most beautiful tourist attractive, lush green highlands in the world called Obudu cattle ranch is in Obaniku L.G.A, Cross river state, Nigeria?


Did you know that according to the University of Michigan’s World Values Surveys (WVS), which has compiled data on the happiest countries in the world for over twenty years (Their results are considered the most authoritative by happiness researchers), Nigerians are the happiest people in the world?

Did you know that multiple grammy awards winning musician Sade Adu, {Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, (born 16 January 1959)}, is a Nigerian that was born in ADO-EKITI, Nigeria?


Though you might have known a few of these facts,i bet some Nigerians didn’t know at least two of them.

We have so much to be proud of.