HERE ARE SOME THINGS NIGERIA AND GHANA HAVE IN COMMON WHEN WE ARE NOT FIGHTING OVER WHOSE JOLLOF TASTES BETTER.
There is a said plot to send Mr Eazi who is from Nigeria back to Ghana because he sent some tweets that infuriated Nigerian's. How dare he say, Nigerian/ afrobeats music is inspired by Ghanaian music?
Anyways, on a lighter mood; here are some things Nigeria and Ghana have in common
// Movie Industry: There is a healthy relationship between Nollywood and Ghana's Movie industry, so much so that some of their actors can almost be mistaken for Nigerians; the likes of Chris Attoh, Jackie Appiah...
// Traffic: Before you think of relocating to Ghana in search of greener pastures, they have a terrible traffic situation there too. Maybe even worse than the one on the famous third mainland bridge.
// Food: Asides Jollof, I sincerely hope the fights over whose food is better ends someday. We have other foods in common that we bet you didn't not know. Delicacies like Amala (Kokonte), Egusi (Akatoa) and Okpa (Adibi). Find out more here.
// Music: An undeniable love for groove and shared taste in music occurs among indigenes of both countries. Dances shared between them like azonto and then collaborations between their artistes; the popular one being Sarkodie from Ghana.
// Pidgin: I have resigned to fate as pidgin is not my thing. Nevertheless, pidgin is common both countries. For example, how we Nigerians say, "Baba" or "My Guy" meaning friend, they say "Chale."
This article was not written in oblivion to the fact that this fights between these two countries run deeper than jollof which dates back to 1983 which is actually how the "ghana must go" bags were created. Every "Ghana-must-go" bag has a story. In late January 1983, the President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, held a press conference and ordered all immigrants without the right papers to leave the country within a few weeks. Those who left enmasse took their belongings in the above named bag. hence the name.