Black people in Africa are diverse. Fun-fact is that if you are not African you might see us as the same but the truth is that Africans don’t see themselves that way. When we see our complexion we could tell where each individual is coming from whether he or she is East African, South, West or North. One thing that distinguish us is our accent and pronunciation, history, language, dressing, art and looks..
Each region sound differently, have different cultural beliefs and personality. The way a Ghanaian might call pastor might be different from a Nigerian and the way South African might call colleague might different. Nigeria alone has up-to 250 different ethnic groups and each of these groups have a different history, language, dressing, art and looks and complexion.
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The Igbo people (Southeastern Nigeria)
The Yoruba people (Southwestern Nigeria)
The Ijaw people (Central and Southern Nigeria)
The Edo people (Southern Nigeria)
Calabar people. (They hold spectacular carnivals).
The Hausa people (Northern Nigeria)
The Ibibio (Southern Nigeria)
The Fulani (Northern Nigeria)
The Tiv (Central and Southern Nigeria)
The Kanuri (Northern Nigeria)
The Urhobo people (Southern Nigeria)
And these are just from one country.
Maybe we should move all the way down to East Africa and explore some of the ones there.
Luo of Kenya
Somali of Somalia
The Amhara of Ethiopia
Oromo of Ethiopia
Dinka of South Sudan
The Kikuyu of Kenya
The Maasai of Kenya
The Mursi of Ethiopia
The Chaga of Tanzania
Here are some from Central Africa
Luba people of DRC
Bamileke people of Cameroon
Fang people of Equatorial Guinea
Baka pygmies of Cameroon
Now let’s head down to Southern Africa
Xhosa of South Africa
The Swazi of Swaziland
Himba of Namibia
Coloureds of South Africa (mixed race South Africans who developed their own distinct culture)
Sotho of Lesotho
Zulu of South Africa