The 1st October is an important day of the year for me; both the start of Black History Month in the UK and Nigerian Independence Day.
I have quite a few cultural things planned over the month, but today I will focus on enjoying Nigerian* food and music.
Ideas for celebrating Nigerian Independence Day...
Buy some Nigerian fashion designers featured in the Homecoming X Browns Fashion collection at Browns East or online.
Eat some Nigerian food**. I'd recommend Enish (there a few around London and one in Dubai now) or 805 for more traditional fare and for a twist on Nigerian flavours Ikoyi or Stork (food I had recently pictured below; yes that is a disk of egusi soup).
Listen to Nigerian music; classics from Sir Shina Peters, or new classics from Davido will put you in a celebratory mood.
*I am from a Yoruba family so my view of Nigerian culture is dominated by that perspective. Nigeria has a population of ~ 200million people and hundreds of ethnic groups and languages.
**A majority of the Nigerians living in diaspora in the UK are Yoruba, so I easily find food I am familiar with in London.