s the nation marks its 62nd year of Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960, Nigerian entertainment celebrities, May Edochie, Toke Makinwa, Cee-C and others have celebrated Independence day in style.
Famous entertainers, the likes of Angel Smith, Funke Kuti, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe dis not miss out on the 62nd Independence celebration.
Taking to social media, entertainers celebrated the nation by expressing their love for their country in attires that depict the Green White Green of the Nigerian flag.
See messages below:
Allah ya ba Nisan KWANA Najeriya!
kasan Mai aziki.
I hope I know what I wrote… my Hausa fam pls confirm 😍
Give me a Hausa name pls… Queen who?” May Yul-Edochie while sharing a stunning photo of herself.
“Happy Independence Day Nigeria 🇳🇬 Repping my Igbo people…Give me an Igbo name.”
“Orente no Dey complain. Happy independence dayyy Nigeria 💚”
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the 1st of October.
It marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960.
Recall that in 1914, the Southern Nigeria Protectorate was combined with the Northern Nigeria Protectorate to create the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, which has the borders of modern-day Nigeria.
By the late 1950s, the call for independence of territories in Africa and the decline of the British Empire led to the country being granted independence on 1 October 1960 as the Federation of Nigeria.
Three years later, the constitution was amended and the country was declared the Federal Republic of Nigeria with Nnamdi Azikiwe, previously Governor-General, as the first President.
In 1960, Lieutenant David Ejoor, who later became the Chief of Army Staff, had the honor of commanding the guard at the midnight flag raising ceremony.
The Independence Day holiday is celebrated annually by the government of Nigeria.
The festivities begin with the President’s address to the people, which is broadcast on radio and television.
There are also celebrations across all sectors in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigeria Police Force, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the workforce and national education services.
For instance, the primary and secondary schools perform a ceremonial marchpast in various state capitals and local government areas where they are located.
The streets are filled with celebrations as individuals and groups troupe to the streets wearing green-white-green. Offices and certain markets are closed in Nigeria on 1 October.