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Metro Nigeria Independence: Google's Doodle Sparks Controversy


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abujagirl

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As Nigeria celebrates its 54th Independent anniversary, one of the world's most forward search engine Google has released a doodle which is currently generating controversy among Nigerians.

See the Google doodle below:

google doddle1.png


The doodle which went live promptly by midnight on October 1st, has since drawn strong reactions from the Nigerians for which it was designed.

Some of the more important features of the Doodle are:

1. The three vehicles: the danfo bus colored in recognized color for Lagos commercial vehicles, the tricycle (or, in local parlance, the 'keke marwa' or 'keke napep') and the motorcycle.

2. The tribes represented. While it is not sharply done, the three major tribes in Nigeria - igbo, Hausa and Yoruba - are represented in the Doodle.

3. And finally, the the flag: As someone on Twitter said, "the doodle, to me, says: even though we are different tribes in different vehicles, we are waving one flag."

Depending on the side of the social media fence you're on, you either absolutely love or despise this Doodle.

We took the liberty to sample several Twitter reactions, and have served them below:

https://twitter.com/saymalcolm/status/517291437822844928
https://twitter.com/CeceNoStockings/status/517271220149301248
https://twitter.com/deaduramilade/status/517270127751208960
https://twitter.com/subomiplumptre/status/517255401688276992
https://twitter.com/DolapoAlade/status/517244093668552705
https://twitter.com/makuo4/status/517242882697478144
https://twitter.com/Paetir/status/517239660930949120
https://twitter.com/koye10/status/517241671638347777
https://twitter.com/Monsieur_RJ/status/517218169761828864
https://twitter.com/UzoUriel/status/517101373662724096
https://twitter.com/StNaija/status/517253022037331968



Air your view on the Google doodle. Is it an appropriate definition of Nigeria or not ? . Let us know what you think.

#Google #Nigeria #Independence
 
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This is good...it feels good to know that Nigeria is recognized. How many countries get this on their independence day.

GOOD PEOPLE, GREAT NATION
 
This picture can cause fight amongst the tribes. Why is the Hausa man riding a bicycle? And the Yoruba man beaming behind the sterring wheel of a danfo?
Hmmmmmm... I have come to understand that opinions are a reflection of how the mind works. Negative minds will always find a negative angle while more open minds simply appreciate the creativity behind this. Some twisted political minds might even argue that this Doodle gives preference to a Northern candidate in the forthcoming elections simply because the motorbike with the Northerners is in front. It's all about how the mind works but me thinks it's quite creative.
 
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abujagirl

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Maybe Google was trying to nudge Nigerians into being more forward ; yesterday Japan celebrated 50 years of the bullet train...we're a long way from that.
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Maybe Google was trying to present the Hausa's as the true leaders of Nigerians
OR
Maybe Google was trying to hail unity in diversity
OR
Maybe it's just a fine piece of art with no meaning.
 
True talk @Jules It's tough to follow the original thematic focus of the Doodle. Perhaps, there's a hidden message and perhaps, there isn't. We can only guess Jules. Hmmmmmmm...
 

TheLeftWing

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No message. Just one day in the year. Just for .com.ng. The issue is a reflection of our own prejudices in Nigeria. Like someone said - you see what you want to see.

They must be rolling on the floor laughing at the google offices.
 
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abujagirl

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No message. Just one day in the year. Just for .com.ng. The issue is a reflection of our own prejudices in Nigeria. Like someone said - you see what you want to see.

They must be rolling on the floor laughing at the google offices.
Maybe
 
No message. Just one day in the year. Just for .com.ng. The issue is a reflection of our own prejudices in Nigeria. Like someone said - you see what you want to see.

They must be rolling on the floor laughing at the google offices.
I tend to read into the lines of @TheLeftWing We are what we are. The Nigerian nation has always come with an overdose of dramatic intrigues and blinding absurdities. The culture of crying over spilled milk and rushing onto the next scene of action sounds familiar.
 
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