It’s time to put Niger on the map!
When I arrived in Niger yesterday, my 168th country, I was picked up at the airport by an Instagram friend named Aminata.
Little did I know that she’d be one of the coolest people I’ve ever met in my life!
After living in Germany for the last 7 years, she was fed up when people would mistake her for being ‘Nigerian’ (the English-speaking country next door). So she recently moved back to her hometown of Niamey, Niger to start an NGO promoting her country’s culture and traditions. In a sense, she is the one and only ‘cultural ambassador’ for her Niger and she is doing big things like organizing the first international cultural festival in August.
In our globalized world of fast-paced, cut-throat societies — it’s imperative for us to preserve our beautiful cultures, like Aminata is doing with Niger.
Share this video to help Aminata’s goal of putting her country on the map! I may add, an amazing country that is 🙂