How deep is Nigeria's cultural influence on Africa?
On Friday Nigeria will mark 50 years of independence. The celebrations will be a spectacle showcasing the country's rich culture, music and tradition.
On Friday Nigeria will mark 50 years of independence.
The celebrations will be a spectacle showcasing the country's rich culture, music and tradition.
Nigerians the world over are also preparing to mark the milestone with parties and cultural events.
Over the years Nigeria's government has spent millions of dollars promoting the country as a place to do business, and as a tourist destination. I
ncreasingly it turns to musicians, film makers, artists, writers and cultural ambassadors to help improve the country's image abroad.
Previous administrations have also invested heavily in rebranding the country such as former President Olusegun Obasanjo's "Heart of Africa" campaign.
But has Nigerian culture made an impact outside the country? How influential have Nigeria's artists and musicians been on the rest of Africa? Is the dominance of one county's culture harmful to the rest of the continent?
If you would like to debate this topic LIVE on air on Thursday 30 September at 1600 GMT, please include a telephone number - it will not be published.