Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Nigeria Exhibit

A compelling view of African folklore, ritual costumes and ornate masks, specifically those of the West African state of Nigeria.

Interesting facts about Nigeria – Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the seventh most populous country in the world, and the most populous country in the world in which the majority of the population is black. It is listed among the “Next Eleven” economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world, with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009 (wiki)

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