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“How Many Countries Are there in Africa?” Watch the Hilarious Video of Nigerians on the Streets




Whenever we watch the Battabox videos where they go on the streets in Lagos asking questions, we find the responses quite amusing. Somewhere on the streets of America, a random cross section of Nigerians were asked questions about Africa and Nigeria and their responses were nothing short of hilarious!

Oh watch out for the guy in the white hat! 🙂

Watch the video here! It’s amazing that someone thinks ILORIN is a country in Africa!

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  1. Edna mills

    May 2, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I’m just speechless…these are lost souls…it’s sad ..quite frankly

    • slice

      May 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      lost souls? why?

    • deep

      May 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      Bcuz they’re in America?

    • oge

      May 5, 2013 at 8:51 am

      silly ass comment. what do you mean lost souls???? pls shut up if you have nothing better to say.

    • Sunshine

      May 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Don’t you think if you have the right to say what you’ve said then others have the right to also express their opinions, does this site belong to you alone? Please!!!

    • Destiny

      May 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Yes they are lost because they have no idea. see the girl is braids smiling and saying ‘I have no idea’ yet she is at the Nigerian independence and claims to be Nigerian. I dont think she is a bad person or they are bad people but i think they are not informed. That old man was just funny, i think he was just acting. I think he has an idea, his accent was just too NIGERIAN!

  2. TINNU

    May 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm


    • chichi

      May 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      lol..i know right??..and to top it off, her laugh is sooo annoying..

    • Purpleicious Babe

      May 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Yh,… wasnt impressed.. but o well.. am sure she will live to learn…

    • Purpleicious Babe

      May 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

      I am must say…. I myself have no clue on the number of countries in Africa … I laugh @ myself…. Learning Geography is Niaja didnt help

      No shaking….jokes.

    • bidibang

      May 6, 2013 at 5:36 am

      As in…she is so faking her accent too…wateva inferiority complex….shes ashamed to be called nigerian…we should bring her parents out and flog them one by one.

  3. Aifu

    May 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I love the girl with the fro…Naija babe

  4. ebrufles

    May 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    this is too funny and sad at the same time peoples don’t forget were you came from LOL

  5. tolu

    May 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm


  6. Obi

    May 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    No shaking = Don’t twist your body … the guy correct now 🙂

  7. fadavictor

    May 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    this is really funy. Some people in other countries thinks that africa as a continent does not exist.

  8. Onyi

    May 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Dat girl wit braids jst d dull plenty,she doesnt even hav any idea what so ever abt where she’s frm.i luv d girl wit d afro n d guy she was wit,cool duo.

  9. Joyce

    May 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Hahhahhahahahahhahahahha Really hilarious. Can’t stop laffin

  10. TeeWii

    May 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Peeing There’s ijebu, illorin etc… damn!! So

  11. whocares

    May 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    woooow. this is funny no doubt, but I dunno I suppose it makes sense in a way.. if the survey (I will call it that) was done in an area not populated by Nigerians (I truly dont understand american demography and geography, so i’ll use the uk as an example) if they did this sort of survey up north in say bury or some seriously conservative cities, they would be hard pressed to find a kid who would know this.. especially if the person has never been to Nigeria, and has had a certain kind of education, and upbringing.. the point is, it is possible to be that naive about nigeria..(personally I would be curious, heck I am now, and learn as much as I can.. but to each his own) that said, it is not acceptable to be STUPID.. I will forgive the elderly man, but AFRICA is different from a country! classic Americans. pfft! lool

  12. Mz Socially Awkward...

    May 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    !!Hahahahaha!!! That our dear old papa who started with “… there’s Ilorin, Abeokuta, Ijebu…” made my night, mehhhnnnn. Jokes for days!!

    And say what you will about the answers given but I can put real money on the fact that no matter where this survey was carried out – yankee, jand or naija – a major % of adult Nigerians would have failed it…

  13. I hate people that say "thank me later"

    May 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    This baba is on drugs…gbagesky!!

  14. I hate people that say "thank me later"

    May 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    This baba is on drugs…gbabesky!!

  15. gem ma

    May 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Seriously speaking,do we have a vice president?Sambo wake up mr man!u r so dull.even when obnsanjo was on seat,,people knew atiku,when yar adua was on seat,we knew Joe bros be vico,now Joe bros don b president,it just seems like na im b vice n president.SAMBO IS A VERY DORMANT.

  16. jones

    May 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    loooll………… tik women

  17. slice

    May 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    The girl in the long braids is pretty and I love her smile and her interesting laugh.

  18. GreenDiamond

    May 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm


  19. Sel

    May 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Pls what’s the difference between Yankee and jand? Thought they were the same

    • Chioma

      May 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      wow! and u have internet access?? nawa for ignoramusness

    • Sel

      May 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

      I’m not Nigerian and such I’m not familiar to the term. And I didn’t bother to google cos asking on Bella Naija is another way for obtaining information. Thanks.

    • sexy mama

      May 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

      chioma u shld be ashamed of urself……when is it a crime to ask questions? is it every question u thnk google answers? it is only fools who do not know and dont ask questions….like i said u shld be ashamed of yaself……dont bother thanking me later

    • meme

      May 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Yankee is American, jand is London.

    • slice

      May 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Yankee is to America as Jand is to U.K.

    • Sola

      May 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Yankee=America, Jand=England. How did u not know that??

    • somebody

      May 2, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      “Yankee” is US, “Jand” is the UK.

    • Wow

      May 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Yankee is slang for US while jand is London/UK

    • don pedro

      May 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Yankee na America and Jand is England

    • Tunmi

      May 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

      I think Jand is more towards European countries, particularly the UK or Britain. Yankee is more towards the US

    • MT

      May 3, 2013 at 4:35 am

      Yankee is US, Jand is UK… I just tutored you for free lol.

    • Amaha

      May 3, 2013 at 5:00 am

      Yankee/Amer = U.S.A.
      Jand = U.K.
      Janded = gone/going abroad (most folks still think U.K. when going abroad so I guess that’s why the verb is “to jand” for just about any foreign country (but mostly used in reference to moving to US/UK).

    • Agent X

      May 3, 2013 at 5:53 am

      Yankee is the US. Jand is the UK

    • nnenne

      May 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

      yankee is usa and jand is uk.

    • slice

      May 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      To be clear, the word yankee is not a nigerian formation per se. It is used in the states to refer mostly to people from New York and over time, Nigerians adopted the word and use it as we’ve described

  20. Miss Flygerian

    May 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    See that girl at 3:41, she sef wan join form? with her razz Naija accent, she wants to form she no know wetin “don’t dull” mean…God is watching her.

    • abz

      May 3, 2013 at 7:50 am


  21. ItsMeToo

    May 2, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Chai,my sister don losttttttt finish for america

    • ItsMeToo

      May 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Wetin she find

      Wetin she find come naija parades sef

  22. sel

    May 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    yankee is for America while jand is for London.

  23. Someone

    May 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Nigerians in the UK are much brighter.

    • Ms lala

      May 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

      wao!!!!!! do you have stats to back up your statement…my friend go and sit down somewhere * fans self and sips zobo*

    • whocares

      May 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      LMAO. fans self and sips zobo absolutely killed me. LOOOOL. I have no fact, but I think as a general state of affairs, americans are pretty dumb. George Bush cemented that fact for me. lol.

    • Nollywood REinvented

      May 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      taa @whocares abeg check yourself biko… if I wasn’t in America I for gree you but thou (as in I) refuse to be insulted in my temporary place of domicile… ‘

  24. Nneka

    May 2, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Yanky is America , Jand is UK

  25. Ijebu

    May 2, 2013 at 11:15 pm


  26. Sel's corrector

    May 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Buahahahahahaha @ Sel…..they are not the same. Yankee – America and Jand – London

  27. mhiz mo

    May 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    lol.. thats what happens in America . The girl with braids tho ! At leaset she knows Nigeria exists .. smh

  28. A

    May 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Looool that girl with braids made me laugh sooo much #jokes 🙂

  29. tutu

    May 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    lmao too funny

  30. nikky

    May 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Ilorin had me rolling on the floor . #InmyAkataaccent LIKE DAMMN

  31. Yetty

    May 3, 2013 at 12:31 am

    The girl with the braids re u a FREAKING LEARNER …smh u re dulling jor, the 2 couples very funny like them, the old daddy awwwww u don’t know lmao

  32. Funmi

    May 3, 2013 at 1:36 am

    LMAO… I love the girl with the massive afro. She’s too funny. She also got the number of countries right without thinking about it.

    • Sephora

      May 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Me too!! The girl with the fro has my heart! LOL! The girl with the braids…perfect example of valley girl meets excessive dulling!

  33. MsEzed

    May 3, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Yankee = USA
    Jand = UK

    I spy FGGC Owerri. That old man though… smh

  34. Kapelo

    May 3, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Yankee is America while Jand is England

  35. Nini

    May 3, 2013 at 2:47 am

    “Yankee” is America
    “Jand” originally meant England, but sometimes some people use it incorrectly to refer to any where abroad/ foreign in general

  36. mujer casada

    May 3, 2013 at 3:06 am

    The “Ilorin na country” guy, I don’t even know if he is from this planet cos he thinks ibo, hausa and Yoruba are countries. Hm.

  37. 'Mide

    May 3, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Yankee = acquired American culture
    Jand = acquired British culture

  38. 'Mide

    May 3, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Or, Yanke = America ;
    while Jand = Britain

  39. Sara

    May 3, 2013 at 5:34 am

    The girl with the braids…(covers face and walks away) smh

  40. Nawa OOO

    May 3, 2013 at 5:35 am

    asin someone needs to slap that baba with the hat! ahnahn! he was just talking rubbish. but the girl with the long braids too dey form tho.

  41. dj

    May 3, 2013 at 5:58 am

    loool, its not like i know, so most people wont know, bsides not many of us took geography

  42. Gabby

    May 3, 2013 at 6:29 am

    hahahaha, very funny people

  43. Sel

    May 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Thanks guys. Learning so many Nigerian slangs on here. In Ghana we normally say ‘abrokyrie’ or ‘Borga’ and it normally refers to countries abroad irrespective of the location.

  44. 5'5

    May 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

    This is the funniest battabox video yet!

    • Partyrider

      May 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      It’s not a battabox video

    • deep

      May 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      lollllllll just rained on 5’5 parade

  45. Hurperyermie

    May 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    it is well o ilorin, ibadan, lagos all na country okay ooooooooooo later make u dey complain say ur pikin no knw book cos na like father like pikin

  46. Ms lala

    May 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    lovely babe with afro needs her own show aswear die!!!!her and male friend/relative..need a youtube channel lol…dude said whiskey…i fell down and died…as for the green shirt green eye shadow sisi eko…pele it shall be well with your laughter. lol

  47. natty

    May 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

    This is funny but sad, thumbs up to the girl with the fro and her friend and for the rest, I beg u pls go on the internet and learn more about your culture

  48. Mr Brown

    May 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    OMG! Alotta of our people are lost..and most of them are laughing at the Oga at the top vid..Hypocrites.

  49. GD13

    May 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Its funny because Nigerians in the UK are more Nigerian related. They know so much more and probably behave more Nigerian, mostly for the fact that there is only first generation and maybe second generation Nigerians here, so they are still in tune. I think Nigerians in yankee get clouded and forget. Kind of saddens me

  50. Mimz

    May 3, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually don’t know how many countries there are in Africa to be fair.

  51. missoyi

    May 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Thé girl with the Afro and her male friend were my favorite ! Sooo funny! Wouldn’t say the same about the girl with the braids: just annoying, like is she constipated?!!

  52. Too many self righteous comments on here

    May 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    For those insulting the girl with braids……at least she was honest with her responses. Clearly, she knows nothing about Nigeria(because she was born in “Yankee”, and has been going to “yankee” school, and i am soooo sure they don’t teach Nigerian geography there), and hence are attendance at the parade to most likely get to know more about Nigeria……I can’t say the same for the Old man(and the rest of you) who evidently spent most of his growing years in Nigeria and still knows nothing? what does that say about the Nigeria’s education system?……

    • Anon

      May 5, 2013 at 3:41 am


  53. Knut

    May 4, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Girl in braids who likes white guys = black version of a dumb blonde.

  54. Dee-USA

    May 4, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Free tutorial for those of you who don’t know. There were 54 recognized countries in Africa, but since the separation of states to create South Sudan, there are now 55. These countries don’t recognize the two independent states, one of which is Somalia, that exist. I’ll leave you to figure out the other.

  55. Ezinne V

    May 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Ppl shld stop blaming their lack of knwledge on the nigerian system…they can’t teach u everything in school.

    And ppl are open to their opinions on the kind of ppl they love to date…its nobody’s business its who they a comfortable with.
    Na wa o
    We r there condemning nigeriansliving abroad for not knwing about their continent when we stiLl have some nigerians here that still think Edo, Akwa Ibom and Igbo are the same ppl.simple ignorance…pls we should jus drop our hypocrisy and solve our problem at home first b4 going to those abroad…

  56. somy

    May 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I dont know why these people were laughing…they should be ashamed. God has blessed them with the opportunity of being where they are and the exposure and yet they r quite ignorant. How sad. Do they think it makes them look good. A typical American child can give you a run down of their country’s history and current affairs. Simple question about the number of countries in the African continent is what they cant even get the question, talk less to know the answer. God help us.

  57. Nneka

    May 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    As a Naija babe born and raised in Yankee this is just embarassing. Such a bad representation of Nigerians in America! Na wa oooo

  58. temtem

    May 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    @ Somy, I completely disagree with you! From personal experience, a typical american child knows absolutely nothing about their US history and american politics today, don’t know where you are getting your sources from! Unless you are or want to be a history major, would you know more about the founding fathers of the US constitution.

    @ the video, it’s quite disappointing that the old guy with the hat would think yoruba, hausa and igbo are countries in Africa! it’s really a shame…definitely lost souls in America.

  59. francis oyedeji

    May 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    The problem is that many people living abroad, has forgotten that they are stranger they try to immitate the other people because they live with them and eat their food! But is it very import to know where you are from and try to learn about your country and its georgraphical location!

  60. Nollywood REinvented

    May 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Hahaaahahaa even I don’t know how many countries are in Africa but haba, Ilorin and Abeokuta abi? All eez well

  61. Nyk

    May 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    He who is without sin cast the first stone
    U that know it all. Answer the question without google
    how many countries are in Nigeria?
    Mention just 5 states their capitals and governors………..

    • Destiny

      May 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

      How many countries r there in Nigeria???? Really???

  62. Nyk

    May 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    He who is without sin cast the first stone
    How many countries are in Africa
    Mention 4 countries in Southern Africa
    Mention 5 Nigeria states with their capital and governors excluding governor Fashola

    • Miss Anonymous

      May 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Ah! They will google nah!!! To be honest most of us don’t know these things, when we dont even know the number of local governments in our states! I had to go on google to check the number of countries in Africa.
      I’m not even sure they teach these things anymore in our schools when everything na so so “British & American Curriculum”.

  63. adedayo adeoba

    June 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Kool vedio, but nigerians abroad need to know there genesis

  64. Neferti

    June 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    So now, how many countries are there?

  65. israel iwalewa

    August 30, 2013 at 12:57 am

    It’s shameful to we Nigerians.

  66. majesty T

    October 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    ah gat probs wit ma google acc! ah cant download or watch movie so pls some one should send it to me on watsapp pleasssss +2348067788464

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