Nigeria At 55: How To Rock The Nigerian Green For Independence

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OK. It’s the first of October and this is the day that heralds Nigerian independence from colonial rule. It is that day that the Union Jack was lowered and the Green-white-Green that Nigeria has come to be known for was hoisted.

Green is a colour that signifies life, renewal, nature, and energy. The beauty of the green colour is that it is also associated with growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.

Furthermore, the Green colour has also been traditionally related to money, finances, banking, ambition, greed and jealousy. The importance of the colour green was brought to light when Pantone (A significant authority on colours) adopted green as the colour of the year of 2013 and more specifically emerald green which happens to be the Nigerian Green!

The colour green is one that is a national colour and one you’d consider putting on not just on independence day but on other days without national significance or connotation.

Choice Of Green

The colour comes in a couple of shades including the more popular Army green and the lush Emerald green to mention a few. With the emerald green having a lighter and cooler shade and coincidentally being the Nigerian colour shade, it brings a whole new level to your natural look.


Choice of Clothing Material
The particular material would help accentuate your green colour. The ladies can opt for a green silk dress or one that comes in cotton. In all, it’s better to get a material that is environmentally friendly.



Green accessories can do a world of good especially if you have no intention of throwing too much of the colour into the mix. Green coloured Beads, green strapped wristwatches, bracelets, statement necklaces, shoes and bags can help to serve as complementary accessories without looking too ‘greenish’.


More so, males can choose to wear green polo shirts or throw in a green muffler to show their love for the country. The Nigerian Green can be comfortably combined with blue, light burgundy red, white, yellow or black. It can also be combined with other shades of green, be it the aqua or mint green which are respectively darker and softer shades.

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In all, embrace the Nigerian Green and have a fun filled day.

Happy Independence day!

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