The Nigerian Student Association at KSU

By TOSIN ADEDAYO

Olamipo Oyindele in the Nigerian Traditional attire for men. Photo by Shem Ogunbunmi.
Olamipo Oyindele in the Nigerian Traditional attire for men. Photo by Shem Ogunbunmi.

The Nigerian Student Association at Kennesaw State University has found its way starting its own organization separate from the African Student Association.

Nigeria students have started their own club in order to spread the word of one nation’s struggle.  The students have creatively found a way to bring awareness to the country by hosting events and informative meetings.

“Just for us to know what is going on back home and get to talk about the politics, money issue and religion,” said Olamipo Oyindele, a member of the group.

The group members not only interact with fellow Nigerians, they also interact with different students all over the world.  Meetings are held weekly in this room. The students come up with ways to communicate with peers and come up with events that attract a crowd.

Nigerians make up the majority of the group and even a great part of West Africans at Kennesaw State University. A board member of the organization leads each meeting.

“It is very amazing to see Nigerian students at Kennesaw representing their country,” said Temiloluwa Ojo, NSA treasurer.

Temiloluwa Ojo in the Nigerian traditional women attire. Photo by Temiloluwa Ojo.
Temiloluwa Ojo in the Nigerian traditional women attire. Photo by Temiloluwa Ojo.

“It is our goal to clear up any misconceptions about Nigeria…”

The Nigerian Student Association was started in January 2014, but due to lack of support, the organization did not take off well until the spring semester of 2015. The organization has about 12 active members, which keeps growing. They continue to spread the Nigerian culture and find ways to get more people involved.

The Nigerian Student Association hopes to continue to share with peers the love of Nigeria.

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