Browsing: Northerner

The sectional tags – ‘northerner and southerner’ are subliminal stereotypes that we have come to normalise. Although the tags should ordinarily be for the geographical taxonomy of where a citizen comes from, in the case of Nigeria, this meaning has been inverted. Calling a Nigerian ‘Northerner’ or ‘Southerner’ is often suffused with innuendos, and a form of labelling.