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Nigeria led by Awolowo is a custom civilization by Colonialist Legacies.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Nigeria is a major power in today’s Africa, bolstered by an extremely rapidly growing population and bountiful oil reserves.  Defined by its multiculturalism, Nigeria is also home to a vibrant and growing cultural scene.  Once a British colony, Nigeria became independent in the 1960s and, after struggling under various military dictatorships, is poised to shape the 21st Century in Africa.


Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian Yoruba man who played many roles in the run-up to the independence of Nigeria.  A teacher, journalist, attorney, and nationalist politician, Awolowo was a constant contender for the Nigerian presidency in the years of the First and Second Republics, although he never held the office.  Indeed, the most significant office he held was Premier of the Western Nigeria region, and nationwide opposition leader soon after.  Despite this lack of formal leadership, he was the first individual to be named Leader of the Yorubas.

Dawn of Man[]

Blessings and long life unto you, Obafemi Awolowo, the great moderniser of Nigeria, the man who believed in the Nigerian people! You knew that the route to Nigerian emancipation was through education and modernisation, that to become as great a nation as the people deserved they must strive and keep on striving, for freedom and for prosperity and for a country befitting the heritage of the Hausa empires! With boldness in your heart and history on your mind, you founded newspapers, built television stations, ran for government, made education and healthcare free, oh, mighty Awolowo, your triumphs go on!

Diplo Awolowo

Art by TPangolin & DJSHenninger

But now, Leader of the Yorubas, you must triumph again. Your people are free, and you must see that they remain so. Can you guide them to learning and happiness as you once did? Can you see them to the safety and prosperity they deserve? Can you build a Civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Alas, we have another grand nation in our midst! I am Obafemi Awolowo, leader of the Nigeria - A country built upon the ideals of freedom and prosperity befitting the heritage of the Hausa empires that came before me."

Defeat: "Our nation lies in ruins, and as the Leader of the Yorubas it seems that I have failed. I fear not, for I know that Nigeria's strength was fueled by diversity - something of which your empire will now have to embody wholeheartedly if you'd want to survive in this new world."

Unique Attributes[]

Nigeria (Awolowo)

Art by DJSHenninger

Giant of Africa
Gain a boost to Food Food and FaithIcon Faith equal to the amount of Citizen Citizens in a City whenever a Citizen Citizen is born in that city. Upon discovering Biology, uncleared Marsh tiles within Nigerian territory have the chance to become Oil.

Art by DJSHenniger

Yan Lifida (Knight)
  • +15 Production Production Cost (135 vs 120).
  • Begins with Cover I.
  • Increases a city's Food Food Growth by +5% while Garrisoned.
  • May be bought for FaithIcon Faith cheaper with Holy Warriors.

Art by RawSasquatch

Ugboelu (Fighter)
  • Begins with Bombardment I.
  • +10% Strength Combat Strength for each Declaration of Friendship (max +50%).
City List
  1. Lagos
  2. Ibadan
  3. Abuja
  4. Kano
  5. Kaduna
  6. Zaria
  7. Aba
  8. Warri
  9. Jos
  10. Port Harcourt
  11. Benin City
  12. Ife
  13. Sokoto
  14. Umuahia
  15. Ogbomosho
  16. Calabar
  17. Uyo
  18. Bauchi
  19. Oyo
  20. Enungu
  21. Katsina
  22. Minna
  23. Abeokuta
  24. Onitsha
  25. Osogbo
  26. Ikot Ekpene
  27. Damaturu
  28. Ondo
  29. Ilesa
  30. Yola
  31. Gombe
Spy List
  • Chiwetel
  • Adewale
  • Boyega
  • Hadiza
  • Kebe
  • Temitope
  • Kingsley
  • Ifeanyi
  • Monday
  • Nnamdi



Awolowo has the UA Giant of Africa. You get a Food and Faith boost based on a City's population whenever a Citizen is born. At Biology, Marshes in your territory may become Oil. This sadly means you gotta keep those pesky tiles. The Yan Lifida is slightly more expensive (by 12.5%), begins with Cover I, begins with Wars of Kanajeji which increases Growth when garrisoned based on Promotions, and can be bought for Faith cheaper with Holy Warriors. The Ugboelu has 10% Combat Strength per Declaration of Friendship (with a max of 50%) and begins with Bombardment. Based on this Nigeria seems best suited for Domination albeit a stretch. The Yan Lifida, while being more costly, has Cover I which helps it in the battle field against Seige Units and Archery Units. Once you research the Ugboelu the Oil from Marshes should be extra helpful, and Bombardment I goes the extra mile. Nigeria is meant to be expansive as shown by the Food boost (and Faith boost) when a new Citizen is born, plus the Yan Lifida being able to increase Growth. This means the Civ could be played freely with any choice of victory, however Domination seems to be the preferred victory. Become the Giant of Africa!


Peace Theme War Theme

Nigeria Peace


Nigeria - Awolowo War

"The Journey/Kopano Part III'" from the soundtrack of Tears of the Sun. Unknown

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions[]

Invest in the Nigerian Film Industry
President, other world powers have their own great films and film-makers; why not Nigeria? The time has come for us to take our place in the minds of the world, to rebuff the cultural imperialists that would deny our heritage, to showcase the unique talents on the silver screen that could only have come from the federated nation! That one of them is a small child who is also a police officer only proves the point further!
  • Player must be Nigeria
  • Must be in the Modern Era
  • Capital must contain a Broadcast Tower
  • Can only be enacted once
  • Gold Gold
  • CultureIcon Culture
  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates
  • Cities produce additional CultureIcon Culture based on the Amount of Greatwork Great Works they possess
  • Traderoute Trade Routes transfer 25% more Tourism Tourism to other Civilizations
  • Broadcast Towers increase the rate at which Greatperson Great People are produced by 20%
Implement the Four Imperatives
Storm clouds gather on the horizon of our nation; the federation of the cities for which we have sacrificed so much is under threat from without and within. Four imperatives have been devised that are key to preserving the dream of a united Nigeria; if they are enacted, then Nigeria will flourish anew. If not? Who can say?
  • Player must be Nigeria
  • Civilization must be in Unhappiness Unhappy
  • At least 3 Cities with 10 Citizen Population
  • Can only be enacted once
  • CultureIcon Culture
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate
  • Gain +1 Happy Happiness for every two Citizen Citizens if the City has over 10 Citizen Population
  • Units provide +1 Happy Happiness when garrisoned inside a City


  1. Sir James Robertson
  2. Nnamdi Azikiwe
  3. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
  4. Yakubu Gowon
  5. Murtala Mohammed
  6. Olusegun Obasanjo
  7. Shehu Shagari
  8. Muhammadu Buhari
  9. Ibrahim Babangida
  10. Ernest Shonekan
  11. Sani Abacha
  12. Abdulsalami Abubakar
  13. Olusegun Obasanjo
  14. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
  15. Goodluck Jonathan
  16. Muhammadu Buhari

Unique Cultural Influence[]

“Our people have been eagerly responding to your prolonged messaging campaign. I myself am presently waiting for Prince Ali Mightyishi Aliababwa to place his money in my - what do you mean you've never heard of him?”

Full Credits List[]

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  • TPangolin: Concept, Map, Icons, Leaderscreen
  • JFD: Lua
  • Neirai: Lua, Events
  • DJSHenniger: Icons, Decisions, Leaderscreen
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  • Scapegrace: Concept
  • Superwaffle: Pedias
  • RawSasquatch: Unit Graphics, Icons
  • Nutty: Unit Graphics
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