#NigeriaAt59 Trended Worldwide On Twitter – A Display Of Nigeria’s Influence On Global Social Media

As Nigeria celebrated the 59th anniversary of her independence from Great Britain yesterday, #NigeriaAt59 and #October1st were trending on Twitter worldwide.

Twitter (supposedly) have no control over what hashtag trends that depends on the number of people using the hashtag.

For #NigeriaAt59 to trend on Twitter is a demonstration of the percentage of Twitter account holders who are Nigerians or at least the percentage of Twitter account holders who were using that hashtag yesterday.

It should be noted that only a handful of African countries can pull that off.