Nigerians often complain about the negative portrayal of their country in the international media which often focuses on corruption and violence.
So the BBC asked residents of the commercial capital, Lagos, what they thought was best about living in Africa's most populous nation and what they wanted the rest of the world to know about Nigeria.
Here are their 10 favourite things.
Readers can join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #NaijaIsGr8.
1) Nigerians are happy
Emeka Iluchukwu, visual artist:
Okocha Jude, businessman:
2) Nigeria is a land of opportunities
Vanessa Iloenyosi, brand executive:
Abayomi Usim, TV producer:
3) Nigerians are resilient
Alesta Wilcox, chartered accountant:
Paul Oseh, graphic designer:
4) Nigerians are problem-solvers
Damian Nzeka, teacher:
Donatus Ezeji, IT specialist:
5) Nigeria is diverse
Iluore Loueth, fashion designer:
6) Nigerians are hard workers
Orji Micah, builder:
Damula Daramola, banker:
7) Nigeria has great weather
Moses Onyibe, mobile phone trader:
Chinedu Ugochukwu, businessman:
8) Nigeria has freedom of speech
Akpofure Tony Tegar, hotelier:
Stanley Osiaku, trader:
9) Nigerians have a great sense of humour
Chukwuma Nwana, beauty salon general manager:
10) Nigeria is hospitable
Sarah Okagbue, trainer:
Uche Nzeka, broadcaster:
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