Africa, fondly called the motherland by many black people worldwide, is a large continent with 54 countries having varying climates, vegetation, tribes, languages, and people. Many of these African countries are populous and have been given nicknames based on all these characteristics. 

Here is a list of the top 10 most populous African countries and their nicknames…

#1. Nigeria

The most populous country in Africa and the most populous black nation is nicknamed ‘The Giant of Africa’ and for a good reason. The country has a teeming population of over 206 million hardworking and resilient people, up to 250 ethnic groups and 500 languages. The name, Nigeria, was coined by Flora Shaw – journalist and wife of the last colonial governor…

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