Nairaland is not just a website with a hosting package that displays news. It is a community with a lot of activities that make it resemble a real country. Let’s look at a few similarities between the Nairaland community and real life countries.
1. It Has An Economy: Every day, people come to buy and sell on Nairaland, ad some have turned Nairaland into a venue for their virtual office and are smiling home to the bank. Go and ask those that buy and sell cars in the Auto Section. In fact, I make it bold to say that Seun, with all his ads may not be the richest Nairalander, as millions are made everyday by some dons in the Auto Section, some of whose businesses have expanded outside Nairaland.
Think it’s a myth? It’s is real. I once bought a car from Nairaland.
2. Nairaland Community Has An NGO: Yes, the Nairaland community has its own NGO that has semi-official status. The NGO is called the E Helpers Network, and over the years, they have helped many less privileged Nigerians.