Nigeria, a nation in West Africa, is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Lagos is the most populous city in the country and the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Not surprisingly, Nigeria’s economy is also the largest in Africa. Unfortunately, Nigeria has a reputation across Africa for crime and corruption.
Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Muslims, who live mostly in the north, and Christians, who live mostly in the south. The country has the world’s fifth-largest Muslim population and sixth-largest Christian population. There is heavy persecution of Christians by Muslims in northern Nigeria.
Christianity in Nigeria is dominated by the Prosperity Movement. The African form of this heretical movement was birthed in Nigeria and spread from there across the continent. While a few solid churches exist, and others are in the early stages, there is great need for many more biblical churches that proclaim the true gospel and sound doctrine.