China isn't satisfied with just being the world's next economic superpower, it wants to dominate in everything else. At the Atlanta Olympics in '96, China won the fourth highest number of medals behind USA, Russia, and Germany, by Athens in '04, it came second behind USA. I'm going to put £100 on China winning more gold medals than USA in Beijing 2008. Normally, the Chinese never figured in track and field, but people like Liu Xiang and Xing Huina changed that.
But forget about athletics, inventions is where its at. A while ago the Chinese said they invented pasta. Pasta? That most Italian of dishes wasn't invented in the land of Michelangelo, but in the far east. As if inventing pasta wasn't enough, they've now said they invented golf! What next will they say they invented? The wheel? Colin Montgomerie must be choking on his haggis and scotch. What amazes me about the Chinese is that they always appear to have evidence to back their claims.
That can't be said for Nigerians. Nigerians never claim to have invented anything, but always claim public figures. Nia Long is apparently Nigerian, Nike Alonge being her real name. She once acted in a film where she had to have a Nigerian accent, that of course must mean she's Nigerian. Rapper Nas is apparently Nigerian. His real name is Nasir Jones, and his father's name is Oludara. But the clincher is the Nasir, which must have been Nasiru, but dropped the "u" to yankify the name. Michael Jackson is apparenly Nigerian as well. Just look at the nose. Not the new nose that's falling off, or the one before that, or the one before that one, but the very first. That looked like a Benin nose to me.
What Nigerians need is a Nigerianness Verification Authority (NVA) who steal samples of suspected Nigerians' DNA. After acquiring the DNA sample, they test it for Nigerianness. They'd need things like saliva from Nasiru's mic after a performance, hair from Nike's brush in the make-up room of film set. Getting something from Michael Jackson's body that is authentic might be a bit difficult. The skin isn't his, the hair is implanted from India, the toenails are probably from a polar bear. The only way to get something authentic from him would be to engage in some shenanigans after drinking "Jesus juice". I wouldn't want to be the NVA officer to do that.