Oh African Diaspora Twitter, how I love thee….

Last week, #IfAfricaWasABar hilariously discussed the political and cultural differences of nations across the continent, and today the Nigerian massive is having their say with #NigeriansAtHogwarts, a humorous take on what would happen if Nigerian students attended Harry Potter’s magical alma mater.

The hashtag seems to have been started by writer Walle Lawal, who said he just knew there were Nigerian foreign exchange students at Hogwarts, even though Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling never mentioned it.

After Lawal mused about what Hogwarts would be like with Nigerian students, others quickly chimed in and, well, it was HILARIOUS.

#NigeriansAtHogwarts was so popular it became one of the top trending topics in Lagos, with more than 30,000 tweets sent in just a few hours.

Rowling, who’s working on the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a companion to Harry Potter, hasn’t completely ruled out another book.

“I’ve always said I’m not going to say ‘I definitely won’t’ because — because I don’t see why I should say that,” she said on the Today Show earlier this year.

While she says another Harry Potter book is unlikely, if Rowling does decide to dive back in, perhaps #NigeriansAtHogwarts will give her some ideas about how to make the magical school even more diverse.

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  • Ann Gomez

    Lol that’s so funny…..
    Any way can you guys write a story on the organization black genocide, I saw an article posted on the christain post but fail to see one here on this black website.
    It sure would be nice to see the different perspectives of other black groups, that don’t fall in line to the liberal agenda.

  • funny!

  • Mary Burrell

    I remember watching the films i would see a person of color in the background or a black face but that was about it. They were just filler, i wondered why Hogwarts wasn’t more diverse?

    • BillipPhailey

      Needed more Kinglsey Shacklebolt and Dean Thomas.

  • Trueblue

    I was never big on HP, so I don’t get some of these tweets, but some are funny. It would be nice to see a movie or tv show about Black “witches” and “wizards” (that wasn’t laced w/ stereotypes).

    • Me

      you know anytime they show black folks doing magic they call it voodoo and make it extremely negative. it feeds the western christian propaganda to denounce any african rituals so we can all blindly pray to white deities and fall in line when their god says we’re inferior and made to be slaves.

    • Trueblue

      You’ve got it. ;-)

    • AfroCapricornette

      Lol maybe in the West but I can assure you our African films show all that because that is really what happens…and we love watching it! Voodoo or juju is commonly practiced for either positive or negative reasons and we still believe in them (give or take) despite Christianity or Islam. I personally love watching magic and occult films and loved American Horror Story: Coven.Yeah, yeah I’m odd lol