Top 17 Happiest Countries in Africa 2021, Nigeria Claims Last Position

Top 17 Happiest Countries in Africa 2021, Nigeria Claims Last Position

The World Happiness Report 2021 has rated countries based on how happy they are. The report which was published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network rated Finland as the happiest nation in the world.

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It looked at how people's emotions and wellbeing were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown.

To rate countries, the ninth edition of the report used indicators such as life evaluations, positive emotions, and negative emotions.

Top 17 Happiest Countries in Africa 2021, Nigeria Claims Last position
In the African category, Nigeria came last on the list. Photo source: Pius Utomi Ekpei
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Below is a full list in the African category:

  1. Mauritius
  2. Libya
  3. Congo
  4. Cameroon
  5. Senegal
  6. Ghana
  7. Niger
  8. The Gambia
  9. Benin
  10. Guinea
  11. South Africa
  12. Morocco
  13. Algeria
  14. Gabon
  15. Burkina Faso
  16. Mozambique
  17. Nigeria

When the report hit Twitter, hundreds of people had so much to say. compiled some of their reactions below:

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@FighterThaps said:

"I think Nigerians are more happier only because most them are based in South Africa."

@mukuk_m said:

"Zambians we are happy more than Nigerians n South Africans combined."

@wahh_massa said:

"I've not been truly happy since I was born. I don't know what happiness is. That's because I was born and live in Cameroon."

@onthe1stof4th said:

"If what Nigeria is is happy, then I really pity other countries. Like everyone is screaming at everyone here and you say that’s happiness? Ok."

@freshkid_icon said:

"There’s a saying “ignorance is bliss” Explains why Cameroon is here. If this list is true then my condolences to the other countries. Y’all going through a lot."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Sierra Leonean Leone, Guinea Franc, Malagasy Ariary were some of the weakest currencies on the continent. Fortunately, the naira did not make the list.

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Despite the countries that own those currencies being rich in natural resources, their economies are down with a large portion of citizens wallowing in poverty.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

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