I hear what you're saying and i've asked similar questions and meditated on similar points, and i've come to the conclusion that we were only black after encounters with people with different coloured skin, they called us black, they labelled us black, just a simple sight thing. But before we were called 'black' we had a name and names, and before Africa was divided it had already been named. So really we have evolved along the trademarks of people that "discovered" us but haven't looked back and really questioned who we were before our "discovery" and that's where being lost comes in.
Before being called black, before Africa, before Nigeria, what were we then? What were we called? - How many identities have we lost?
But certain of us are aware of who we are today and where we belong. In time the truth will come out, it always does in the end.
Peace & Righteousness,
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