Immigrant entrepreneurs in Nigeria are a diverse group, whether they are men or women, from different ethnic backgrounds, social groups, types of business, or geographical areas. Yet, as immigrant entrepreneurs they share many characteristics with their counterparts in other nations. They range primarily from the self-employed sole trader with no employees to those employing a relatively small or medium-sized organized workforce. Although the history of Nigeria after 1966 is ripe with political turmoil, frequent military coups that increased ethnic tension and violence and resulted in the bloodbath of a civil war, the country has managed to emerge as the most populous democracy in Africa. Today, Nigeria is a powerful nation in West Africa that dominates its region both economically and militarily. It is no wonder that in the past few years, Nigeria has become a favorite destination of immigrant entrepreneurs from neighboring countries.