But globalization coming our way; and somewhere along

But globalization cannot be blamed for all irregularities in the current state of the Nigeria society, for the simple reason that every culture or society evolves at some point in time with or without globalization. Globalization merely increases the speed at which this cultural evolution occurs. And we must agree that for any cultural norm to have changed in some way, the affected society should be blamed for allowing such changes. We see an example in the red Indians native to America, who seemed to have preserved the core traditions of their culture while being the next door neighbor to the most corrosive culture in the world. A lot of their rites and rituals, societal norms (guerilla lifestyle, hunting pleasures, beliefs in the supernatural, predispositions to superstitions etc) seem to have remained untainted by Americanization.
Perhaps it is safe to say that, we as Nigerians have not been taking rightful stance on the issue of the effects of globalization, we have become hypocritical and lazy because we have seriously lacked in the true propagation of our culture. Because at this point, it is clear that when it comes to culture, there is a blur in the margin between right and wrong, meaning that one lifestyle cannot be the one true way of life. We as Nigerians, seem to have dropped everything about our culture in a bid to follow the wave of globalization coming our way; and somewhere along the line we seem to have forgotten what was core to our culture. This can be seen in the way we have changed from traditionalism to christianism.
There is also a miniature gap in the generation-to-generation handing over of our cultural norms. Take Yoruba for instance, we culturally thrive off our absolute reliance on the elders, as no solid decisions can be endorsed without the sign-off of an elder. Judging by our rate of emigration that has been on the rise in recent decades, our elders barely get the chance to pass on the cultural torch.
Obviously, there is still a fraction of our populace who still follow closely in the paths of our cultural norms and beliefs. The mere assumption that this fraction ought to count for something is probably the main source of our gross nonchalance that has brought us to this point and robbed us of our nativity. This fraction still loyal to our culture represents the surviving heartbeat of our dying culture, which must be supported and carefully guided with the arms of modernization. As globalization can have a positive side too.
Furthermore, we acknowledge that through globalization, the Nigerian culture has changed for the better. There were some Nigerian beliefs like the twin taboo -which allow for the ritual-like killing of twins, the use of evil forests -where untreated people were sent to live out the rest of their lives simply because it was assumed that they were being punished by the gods, people with sickle-cell were thought to be possessed by evil spirits called Ogbanjie, servants were buried alive with their kings with the belief that they will keep serving their kings in death. These erroneous beliefs were put to an end by globalization and the wave of civilization. Nicolaides (2012:123) supported this by acknowledging that sometimes, values that sound ethical like rights and democracy of people seem to have been globalized and for good reason.