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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