Aar Maanta performing with his band
Saado Ali Warsame winning golden record lifetime achievement award
Somalian Oud player (an instrument similar to that of a lute) Nuruddin Ali Amaan.
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the country. Basketball is the second most popular sport in the country.
Somalian scholars have produced many noticeable Islamic literature. Some modern day Somalian authors have released books that have reached international acclaim. One of these is Nuruddin Farah, who in 1998 won the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Some of his more known books are From A Crooked Rib and Links are two of his books.
The large majority of Somalis are Sunni Muslims, Christianity is a minor religion with only 1,000 followers.
Somalian Music is focused on folklore and are pentatonic, which means they are have only five pitches
the literacy rate in Somalia is 37.8 percent with only 49.7 percent of males literate and only 25.8 percent of females literate Somalia has the 7th lowest literacy rate in the world.
The main ethnic group in Somalia is Somalis and Benadiris these make up 85 percent of the people while the other 15 are Bantu and non-Somali.
About 43% of Somalis live on less than one U.S. Dollar a day. 24 of these were found in urban areas while 54% were found in rural areas
Natural Resources and Economy
Somalia has numerous untapped reserves of Uranium, iron ore, bauxite, salt, and natural gas. The Nation is suspected to have untapped reserves of oil. Somalia also has many fishing agreements with European and Asian fishing companies.