What's up with Brazil and Nigeria?

"Global Connections" is a brand-new segment on CNN's Connect the World. Each week, we'll be asking you to make connections between countries that, on first appearance, may not seem to have much in common. First up is South American powerhouse Brazil and African stalwart Nigeria. Can you make a connection?

On the surface, both Brazil and Nigeria may seem like they have absolutely nothing in common, but if you dig a little deeper, you'll soon realize that they have a lot more connections than you may think.

We've chosen the South American powerhouse and African stalwart as our very first pair of countries in our brand new segment on CNN International's "Connect the World," that we're calling "Global Connections."

One of the most beautiful countries on the planet, Brazil is the land of carnival, rainforests, beaches and football, while Nigeria is Africa’s most populated country, famous for oil and Nollywood films.

So what on earth could the connections possibly be?

Well, that's why we are going to be relying on you.

In this new weekly segment, we'll be choosing a new pair of countries every seven days and that's why we will need you to get in touch and post comments and video.

The connections can be anything from culture and geography to music and the economy.

We also want to hear your personal stories too. Perhaps you have a family member that moved from one country to the other years ago and you want to get in touch? Maybe you visited one country years ago on holiday and something special happened? Whatever connection you think there is, we want to know.

  • To leave your comments, click here.
  • You can also post your video responses directly to our very own CNN iReport page which you can visit by clicking here.

(Published by CNN - August 27, 2010)

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