Everyone will agree that 2016 has been a very trying year. But despite it all, Nigerians and Africans as a whole have shown their incredible resilience.

With the New year finally upon us it’s only right that we look back on the year and recount the things that gave us hope. We do this to remind ourselves that no matter how bleak and dark things may seem, there will always be those moments that make everything worth it and restore your faith in humanity.

Here are some of the moments in 2016 that gave us hope, and we can only hope 2017 will be full of many more.

We wish you all a very happy New Year!