In approaching the question of nation-building, proper attention must be paid to democratization, modernization, political stability, peace-building and general development. lt is the building of a common identity. When the issue of national development is raised, the questions to which answers must be provided are: what is happening to poverty? What is happening to unemployment? And what is happening to inequality? With this in mind, this paper attempts to establish that culture which makes for group identity and unity is key to genuine nation-building. It also posits that some cultures could be cultivated in the spirit of acculturation that would be detrimental to the developmental objectives of the nation.