Which one? There is no monolithic African culture. Believe it or not, there is even variety amongst "bones in their nose" cultures, many of which are not African.The culture that did not come from Europeans.
I can assure you it started off stupid, and I'm not at all depressed at your willingness to further such racism. Trust me, I'll live without it.This debate has become too stupid for me. I draw the line at nihilism.
By the way, I just did a google image search of "African people." Very few of them actually had bones in their noses...just sayin.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Beyond that, there is wide genetic variation amongst "sub saharan" africans, and so the term does not imply genetic variation alone but superficial appearance.
Also, these differences may or may not matter there, or here in the US. So the most correct answer is that anything goes, imo.