Things someone who grew up in a Nigerian home would understand
These are some of the things I think you can relate to growing up in a Nigerian or even African house.
1. “Mum, can I have McDonald’s?” There’s rice at home
2. Your kitchen is full of mugs, plates and trays from parties, weddings, baby christenings you have previously attended
3. When you go to parties, party favours may include towels , umbrellas, paracetamol, salt, maggi cubes, storage containers, buckets, bags, serving spoons, mugs, trays, keyrings, pens amidst other items
4. Parents phone calls to family back home may involve a lot of shouting, rendering any other activity in the same room as the phonecall pointless
5. You have ice cream containers in the fridge or freezer that don’t have any ice cream but house jollof rice, stew, fried meat, chicken stock and other food items
6. You are the resident handyman or woman for installing new technology in the house and fixing it when it goes wrong
7. Your cupboard is FULL of “aso ebi” from weddings and parties that you have attended before.
8.You have Robb in your house (and maybe Aboniki balm too)
9. You have used maggi to season your food before
10. All other stock cube (irrespective of brand ) is referred to as Maggi
11. Garri or indomie noodles are potential options when there is nothing to eat
13. Your surname and or first name come up as incorrectly spelled word in word documents
Did I miss any out? Drop them in the comments
Until next time
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