Nigeria is 48! You Know You’re Nigerian If…
To take a detour from my regularly scheduled blogging, I’d like to wish Nigeria a HAPPY 48th INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! We will party o!! We need Bailey’s Irish Cream, Guinness (Stout), Jollof Rice, Fufu & Stew, and Maltina.
**You know you’re NIGERIAN IF**
*The only reason you dance at Nigerian parties is to get “sprayed” money by the adults
*Your parents add “O” to the end of every sentence: Shutup-O! Get me water-O!
*You’ve been called an “IJOT” more times than you can count by your parents
*You’ve been slapped for not greeting someone well
*You’ve gotten in trouble for giving an elder something with your left hand
*You gotta call all the older Nigerians you know uncle or auntie even if they are not related!
*Your parents YELL, not talk on the phone
*Your parents buy phone cards on a weekly basis
*You know who King Sunny Ade and Salawa are
*When Shina Peters’ Afro Juju comes on at a party, you lose your mind!
*You know what chin chin, puff puff, or moyin moyin are
*Your parents like eating Garri & Water as a snack (sometimes with peanuts)
*You can pick which you like better, Eba or Amala
*You been scared watching the movies your parents bring from back home
*There is ALWAYS white rice in your house
*Sometimes when you eat your Mom’s food, your nose starts running from the spiciness
*A party starts at 6 and you show up at 10, and most people are still not there yet
*You say “Amen” a thousand times when you pray and all the parents know the exact time to say it.
*You always hear your parents say “Ah ah!”
*When your parents threaten to send you “back home” when you misbehave
*Your parents call Ramen noodles “indomie”
*You point at something with your lips
*You always have maggi cubes in your house
*You are mad that your clothes now smell of stock fish and stew
*You gotta pronounce your last name 20 times for people and they still don’t get it rite!
*You’re laughing at this stuff because you can relate to some, if not most of them!!