If you don’t know what a typical African mother is like, think Iya Tiwa from Skinny Girl in Transit. African mothers are popularly known for over-reacting to even the minutest situations. Just let your African mother find your “#dead” comment on social media, and you’ll get a phone call right away, with her yelling at the top of her voice, “you will not die in Jesus’ name!” Push it too far by posting a picture of you in a strapless dress, and it’s wrap; your African mother will call you, threatening to have a heart attack, saying “o fe pa mi ni?”
Don’t be fooled though, African mothers are our biggest supporters, and that’s why we love them like kilode?Let’s not get started on their banging meals; even iya basira cannot compete with my mom’s catfish stew.
It’s almost summer, which means wedding season is upon us! Who doesn’t love the celebration of love, and of course, the added bonus of party jollof and small chops?appetizers As much as we love weddings, there are some ridiculousness that interfere with our excitement for them. Dear bride and groom (and the wedding party), before we start booking our makeup and geleNigerian head gear for your wedding, please promise us that you won’t be guilty any of the following seven offenses.
Have you ever been to a Nigerian embassy? Or ordered clothes from designers tailors in Nigeria, because #buynigerian? Or have you been to a post office in Nigeria? Notice what these places/events have in common? People in “important” positions, who have something you want. The little authority they are given has so gotten into their heads, that they don’t know how to act anymore. I call that the nigerianism attitude.
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I still remember details of my first day in the United States, like how the cab driver almost cursed me out because I gave him a dollar bill thinking it was a $100 bill, and how people reacted like they had seen a ghost when they first saw me.
“Hi Siri, I have a naijaNigerian party starting at 4pm, what time should I leave home?” Siri responds, “You. should. leave. at. 6pm. if. you. want. to. help. with. set. up. Expect. the. party. to. start. at. 8pm.”
The wedding finally happened! I never hesperredit. And just like that SGIT Season 5 is over. I am so proud of NdaniTV for creating this show. Seems like it started out to be just for entertainment with the first few seasons, but then they seamlessly tied in relationship and life lessons while keeping us entertained this season. In my recap of Episode 1, I mentioned that I may skip writing on some episodes if it was full of IyaTiwa shouting upandan. I was being serious, but NdaniTV came prepared this season. Let’s talk about how each of the characters have grown from Season 1.