Everyone in Northern Nigeria is not Hausa.Please don’t attempt to use the three phrases you learned from your only Hausa friend while talking to a Margi person
The whole of Northern Nigeria isn’t being ravaged by Boko Haram or herdsmen, so don’t listen to your friends that keep shouting it isn’t safe.That doesn’t mean you should just skip into a state like Borno casually o, do your googles. Read up on the latest news reports coming from there.
Try to respect yourself.If you are in a town where they have rules like once it’s past six everyone shouldn’t wear slippers again, then don’t wear the slippers. If you can’t do that then don’t go there.
You know how you call all Northern looking men Aboki in your city? Keep that nonsense there.It’s just plain disrespectful.
Learn how to keep your ignorance to yourself.If you thought Northern Nigeria was all brown grass and cows, there is no need to let all the locals you meet know that you didn’t know any better.
Not everyone is Muslim, a very large percent of Northerners are actually Christians.
So except you are sure someone is Muslim, keep your Assalamualaikum to yourself.
Google maps works great in cities like Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt but will betray you when you find yourself in a village in Jos.
So let the locals show you around, and if you have money MONEY just get a guide.