First things first, we all know living in Nigeria is a struggle. 120 million people squashed in a country that won’t give them light, has non-existent healthcare, even transport is too hard to get right.
How we’ve made it on less than nothing is a mystery because this country?

Now if you’ve spent any time in this country, you’ve definitely faced some type of struggle, whether being stuck for hours in a bus with someone that wants all the passengers to give their lives to Christ, but not without donating a little something-something for the construction of his ultra-modern church.

Or having to do a ‘what I ordered versus what I got’ battle with your tailor every Christmas. Struggles dey.

But what’s your least favourite. We’ll go first. Here’s a list of the Nigerian struggles we can’t wait to miss from our real country, Canada:

Having to do the almighty formula to know when they’ll bring back power.

Nigerian struggle

If they took it at 12 PM, that means we’ll have like 7 hours break. Maybe by 7 or 10PM latest sha.

Having to carry your own own extension cord to the office.

Before you start hearing stories that touch when you want to charge your torchlights, rechargeable fan and stabilised before they bring light at 10PM.

Wanting to tell the church beside your house to keep quiet.

But do you have the might to battle the remaining 5 down the street too?

Wanting to take a video in the car to show out on Instagram but Nigerian potholes have you like:

The slay will have to wait till you touch ground.

When you try to think of nice tourist attractions to take your friends from the abroad to.

Hmm. If we go to Idanre Hills, there are no safety harnesses, let them not say I killed Kunle for sacrifice. Is the elevator in Olumo rock still working like this? Hmm.

Having to take IELTS to prove you can speak the English you’ve been speaking since you were born.

We don’t blame you sha, Canada. If Nigeria made sense, would I be studying for oral tests at 27?

Wanting to open a website and seeing it’s unavailable in your area.

Thanks Nigeria.

What’s your least favourite Nigerian struggle?



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