8 Things Nigerian Women Can Relate to During Christmas Season

December 18, 2021

Everyone knows that Nigerian women carry Christmas on their backs. From waking up early in the morning to the intrusive questions from family members, here’s a list of things Nigerian women can relate to during the Christmas season. 

1. Waking up early 

If you are the first daughter, then you probably already wake up early on other days. During the holidays it’s worse because everyone else is resting or flexing but you have to cook for the family. 

2. Cooking all day and not finding the time to eat 

Cooking large meals is a huge part of Christmas, especially if you live with your family. Nigerian women spend all day in the kitchen and sometimes don’t find the time to eat. The ghetto! 

3. Smelling like food after spending hours in the kitchen

When you are eventually saved from cooking, the scent of food will follow you for the rest of the day. Even after a bath. Talk about annoying.

4. Eating too much 

Whenever you jam food, all you want to do is eat like a thief. This is well deserved sha, after washing cow intestines all morning. 

5. Your parents not letting you go out with your male cousins at night 

After all the work, you want to go out and unwind but your parents won’t let you go because It’S NoT SaFe. 

6. Your uncles and aunts telling you they have a man for you 

Everybody is always trying to marry you off to their family friend. Said man is always either living in a foreign country or younger than you — both useless to you.

7. “When will you marry?”

When they ask you this question, respond with “When you marry.” If they are already married, we made a list of responses to help you navigate the conversation. 

8. “When will you have kids?”

Asking intrusive questions is a Nigerian thing but you don’t have to indulge them. That’s why we wrote this list of responses for when people ask when you will have kids. 

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