10 Ways Life Is Different For Nigerian Men At Ages 21, 25, And 30

July 6, 2020

This is based on a true life story…or not.

1) How you party:

At 21: Like a beast.

At 25: With small restraint and paracetamol the next morning.

At 30: On your bed because Jesus didn’t die for this.

2) How you communicate:

At 21: BBM.

At 25: Twitter and Whatsapp.

At 30: Email only.

3) What you talk about:

At 21: Parties and after University.

At 25: Career and plans ft. will I ever blow?

At 30: Midlife crisis.

4) What you argue about:

At 21: Ronaldo vs Messi.

At 25: Which investment option is better?

At 30: You don’t even argue.

5) What you drink:

At 21: Absolut Vodka.

At 25: Wine.

At 30: Tea please. No sugar.

6) Plans for the weekend:

At 21: Owambe.

At 25: Catch up on work from during the week.

At 30: Sleep or maybe go on double dates with other couples.

7) Number of close friends:

At 21: Everyone is your guy.

At 25: Maybe a few people from Uni.

At 30: Your dog, Bruno.

8) Attitude towards crying:

At 21: Hard guy, hard guy.

At 25: Once in a while. When life shakes you.

At 30: Every Saturday by 8 pm sharp because this life get as e be.

9) Source of happines:

At 21: Grades in school.

At 25: Career development.

At 30: Every day you wake up, you choose to be happy because this life is a pot of beans.

10) Bedtime:

At 21: Never.

At 25: 1:30 am.

At 30: 9:15 pm sharp or 10 pm if there’s a public holiday the next day.

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