15 Things Anyone With A Nigerian Aunty Will Understand Immediately

November 11, 2015

1. When you mother forces you to talk to her on the phone.

“Yes ma” “Amen” “Amen” “Amen” “Thank you, ma”

2. “Don’t you remember me? I saw you last when you were a baby.”

I don’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday.

3. When you’re not sure if she is your actual aunty or just a random adult.

In Nigeria anyone older than you is your aunty or uncle.

4. Whenever you had to give her that Oscar-worthy fake smile.

You really just want to leave that place.

5. When she sees you outside with someone of the opposite sex.

“Sister, you won’t believe what I saw your child doing?”

6. When she comments on your weight before asking how you are.

You won’t watch your own potbelly first, ehn?

7. When she sees you at a wedding and asks you “when is your own?”

If I ask you “when is your own?” at a burial now, you will start vexing.

8. When she sends you a friend request on Facebook.

Ignore. Block. Delete App.

9. When she comes to visit and you know it’s going to be Africa Magic all day every day.

Please, come and be going.

10. When your parents are shouting at you and she joins mouth.

See me see trouble.

11. When she complains about your upbringing but you know your cousin is a yahoo boy.

Well, this is awkward.

12. How they turn up for Owambes:

13. When they drag you the dance-floor at an Owambe.

This is not why I am here.

14. When she carries it on her head that you don’t speak your native language enough.

Are you my tongue?

15. Whenever she drops “just manage” money before leaving.

Aunty! Aunty! My favorite aunty. So, did we miss anything?

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 4, 2019

After successfully predicting when y’all are getting married (please, email any complaints to noneofourbusiness@nayousabi.com), we are back to tell you how much is currently in your account. How, you might ask? By using your taste in Nollywood, of course. Shhh. No questions. Just take it already:

November 14, 2019

The fourth season of Big Brother Naija came to an end over a month ago, but the conversation surrounding the housemates is far from over. So, in a bid to keep the fire burning, we decided to create a quiz that tells you which famous member of the ‘Pepper Dem’ gang is your soulmate. Take […]

December 29, 2021

A new year is right around the corner. Before we go into 2022, enjoy some of our top quizzes from this year. 1. QUIZ: Only Nigerian Gen Z’ers Can Make It To The End Of This Musicians Quiz Forget about your age. If you can make it to the end of this quiz, you’re definitely […]

April 3, 2020

While the rest of the world loves to treat our continent like a country, there are actually 54 African countries. So, in a bid to test your knowledge (and educate you), we’ve created a quiz to see how many of their capitals you can correctly name. Go ahead:

More from Inside Life

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

September 13, 2022
Vs The World is a Zikoko original video series that follows best friends Astor and Hassan as they take on the world.
August 23, 2022
Zikoko Ships is a Zikoko Original series where we invite two people who share a relationship to play the Zikoko card games
December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X