16 Things You Could Find in Every Nigerian Home Growing Up

October 20, 2015

1. An Ice Cream bowl with frozen soup in the freezer.

2. Danish Cookies Tin with sewing equipment.

danish cookies

The betrayal.

3. Those phone chargers for phones that were long gone.

old phone chargers

4. That plastic bag filled with plenty of other plastic bags.

5. Trays, Mugs, and Bottle Openers from different Owambes.

6. Those clear plastic take away bowls with slight oil stains that never come off.

7. Those plastic covers without any sign of matching bowls.

lids to bowls

Even more than the number of bowls in the house.

8. Old tins of paint no one ever used.

paint cans

Just sitting there in the store.

9. Old drugs in a bowl (mostly paracetamol).

10. A bunch of jerrycans.

11. That rechargeable lamp with a radio.


The one that gave us jams and light at the same time.

12. That remote control with a missing battery cover.

13. Two or more ‘Ghana must go’ bags.

14. That reliable Philips iron.

15. That bowl with a wedding sticker on it.

16. A stack of old newspapers.

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