8 Crazy Things Nigerian Parents Flog You For

March 20, 2020

Nigerian parents are the custodians of punishment and flogging. Their mantra is simple: “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” This explains why they get overzealous and go on a flogging spree. What’s the craziest thing you have ever been flogged for? Ours are below.

1. For crying.

“Why are you crying? Ehn, answer me, why are you crying? The next thing, slap. Next thing, go and bring my belt.”

2. For not crying at at all.

God help you that you don’t cry when you are flogged. You’ll hear: “Oh you have grown wings, abi? That’s why you no longer cry. You are in soup today.”

3. For speaking up.

Say you feel cheated and you dare to speak up, it almost always leads to cane. They would go: “Oh, I’m talking and you’re talking, abi? You’re dead today.”

4. For not speaking up.

Imagine that something happens to you and you are quiet. Then they ask you, but you say nothing. “Talk na. Talk.What happened?” The next you’ll hear is a slap. And then the flogging begins.

5. For correcting their mistakes.

This one is simple: “Oh, you’ve become so educated that you can now correct me like I’m a child, abi?” Next thing is cane.

6. For not correcting them.

WHY DID YOU NOT SAY ANYTHING WHEN YOU SAW ME POURING SUGAR INSIDE THE SOUP? Go and bring cane.

7. For doing the house chores.

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This is actually crazy. You’ll clean the house and your mother or father will ask why their dirty clothes are now in the laundry basket. “Did I tell you it is dirty? Answer me now?” Next thing you know, it’s beating.

8. For not doing the house chores.

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Every Nigerian child must have experienced this at one point or the other.

The question is: dear Nigerian parents, what exactly do you want from us, please?

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