House chores are a dreaded thing for anybody who grew up in Nigeria. But trust Nigerian parents to take pleasure in assigning chores for their children. We’re grown now, and we can rebel against house chores and all the heartache it caused us. Join us in this protest!

1. Washing clothes.

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Include daddy’s tough jeans, mummy’s stiff lace, your own clothes, and you’ll understand that this chore is the original definition of slave labour.

2. Cleaning the toilet.

The smell. Yuck!

3. Cooking.

The sizzling oil when you fry meat, the smell of the spices on your clothes, onions stinging your eyes, having to pluck vegetables and then shred them… *sigh* The torture.

4. Ironing.

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Only cultists would have enjoyed this, tbh.

5. Mopping floors.

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There mere appearance of this is traumatic.

6. Sweeping.

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And its annoying siblings: removing cobwebs, dusting surfaces, etc.

7. Washing the car.

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Or the okada. Or keke napep. Or whatever means of transportation was available in the family.

8. Washing plates.

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You know what is worse? When you’ve finished washing all the plates and your mother comes in with two dirty pots and a plate that has dried eba on it.

Other house chores that didn’t make the cut but still annoyed us anyway:

9. Going to the market (especially with your mother).

10. Spreading the bed.

11. Cutting the grass.

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Every Nigerian child when it is time for house chores.


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