All The Stress That Comes With Being Your Parents’ Favourite Child

September 10, 2022

There’s no winning with African parents. Depending on whether you’re the black sheep or the favourite child, there are two things involved.. If you’re the black sheep, you’re safe. If you’re the favourite child, there’s only one thing involved: they’ll stress your life. 

How? Read on to find out. 

Your siblings think you’re a snitch

This is how you look to them when they’re talking about something private and you try to join in.

You're the favourite child

Your parents rope you into being an actual snitch

They’ll come and disguise it as heart-to-heart talk but they really want is for you to start confessing the sins of your siblings.

Favourite child is now a snitch

You’re their retirement plan

Did you think being their favourite child is for free? You’ll pay for it with extra black tax, dear.

Favorite child for retirement

They’ll turn you to their gist partner by force

Sometimes you just want to sleep or be by yourself. Try telling that to an African parent when they want to gist about their friend whose child just got arrested by the police for stealing someone’s pet goat


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You can’t do what they don’t want

This is how you know you’re their favourite child: when you really start considering their feelings as an adult even though you want to do something else. You now have to hide that tattoo you got because you wanted them to think you’re still a child of God

Favourite child can't disappoint

They send you on way more errands

We all know sending you on errands is the love language of Nigerian parents. You’re only going to be getting more of that since you’re their favourite child.

Favourite child runs errands

They use you as the moral compass

You can’t stay out late with friends without them thinking you’ve grown wings. Even though you’re in the streets, you can only be making guest appearances because of eye service.

You become the third parent

To your siblings, you become a middle-aged Nigerian giving them life advice they didn’t ask for.


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