Even though Geography is taught in schools and Google is free, a lot of people still don’t seem to know much about South-South people. So if you have a South-South friend here are some things you can learn today that will make their day.
When an Urhobo or Bini person sees a plate of Owo and Starch they’ll now top it up with smoked fish.
If there’s no starch in heaven Urhobo and Bini people are not going anywhere.
Show this picture of fisherman soup to any Rivers’ person and see whether they won’t smile.
When an Ijaw person hears someone else speaking Ijaw in a foreign land.
When you meet a South-South person and don’t immediately ask them if they are Igbo.
Especially after they’ve already told you where they are from. My sister thank you for having sense.
When you pronounce an Edo person’s name right at first try.
When you meet an Akwa Ibom person and don’t immediately call them Calabar.
Especially because firstly Calabar isn’t a tribe. Secondly, Calabar is not even in Akwa Ibom. Plis dears.
Also not assuming that everyone from Cross River is Calabar.
Not mistaking Rivers for Cross Rivers after you’ve been told ten times by a Rivers person that they are not the same.
Not saying all these you people strange strange names sef when a South-South person tells you their name.
It’s not their fault that you’ve never left the four corners of your own state to experience other cultures.
When you invite a Rivers’ state person to eat proper Onunu.
My brother you obviously mean me well.