Memes You Can Relate to if You Grew Up Queer in Nigeria

June 7, 2022

For most queer people, growing up in Nigeria is the ghetto. But sometimes, you encounter some ridiculous situations that leave you laughing. Here are ten memes you can relate to as a queer Nigerian. 

1. The “Keep It together” meme

That weird random moment when your family members are bad-mouthing queer people around you, and you’re fighting the urge to scream, “It’s me, I’m queer people!”

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2. The “Don’t think about it too much” meme

Nobody should even tell you twice. Embrace it. You’re the main character now. 

3. The “Is this gay enough?”

No, because do they expect people to walk around draped in the pride flag?

4. The “Homophobic and still can’t speak English” meme

Use this meme when homophobes ask people with neo pronouns how they can use “they/they” for one person or when they say LgTv people as a joke. 

5.  The “try to mind your business” meme

When that family member that has problems comes to ask you foolish questions, refine this meme to fit their situation. You’re welcome. 

6. The “If you guys knew, why didn’t you tell me?”

Lowkey, this meme is for when you come out to your friends, and they say, “oh, we know” or “You’re just knowing” reread the title. 

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7. The “Celebrate little wins.”

We might not be winning at many things, but for those of us who refuse to or can’t pay rent, being able to have your partner in your parent’s house is a blessing. 

8. The “ Na beg I dey beg you”

You love all your queer friends, but some can never come to your house because your parents will immediately clock them.

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9. The “wtf is a gay stereotype” meme

Sometimes you want to laugh at funny queer memes, but it’s so far removed from your reality. For instance, if you liked folding the arm of your t-shirt as a Nigerian child, the t-shirt probably wasn’t your size. But outside, it’s a lesbian thing. 

10. The “For here?” meme

When pride month begins, and the abroad queers start making jokes about how corporations change their logos, all you can do is laugh because honestly, for here?

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