12 Situations That Prove Nigerians Have Mastered The Art Of Resilience

November 17, 2021

Resilience as a lifestyle is an art not meant for the weak. Which is why these twelve situations prove that Nigerians, besides being the most populous black nation, have mastered the art of striving against odds.

Put some respeck on the name, will you?

1. Climbing a tree with your device hanging perilously, because that’s the only way to get a network signal.

Or breaking your limbs in the process.

2. Rushing out of the house by 5 a.m. to beat morning traffic…

…and rushing out of the office by 5 p.m. to beat equally dreadful evening traffic. Multiply that by 365 days.

3. Trekking to and from third mainland bridge daily.

Have you seen how long that bridge is? Even fitfam no do reach like this. Next thing you know, your shoe has developed a mouth wide enough to swallow a newborn baby.

4. Catching danfos instead of flights for character development.

Why spend money on courses when the danfo experience will teach you more about character development? Choose Danfo today.

5. And then sitting pretty like canned sardines inside the Danfo.

You think Fela was dreaming when he sang “Shuffering and shmiling“?

6. Putting clothes under the mattress overnight to straighten out by morning.

You learn this after NEPA moves mad a hundred times. Then you realise that your iron is purely for aesthetic purposes.

7. Sleeping soundly even with the deafening noise from your neighbours’ generators.

In fact, if the gen isn’t on, it becomes impossible to have a good night’s rest. Talk about Stockholm syndrome.

8. Four people sitting in a one-man driver space inside keke.

You can say you won’t enter oh, if you feel like trekking is your portion in life.

9. Walking under blistering sun without covering your head or eyes

After all, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. So, why use shades, sunscreen or a sun hat? Waste of money.

10. Entering public transport and finding out your fellow passenger is a goat.

A typical, resilient Nigerian would not freak out. Didn’t animals and humans coexist peacefully in the times of old? Add birds and cows to the passenger list jare!

11. Chasing after a moving vehicle only for the driver to zoom off as you’re about to secure a seat

Even Dwayne Johnson would scratch his head!

12. “Scrimmming” and “LOLing” on Twitter even when the government is after your life.

You cannot come and kill yourself by yourself nau.

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