22 Things People Who Grew Up In Yoruba Homes Will Relate To

April 19, 2016

1. Having to go on both knees to greet elders.

Must I roll on the floor to show respect?

2. All the hymns in church sounded like this.

E ke Halleluya!

3. Having to call everybody older than you sister and brother.

Na wa o.

4. Eating swallow every day and for the rest of your life.

Swallow or nothing!

5. Taking so much Ewedu it has become your favourite drink.

*Sips Ewedu and Gbegiri*

6. Jamming to Sunny Ade, Ebenezer and Kwam 1 and losing all your home training.

Turn up!

7. People ruining your name because that’s the Yoruba way of pronouncing it.

Aunty, it’s Maryam, not Moriamo!

8. When you hear Tope Alabi and know it’s time for another lit Yoruba movie.

Yass, sing it Tope!

9. Oleku, Yemi My Lover, Toluwani, Saworoide and the rest were the best movies ever!

They should be nominated for Oscars please, argue with your VCD player.

10. You and your home training.

You must never lose your home training.

11. Having so many aunties in your family and remembering all their names.

Sigh!

12. Using left hand is a taboo.

Na wa o!

13. Collecting sweets from strangers is a recipe for flogging.

You want to turn to yam ehn?

14. Knowing how to pound yam and make Eba is more important than a lot of things.

O le te Eba?

15. Having all the weirdest and funniest nicknames.

Elenu ma jeun for those that didn’t like to eat.

16. Having one million middle names that your mother manages to remember when you get into trouble.

”Diekoloreoluwa Oluwaseunfunmi Felicia Adewunmi, come here!”

17. When there are different names for all the beatings that exist in your house.

*Shedding tears*

18. Your parents, when you try to eat your meat before finishing your food.

But it’s my own meat na.

19. Learning 1000 hilarious ways to insult people in Yoruba.

LOL! Elenu gboro, Omo rada rada, Oloriburuku…

20. Your mother, when you tell her you want to marry from another tribe.

Mummy, please now!

21. Your mother, when you try to open up to her.

21) A Yoruba Mother is a natural confidant.

“Mummy, I think Tunde is cheating on me.” “Why won’t he cheat when all you do is eat?” — WALE LAWAL (@WalleLawal) June 11, 2014

22. You, whenever you hear there’s an Owambe happening soon.

Because nobody turns up like Yoruba people!

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