On a normal day, living in Nigeria get as e be. Throw in no bae, living with parents, compulsorily being around them 24/7 with no real chance for escape and you’ve got quite the situation on your hands there.
Living with Nigerian parents can be a chore, sometimes, even a series of chores which may or may not involve mopping the compound. No one knows this better than people currently stuck in lockdown with them.
Because we’re in the business of making lemonade out of lemons, here are tips to keep to heart to help you cope with your Nigerian parents while the Coronavirus lockdown is in place:
It doesn’t matter if they know the whole country has to work from home, they will still call you several times during the day to make tea/ food for them. Just accept it.
What’s a quarantine when 50+ stomachs want something?
Persevere when all the 5G and ‘coronavirus is for the rich’ WhatsApp BCs start coming in, because they will.
Fight them back with this.
Re:5G. If you see them paying a little too much attention to that guy with the ambiguous accent and conked hair, send them this.
They might miss church/mosque time and want to hold services at home, complete with offering time.
Let them. Don’t forget contribute.
If during the service, they decide to sub you with marriage talk, feel free to cough a little.
Remind them there are bigger things to worry about
When they inevitably want to leave the house because 50+ legs don’t like to stay in one place, feel free to bring out the big guns.