This Is For Every Nigerian Struggling To Grow A Beard

January 28, 2020
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Beards are a big deal, and every boy, right before they hit puberty looks forward to the life-changing moment when they will grow a beard. Unfortunately, not everyone records success in this area. If you’re one of these people, this is for you.

You, every time you see someone with a fully-formed beard

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God, I see what you’re doing for others.

What you look like when you take pictures with your bearded friends

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It sucks to be the man-child.

When a girl you like won’t stop gushing about men with beards


This is how you get your heart broken.

How people tease you because of your boy-face

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God! The disrespect

You, weed and methylated spirit

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Time to put my destiny in my hand and apply it to my chin

When it’s #NoShaveNovember and you realise your life is about to become more miserable

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Time to log off social media

When you notice the first strand of beards growing

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It’s happening. Hallelujah!

Three years later and it’s hardly grown to a stubble


What is this nonsense?

When your barber shaves off the small beard you’re managing

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Are you mad?

When you finally accept that you’re stuck with your boy-face

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You know what? It’s fine. Dangote doesn’t even have facial hair.

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