If you really deep it, Nigerian bosses and fathers are very alike. They’re both always right, expect you to know what they’re thinking and make the best decisions, or at least, that’s what they like to believe. The point is, they’re unquestionable.

Since your male boss and your father are basically the same people, there’ll be times when you can’t tell the difference between them. And in these eight scenarios, you can actually call your boss “Daddy”.

When you’re dating them

Whether you call them Daddy or Zaddy, same difference.

During morning devotion

If your workplace still does morning devotions in the 21st century, then it’s not out of place to call your oga “daddy”. He might even expect it. It’s giving, “God, bless our daddy today”.

When they ask you to

If you don’t know that some bosses actually order you to call them “daddy” or “uncle”, then you obviously haven’t heard of local government offices.

When you want to spice up a boring workday

So there’s no fuel to turn on the office generator, and everyone is dying of heat. Cracking jokes to lighten the mood is stale. Use the daddy card and see if everywhere won’t come alive. Even if all they do is stare at you in disbelief, alive is alive.

On payday

You’re an African child who’s been brought up to pay respect to your elders. So, how can you receive salary without telling your boss, “Thank you, Daddy”? Fix up.

When you’re tired of capitalism

Every day, you go, “I’m tired of work”, but you never really do anything to stop it. Call your boss “Daddy” today and see if that problem won’t be solved.

When they’re your actual daddy

Especially if you want to remind your colleagues your father owns the whole establishment. They better start kissing up to you if they like employment.

If it’s their name

If Nigerians can give their children names like Godsbattleaxe, what is “Daddy” that’s too much for them?

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