13 Things Nigerian Parents Say Instead Of “Sorry”

February 12, 2020

Nigerian parents seem utterly incapable of saying “sorry”. When they realise that they’ve messed up — specifically beating you like a criminal — they’ll try to apologise with everything from food to credit. Here are 13 of their most famous lines that really mean “sorry”:

1. “Have you eaten?”

Is that what is important here?

2. “Come and check if this shoe/shirt is your size?”

You’re lucky I like new clothes.

3. “…”

The silence is always deafening.

4. “I left food in the kitchen for you.”

Is food your solution to everything?

5. “Come and stay in the parlour.”

Hian! Is it by force?

6. “Go and take meat.”

I will go and take, but I’m still vexing.

7. “Do you have credit?”

Oh? Now I’m not pressing phone too much?

8. “How much is that thing you said you wanted?”

Something I asked for years ago.

9. “You are still crying?”

You beat me minutes ago. Yes, I’m still crying.

10. “So I cannot correct you again?”

Do you always use eba stick to correct someone?

11. “Is that why you’re squeezing face?”

Should I be shining teeth?

12. “Do you want more food?”

Do you want to kill me with food?

13. “It was for your own good.”

Na so.

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

August 8, 2022

Dammy lost a lot of weight in 2021. What she didn’t know was that her method of losing weight was going to come back and bite her in 2022. In this article, she talks about binge-eating and the effect it’s had on her mental and physical health.

Recommended Quizzes

November 11, 2019

Today, we are going to be using your taste in music to determine how good you actually are in bed. All you need to do is create the ultimate Nigerian hit — from the lead artist to the producer — and we’ll tell you if all your partners leave satisfied, or if you are just […]

December 11, 2019

In the past month, we’ve made quizzes that guessed the last time you had sex, how many people you’ve slept with, and just how good you are in bed. For our latest attempt, we will use your taste in Nigerian music from the 2010s to ascertain what you’re like in bed. Take to find out:

More from Pop

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X