Congratulations! You’re Now Your Nigerian Parent’s Bestie

April 11, 2022

Many Nigerians don’t have close friends, and even if they do, they don’t have best friends. At least, that’s what you think. If your parents do any of the things on this list with you, you’re their bestie. Better believe.

1) They’re always gossiping about their relationship problems with you

When something happens to you romantically, don’t you report yourself to the group chat with all your friends? Your parents do just that. Except there is no group chat and you’re the only bestie. 

2) Your opinion matters to them 

Before they buy something or take an important decision, they always involve you in their plans/actions and ask for your thoughts. If you feel they shouldn’t go through with it, they won’t. Your opinions hold a lot of weight to them. That’s because you’re more than a child to them. 

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3) They always spill secrets ear and dear 

Unprovoked, your parents can just tell you that your “late” Aunty is still alive but faked her death to hide from Interpol for tax fraud. You’ll be shook, confused, but entertained. You can only spill tea like that with your bestie. 

4) They report everyone to you 

It’s not like you’re going to beat those people up, but anytime someone looks for their trouble, they’ll tell you about it. Before you know it, you’re holding grudges with people you’ve never spoken to before. 

5) They send you rubbish WhatsApp broadcasts 

They do this because they care about you. It’s their way of reminding you that they’re always thinking about you. 

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6) Your name/birthday is their password 

You can forget your children, but you’ll never forget your bestie. That’s why when it comes to security information like passwords, they use your name or your birthday. 

7) They’re interested in the things you like

From your favourite musician to your favourite movie. If your parents are constantly asking you about what you like, it’s because they want to have common ground with their best friend. 

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