The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 26-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about the trauma she faced growing up with her mum, her dad leaving and how therapy improved her relationship with her mum. Tell me about your earliest memory. Growing up, I was very stubborn. I used to get into a […]
Childhood was probably the peak of our lives. Free food, no rent, no responsibilities and plenty of fun. Until we were scammed into adulthood, which we all know is the absolute ghetto. Sometimes I wonder about the things I would bring back from my childhood if I could. 1. Naps. Remember how you had to […]
I feel like every single person that grew up in Nigeria had the same childhood. So, that’s why this quiz shouldn’t be too difficult. Give it a try below: 11 Quizzes For People Who Grew Up In Nigeria Prove your Nigerian-ness. Take these quizzes.
Childhood was the ghetto because we believed so many ridiculous things. Here are some of the unforgivable things I believed as a child. Laugh at your own peril: 1) If your food falls on the floor, Satan has eaten it. Satan can’t do fit-fam in peace without blasphemy. 2) If you want grow taller, eat […]
Growing up in Nigeria, there were a lot of ridiculous myths we all believed. From food combinations that could kill to ways to make your tooth grow back, our younger selves were just too gullible. Now, many years later, we want to see if you remember some of those myths. Test your memory:
Long before we had Burna boy or Mr. Eazi, we had songs with local spice. Even though they didn’t have the greatest lyrics, they made us dance. And some even had moral instructions for us. Part of me wishes we had the adult version of these songs that made childhood a lot more bearable. I […]
“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap” but we didn’t listen. Now, here we are, all grown, reading this post about a time we wanted to so desperately leave behind. Here are some things we now miss: 1) Exchange rate. I miss the days of 1 Dollar = 150 Naira. 2) Proper holidays. I can’t believe […]
I promise you that this is not nostalgia, but why did I have to grow up? Childhood was fun because things were simpler and I didn’t overthink. Also, it was easier to take anything at face value. As an adult, not so much. Overthinking left and right. Here is a list of absolutely silly yet […]
Growing up as a Nigerian, there were very few career options to aspire to, unless you wanted your parents to kick you out. So, we’ve created a quiz that can guess what your younger self hoped to become, whether it was a doctor, a pilot or a lawyer. Take and see if we got it […]
1) Not dropping offering money so you can buy ice cream after church. 2) Your parents offering to help you “save” the money visitors dash you. 3) Keeping the change when you run an errand. 4) Greeting the visitor over and over again so they will drop money. 5) Slightly inflating the price of textbooks. […]
Growing up in Nigeria can be all shades of awesome, weird and just plain insane, depending on the kind of Nigerian parents you had. But, the awesomeness of playground time cannot be disputed, sometimes I want to shed off this adult skin and dance in the rain while playing suwe or ten-ten. We’ve listed seven […]
Some of the best local games that shaped our childhoods! Do you remember these?
If you have other important things to do, don’t read.
All the times you had to say your parents were not home when they were
All you teacher’s pet and your special treatment
All the mumu things you used to do will just make you ashamed of yourself.
…and even now with your old age the thing will still confuse you.
So you’re panicking because NEPA took light? SMH.
These things were just stress!
When being agreeable is too mainstream for you!
We all read these in class instead of listening.
“Ehn?! Oya change the channel, quickly!!”
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: