We Got Drinking Tips From A South-South Person

July 19, 2019

How we perceive other people is often driven by stereotypes. Non-Igbo people might think all Igbo people are business-oriented. Non-Yoruba people might think all Yoruba people have to put pepper in all of their food including ice-cream. Non-South-South people often think South-South people are alcoholics. 

Now while I can’t speak to the rest of the stereotypes, I can confirm that while we might not be alcoholics the average South-South person especially one who is born and raised in the region can hold their alcohol. 

I decided to ask one of them for tips to keep you from projectile committing and waking up with a nasty hangover the next time you are out drinking. 

On whether or not to eat before you drink

It really depends on the kind of person you are and the kind of day or night you want to have. If you want to get to where you are going quickly, don’t eat before you drink. Skip any mixers, the first couple of shots will go straight to your head. On the other hand, if you prefer a slow build-up, especially if you are in for a long night of partying, then you should definitely eat.

What should I eat?

Anything heavy. Pounded yam, eba, starch. If you eat a large enough plate you’ll even start to get annoyed at how long it’ll take you to get lit. Bread is great for a hangover but it’s like air in your stomach if you eat it before drinking.

Does water really help?

Oh yeah, water works like magic. If you are out all night drinking and you can match your water intake to your alcohol intake, you are guaranteed to have a lit night and not wake up feeling like shit. The only problem is that you’ll pee tire. But the stress of having to take a piss every 5 minutes is worth waking up the next morning without a headache. Except you are at 57 throughout and you have to use the toilets there.

Best hangover cure?

So, here’s what works for me. When I wake up with a hangover, I take a cold shower to really wake me up and down one large stout, mortuary standard. I’m not recommending this to everyone o, because it’s the fastest way to become an alcoholic, I’m just saying it works for me. But before trying anything else, just take a cold shower first, you’ll feel about 30% better.

What about…

Oh, I completely forgot. Another guaranteed hangover cure is piping hot catfish pepper soup. The pepper has to be such that two spoons in your eyes, nose and mouth are streaming. It’ll clear your head, one time.

One thing everyone should know?

Champagne is the devil’s piss and it’s guaranteed to fuck you up every time. Here’s the thing about champagne, it takes its sweet time to hit you. It’s when you are like five or six glasses in that you’ll start regretting your decisions.

People should always…

Eat as they drink. Imagine starting your night at like 10/11 pm with maybe pre-drinks at a friend’s place and consuming only alcohol till like 3/4 am, your body will protest the next morning. Buy chicken wings, buy fries, just eat once or twice somewhere inbetween all of the drinking.

Best advice you’ve heard?

When drinking, the best thing to do is pick your poison and stick to it. You don’t have to drink the exact same thing all night just stick to a general category. Like if you start with vodka stick to other clear spirits like tequila and gin. If you start with whiskey though, just stay on whiskey. And never ever mix champagne with any other type of alcohol. It’s the worst decision you could ever make, I can guarantee you’ll end up with your head down a toilet bowl by the end of the night.

Toketemu Ohwovoriole

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

September 12, 2020

Transport fare takes like half of everyone’s stash. But some Nigerian states have cheaper t-fares than others sha. Keep this list in mind when you’re trying to relocate. Selah. 7. Taraba – N150 6. Ondo – N144.17 6. Osun – N144.17 4. Sokoto – N135 3. Plateau – N105 2. Anambra – N96.25 1. Bauchi […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

November 26, 2020

With the way Nigeria is hot, you’d think Hell was full so they brought some of the fire here. Since people have been complaining of the heat, we decided to tell you seven ways you can stay cool. 1) Become a rainmaker You think it’s a joke, but once you become a rainmaker you can […]

November 26, 2020

You are wondering when God will finally answer your prayers and you will japa? Then take this quiz so we can tell you the exact year your travelling dreams will actualise. Please, give us your monies

Recommended Quizzes

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

February 26, 2020

Are you all set for marriage, or are you still figuring it out? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, then this is the quiz for you. All you have to do is create your own ideal Nollywood wedding film, and we’ll tell you if you’re ready to say “I do”. Go ahead:

October 10, 2019

2019 is certainly Burna Boy’s year, but, if we are being honest, so was 2018. Since his transcendent mixtape, Outside, the afro-fusion star has refused to get his foot of our necks — dropping a string of fantastic singles and then capping it all off with his career-best album, African Giant.  So, in a bid […]

More from Chopist

November 15, 2020

Food is great for nutrition and it’s also fun to eat. However, some foods are not for enjoyment but to test your management and budgeting skills. Any wrong step and you’re left with an incomplete meal and faced with the fact that your management skills suck. Here are some of them. 1. Yam and egg […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

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.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.

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