Nigerian parents

August 12, 2020

You’ve probably considered getting piercings at some point in your life but the holy fear of getting judged by your Nigerian parents has reset your brain. You don’t want to be a “nincompoop”. Hey, get those piercings. We’ll show you how to survive. 1. Wear a hoodie every time: Hoodies have to become your thing, […]

May 21, 2020

There are a few things you can do in a Nigerian home that, while not technically illegal, definitely feel like they are. A few people shared examples that you’ll definitely relate to if you grew up with Nigerian parents. Here are 13 of the most apt: 1. This cardinal sin: 2. “Pressing phone…” 3. Somebody, […]

April 7, 2020

There are a lot of things that make Nigerian parents angry, but there are some very specific things that irritate them beyond reason and logic. From seeing their child relaxing to their beef with facial hair, here are 13 things that make every Nigerian parent’s skin crawl. 1. When they see you sleeping after they’ve […]

March 16, 2020

It’s pretty difficult to impress Nigerian parents. Everything in your life has to impossibly right — from school to love — for them to be fully proud of you. So, we’ve created a quiz that should tell you exactly how proud of you your folks are. Take to find out:

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? […]

January 8, 2020

1. They pay for your education, then they get mad when you have educated views. This one is your fault sha. 2. They warn you to never date, then they start asking for spouse immediately you graduate. Are they selling partners in the market? 3. They treat you like crap as a child, then they […]

December 2, 2019

There is no one way to introduce your partner to your very Nigerian parents. Most Nigerian parents like to delude themselves into thinking that you’re a saintly angel who knows nothing about relationships, sex, and commitment. Lol. We’ve curated some tips that might be helpful when introducing your partner to your parents: 1) First of all decide […]

November 1, 2019

Halloween is a western tradition that basically involves lots of costuming and sweet sharing but many Nigerians don’t see it that way. For them, engaging in trick or treating is a sure way to turn into a cat and start flying at night. While people in the abroad were celebrating Halloween yesterday and our very […]

September 9, 2019

This week, it’s the first couple ever – they’ve been dating for about a year, and they’ll be letting us peek into their lives. They’re both 28 and currently earn ₦400k – cute coincidences. Both of you are my first couple ever. Them: Litttt! Her: Let’s go! Him: Oya oya. When did you first clock […]

September 2, 2019

Let’s face it, there are punishments and then there are PUNISHMENTS clearly invented by people who hated children. It’s understandable that kids can be stubborn and that it’s important to discipline them once in a while. But, come on, why would you try to kill a child in the name of punishing them? Nigerian parents […]

September 2, 2019

The subject in this story had his started out in lab coats as a Health Sciences student, but now he seems to have a keen interest in Data Sciences. One thing stays consistent though, his love for enjoyment. Tell me about the first work you did for money.  JSS 2. Technical drawing class. I used […]

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