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Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Feraz(m): 10:41pm On Oct 29, 2012
Good evening all! Recently, I went to a function and while they were calling out the names of the guests, I noticed a common trend which was attaching a title before the person's name. It reminded me of when I was in my school's lab and a guest came looking for someone. He told the lab. attendant that he was looking for Mr..... and the lab attendant replied harshly, "Is it Mr.....or Engr.....?" The guest was like "oh, sorry! I mean Engr...." before he replied that he was the one. In my mind, I was like WTF??!!!! undecided When I say title, I don't mean Mr./Miss/Mrs; I mean titles like Pastor Mr., Sir Engr., Bishop Evangelist (is it that both don't preach the word of God?), Dr. Engr., Prof Chief abi na Chief Prof.? Even our supposed lecturers are not left out of this? Try addressing a Dr. or Prof. as Mr. (even if it is a mistake) and watch his reaction....Some have as many as four titles.....does title mean achievement for some?.....Is it only in Nigeria or am I the only one who has noticed this?
What are your views on this?
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Nobody: 10:31am On Jul 31, 2013
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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by BBDelta(m): 10:31am On Jul 31, 2013
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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Nobody: 10:31am On Jul 31, 2013
See wahala ooooo, someone worked hard, studied, wrote thesis and became a doctor you are now vexing.
Another pastor has perfected the art of using tithe to steal money and is now a Bishop you are complaining.
A civil servant embezzle government money and gets a chieftancy title you are saying he should not use his title.

Op it's a Nigerian thing, me am working hard to getting my PDP, ACN and APP title.

Fresh air things

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Caspian22(m): 10:32am On Jul 31, 2013
its just 4 d respect.. they just want 2 b recognized 4 d position they earned!
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by hotmas911(m): 10:34am On Jul 31, 2013
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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by ELgordo(m): 10:34am On Jul 31, 2013
Damn# am 3rd or 4th or 5th . . . . . . Or 6th Front page tinz. . . # sippin my ori malu dancing Azonto#
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by fingard02k(m): 10:35am On Jul 31, 2013
lolzzz not a new thing @op..in my town you dare not call an OZO titled man a mr.
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by datChelseaBoy: 10:36am On Jul 31, 2013
Chief Dr. Barrister (Mrs) Dame Lolo Patience Jonathan grin


Obama is a lawyer, but have you ever heard him referred to as Barrister Barack Obama? Same as Hillary Clinton. Same as Bill Gates, have you ever heard him referred to as Dr. Bill Gates? Same as Jeffrey Sachs (for those who study Economics), has he ever been referred to as Professor Jeffrey Sachs in your textbooks? We attach so much prestige to this title of a thing in Nigeria.

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by seedord247(m): 10:37am On Jul 31, 2013
Especially from my muslim end... if you dont put Alhaji or Alhaja before their name.. na wahaala you dey find.


More also, Try and watch political parties convention and see the way they will pronounce just one person names for 5 minutes with different kind of adjectives. grin

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by denony(m): 10:37am On Jul 31, 2013
ALL THESE SPACE BOOKERS, WAITING NA? NA WITCH?
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by neksummi(m): 10:38am On Jul 31, 2013
Means nothing to me. But i know of many who don't take it lightly if u didnt call their titles. Naija things sha.
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by BlackBaron: 10:41am On Jul 31, 2013
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Never mind.
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Ajibel(m): 10:42am On Jul 31, 2013
I dont see the essence of having multiple titles. Its really senseless. Those being called that way just want people to know their status / class. I'm happy there is nuffin like Chief sotware engr bla bla or Mr Programmer/ web designer bla bla in the IT world smiley
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by thrugemaster(m): 10:42am On Jul 31, 2013
For your Information, I am Chief Dr. Prof. General Padrino..........
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by dridowu: 10:47am On Jul 31, 2013
Educational title deserve it ,6yrs in school+ strike+ NYSC no be moinmoin DRIDOWU.

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Opey4luv(m): 10:47am On Jul 31, 2013
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by denony(m): 10:48am On Jul 31, 2013
HAVE U EVER TRAVELED TO YOUR VILLAGE? IF YES, TRY VISIT AGAIN SOON AND TRY ADDRESSING A TITLED MAN WITH MR/MRS INSTEAD OF CHIEF, NZE, BALE, OLORIOKO grin, MAZI, ICHIE, ALHAJI OR ALHAJA, THEN COME BACK AND TELL US THE EXPERIENCE

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Eneze1(f): 10:52am On Jul 31, 2013
IMO a lot of Nigerians like recognition they want people to know what they have achieved which doesn't really make sense to me, where I work a lot of scientists that are foreigners will introduce themselves as their name but Nigerians will either put Dr. or Prof. its just the trend here

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by coolestboy(m): 10:57am On Jul 31, 2013
Feraz: Even our supposed lecturers are not left out of this? Try addressing a Dr. or Prof. as Mr. (even if it is a mistake) and watch his reaction....
U can't compare d stress encountered while studying in abroad and here in naija. Some Doctors were ridiculed n humiliated 2 d xtent of becoming a slave 2 dia profs during d course of study and u dont want them 2 take it personal? U must be kidding. A lecturer dishonoured an invitation letter in my skul just bcoz his title wasn't included.
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by trolling(m): 11:00am On Jul 31, 2013
It's called let us not be desirous of vain glory anyways I'm C. P. O, No vanity attached
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by wayodude(m): 11:05am On Jul 31, 2013
I have worked alongside some of the smartest engineers in the UK and I have never called or heard anyone refer to them as doctor, engineer or professor. EVen the cleaner calls the oga at the top by his first name...'how are ya Jack, alright?' lol and if you see some of these guys qualifications ehn....just forget.

Con try am for Naija man na LoL

Chief Otunba Bleep yyy GCE SSCE JAMB Bsc Msc PhD GCOM MON SSS JP etc

cheesy
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Nobody: 11:09am On Jul 31, 2013
4 respect
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by wayodude(m): 11:11am On Jul 31, 2013
So normal Mister deserves little or no respect. Ah i seee.....it is well lol
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by LEXYCOM: 11:13am On Jul 31, 2013
These titles help in gaining direct admission to hell fire....
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Nobody: 11:15am On Jul 31, 2013
DO YOU THINK ITS EASY TO GET THOSE TITLES
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Nobody: 11:17am On Jul 31, 2013
My favourite is "Princess Mrs Sarah Sosan" - former deputy governor of Lagos State
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Djtm(m): 11:21am On Jul 31, 2013
I noticed it too. I represented my mum at a PTA meeting at my younger brother's school. Parents were asked to write down their names and I was seeing titles Dr Sososo. I was annoyed, I just wrote down my name and left. I also attended a concert where the MC called out a minister's name wrong. He said "I have the pleasure of inviting Rev Duro" and he was called off stage, he later returned and said "I have the pleasure of inviting Proffesor Durojaiye BlaBlaBla". I was like wtf? In God's presence? Would Paul have done that Bullcrap mentality.
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Nobody: 11:26am On Jul 31, 2013
Lol...The trend is worse among lecurers...there is this lecturer in my school that recently became a professor, if you mistakenly refer to him as Dr. the eye he will give you eh, you will understand and correct yourself sharp sharp. grin. Is it necessary to include where you schooled to your name? Prof. D.O. Bsc(London) MBA (Manchester) M.Sc (Connecticut) PHd(Liverpool) undecided

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by OkikiOluwa1(m): 11:28am On Jul 31, 2013
Title craze people are suffering from inferiority.
Last Bullet: Titles comes in life. But when people start forming cos titles are not attached to their names, then they are obsessed with it.

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Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by abdulkayus(m): 11:40am On Jul 31, 2013
A thread of last year making front page this year. Na wa ooo. Dat means hope dey for dos who are still prayin to hit front page
Re: Why Are Some Nigerians Crazy About Title? by Sibrah: 11:41am On Jul 31, 2013
[CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, MSCITP, MSIII, Alhaji, Pastor, Rev, Imam, Mr, Mrs] Irrelevant NoMeaningfulContributionToSociety.

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