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10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:18am On Jul 27, 2014
Most foreigners have misconceptions about Nigerians because they really do not understand how great we are. Being a Nigerian, I was curious about our general eccentricities and I decided to find out things foreigners find odd about us. Some of the answers I got are overwhelming and pretty hilarious.

Here are 10 things people abroad find weird about Nigerians:

1. Foreigners think Nigerians are noisy and loud.[i][/i]
Like seriously? I don’t believe Nigerians are loud and noisy; we are quiet and reserved people. If we sound loud or speak in high pitched voices, it means we are either having fun or you just stepped on our toes. Nevertheless, we love life and always want to have a good time.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:21am On Jul 27, 2014
2. Yikes! They cook with Red Oil!
Foreigners believe we cook most of our meals with red oil (Palm oil). I met Cheng in China Town, Ojota and he expressed how he felt about eating food made with red oil. He said, “even though it was dreadful for me the first time I ate Egusi soup made with palm oil, I will never forget the delicious taste and aroma; now I eat Naija soups like a Nigerian”.

If you haven’t tasted soups or moi moi made with palm oil, cooked beans made with palm oil, you are seriously missing. These meals are utterly delicious!

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by ROCKJ1(m): 7:25am On Jul 27, 2014
Interesting piece Op.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:27am On Jul 27, 2014
3. They think Nigerian Languages sound weird
Nigerian languages are sweet and if you don’t understand it, you are missing. Many foreigners spend money to study our languages in Universities abroad. (You think say e easy?)

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:28am On Jul 27, 2014
4. Bizarre Greeting Culture
People abroad think our greeting methods and habits are bizarre.
Our greeting methods are part of our culture and that is why we stick to it. Our greeting styles (Ladies kneel down while Men prostrate on the floor) are part of our heritage, a sign of respect, it is who we are and we are proud of it.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:31am On Jul 27, 2014
5. Interaction with elderly people is just too formal
Nigerians show the much older people respect by being formal with them. For instance: calling your friend’s parents as Mr and Mrs Lagbaja. Nigerians are raised with the mentality to be formal and respectful to the elders. With the blend of the western culture and our culture, this is not the case. Nowadays, the young generation show respect to elderly people based on their experience and affluence. They believe age is not equal to respect.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by theplanmaker: 7:33am On Jul 27, 2014
Nigerians are interesting people I swear

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Omexonomy: 7:37am On Jul 27, 2014
Those oyinbo people are always seeing nigerian as quarrelsome people. We quarrel over nothing es in nairaland.
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I remember when i was dating mukina2 up to when she turns 60years we are found of quarrelling always in the mid of oyinbo people.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by gunuvi(m): 7:43am On Jul 27, 2014
go on soun jare op.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:52am On Jul 27, 2014
6. When a woman cooks for her husband everyday

Nigerian wives cook for their husbands not because it is compulsory or they are forced to do it. They cook for their husbands to show how much they love them and also because it is part of our culture and traditions

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:53am On Jul 27, 2014
7. Exchanging foods on special occasions

Exchanging foods with neighbours and friends on special occasion like Christmas or Ramadan serve as a token of our friendship, love and goodwill. I love this and I always look forward to it every year

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:55am On Jul 27, 2014
8. Nigerians are not polite and orderly

People abroad think Nigerians are not orderly because they jump queues or do not line up in an orderly fashion. Why waste time on the queue when it is every man for himself. Sometimes, the last shall be the first and the first shall be the last. Hehe!

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:56am On Jul 27, 2014
9. Nigerians take education too seriously

People abroad do not believe in studying till you die! That is why they find it odd when they see a Nigerian who has a PhD and is looking forward to study for Litt.D, DSc or LL.d.

We take education too seriously because we believe that it is the key to having a fulfilled life. Though, things are changing – and Nigerians now believe that you can still work hard and be successful rather than studying for ages to become a successful person. However, education in Nigeria is important.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by neuljosh(m): 7:58am On Jul 27, 2014
10. Being a Nigerian is odd
Foreigners believe that everything about Nigerians is odd.

Hehe! We are odd and we like it that way! Makes me wonder why we have lots of expats in Nigeria. Some who have visited Nigeria want to visit again and again, hoping that one day, maybe they might become like us. Ko joor!

Do you find anything odd about Nigerians?

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Exmay(m): 8:29am On Jul 27, 2014
@Op, Nice work... I really love being Naija. If there is anything like reincarnation, I will love to still be Nigerian but with Dual citizenship so that I won't need need Visa to run go America incase Boko boys still dey strike... grin

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Nobody: 8:41am On Jul 27, 2014
Interesting... there are things we also find weird about most foreigners.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Abbey2sam(m): 8:42am On Jul 27, 2014
It's refreshing sometime to read good things about your country...............

good work @op

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Nobody: 8:49am On Jul 27, 2014
Whatever they think is none of my business,I love Nigeria,damn proud of Nigeria. The survival instinct of a typical Nigeria,makes us they pride of Africa,and beef for haterz.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by kelvz419(m): 8:55am On Jul 27, 2014
true talk bruv.. these make'em foreign ladies love us like die

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by goldfish80(m): 9:06am On Jul 27, 2014
neuljosh: 9. Nigerians take education too seriously

People abroad do not believe in studying till you die! That is why they find it odd when they see a Nigerian who has a PhD and is looking forward to study for Litt.D, DSc or LL.d.

We take education too seriously because we believe that it is the key to having a fulfilled life. Though, things are changing – and Nigerians now believe that you can still work hard and be successful rather than studying for ages to become a successful person. However, education in Nigeria is important.
Totally agree with this. Good job op

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by henryobinna(m): 9:07am On Jul 27, 2014
op, this is nice.

I love naija!

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Henrypraise: 9:12am On Jul 27, 2014
11. Some Nigerians take pleasure in farting very loud n de ar greeted wen de do even me find dis one weird.

12. Nigerians are religious actors: sum one goes to all d churches n still has a charm in a cupboard.

Nigerians like noise, de ar always complainin wen de ar deprive of noise makin during any world cup

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Nobody: 9:24am On Jul 27, 2014
Nigerians are Unique in every way.



God bless My Country people

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by NoContract(m): 9:42am On Jul 27, 2014
Yes. Orderliness.

Say it again.

Stupped feel happy thread!
Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Nobody: 9:46am On Jul 27, 2014
Very correct...
Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by Omexonomy: 10:04am On Jul 27, 2014
neuljosh: 8. Nigerians are not polite and orderly

People abroad think Nigerians are not orderly because they jump queues or do not line up in an orderly fashion. Why waste time on the queue when it is every man for himself. Sometimes, the last shall be the first and the first shall be the last. Hehe!
have you ever seen the way those agberos with claw faces (a.k.a fashola sildren whose chairman is gbawe) uses force and in rude and bad languages collect money from motorist in lagos.

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Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by anago9010(m): 10:06am On Jul 27, 2014
Lanceslot: Thank you for pointing that out, wise man. An Igboman don't prostrate to greet anybody.

we don't wake our parent from bed with sliding tackles john terry styled.

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