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15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by ezeonline2(m): 12:16pm On Oct 29, 2014
Having the Nigerian green passport alone does not make you a Nigerian,there are other things that add up to it.We Nigerian have very peculiar stuffs in common irrespective of our diverse culture and differences in  religion.

Here are 15 things that shows you’re a typical Nigerian:

1.You Shout Up NEPA.

Power is still a big problem in Nigeria,if you’ve lived or still living in Nigeria you know what I am talking about. So you get excited and scream Up Nepa! when the electricity comes on? My friend you’re a Nigerian.

2.You wear Special Outfit for Sundays or Fridays.

We Nigerians are very Religious people and very few of us are Godly,sad truth. We don’t joke with our Religious activities. Most Nigerians reserve the best of the best clothes for Sundays (for the Christians) and Fridays(for the Muslims). In fact offering time in churches are like fashion shows with everyone trying to cat walk and show off their beautiful dresses .

3.You don’t ask people their age and you don’t like to tell people your age.

Except it’s something official we don’t like to tell or ask people their age. We Nigerians see asking someone’s age, especially if the person is older than you very  disrespectful.

4.You’re boisterous and always Speak loud in Public.

Nigerians are very noisy and energetic people,it’s not difficult to identify a Nigerian when you find yourself at International airports. We speak loud with confidence ,you hear phrases like “Do you know who I am?” “My friend I will get you locked up!”

5.You call people you are not familiar with  names like:
Chairman,Oga,Uncle,Aunty,Bros,Sister etc.

6.You have two Phones to yourself alone:

Most Nigerians living in Nigeria own two phones ,not just to show off but because of the unstable power and mobile network services ,you can’t just rely on one network or phone. If mtn doesn’t have network you quickly pick up your etisalat sim card.

7.You’re  materialistic and like to flaunt your wealth at the slightest opportunity given.

The Rich Nigerians are really really rich. We buy things we don’t need just solely to fit in with everyone else. Your Facebook updates are things like “Lekkibeach chilling”,”Dubai things”,”Money on my mind” then just know you’re a Typical Nigerian etc

8.You’re always extremely security conscious and watchful.

A Typical Nigerian person is  always watching for safety.He doesn’t trust anyone around him,everyone is a suspect.He doesn’t keep his phone carelessly ‘cos he knows someone is waiting for such opportunity to steal it. I once traveled somewhere abroad, and the guy who came for me at the airport was telling me how unsafe the place was and why I should keep my belongings safe. I just looked at him and smiled. Wish he knew how security conscious  we Nigerians are by default.

9.You have relatives that you can’t even explain in simple terms how they are related to you.

I hear things like, 'Hmm Mayo here is my relative,' Kemi ,she is my Fathers brother’s wife cousin’s friend’s Husband.' I am like WTH!!

10.You always like to cook Jollof Rice when you have Big Occasions
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11.You use very often phrases like:
Eh wo, Ehen, Chineke, Che, Ah-Ah, Yepa! God forbid , by God’s Grace,Nawa o!Wetin sef!No worry ,Go joor! etc

12.You know what chin chin, puff puff, or moin moin are

13.You’ve never or rarely visit the dentist because you don’t see any reason for that and consider it waste of money.

Nigerians only visit a dentist office when there is no other remedy. Visiting a dentist for normal check-up is not an everyday thing in Nigeria.

14.You like to add “O” to a lot of your talk.
e.g Na wa o,Leave me o,O boy!,Na Now o!


15.You read all the above 14 signs and smiled in between

Proudly a Nigerian,are you?

Source: http://loadedstuff.com/15-signs-that-confirm-youre-a-typical-nigerian/

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Nobody: 12:27pm On Oct 29, 2014
im really a typical nigerian sha....
guilty as charged... cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by oyomii(f): 12:33pm On Oct 29, 2014
Lolzzzz tru. I particularly hate d loud voice.

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by bigfrancis21: 2:36pm On Oct 29, 2014
I'm a typical Nigerian oo. grin

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Fulaman198(m): 4:18pm On Oct 29, 2014
I guess I'm not a typical Nigerian. I don't believe in flaunting or speaking loudly.

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by nickz(m): 4:30pm On Oct 29, 2014
16:when you over-emphasize on younger ones greeting you

this thing is annoying ehn

"have you greeted me today,greet me jor,you no dey greet person abi,so because you greet me for morning you no wan. greet for afternoon abi??,tell me thank you(after eating)"

i wanted to ask one lady for direction sometime ago,she looked like someone in her mid or late 30's.i approached and said "hi,excuse me ma,where is garrison street around here"

the woman replied with "so you can't greet"
this thing pain me ehn!!!
you wan chop the greeting ni??

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by macof(m): 6:16pm On Oct 29, 2014
Rubbish and useless. There's no such thing as a typical Nigerian, a man is only typical to his tribe/ethnic nation.
I don't even do up to 5 of those poo on the list

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Fulaman198(m): 8:20pm On Oct 29, 2014
macof:
Rubbish and useless. There's no such thing as a typical Nigerian, a man is only typical to his tribe/ethnic nation.
I don't even do up to 5 of those poo on the list

100% agree

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by aboyaji(m): 10:03pm On Oct 29, 2014
ewo o!
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Fulaman198(m): 4:58pm On Oct 30, 2014
Like Macof said, all of these are generalisations. These are not how Nigerians behave. Maybe that's how a Nigerian behaves from your particular region. I can tell you right now, where I'm from Nigerians aren't a noisy bunch.

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by ezeonline2(m): 9:39am On Oct 31, 2014
Fulaman198:
Like Macof said, all of these are generalisations. These are not how Nigerians behave. Maybe that's how a Nigerian behaves from your particular region. I can tell you right now, where I'm from Nigerians aren't a noisy bunch.

Where in Nigeria are u from

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Fulaman198(m): 10:27am On Oct 31, 2014
ezeonline2:


Where in Nigeria are u from

Adamawa State

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by osystein(m): 8:40pm On Oct 31, 2014
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by bruno419(m): 1:39pm On Dec 31, 2014
I was here on the 31st 12th 2014

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Big4wig(m): 1:40pm On Dec 31, 2014
Nija kids be like If a single teacher can’t teach all the subjects, then how could you expect a single student to learn all subjects??

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by donbrowser(m): 1:41pm On Dec 31, 2014
No. 4 is not limited Nigerians alone.

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by yungest(m): 1:41pm On Dec 31, 2014
alryt...S/O 2 my 9ja peeps ooo.

na NEW YEAR I see so
chai OLUWA has done it again
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by alexitohan2020(m): 1:41pm On Dec 31, 2014
All these things are well said.
Nice work OP
We guilt of some not all.....
Cheers n happy New Year in advance

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by tonte(m): 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
when you complain about every single thing mr President does or does not do

ezeonline2:


Source: http://loadedstuff.com/15-signs-that-confirm-youre-a-typical-nigerian/

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by JaypeeAnics(m): 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
Wat about jumping the fence or stealing public funds....just like our politicians.?
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by freshness2020: 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
Lol!
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Whizpeter(m): 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
All these... for only Nigerians?
In France where I was born, we hardly do these!!
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Artorius(m): 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
ha cheesy even in diaspora I still possess all these traits, proudly Naija, no shaking. The one about flaunting wealth is not exactly true anyway wink

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Victoriousvic(m): 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
I'm not a typical Nigerian. embarassed
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by dridowu: 1:42pm On Dec 31, 2014
List or no list i be typical 9ja man
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Ilekeh(f): 1:43pm On Dec 31, 2014
Remove that picture.

This is the kind of pics national geographic loves.

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by naijaobi(m): 1:43pm On Dec 31, 2014
you are a typical Nigerian guy when you do this grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by JaypeeAnics(m): 1:44pm On Dec 31, 2014
Wat about taking selfy in good places like shoprite, ICM,fast food toilet, palms etc

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by youngvizzy1(m): 1:44pm On Dec 31, 2014
I didn't know all this, we don't do such in ghana grin grin grin
Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by Richiy(f): 1:44pm On Dec 31, 2014
nickz:
16:when you over-emphasize on younger ones greeting you?


You don ever chop slap for not greeting ?

Because I have. It wasn't funny o.

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Re: 15 Signs That Confirm You’re A Typical Nigerian by personal59(m): 1:45pm On Dec 31, 2014
Lol

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