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10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 10:18pm On Apr 20, 2016
Firstly, growing up with Nigerian parents is mega interesting.Reflecting on the things they often force us to do would leave many laughing hysterically.They make us serve them compulsorily.If you tried to stand against your parents there's a chance that you could win series of slaps doing so.

Chances are you would probably do same for your children too.

1. When You're Sent On Unnecessary Errands

Nigerian mums are known for sending their childrens on annoying errands.Imagine being called by your mum from a distance only for her to ask you to get her something within her reach.

2. When There's A Reason For You Failing At Something

Nigerian parents love to jump into conclusion.Trying to explain a situation to them is almost impossible.Nigerian parents would be like..

"Why wouldn't you hit your head, when you wouldn't face where you're going..."

3. Are You Ok?

Nigerian parents are not checking your mental health here, when they say this, they're trying to call your attention to your stupidity.

4. When You're Being Eyed In Public/Event

Please don't be carried away when you go out with your Nigerian mum.She expects you to check her face for signs.Don't eat when she blinks her eyes funnily, you do so and you're dead.

5. When You're Expected To Cry Without Making Noise

When your parents beat you and threaten you about crying.. You hear words like!

"Hold it! If I hear pim..."

6. When Your Actions Are Being Justified

Parents justify their childrens' actions and form a new reason to lash out at them.

"Why won't You talk back at me when you have started developing Breast?"

7. When Parents Don't Want To Accept Defeat

Sometimes parents feel they have gone overboard with certain issues but still try to cover up their mistakes.They find a way of covering their own fault and make their childrens victim again.

"You're as tall as I am now, why wouldn't you talk to me like that".

8. When They Want To Be Dramatic

Parents know they could move their children to emotion by crying and acting sad.They say things like.

"After everything I've done for you, I carried you in my womb for nine months".Trust me, you would end up in tears yourself.

9. When Your Mum Cheats You By Collecting Money From You

Mother have interesting attributes.They assume the role of a bank when someone gives you money.When you try to have your money back, you would be told.

"All the food you're been eaten in this house was given to me in the market freely abi?".

10. When Your Parents Want To End Up Chastising Session

We all know parents don't get tired of correcting their childrens either by beating or lashing them with words.However, they have a unique way of concluding their speeches.

"We would keep telling you the truth, the rest is totally up to you.If you continue, you're doing yourself.

I drop my pen at this juncture.

Nairalanders, which of these can you relate with?

Feel free to add yours.

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DanceVille

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by tharaomo(f): 10:26pm On Apr 20, 2016
Real true d eyes part tho

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Asable(f): 10:29pm On Apr 20, 2016
Chia, that no 6 was my mother's national anthem, I hated that phrase "you have started growing breast, we are now mates"

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 10:33pm On Apr 20, 2016
Asable:
Chia, that no 6 was my mother's national anthem, I hated that phrase "you have started growing breast, we are now mates"
Hilarious!

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by SANDOSKI(f): 10:33pm On Apr 20, 2016
100% correct....hahahagringrincheesygringrin

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DharmyYinks: 10:35pm On Apr 20, 2016
11. They always take 1st Position

That moment wen u get poor grades in skul... Naija parents will be like...

"Hey Chima... Wat is this ayam seeing After eating all d food in d house.. why will there be anything in ur brain angry. Wen I was lyk u.. I use to take 1st evrytime tongue. Let ur Papa come back ehn."


Iffa hear 1st position grin

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DharmyYinks: 10:39pm On Apr 20, 2016
Asable:
Chia, that no 6 was my mother's national anthem, I hated that phrase "you have started growing breast, we are now mates"
Where is the breast sef

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 10:39pm On Apr 20, 2016
SANDOSKI:
100% correct....hahahagringrincheesygringrin
Cheerz Dear!
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Dongorgon5(m): 10:42pm On Apr 20, 2016
Lol, I can relate with the op write-up.
I experienced no 8 yesterday, and it wasn't funny.
Lalasticlala, put am for front-page.
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 10:43pm On Apr 20, 2016
DharmyYinks:
Where is the breast sef
Funny bro!
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 10:44pm On Apr 20, 2016
Dongorgon5:
Lol, I can relate with the op write-up. I experienced no 8 yesterday, and it wasn't funny. Lalasticlala, put am for front-page.
Lol! If I may ask bro...What did you do?
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Nobody: 11:00pm On Apr 20, 2016
When I was little, I outrightly detest being sent on errands when my sega game controller is firmly gripped in my hands, with my eyes glued to the TV screen, hitting its buttons vigorously.

Ironically, I was always chosen to go for the most scary of errands. I can still remember vividly what happened years back when I was told to go and fetch water from a stream not far from our residence.

At first, I vehemently protested but I had no choice than to concede defeat as I was the only available lad left at home.

It was a sunny afternoon. I grabbed a 4 liter container and started off running to the stream barefoot - cause under a strict rule that attracted serious sanction, you dare not step into the stream with foot wears - so that I wouldn't be delayed by whatsover obligation.

When I got there, everywhere was dead calm. None of the trees were moving. Even the air there was motionless. It was like all elements of nature conspired against me. Mehn. . . I quickly lowered my container deeply, but mildly into the water for it to be filled up to the brim, but I was jumpy & fücking scared the whole time as I glanced back at intervals at the slopy ascent going off the stream.

To aggravate issues, the stream used only one route on entering and the same route on going out. I had never been more terrified in my entire life. It seemed like the water container I brought along to get water would take forever to fill up.

Finally, I sealed my small container, lifted it atop my head and did Usain Bolt's unrivalled race home.

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DharmyYinks: 11:02pm On Apr 20, 2016
Nigerian Parents be like...



I did not kill my mother.. so u can't kill me... if u say u will kill me.. I will kill u first!


#LoveMyMaMA

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 11:05pm On Apr 20, 2016
Drefan2:
When I was little, I outrightly detest being sent on errands when my sega game controller is firmly gripped in my hands, with my eyes glued to the TV screen, hitting its buttons vigorously.

Ironically, I was always choosen to go for the most scary of errands. I can still remember what happened years back when I was told to go and fetch water from a stream not far from our residence.

I vehemently protested but I had no choice than to concede defeat as I was the only available lad left at home.

It was a sunny afternoon. I grabbed a 4 liter container and started off running to the stream barefoot - cause under a strict rule that attracted serious sanction, you dare not step into the stream with foot wears - so that I wouldn't be delayed by whatsover obligation.

When I got there, everywhere was dead calm. None of the trees were moving. Even the air there was motionless. Mehn. . . I quickly lowered my container deeply, but mildly into the water for it to be filled up to the brim, but I was jumpy & fücking scared the whole time as I glanced back at intervals at the slopy ascent off the stream.

To aggravate issues, the stream used only one route to in and same route on going out. I have never been more terrified in my entire life. It seemed like the water container I brought along to get some water would take forever to fill up.

Finally, I sealed my small container, lifted it atop my head and did Usain Bolt's unrivalled race home.
Hilarious!

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by headboiy: 11:12pm On Apr 20, 2016
Op forgot about watching tv n a romance scene comes up embarassed

Momma will be like "headboiy u are still here watching tv, go and wash the compound" sad angry

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 11:15pm On Apr 20, 2016
headboiy:
Op forgot about watching tv n a romance scene comes up embarassed

Momma will be like "headboiy u are still here watching tv, go and wash the compound" sad angry
Ya! That's true.

Especially those Korean and Philippians love movies.
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Nobody: 11:16pm On Apr 20, 2016
DanceVille:
Hilarious!
LOL. It wasn't funny at all then. There were popular stories told of vengeful spirits who made the stream their humble abode. I was really panting hard when I reached my destination. I had to lie that I felt better running when they asked why I was breathing rapidly.

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Pheals(f): 11:19pm On Apr 20, 2016





typical yoruba parents .... i love them still ....




my mom will flash your no. come to her room upstairs to pick the pen beside her when ever she start has a ugly case in court ... not all times





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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 11:25pm On Apr 20, 2016
Drefan2:

LOL. It wasn't funny at all then. There were popular stories told of vengeful spirits who made the stream their humble abode. I was really panting hard when I reached my destination. I had to lie that I felt better running when they asked why I was breathing rapidly.
lol!
So bro, You do believe those fictitious story?

Though, If I were in your shoe, there's a probability for me to fear.

Did you still believe those fictitous tale till now?
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Nobody: 11:33pm On Apr 20, 2016
DanceVille:
lol!
So bro, You do believe those fictitious story?

Though, If I were in your shoe, there's a probability for me to fear.

Did you still believe those fictitous tale till now?
I was a little kid then, you wouldn't blame me for acting that way.

Of course not. Now, we are all grown and matured past tortoise is the wisest of all animals or why cats eat mice.

Those tales were prolly invented to scare children or they were just transferred from generation to generation in gatherings around fires to pique their interest or to provide them with a memorable story to hold onto.

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 11:41pm On Apr 20, 2016
Drefan2:

I was a little kid then, you wouldn't blame me for acting that way.

Of course not. Now, we are all grown and matured past tortoise is the wisest of all animals or why cats eat mice.

Those tales were prolly invented to scare children or they were just transferred from generation to generation in gatherings around fires to pique their interest or to provide them with a memorable story to hold onto.
That's true That's true!

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by nerdfrost(m): 11:53pm On Apr 20, 2016
angry so uve grown wings overnight ehh?? Talking while I'm talking undecided
Me: but mumce I......
Mum: come on shut up ur mouth

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by joviegghead(m): 12:00am On Apr 21, 2016
This OP is so on point.. I experienced virtually all the listed acts of parents expect for the breast growth part. Moms are usually culprits of these attitudes BUT fathers execute the most annoying of them.. One thing about parents is their rate of questioning and their expectation of an immediate response,otherwise,hell will let loose.. Or when you're sent on long errands just when your favorite TV program is about to start.. Really annoying..

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Leriebloom(f): 12:07am On Apr 21, 2016
I saw mum in everything you wrote grin

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by judey1992(m): 5:03am On Apr 21, 2016
Nice write up. it just reminded me of where I am from and gave me the courage to continue. All those acts were just to make me strong.

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by WiLdFLame(m): 5:38am On Apr 21, 2016
Our parents all proving they are right and correct, when man is falliable and bound to be wrong or incorrect sometimes but if u oppose peren!! u go hear.....
Shebi u don dey independent to stand alone abi?
nain make u dey raise shoulder right??

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by kinziking(m): 5:46am On Apr 21, 2016
My is numbdr 9, back them eeehn
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 5:49am On Apr 21, 2016
joviegghead:
This OP is so on point.. I experienced virtually all the listed acts of parents expect for the breast growth part. Moms are usually culprits of these attitudes BUT fathers execute the most annoying of them.. One thing about parents is their rate of questioning and their expectation of an immediate response,otherwise,hell will let loose.. Or when you're sent on long errands just when your favorite TV program is about to start.. Really annoying..
You're correct bro.

Tv program like "Papa Ajasco".

That's when dad always send me to go and buy him fuel..

I almost feel like smashing my head on the floor.

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 5:50am On Apr 21, 2016
nerdfrost:
angry so uve grown wings overnight ehh?? Talking while I'm talking undecided
Me: but mumce I......
Mum: come on shut up ur mouth
Hilarious!

Nigerian mum don't take nonsense.
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 5:52am On Apr 21, 2016
Leriebloom:
I saw mum in everything you wrote grin
Really?

But some Dad also do Number1, 7 and 10.
Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by DanceVille(m): 5:54am On Apr 21, 2016
judey1992:
Nice write up. it just reminded me of where I am from and gave me the courage to continue. All those acts were just to make me strong.
God bless you sir for realizing that.

They were just to make us stronger and be discipline.

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Re: 10 Things You Can Relate With If You Were Raised By Nigerian Parents by Papilo20(m): 6:02am On Apr 21, 2016
All true

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