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Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by TigerFoods: 7:35am On Jun 10
One interesting fact about Nigerians is their love for parties (owambe). Owambes are usually a gathering of family, friends, friends of friends and random people who are there to celebrate occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, child dedication, thanksgiving and even funeral. It usually requires a lot of planning to get it close to perfect; the food, travel arrangements, decorations, makeovers, asoebis, etc. Nigerian owambe‘s are always a vibe. At such gatherings, different categories of people who are there for different reasons abound. They are one of the reasons we love owambe and always look forward to attending them. If you are the type that likes attending parties, this gist is for you, who knows, you might fit in more than one category…lol

So get your Tiger Ginger Health Drink and some spiced crunchy Chin Chin, let’s dive in.

THE FOODIES
This set of people only came for the food; They are not interested in any other party activity. All they care about is the type of meals served. They dine from one table to another; feigning not to have eaten anything at all. They sit and wait for ‘Ask Me’ to give them another meal. These individuals always come with takeaway packs to carry food home. Some of them disguise themselves to help the celebrant share the dish. Thereafter, they go home with what is leftover.

PICKY SOUVENIR
These people are selective with souvenirs. They always ask for a specific type of gift item. More so, when you give them a common gift, they pick a fight. Some of them who bought Asoebi will request to be given a souvenir befitting of their status. Another set of people are the ones who will meet the celebrant to complain they have gotten no gift. This will make the unsuspecting celebrant yield to their demand.

THE PAPARAZZI
These are professional photographers; both invited and uninvited. The invited ones are there to make that day memorable for the celebrants. The uninvited photographers take pictures of guests with or without their consent and cajole them to pay for it, I mean, it’s hustle right. Suffice to say that at an owambe, some came to hustle and make money. They take these pictures, hurry to get the hard copy and rush back to get their payment. Even when the edited hard copy isn’t good enough, they expect you to accept them.

THE AWARD-WINNING DANCERS
This set of partygoers dance more than the celebrant. They bring an A-game to the dance floor and they end up becoming the centre of attraction. They wait for the Disc Jockey (DJ) to play their favourite song and then get into their dancing shoes to wow the guests. Many times, they are the asoebis and family/ friends of the celebrants.

THE FASHION SLAYERS
This set of people dresses to outshine everyone including the celebrant. They love to make a glorious entrance. They usually come and leave together as a group. All eyes must be on them. You can call them attention grabbers; they aim to arouse people’s interest to know more about them. An Owambe isn’t complete without this category.

THE MONEY GENG
This set of people are usually the quietest. They come in groups, hardly eat anything, except for bottled water. When it’s time for the celebrant’s dance, that’s when you will notice their presence. They spray bundles of cash and then leave almost immediately without taking a souvenir.

THE GATE CRASHERS
These ones are inevitable at every time. They go from halls to public fields looking for where events are holding. They do not know the celebrants in any form. They are there for the free food, drinks and souvenirs. Sadly, some end up stealing phones and bags from guests. There are also categories who make their way in, eat, drink and start embarrassing the guests following them around and begging for funds.

Many times, you find that you may belong to multiple categories of these party guests. Nonetheless, we love Nigerian owambes, they are huge stress relief.

If you have met any of these people, gist us your experience

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by The5DME(m): 2:31pm On Jun 10
The ones who came hungry and also with Nylon in their bags.

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by blazepascal(m): 2:31pm On Jun 10
Everybody is a foodie you ever been to a show and food wasn't served.

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by nextBIGthing: 2:32pm On Jun 10
The once’s that steal food and pour in polytene bags
And keep eating for the rest of the month

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by paulolee(m): 2:32pm On Jun 10
nice list but you forgot the "cartel geng"
this crew consist of just guys....you see them specially sitted a bit distanced from others in the venue..
they are mainly tagged commitee of friends or related with any of the person celebrating dt day.
this crew sabi oppress eeh...they all dress to kill with all kinds of expensive drinks n different nice eatables on their table..
na so I carry stella go owambe last march.....na one of these guys call n take her number....
i jus have to break up with her since stella cnt stop visitng n spending the weekend with "her uncle for Lekki".....stella na thunder go fire u..

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by FalseProphet1(m): 2:32pm On Jun 10
I see number one and number seven dominating most parties as a result of the persistent hunger in the land.

This I have seen.

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Teaser4(m): 2:32pm On Jun 10
No pictures

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Dailymice: 2:32pm On Jun 10
sad
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by franxiz(m): 2:32pm On Jun 10
Ftc. I love owambe...every saturday...but coro soil things last year

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by The5DME(m): 2:33pm On Jun 10
[quote author=FalseProphet1 post=102580045] sad[/quote]
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Lec25(m): 2:33pm On Jun 10
Of course
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by ZorGBUooeh: 2:33pm On Jun 10
Lols

Those that came to take selfie nko?

The boo hunters nko?Those that came to look for husband and don't mind snatching pipus husband.

Criminals and bag snatchers..They look for stray phone, gold and bag to steal.

Cooperate beggers
dem go dress well dey wait for any rich man wey dey go house as u dey go dem go track u for car..Dem go hail u, call u DADDY anything for boys.

The one wey pain me pass be hypemen and drummers.
Them go position for gate once u show dem go start to dey drum..Dem no wan know if u dey dancing mood or not,dem go dey drum,dey sing dey draw unnecessary attention to u.Dey call u all sort of big names.

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by ariesbull: 2:33pm On Jun 10
You didn't mention those that came to steal phones, husnamds, boyfriends and other things
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by zolajpower: 2:34pm On Jun 10
Huh
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by everglaze01: 2:34pm On Jun 10
U did not mention those that will pick the wine in round table and put it inside their bags.

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Tracyp007: 2:34pm On Jun 10
So true
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by ictjobber: 2:34pm On Jun 10
Hh
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by BenitoKamaLee: 2:34pm On Jun 10
Did that at my cousin's Walimah Quran. Ate and left without spraying. Sapa na bastard

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by ictjobber: 2:35pm On Jun 10
Aliyujaru:
Action Take On in Nigeria


Nigeria JF-17 Thunder fighter Jet in Action


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZHXcEzeZpA

In your shallow mind now you don upload better video go youtube.. Werey

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by blazepascal(m): 2:36pm On Jun 10
Crazyt0:
Except Me
indeed
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Ezedon(m): 2:36pm On Jun 10
I didn't see the Lifeless like Bubu

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by mkoabiola: 2:36pm On Jun 10
D lookers
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by GRAMMARJAMES(m): 2:39pm On Jun 10
THE BUHARI'S.......if you know you know abeg
Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by DoctorDree(m): 2:40pm On Jun 10
Those who park there cars where they cause problem so they can call there car model and plate number so they can show off while they go out to park the vehicle well....

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by BKayy: 2:40pm On Jun 10
Aliyujaru:
Action Take On in Nigeria


Nigeria JF-17 Thunder fighter Jet in Action


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZHXcEzeZpA
Trying to scare some people?
Lol we know what you did there

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Getdabag: 2:41pm On Jun 10
this one no concern me..this thread na for lagosians and thier greedy appetite.

tf is an owanbe sef

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by WesternOligarch: 2:45pm On Jun 10
Until herdsmen corner una for that owambe grin

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by Taye4j: 2:47pm On Jun 10
When I was in school, I don't bother myself cooking during weekends. On weekends I'll get my Native dress starched and ironed with my friends and we'll go to any party around the street, sit down like and invited guest and have our share of the food.

Yoruba Owambes remain the best.

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Re: Unique Types Of People At A Nigerian Owambe by KanuSE: 2:48pm On Jun 10
Like this...

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