Thursday, 15 September 2011

18 Reasons to love Nigerians

This blogpost is borne of the "419 reasons to like Nigerians" presently being carried out by the "The419PositiveProject"

Having been invited to contribute to this initiative I found that there are so many reasons to love Nigerians; so many many reasons I do think we are some of the most lovable (and unique) people in the world - and so here's my attempt at telling you why

1.      Family is everything – both our nuclear and extended families mean the world to us and our list of cousins, uncles and aunties are endless!
2.   We love our hustle – we get educated, get jobs or get a business going on – we always have something going on
3.   Our women are born fashionistas – it just comes to us naturally... we might spend 3 hours in front of the mirror for a date but its ALWAYS worth it!
4.  We are fun loving – Friday nights are for hanging out and Saturdays are for parties and that’s the way it is
5.  We got religion and we make it work – no matter how much trouble we got, we aint confused about God
6.  We are hopeful and optimistic– no matter how down and dirty it gets, we always hold out hope “we go be alright” “we go hammer” “it is well” are some of our favourite phrases
7.   No matter how long we have lived abroad, we are always proud of where we are from, our culture our traditions
8.   We love our country with a patriotism that is amazing – it’s a case of we can talk “crap about Nigeria” but if you are not Nigerian, don’t you dare join us!
9.   We allow ourselves to be westernised without letting go of our roots – we are an amazing mix of Africa and the West
10. There is nothing as beautiful as a dark skinned brother in a traditional outfit (Guinea brocade, lace, woodin etc)
11. When we have the money, we know how to LIVE large and when there is no money we still know how to LOOK large without breaking the bank
12. Our girls are the perfect mix of akata accent, academic smarts, cafeteria cooking skills and sex on heels.
13. We are natural born lovers – I don’t know about 'if you go black you don’t go back', but I do know 'if you go Nigerian, nothing compares to it for you again'!
14. We are the least suicidal people in the world and also the happiest – our hope, our hustle, our faith, our love.... all come together to just keep us going
15. We know that our children are our future, as a family, as a people and as a nation and the average Nigerian parent will give any and everything to give their kids the best of life – we don’t need a welfare system to teach us that
16. We are grateful for everything – we don’t take life, health, anything for granted – which perhaps is why we are so happy
17. We are friendly – na overfriendly dey worry us - this is one country where strangers talk to you in buses, give you directions, offer help in outrageous situations and if you want to see us in action, set your car on fire – we are all fire fighters!
18. Finally - We have swag!we just do! 


Make friends with a Nigerian today - we rock!

If you have more reasons - please respond with them

I heart Nigerians!

7 comments:

Quixotic Me! said...

1, 6 , and 7 are my favourite. So true on all points though Tyg. Nig 4 life!!

doll said...

we definitely have swag

dayor said...

All the point are so true...I love Nigerians

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Jemima said...

What a lovely list, i love it naija for life ..:)

myheartlongsthesea said...

What an eye-opener! Thanks for informing me. Other nationalities must read this one too.


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Tyger said...

thanks all for agreeing.

If only we could display our love of Nigeria a bit more.... in our speech, attitudes, actions, life goals... yes life goals .... we should all have atleast one life goal that will impact our country positively.

May God help us

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