Mother's Day: 10 relatable things every Nigerian mother has said and done
Today is Mother's Day in the United Kingdom and one of the many Mother’s Days in Nigeria and we are counting down 10 most relatable Nigerian mother moments.
Here are some relatable things about Nigerian mothers.
1. “Put in on my head”
Whenever you ask a stupid question about where to place an object, Nigerian mothers are sure to answer you with the sarcastic response, ‘Put it on my head’.
2. “If you did not suck my breast”
This is emotional manipulation 101, when a Nigerian mother wants to get you to do her bidding, she reminds you that you sucked from her breasts.
3. “Let me save the money for you”
Best in savings. When visitors gave us money as children, Nigerian mothers always tricked us into giving them the money by saying they were saving it for us. When you remind them, they tell you about how they have been taking care of you from when you were born.
4. “I saw it on WhatsApp/Facebook” / Misinformed Broadcast Messages
Nigerian mothers are always talking about what they saw on ‘Wuzzup’ (WhatsApp) or their ‘church platform’. Nigerian mothers are the queens of sending BCS full of misinformation, asking if you have watched it and telling you to be careful.
5. Hyping your pictures
Forget about your significant other, no one hypes up your picture more than your mother. She’s your number one supporter and she thinks you are the most beautiful and handsome person - even if you aren’t. But if the picture is too ‘sexy’, expect your Nigerian mother to call you out on it.
6. Praying for you on your birthday
If there’s one thing you can count on is your mother’s prayers, especially on your birthday - except you are a bad child. Nigerian mothers are known for praying for their children with all their might on their birthdays.
7. Asking you when you are getting married
If you are still unmarried, sorry for you, because a Nigerian mother will not rest until all her children are happily married and have given her grandchildren. Even though she warned you to stay away for boys - or girls when you were younger. A Nigerian mother would even take you to see her pastor if your singless is critical.
8. Telling you not to be out late and asking you when you got home
Doesn’t matter if you are living with her or not, a Nigerian mother does not want any responsible child of hers outside by 9 pm and she needs to know about your movement.
9. Sending you on errands
One thing about a Nigerian mother, she is never out of errands to send you on no matter how old you are. If you are not washing plates, you are cooking. If you aren’t cooking, you are following her to the market or ironing her complicated outfits.
10. Giving you a side eye if you misbehave
Nigerian mothers communicate with their eyes, especially in public and when people are there. When you were younger, if visited your neighbour and they asked you if you were hungry, always look at your mother, her eyes will say all you need to know.
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