The subject of today’s What She Said is an 18-year-old firstborn who has already raised three children. She talks about spending her childhood raising her siblings, her dad’s obvious favouritism towards her brothers, and how she wishes her parents were more involved in raising their children. Can you tell me the earliest memory of […]
Parents might have been the ones that birthed us, but that does not mean everyone likes theirs. 6 Nigerians tell us why they don’t like their parents. Sarah, 18 I don’t like my parents because of all the physical and emotional abuse I’ve gone through with them over the years. Some might see it as […]
Sometimes, parents grow wings and start keeping late nights and other such things. Here are some effective ways to punish your parents and prevent matters from getting out of hand. 1. Tell them to face the wall Tell them to face the wall and think about what they’ve done. Make sure you check on them […]
Mummy, daddy, uncle and aunty, we shall not be beating around the bush. Here is a list of things you do that we do not appreciate and we think you need to stop doing them. T for Thanks. 1. Sending Whatsapp broadcasts (a.k.a forwarded many times) Please, make it stop. The broadcasts are always so […]
Ever wondered about who would play your parents if your life was a Nollywood movie? Wonder no more. Take this quiz and we’ll tell you exactly who should play your parents.
Only people who grew up with Nigerian parents can complete these sentences correctly. Get at least 9 right to show you did. Go on:
Time changes a lot of things, like the quality of a wine. Maturity also helps put a lot of things in perspective, particularly with parenting. I spoke to a couple of people about how time had changed their relationship with their parents. Here’s what they had to say. Derek, 21 I had a pretty okay […]
Don’t get mad. Get even.
If your parents are sitting on this table, allow us tell your story. 1) “When will you marry?” Small play. 2) “God bless you.” How did God enter this topic? 3) “Have you eaten?” Please focuss. 4) “Go and read your books.” Na me fuck up. Last last. 5) “Make sure you don’t impregnate anyone.” […]
There are many reasons why people don’t have children. I think unless they specifically ask for our opinion, we should respect their privacy. If they do ask, we should do more listening than talking. 1) “Don’t your parents want Grandchildren?“ 2) “You’ll regret when you are old.” 3) “Children give purpose to life.” 4) “Ah, […]
Looking like your parents isn’t a big deal for you, especially if you really don’t see it. So while everyone else scrambles above themselves to compare every habit and utterance of yours to your parents’ you just want them to get over it. On the other hand, it can be fun and you get a […]
A child raised exactly like you were, a dream or the stuff nightmares are made of?
Variety, they say, is the spice of life.
If you have Nigerian parents like mine, asking for money was most likely a grueling and almost terrifying task. You try to prepare and brace yourself ahead of time, but the where, when, why and how combo will always leave you stunned. Here’s a few of their excuses! As you’re there shivering, they’ll just be […]
It’s really not easy
Where your parents use the bible to judge you.
All the times you had to say your parents were not home when they were
“Where am I from? What is this life?”
Parents and social media just don’t mix.
Being caught with a phone at school was like being caught with cocaine at an airport.
But is it passion you will eat?
When she won’t allow you breathing space.
Your house is always a battlefield!
Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in: