Archive for the ‘Naija families’ Category

So yeah, I love my gap and everything, and I’m fine having it for the rest of my life, but the thing that I find really annoying about it is that small drops of spit can easily escape when I’m talking, thanks to the large area for it to escape through! It’s a good thing […]


With the exception of one of my mother’s brothers who lives in Italy, all of our relatives live in Nigeria. (There is one cousin of my mother’s who lives in the same city as us but his story makes me ill so we’ll just ignore him.) It has been hard growing up so far away […]


One of my favourite movies is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It tells the story of this Greek chick who is not the most attractive girl around, mostly because she just doesn’t care about her appearance. She’s inches away from turning 30 and she works at the family […]


Today I thought I’d talk about Nigerian parents and how they feel about getting their children (especially female children) married off. I’ve read the blogs of a couple of Naija women who say that their parents (especially their mothers) cannot wait for them to get married and it’s the first question they ask them when […]


Living at home

17Feb08

I’m single, I live in the same city as my parents and so I live at home. I’m nearly 29. Does this make me weird? Some of my oyinbo friends think so, because the one thing they were looking forward to once they left school and joined the working force was moving into an apartment […]