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14 Reasons You Should be Proud of Being a Nigerian

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So guys, today I'll give some reasons you should be proud of being a Nigerian.
I see and hear a lot of peeps complain about why they were born as Nigerians, how they wish they can change things. C'mon , you have to accept things the way they are and learn to love and appreciate your country cos there's no going back. And no I'm not trying to preach. So let's get started.

1. Humor, we Nigerians are very creative in making fun of our situations, from our comedians to the rest of us. We make a joke even out of a disaster and we don't let the disaster hold us down. We are good in sarcasm even among friends and family.

2. We have a rich cultural heritage. With over 250 ethnic groups, you can get the best of culture here without having to travel outside Nigeria. There so many cultures one has to discover even as a Nigerian. I also love our traditional attires. Even when people from other races wear them, they still look beautiful.

3. We Nigerians have no filter. We …

Most Embarrassing Moment

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Hey guys,

I know most of us must have had one of those embarrassing moments of our lives. That moment where you just want the ground to open up and swallow you. In some instances, it could be funny while in others it could be shameful.

So let me share one of my most embarrassing moments.

I had just finished my secondary education and I had this male friend who lived with his aunt. I used to go there in the afternoons
when the aunt must have gone to her office.

One fateful day, I had gone as usual. Not too long after I reached, we heard a knock on the door, lo and behold, it was his aunt.
We started panicking, looking for where I could possibly hide. And we had to resort to me hiding behind the door.

He opened the door, she walked in and asked why he took long before opening the door and he said he was in the bathroom. She went into her room, went back to the living room and started asking series of questions.

Then his little cousin started telling her about a particular aunty (whic…

Friendship

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Friendship can be seen as a relationship between friends. It is the emotions of friends.

A lot of folks have misunderstood the word friend. In this context that we want to talk about, a friend is someone you know well and like. People tend to misunderstand a friend as someone you only talk with, probably a colleague, neighbour, members of the same religious organization, etc.

A friend is someone you love, trust and respect while the person also does same to you. A friend is honest and loyal.

The company you keep, determines what accompany you.

Below are some characteristics of friendship

Trust: There should be a high level of trust in every friendship. You should know what your friend is capable of doing. You can't have a friend that you think is able to snitch on you. As a female, you can't have a friend you think is capable of having an affair with your man.

Respect: It is essential in all friendships. You show respect by being polite and kind. You show respect by seeking the…

Dealing with Phobia

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Hey guys,

Let's talk about phobias. Do you have any phobia or know of someone with a phobia?

Before we continue, let me share some phobias, some might be ridiculous to you.

Trypophobia - fear of clusters of small holes
Amaxophobia - fear of riding in a car
Nomophobia - fear of being without your phone
Hylophobia - fear of forests
Chaetophobia - fear of hair
Cherophobia - fear of happiness
Heliophobia - fear of sun or sunlight
Hypnophobia - fear of sleep or being hypnotized
Philophobia - fear of falling in love
Ergophobia - fear of work or finding employment.
These are just a few of the numerous phobias. So fam, let me share with you my experience.

I am nosocomephobic, meaning I have phobia for hospitals.
One day,my mum called that I should go see my aunty that was admitted in a clinic.
I couldn't tell her that I was nosocomephobic. C'mon, how dare you tell an African mum that you have some sort of stupid phobia. So I just went to the clinic.

Reaching there, I went to my…

An Encounter At The Market

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It was one of those sunny days in the city of Asaba when I went for a visit to my best friend who was serving her fatherland there.

Now, for those outside Nigeria, Asaba is the capital of Delta state in Nigeria. Asaba lies approximately 60 degrees north of the equator and about the same distance east of the meridian; about 160 kilometers (100mi) north of  the River Niger flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

A friend of ours wanted me to prepare  ogbono soup. So I decided to go to the popular Ogbogonogo market ( yeah, I know the name sounds funny). On getting there, I got all the ingredients needed for the soup except the ogbono.

In case you don't know, Ogbono is the local name for wild or African mango. The seeds are used in preparing a kind of soup and it is very popular in Nigeria.


Okay, back to my encounter. After getting the ingredients, I was to get the ogbono. Each shop I entered and asked for it, I was told it wasn't available.
I was beginning to get agitated cos I was walki…

My First Post

Hi guys, my name is Seiyifa
A graduate of French from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria.

I am starting this blog because of my love for stories. I am currently awaiting NYSC which makes me often bored staying at home and not having anyone to talk to. I believe I'll be able to free myself here.

We'll be talking about real life happenings, culture, education and so on. I'll also be sharing my personal experiences.

I'll try my best to keep us posted and hopefully we will all be entertained and educated.