Nigerian parents and dating
Here are some of the things you know if you have Nigerian parents: Whether they are talking on the phone, laughing at the TV, calling you downstairs, or upset, Nigerian parents can’t seem to talk at a level lower than that of a light aircraft flying past your ear.
They make you jump and you’re never quite ready for the outburst. The first time you realise this is when your non-African mate from school comes round and asks you, ‘why is your mum always shouting? Meanwhile, my Grandad still asks me, ‘so when are you going to start Law? In the 90s we used to hear all sorts about how, er, ‘different’ life is in Nigeria.
Then finally, something she was not expecting- a threat. Wait for several months, at least to find out more about them.
Picture being woken up at 3am by what sounds like Twista speed-rapping through one of his albums – but it’s actually your Nigerian parent praying in tongues.