…And other Stories  4

And other Stories 4 almost didn’t happen, you can tell by how late into the month it’s coming but let’s get right into it:

African time Abi Na Nigerian Time

For those who don’t  know I checked  Wikipedia for a precise definition 

African time or Africa time is the perceived cultural tendency, in parts of Africa and theCaribbean[1] toward a more relaxed attitude totime.[2][3][4] This is sometimes used in apejorative sense, about tardiness in appointments, meetings and events.

I’ve  lived most of my life  in Lagos Nigeria and so you’d expect that I might have gotten used to this,but I haven’t,  especially  when an event  doesn’t start a few minutes  late but takes a whole 4-5hrs to start no explanations,  no  apologies, nothing,because you’re  in Nigeria and you’re supposed to know nothing starts early,this happened about a week ago when I attended Style Camera Action an event scheduled to start at 10 am did not begin until about 2:30pm. I spoke  to one of the organisers about it,  I don’t  know if he was the main organiser or not (and I really do not care)  but his solution  was to suggest  that my group  gets disqualified from the competition because  I was being rude according to him. I was very angry. 

I even wrote a short post on instagram  that I later deleted because  my group mates  were afraid that they won’t  get thier prizes(prizes that a week after still haven’t been received), I took a screenshot of my comment on Instagram,  I can’t find it now but I’d  update this post as soon as I find it. We need  to not only start programmes / events on time but also end on time  service in my church  starts at about 8:30am and is supposed to end at 12:00am but I can count the number of days it has actually ended by 12:00 on my fingers. Are there known solutions to  this phenomenon or is this how we are going  to lead  the rest of our lives?

  I could give many instances but then I’d  never end this post. I’m  Tired. …this led me to a short rant about all the things I’m tired of/done with 

I am Tired

I’m done with this Nigerian Time thing,  I’m done with Sugar coating things, I’m done with not being able to speak my  mind and the people  that think  I shouldn’t,  I’m done with bad management and with people.

 I think that one of major problems is being afraid to speak up about things. I’ve  been angry a lot this month,  which almost led me to spending a night in a police cell,  it’s not funny yet so I’d tell this story on another day.

Meanwhile I’m  bearing in mind that I have to be calmer and slower (slower  because I’m ready slow and it’s still not working) to anger. 

What accent is that?  Oap’s and fake accents 

I don’t  listen to radio  stations because it’s so difficult to understand what anybody is saying on it  you’d  hear a variety  of accents in just a couple of sentences,and the whole thing just gets so confusing like “Aunty,  what accent is that? ”

 it’s like escorting  your friend to the  Airport and coming back with an accent, or going to Dubai and coming home with a British accent, brothehs and sistehs we know it’s  not real, there are also those one’s  that had R to every word all in the name of speaking in phonetics,  is it too much to ask that these presenters speak in proper,  audible English language . E Da kun (please) help us to help you.


Toke Makinwa and the (7) poor children 

Lol they were more  than seven, but you get…😂

I think the entire  picture  was a case of misplaced  creativity,  when you’re trying  to be creative and end up seeming insensitive. Trust us Nigerians, the comment section  is full….so I’m  leaving a link to the picture here  so you can read them,a few of them  are hilarious.

Don’t forget to leave me your thoughts and comments 

You should also read “..and other stories ” OneTwo and Three in case you missed it. 

Thank you for reading 😘

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7 thoughts on “…And other Stories  4

  1. I totally agree. With the African time Abi Nigerian time…. Smh….. I’m guilty as charged… But the church thingy sha… I’m a Catholic… They sha try to close bfr the other service starts…

    On the issue of fake accent….
    Na wah oooo…. My Igbo pple would say “ihe nke a di kwa egwu””

    No be small thing Ooo…
    I have a friend who went to india… Came back and started speaking like an American… Haba.. Nne how far???
    Even Indians wey dey naija sef.. We nor dey understand thir English.

    First time reader… Wud definetly subscribe…..

    Met you at the last CAG BLOGGERS FORUM….

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    1. Yes.. Catholic churches even start early, lol! No be small thing at all. LMAO! How did Indian turn American. Thank you very much for reading! So sad I didn’t get to network at the forum, my cousins introduction was on that day.I hope we meet again soon.

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  2. It’s so bad that I’ve shamefully subscribed to the attending events 2hrs after scheduled time thing. And I know even at that time, it wouldn’t even have begun. I know I and others contribute to encouraging these bad timing thing, but people that know me well know i take punctuality seriously.

    But when it comes to Nigerian events, no no no!, i’ve been dealt with too many times. Can’t deal anymore. It’s no fun having to wait for minutes staring at nothingness, let alone hours.

    There’s this Nigerian transport company Chisco. When I was in my secondary school, (2005..6 era), they were known to leave the bus park 7am. Not a minute before or after. Even if they have only 5people on seat in a 30+seater bus. What happened to us now?

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  3. The timing thing I doubt if other African countries do it. I think is a Nigerian thing ONLY. Though I can be very patent with events, but when it cones to a situation I can’t endure any longer, I leave the place. Be it church or wedding.

    That’s one societal problem Nigerians have to solve by ourselves… Maybe its a Blackman’s disease that affects only Nigerians , I do t know. Its just to sickening..

    Brendascouch.com

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    1. I have a feeling it’s just Nigeria too!!! .leaving could be a solution now that I think of it, if everyone or almost everyone leaves an event because it did not start early maybe organisers and event planners will be forced to be on time. Thank you for your comment 👍👍

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