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 toward a more relaxed attitude totime. 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.
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Thank you for reading 😘