The true nigerian

Early in the morning
a true Nigerian meets a friend
and like a game of ping-pong
they play with greetings.

“How is your wife?”
“she is fine!”

“And the children?”
“they are fine!”

“How is work?”
“work is fine!”

“Your father’s health?”
“he’s doing well!”

Then one says a greeting
that sounds like this;
“I’m with you o, enduring
this ‘Buhari economy’”.

The other laughs in surprise
“who would have guessed
you are affected too?
with your skin
glowing like this?”

His friend smiles, pretending
to reject the flattery.

The true Nigerian comes back from work
hungry, he could eat a horse
he raids the kitchen, finds a wrap of eba
then his neighbour walks in.

He doesn’t mean it
But he says “join me”.
His true Nigerian neighbour
with his rumbling tummyside
must politely decline.

The true Nigerian child sits with an elder
The elder farts
but he must savour it without a smirk.

The true Nigerian rushes off to work
But he must offer his help
to his laundry-doing neighbour
even when it’s obvious
he has no time to give.

The neighbour is a true Nigerian
she says “no thank you” with a smile
even when her laundry
spreads out a mile.

The true Nigerian in the market
knows the price given, when she asks
is the value, twice or thrice
and so, haggle, she must.

Every man from his village
The true Nigerian calls “brother”
Though they just met
it really doesn’t matter.

The true Nigerian knows
to decipher undertones
of a neighbourly evening visit
the housewife says jokingly
“we were already snoring
this time yesterday”
the true Nigerian knows
he’s overshot his stay.

The true Nigerian
loves to laugh
he loves to suffer and smile
his leaders rob him blind
but he laughs
they mess up his life
but he suffers and smiles.

______________
Poem from Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted

Leave a Comment!

This Post Has 75 Comments
  1. I’m really loving the theme/design of your blog.

    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?
    A couple of my blog readers have complained about my site not working correctly
    in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any ideas to help fix this issue?

  2. Great post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired!
    Extremely helpful information particularly the remaining phase :
    ) I deal with such info much. I used to be looking
    for this certain info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  3. Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored at work so I decided to
    browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can’t wait to
    take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my phone
    .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, good site!

  4. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you
    are just extremely fantastic. I really like what
    you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re stating and the way in which you say
    it. You make it enjoyable and you still care
    for to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from
    you. This is really a tremendous site.

  5. What’s up it’s me, I am also visiting this web page regularly, this site is actually pleasant and the visitors are really sharing good thoughts.

  6. I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this information So i am happy to convey that I have a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make sure to do not forget this website and give it a look regularly.

  7. I just want to mention I’m newbie to blogging and honestly loved your blog site. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely have wonderful writings. Thanks a lot for revealing your website.

  8. I found your blog site on google and verify a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to keep up the superb operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Searching for forward to studying extra from you afterward!…

  9. This design is spectacular! You most certainly know how
    to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job.

    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that,
    how you presented it. Too cool!

  10. Wonderful blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m
    a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with
    a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices
    out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

  11. I think that is among the so much important info for me.
    And i am satisfied studying your article. However wanna commentary on few basic issues, The site
    taste is ideal, the articles is in reality nice : D.
    Good task, cheers

  12. It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or advice. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  13. Hi are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  14. Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My website discusses a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Excellent blog by the way!

  15. What i do not understood is actually how you’re not really much more well-liked than you may be now. You are so intelligent. You realize thus considerably relating to this subject, produced me personally consider it from a lot of varied angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated unless it’s one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. Always maintain it up!

    1. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.

      I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
      I will certainly comeback.
      bye

  16. With every little thing which seems to be developing within this particular subject material, many of your points of view happen to be rather radical. However, I am sorry, because I can not give credence to your entire plan, all be it stimulating none the less. It appears to everybody that your opinions are generally not completely justified and in actuality you are your self not really wholly certain of your assertion. In any case I did appreciate looking at it.

  17. I cling on to listening to the news update lecture about receiving boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the top site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i acquire some?

  18. This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled
    blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to searching for
    more of your magnificent post. Additionally, I have shared your
    website in my social networks

  19. I’ll immediately clutch your rss feed as I can not to find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service.
    Do you have any? Please let me recognise so that I could subscribe.
    Thanks.

  20. you are in reality a good webmaster. The site loading velocity is incredible. It sort of feels that you are doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a great job on this subject!

  21. Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand
    your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely
    wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are saying
    and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and
    you still take care of to keep it smart. I can’t wait to read much
    more from you. This is actually a tremendous web site.

  22. Hey There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. That is a very well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read extra of your helpful info.
    Thank you for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  23. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just
    too excellent. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say
    it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise.
    I can not wait to read much more from you.
    This is actually a wonderful website.

  24. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite
    reason seemed to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people consider worries that they just do not know about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without
    having side-effects , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  25. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

    After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  26. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.

    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.

    Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  27. Hey! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where
    I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using
    the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  28. Having read this I thought it was really informative.

    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this informative article together.
    I once again find myself spending a significant amount of
    time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  29. Amazing issues here. I am very happy to see your article.
    Thanks so much and I’m looking ahead to contact you.

    Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  30. Superb post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Many thanks!

  31. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site.
    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
    A handful of my blog readers have complained about my website not working correctly
    in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  32. You ought to be a part of a contest for one of
    the highest quality websites on the net. I most certainly will recommend this website!

  33. That is very attention-grabbing, You are an excessively professional blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to looking for more of your magnificent post.

    Also, I have shared your website in my social networks

  34. I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today,
    yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as
    you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  35. I do agree with all the ideas you’ve presented to your post.
    They are really convincing and will certainly
    work. Still, the posts are very short for novices.
    Could you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.