This is probably one of my mums’ largest concerns about my life, in fact the ONLY thing she wants more is for me to be a good Christian and an example to others. For those of you who don’t know me well or at all, my mum and dad are both Nigerian…making me…Nigerian!
Now until 2006 I had been ruthlessly dodging Nigerian girls…why? Not too sure really, I didn’t even realise until I was chatting to my friend bout the different races of girls we’d dated and stuff…so I could only think of one girl and she was a chicken head! (No names need be mentioned it was a long time ago). So in ’06 I had the mentality of dating more Nigerian girls, mainly because I was trying to be a bit more focused and cautious about my future. Maybe I went a bit OTT with it, but I realised that I had no excuse for the low number of Nigerian girls in my past. In ’06 I met a lot more and had a few different experiences with them.
What bugs me most about the Nigerian girls I tend to meet is that like me, they we’re all raised, or have spent a majority of their life in the UK…so they are pretty much UK girls (That’s not a terrible thing). Now because I’m pretty much a London boy myself it shouldn’t bother me right? . . . Nah man, its bugs me still, I can see a lot of “Nigerianess” in these girls, I can see how they are still rooted in their culture, but I figure why be so focused towards hooking up with a Nigerian girl when she’s pretty much your average London girl?
One of my friends said he’s going to go to Nigeria to get his wife! I might need a ticket too bro, let me know when your going…we’ll stack up numbers from one of the Redeemed Ministries Holy Ghost Nights! It’ll be like the sequel to “Coming to America”…apart from us not being princess…but we’ll jus lie and say we play football in England…you be Mikel and I’ll be a more handsome version of Kanu!
Now a lot of people that know me are probably thinking “What a hypocrite, you cant even speak your own language, all you know how to do is eat, blah blah blah…”. Relax, it isn’t that serious! Plus Lord willing I’ll shack up with a tasty Nigerian lady, I’m not too interested in looking for anything else…but I’d definitely give a fair hearing to any girls that aren’t Nigerian but are interested… I don’t discriminate, bring me a sexy Eskimo who can make jollof rice and I’ll be like mum, this is my girl and she says she can learn to cook anything your teach her. “It’ll be hard at first darling but my mum will get use to you.”
My Brother Says: I’ve, on many occasions heard my mother (with my sister adlibin “yeah its true”) rambling on to my brother “I’m so looking forward to the day when you bring a nice Nigerian girl to this house. . . I’m a not racist but if your relationship is to work then the people should be of the same culture . . .” if your Nigerian marry a Nigerian to save the hassle that’s what I say (wise words). I know its hard when being a Nigerian raised in the UK to not look at other cultures because some of these white girls are doin’ it (looking nice) but keeping the same culture seems to be the best way. I on the other hand am planning to marry a sweet Bangladesh girl (wink).
Ak-Man: I’m back now (Hoorah)! My bro has the right idea; I know it may seem like I’m taking a few shots at precious Nigerian girls but in reality you’re at the top of my list regardless…not jus because my mum says so, not just because of the food, BUT because it makes so much sense, logically and emotionally! I’ve been enlightened and no longer need the ticket to Nigeria…Nigerian born, UK raised…that’s me, so a girl who has the same background is pretty much what I need right?
My Buddy Tolu Says: As you can see by my name, I am Naija. Infact My Full name is Tolu Popoola; so for all the people that know me, and there are a lot of you, (being a famuous footballer like me) there will be no mistaken it. I keep it real. Anyway I tell you, from east to west, Naija girls are the best. I hope my friend Sasha is not reading this and all the countless Jamo girls I've gone out with.
Having 'bigged my niggarettes up' I have to say, you lot need to change your attitude. Be less materialistic, and give a bus pass nigga a chance, if he's got potential...Trust me, I used to be a buss pass nigga, and now look at me, I'm a bus pass nigga..lol....only when I come on holiday in England. In the U.S.A, I'm a thriving footballer/businessman/producer. So the moral of the story is feel free to leave ur number with Ak-man, I might just make your day.
There really isn’t any concrete conclusion here; at times life is like rolling dice…if you don’t have a “Get Out Of Jail Free Card” you better shuffle your fists and pray for a double six!
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