Regardless of the numerous challenges Nigerians face on a daily basis, you will always find Nigerians bubbling with energy, fun, enthusiasm, and maintaining a positive attitude. You will never find a dull moment with an average Nigerian. This makes you wonder what kind of species we really are. The passion spreads across various elements in Nigeria.
Here are 20 things Nigerians really love and are passionate about dearly.
1. Nigerians Love Nigeria
It’s no longer news that Nigeria is a blessed and rich country. Rich in good food, rich culture, rich entertainment, natural resources, charming and cool atmosphere.
No matter the situation of the country, Nigerians will not stop loving Nigeria. Nigerians only hate the system and government policies. You just need to visit the airport during festive periods and behold thousands of Nigerians trooping into the country
Nigerians love ‘Awoof (freebie)’. So much so that we are always looking for free browsing, free wifi, free credit, free money, free food, free date. Anything free, we love. That’s why you see several Nigerian celebrities doing lots of giveaways on social media.
3. Travelling outside the country
There is a saying that “If you visit any country you do not find a Nigerian, you should leave” Meeeeen!!! Nigerians love travelling outside the country.
That feeling of “I just returned from abroad”, is a feeling Nigerians love so much. They really don’t care if it’s South Africa of Malaysia, as long as they step out of this country, they are satisfied.
Good enough, No Nigerian wants to return back to the country broke. That’s why Nigerians give everything it takes for them to succeed whenever they are opportune to leave the country
4. We are everywhere with the social network
Nigerians love to spend lots of time Facebooking, Instagramming, tweeting, snap chatting, you name it. We even fiddle with our phones even in the church, during meetings. Many Nigerians don’t read or watch the news to know what’s happening around them. One thing that also keeps us glued to our phone is fear of missing out
5. We love fashion
Nigerians love fashion. We love to look good, regardless of the maker of the fashion product. Whether aba made or Gucci or Chinese product or a roadside tailor. We don’t care. We just want to look good and dope
Nigerians spend good money just to look good. If you will want to know how fashionable Nigerians are, all you need to do is visit any of our events.
You don’t want to be caught in a Nigerian social gathering not looking swagged up, you would be looking out of place. Ladies spend days deliberating on what to wear long before an event.
6. We love sports, especially football
Just like in every part of the world where sports bring a lot of fans, Nigerians are not an exception. We love sports so much. These days, ladies are now getting involved. We see sports as a means of bonding together even with our enemies.
Super Eagles may not be meeting the expectation of Nigerians sometimes, but that has not stopped us from loving soccer. The premier league has become a god that is worshipped during the weekends.
For wives who have football fanatic husbands or kids, food shouldn’t be served neither should errands be initiated. Some of our men are so passionate about football that they can even fight for their clubs.
7. Owanbe (party) time
Nigerians love to party, party hard. No weekend passes by without party in Nigeria. You can feel the vibe when you smell the weekend air in Nigeria.
Event centers cashing out week-in week-out. The colourful attires, the displays of local artistes or DJs, the settings, and the food bring thousands of Nigerians outside their homes for “Owanbe“. This is a way to unwind after a stressful week in Nigeria. We simply love attending ‘Owanbe’ as the Yoruba people call it.
8. Nigerians are always excited about ‘change’
Change excites us. We love change so much because we believe it will bring a ray of hope, or affect us or make us feel among or not left out of a trend or movement. We believe that every change would give us a ray of hope or affect us.
Regardless of the change, we are passionate to know how we can benefit from it.
This change could be seen in a new drink, new slangs, new fashion, new political leaders, new Super Eagle’s coach, even change from a bus conductor. We really love change.
9. Nigerians are VERY hardworking
Nigerians are no lazy youths. Most Nigerians have legitimate jobs and would rather die than get involved in criminal activities
10. We are crazy about cars
Nigerians love cars so much, especially the luxury and the latest models in town. We celebrate the arrival of our new cars like we celebrate the birth of a new baby.
We even celebrate a luxury car whenever it drives past us. We sometimes organize parties to celebrate the arrival of a brand new car. Of course, it mustn’t be brand new. Whether it is ‘tokunbo’ or new, a new car is a new car to us.
11. We are passionate about being successful
The major reason Nigerians work hard is because of our passion for success and making cash. Nigerians often care less about the nature of the job as long as the job is good enough to earn them enough money and make them successful.
It is in our genes to be successful and rich.
12) Sport betting
It’s no wonder Bet9ja is the most visited Nigerian website, according to Alexa. Nigerians don’t even mind betting against their favorite team and hoping they loose.
13. Music and dance make us go gaga
A a matter of fact, there is hardly a day Nigerians don’t groove and trend to their favorite artists(s) on twitter.
14. We own the latest electronic gadgets, especially mobile phones
Nigerians love technology so much. We often replace an old model electronic gadget with the latest one. Some people even starve to get a new smartphone or the latest electronic gadget.
15. Holidays make us happy
This is a time to break free from work-related stress, school-related stress, and other stress that comes with being a Nigerian.
We always look forward to the next holiday, we cannot wait for it to come. We wish every day is a holiday
16. We don’t joke with family
Blood is thicker than water. No matter how crazy our schedule is, we don’t joke with ‘blood’. We love our family so much. This is the best cult we can ever join because that is where we can be the kings and queens we may not be outside.
17. Education is our bedrock
Nigerians are very passionate about going to school, either formal or informal. This explains why Nigerians immigrants are the most educated Africans in the united states.
Getting admission into a tertiary institute is something that is held in high regard all over the country. We even sometimes go to church to share the testimony when we gain admission into a tertiary institution.
We push even those who do not like education to do anything around education.
18. We are 5 and 6 with religion
Most Nigerians believe we are the most religious people on the face of the earth. Just a peep from your compound, and you will see several religious places.
We do not play with our religious days and some extremists can even die for their religion. We strongly believe in the existence of God
19. We love weddings
We are passionate about getting married and attending weddings. if as a non-Nigerian, you happen to be in the midst of Nigerians planning a wedding, you would think they are planning for the arrival of a great king.
The choice of ‘aso-ebi‘, food, music, dance steps, and so on.
Attending a Nigerian wedding is always fun especially the reception.
20. We cannot erase our culture
Although technology is developing faster every day and the world gradually becoming a global village, many Nigerians sill celebrate their culture.
We may not be practicing these cultures in our modern towns and cities, but when it is time to exhibit our roots, we do that with pride and joy
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