You Know You Are African If…….

1. You know you are African when the party starts by 4 pm and you arrive by 7 pm. 2. You know you are African if you had a maid or a driver growing up. 3. You know you are African if your relatives all have leather couches and gigantic framed paintings of themselves or Jesus hanging in the living…

African Time is Killing Africa

African time can roughly be defined as the habit of deliberately arriving minutes (sometimes hours) late to a meeting/occasion. According to Wikipedia, “African time is the perceived cultural tendency, in most parts of Africa, toward a more relaxed attitude to time. This is sometimes used in a pejorative sense, about tardiness in appointments, meetings and…

Africans And The I-Better-Pass-My-Neighbor Mentality

Africans and their oppression mentality. I spent some time in the UK and I can tell categorically tell you that you will never know a rich man until maybe you Google him. Rich and poor shop in the same shopping centers, rich and poor watch football matches together, rich and poor enter the same trains and buses,…

10 Habits That Keeps Africa Backward

1. African Time: African time can roughly be defined as the habit of deliberately arriving minutes (sometimes hours) late to a meeting/occasion. This character flaw of a habit is tagged “African time” probably because Africans are more prone to disregarding and disrespecting time than others. Time is one of the most precious gifts given to…

Africans And The Spare-The-Rod-And-Spoil-The-Child Mentality

This is a very dicey topic and I’m going to try as much as possible to explain my point without appearing dismissive of our traditional beliefs. Africans have this “spare the rod and spoil the child” mentality in their approach to disciplining their children. In the Western World, its a criminal offense to physically strike…

African Mentality of Rulership Instead Of Leadership

Africa is littered with rulers not leaders. We live on a continent where 5 current serving Presidents took over power before I was born. We live on a continent where Presidents like Teodoro Mbasago (Equatorial Guinea), Jose Santos (Angola), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Paul Biya (Cameroon), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) have ruled their countries for 35 years,…

Africans And Their Overreligiousness

Africans and religion. We are the most religious set of people on the face of this Earth. To put this into context, I undertook my Master’s degree program in the UK, Coventry City to be precise and I can categorically tell you that the biggest church in that City is a Nigerian church. Going to…

Survey: 50 Guys Build Their Women With $5 (See Results)

Welcome back to the concluding part of this entrailing series. Last time, I gave 50 ladies, $5 each to build their dream “man” given a specific set of qualities each with their respective price tags. It was an eye opening survey because it revealed to us what most Nigerian women (since all sampled opinions were…