What is normal in your country but weird in the rest of the world?
Well in Nigeria, It's very Normal to see
- A man standing on a moving Bus.
These dudes are called “conductors” . they spend the whole day standing on a moving bus screaming for passengers
don't get it wrong, these dudes have actually mastered this art. I've never heard of one falling out of the fast moving vehicle before. And this is very common in Lagos Nigeria. Virtually every commercial bus has a “conductor”
2. Money spraying
Here in Nigeria, we spray money a lot at events, from weddings to birthdays to musical performance. Most non-nigerians actually criticize this act seeing no point doing that, but Nigerians actually spray money to show appreciation for a particular performance or person. it has become part of the Nigerian culture and it is very very popular, so if you ever find yourself in a Nigerian wedding or any Nigerian event, don't be shocked when you see something like this
Hey, what's that? , is it a robbery scene or what?
Well, if you thought that then you're certainly not Nigerian.
In the Yoruba culture , young men show respect to older adults but lying flat on the ground to greet them.
So scenes like this are actually normal in Nigeria, they are just bunch of respectful young men
4. Quiet women in Labor
As a medical student, I've seen some few cases of women in labor who are completely quiet and appear to feel no pain. Yeah, this is common among the “Fulani” tribe in Nigeria. In the Fulani culture, young women are trained to remain quiet when in pain. So if you see a Fulani woman who appears hurt or in labor but isn't showing any sign of pain like screaming, please don't hesitate to help cos she's actually in pain.
Well, who are these people? Well I can shamefully tell you that these are our politicians in Nigeria.
5. Fighting in the house of Assembly
Aren't they supposed to be like this?
Yeah, this shameful act has become so common that most Nigerians no longer react to it and even take it as a normal thing to see this act in the house of assembly.
It has been since far back as the 1960s
6. power outage.
Well, electricity is not so stable in Nigeria, so when the lights go off. We are just like “oh they've taken the lights” and we continue our daily activities unlike some places in the world where power outages can be seen as an emergency.
UP NEPA!!! But don't be surprise if you see this reaction in people when electricity is restored.
Not this type, we aren't snakes.
But it sounds more like “mtcheeeew”,It is called hissing.
Most Nigerians do this to show their disgust or anger for something. It is very common in Nigeria and I think it is also common in other African countries, but I'm not sure though.
But, it certainly is a very weird sound
8. drinking water from a plastic sachet.
This is common in the streets of Nigeria. As super-cheap water are sold in sachet. It is called “pure water” but it's usually not purer that the ones in bottles. This serves as around 50% of drinking water available to Nigerians.
Isn't Nigeria awesome?
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