Though Nigerians are people of diverse ethnic groups and tribes, We are bound by common experiences in our homes!
We can all say it’s not easy growing up in Nigerian, but this experiences is what made us Nigerians. There were certain experiences we all had. Like the 4pm TV station resumption time.
Anywhere you find a Nigerian in the world, they are easy to identify… whether you live at home or abroad, if you have some of the items below you’re definitely an “omo Naija”
Here are 10 common items in every naija home:
#1. Colourful sponges
Spongebob who? These are the only sponges we know in Naija. You’d find them in bathrooms everywhere.
#2. Garri Turner (Omorogun)
With all the “swallow” we constantly eat, what are we supposed to use to turn that if not this:
#3. Pots older than you
In every Naija home, there are pots that are older than you and your siblings. Nigerian mums never throw away anything.
#4. Mortar and Pestle
Whether the metal or new generation plastic model, we all have this kind of sieves in our homes.
#6. A Water drum
NEPA can be unpredictable. So nearly every house in Naija has one of these water storage drums. Just in case NEPA misbehaves.
#7. Extension boxes
How else are you supposed to watch TV, charge your phone and your rechargeable lamp if not with this little wonder?
#8. Repurposed Clothes
Naija mums are experts in never throwing anything away. Remember that your old shirt, it has morphed into a rag for cleaning the house.
#9. Remote Control
And our fathers are forever hoarding remote controls like fuel marketers during a scarcity.
You must find this in every Nigerian home. It’s either you find the hand fan or you find the standing, wall or ceiling version of the electric fan.