Happy Mother’s Day! 5 Lessons from my “Not-so-African” Nigerian Mother

If you don’t know what a typical African mother is like, think Iya Tiwa from Skinny Girl in Transit. African mothers are popularly known for over-reacting to even the minutest situations. Just let your African mother find your “#dead” comment on social media, and you’ll get a phone call right away, with her yelling at the top of her voice, “you will not die in Jesus’ name!” Push it too far by posting a picture of you in a strapless dress, and it’s wrap; your African mother will call you, threatening to have a heart attack, saying o fe pa mi ni?

Don’t be fooled though, African mothers are our biggest supporters, and that’s why we love them like kilode? Let’s not get started on their banging meals; even iya basira cannot compete with my mom’s catfish stew.

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What If I Can’t Have Kids? Recap on Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) S5E2

Let me just dive right into the main gist of this episode – Tiwa and Mide’s marriage counselling! Yo, every couple needs a counselor like this oga. At first, that counselling legit sounded like an interrogation in the courthouse. But oh my, did it reveal so much about Tiwa and Mide. The questions seemed so trivial, I kept telling myself that the scene couldn’t be realistic. I mean, do couples really not talk about if they want to have kids or how many kids they want before they get married? Read More »