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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Season Finale. Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) S5E12 Recap

The wedding finally happened! I never hesperred it. And just like that SGIT Season 5 is over. I am so proud of NdaniTV for creating this show. Seems like it started out to be just for entertainment with the first few seasons, but then they seamlessly tied in relationship and life lessons while keeping us entertained this season. In my recap of Episode 1, I mentioned that I may skip writing on some episodes if it was full of Iya Tiwa shouting upandan. I was being serious, but NdaniTV came prepared this season. Let’s talk about how each of the characters have grown from Season 1.

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Bridal Shower. Recap of Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) S5E11.

I battled with this episode’s recap. Honestly eh, I’m getting bored. The purpose of today’s episode was what? Watch a frustrated wedding planner with terrible acting? Or watch Mide in the exact state he was last week – no progress? This wedding has refused to happen. In fact, praying for the wedding has passed “Pastor” Woli’s powers, so tey he has gone to gather his church members to join in. I know, I know, the episode actually wasn’t so bad. There were some really sweet moments, and perhaps that’s why the comments on YouTube were calling this the best episode yet. Let’s dive in.

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Feelings. Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) S5E10 Recap.

False alarm guys. There’s no indication that today’s episode was the finale. The previous seasons have been 10 episodes, but I guess NdaniTV is giving us a treat this time? On to today’s episode. There was just a theme of sadness that even “Pastor” Woli’s comedic act couldn’t get me to laugh. With Mide’s dad passing, and Shalewa and Mohammed’s breakup, it was an overall moody situation.

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Flat Line. Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) S5E9 Recap.

Ejo, I just want to know when this wedding will happen, as they are just about to plan the bridal shower and there’s only one more episode before the end of the season. Me thinks they are draaaaggging the whole thing on purpose. Kilode? It took Mide all of nine solid episodes to confront his sister? And Iya Tiwa, with all of her wedding planning since episode 1, is just about to book a photographer?

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Enemies Within. Recap on Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) S5E5

Honestly this episode should have been called “Poor Tiwa and Shalewa.” The script writers are messing with our emotions. This wasn’t our plan for this season. Tiwa and Mide were just supposed to jejely get married and live happily ever after, while Shalewa and Mohammed get engaged, and then we plan their wedding next season, period! But I guess the show reflects this thing called “life”; sometimes it throws things at you that you just wish undone so badly. On to the gist…

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