Growing up in a Nigerian home was an extreme sport. It was a fair mix of the good, the bad, and the flogging. For many children, these moments spelt serious trouble at home.
1) When you eat meat that was counted.
Did you or did you not eat the meat is such a powerful question. Any answer you give still ends the same way.
2) Eating food without first showing your parents.
“I will beat the spirit of gluttony out of you today. That’s how people become armed robbers. From not being content.”
3) God help you and you fight on the street.
“You want to become an area boy abi?”
4) Or, an adult reported that you didn’t greet them properly.
“So, you are embarrassing me in public?”
5) JAMB time is another stressful time.
It’s either you choose to study a professional course or you choose to be the black sheep.
6) Collecting food in public after your mum signaled for you not to accept.
Let that be your last supper.
7) Breaking your parent’s favourite glass plate or cup.
Run black child, run.
8) Your parents realizing that you haven’t been copying notes in class.
9) Misplacing your Mathset…again.
“You don’t know the value of money because you have never worked for it.”
10) Telling someone your parents are home after they asked you to lie.
You will leave that house today.