From the moment we leave the womb to the moment we pack into our own houses, Nigerian parents are always trying to use sense for us.
Nigerian parents have two methods for calling a child to order, passed down from generation to generation: cane and sarcasm.
Cane can only do so much and once you start to chest it, your parents have a secret meeting where they decide you have opened eye. You too will now be celebrating, until they open their mouths.
Let’s just say, I wish I could go back to the days when I will just chop cane and the matter will end.
If your parents have not done this, go and do DNA test.
When your father travels and you use your father’s car to go buy foodstuff.
When your father is watching Emmanuel TV and you tell him you want to watch Oyinbo film instead.
When you refuse to give your mother gist, knowing fully well that she will later use it against you.
Just after you have the talk with your parents that you don’t plan to practice medicine and want to become a musician instead.
The first time your father sees you with a flower crown snapchat filter.
When your mother calls you for the 1000th time to come and help her compose text and you say no.