a Nigerian parent spends his money to send his wards to school, he
assumes they’re going to become one of the following – a doctor, a
lawyer, an engineer.
some professions have been added to the very short list. We now have
people appreciating their children in other fields – geology,
biotechnology and even entertainment – music, acting and football.
they heard Wizkid charges a million per show or that Mikel Obi’s salary
per month is what they collect in a year? Why wouldn’t they agree? But
still, at that, there are a few jobs that not all Nigerian parents have
come to admit. A lot of them have to do with the fact that they cannot
brag about it to the friends or in most cases, cannot explain fully what
“Kunbi is a doctor”, “Timi is a lawyer”
“My son? He works with.. Oya Bankole, tell your auntie what you say you do again”
Here are a few jobs Nigerian parents may not fully understand:
Try explaining to the average Nigerian parent that you are a blogger and the reaction is one you will never forget.
ones that understand what it means will ask you how you successfully
spent their money abroad and now all you do is carry make-up around
their house and teach your “fans” to use it and the ones who do not will
spend nights trying to figure how you sharing food preparation methods
as a food blogger will bring money to the house.
“So what do you do now Timi” “I write codes and develop programs for companies”
What kind of programs really? What exactly is a program do?
knew you shouldn’t have gone to that school. We should have invested
the money instead of you to sit down all day and be pressing laptop”
“Are you sure it’s not 419 you’re doing?”
“So you’ve decided what you want to do is carry a camera and be snapping people ehn?”
How will you make it? Is this what we sent you to school to do? How will you take care of us in our old age?
Nigerian parents will never get this
4. Social Media Managers/PR Executives
“So Nnanna explain exactly to your Uncle what you do for a living because I don’t understand clearly”
“Uncle, I work with social media. Facebook, Twitter and the likes”
dad and your uncle probably look at each other, sigh and try to
understand how you work with Facebook – the same facebook they use to
post about their rendezvous in the old boy’s association groups.
Nigerian parents will never understand being a model too. Most especially about the ones from staunch Christian families
“So you want to go and show off your nakedness to the whole world abi?
The ones that understand modelling will try to understand how that will make money over a long period of time.
No words. Nigerian parents will insult you for even thinking about it in the first place
Like make beautiful art pieces and have exhibitions. But the average Nigerian parent will say no to this.
“You better drop this hobby and pursue real life”
Credits :- OMG VOICE