Nigeria is an underdeveloped nation, however that doesn’t make it a large estate parcel located in the middle of nowhere. Due to the diverse cultural nature of our country, Nigerians buy in to certain stereotypes of the nation’s numerous clans that influence how we relate with our fellow Africans and the World at large. Here is a list of some of the most in-your-face generalizations we have to deal with and as you read this, know this, we are a great Nation on the edge of revealing itself to the world.
THE CALABAR PEOPLE ARE LOVE-MACHINES
I think I consider this a positive but not-with-standing, it’s a generalization and it’s not true. While there are many Calabar persons who are very good at this, there is also a good number of the Calabar people who are actually poor at it. Being a Calabar person does not involve being imbued with sexual prowess of any kind. There are simply a Unique people like every other people with their own traditions and beliefs.
THE YORUBA PEOPLE LOVE TO PARTY
To be reasonable, until as of late, it was not strange to go over a Lagos road closed off by a line of shades with the music of King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall blasting out of large speakers.
The pattern still proceeds outside Lagos. To be reasonable, the Yoruba love happiness and that originates from a past filled with expand festivities from more seasoned occasions.
In this regard, they love a good time no more than any other tribe out there. What is different is that why the Hausa/Fulani enjoy celebrations like Durbars and the Igbo have ceremonies heavy with traditional rites, it is the Yoruba man’s party that most closely fits the typical celebration of a party.
The IGBO LADIES ARE FAIR SKINNED AND PROMISCUOUS
I’d like to fault Nollywood for this.
After some time, the Nigerian film industry has executed its many generalizations and one of the popular one has been made by composing Igbo characters as light-skinned ladies who have different accomplices to meet their needs.
Stephanie Linus and Genevieve Nnaji are alluring without being light-cleaned. We shouldn’t need to reveal to you that true beauty has nothing to do with clan or color.
IJEBU PEOPLE ARE STINGY
I need to fault the Ijebu people for this (just kidding), however how would you question an individual for an assessment that isn’t valid yet has spread so much that even individuals inside the tribe would swear that Ijebus are greedy.
For one, this generalization repudiates the conviction that Yoruba individuals love parties because you can be sure we’ll commend each occasion with Whatsapp messages and love and thoughtfulness.
At the point when an individual doesn’t give, it is typically they don’t have or they would prefer not to, not on the grounds that they’re Yoruba.
THE HAUSA MAN/ FULANI IS BEGGARLY
“fine bara” was once a wave and maybe it had its origin in the swamp of poor Northerners flocking to Lagos for “greener pastures”, but it will forever be an insult to the richest Man in Africa who comes from the Clan. I can’t take anything from the numerous Hausas begging on the streets but it’s not a Hausa thing, more or less a condition thing.
THE IGBOS ARE VERY MATERIALISTIC
Talk about opposites. Like we don’t have Igbos that beg. But this particular stereotype is so serious that it is said that, he so loves cash that a straightforward method for deciding if an Igbo body is dead is to put cash close by; if it doesn’t swing to lift it up, you can securely presume that it is, a dead body.
THE HAUSAS/FULANI ARE SERVILE
This one is quite odd because in Nigeria we’ve had more Hausas/Fulanis in Power than any other tribe and if you want to talk about slavery, most if not all Africans were enslaved, so where does it really come from? It comes from the other stereotype that they’re simple minded. This therefore (like all stereotypes) has to do with the individual than any tribe.
A wise man once said, no single stereotype is true because no persons are the same. Leave the Messenger, get the message.
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