In times of challenges and running around to make ends meet in Nigeria, there is one thing you can never miss among Nigerians, that is passion. Yes! Nigerians are passionate people which can be seen in their everyday lives, but in different areas of life.
You will see Nigerians smile, wave, do some crazy dance steps and argue endlessly and sometimes, you cannot stop to be amazed at the way they defend their passions. Actually, some of these passions maybe weird, crazy and simply unbelievable, yet, this is what makes Nigerians happy and exciting people to be with.
Here are 12 things Nigerians are most passionate about:
1. We are everywhere with the social network
We can be on social media a lot, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more, even in religious places and the most sacred places in the country. Just don’t leave Nigerians with a cell phone in a boring environment.
We have become social media persons that we do not need to read the papers to know what is happening around us. If you want to know anything about Nigeria or her people, visit the popular social networks.
2. Love for Football can make Us abandon meals
The Nigeria Nation team (Super Eagles) may not be meeting the expectation of Nigerians sometimes; but that has not stopped us from loving soccer. The premier league, Spanish la liga, Champions League e.tc has become gods that has been worshipped during the midweeks and weekends.
Wives who have football fanatic husbands or kids, food shouldn’t be served neither should errands be initiated. Some of our men are so passionate about football that they can even fight for their favorite football players or clubs. Top 10 Richest Footballer in Nigeria 2021
3. Nigerians are passionate about Money-making
The only reason that we work hard is because we are passionate about becoming successful and making money. It does not matter the kind of job that is fetching us the money, what matters is that we achieved success at the end of the day.
When a business gives out a lot of returns, it doesn’t take minutes for thousands of people to start the particular line of business. It is in our genes to be successful and rich.
4. Nigerians loves Music and Dance.
Even the bus conductor with a headphone connected to music can forget to collect money from passengers when carried away by the music. From Shoki to Skelewu,Galala, Azonto, Yahooze, Alanta, Shaku Shaku, Zanku and many more. From hiplife to blues. Top 10 Nigerian Dances of All Time
5. We cannot wait for public Holidays
Nigerians love holidays and festive periods. From Christmas to New Year, Workers Day to Democracy day, and many other religious breaks, we cannot wait for it to come. But wait, who doesn’t like holidays?
This is the time we abandon the office work, forget the worries about our school work and indulge in socializing, drinking and eating good food. We wish holidays are everyday.
6. Family is our number one
No matter how busy we may be, we do not joke with our families. The bond is strong and cannot be cut by strangers. We love ourselves and would always defend, help, advice and move along with our families.
This is the best cult we can ever join because that is where we can be the kings we may not be outside. We even like spending festive periods around our family.
7. Nigerians love shortcut
Hard work may pay but a lot of Nigerians are passionate about looking for fast ways of achieving success. Little wonder you find a lot of Nigerians scaling protocols to be served.
We believe it is the fast and easiest route to success. most Nigerians want to make it on time, which we believe that there is no food for slow and lazy ones, and time as well wait for no man.
8. We cannot erase our Culture
Even though, the world is developing rapidly with technology. It is an abstract when we celebrate our culture. We push the modern age aside when we are celebrating our cultures.
We may not be practicing these cultures in our modern cities, but when it is time to exhibit our roots, we never shy away from doing that. 12 Interesting Facts About Igbo Ethnic Group
9. Step aside; it is Owanbe (party) time
You can literally feel the vibe when you smell the weekend air in Nigeria. Your feet may even disappoint you when it does some tapping to the local music as you walk past some party locations.
The colorful attires, the displays of local artistes or DJs, the settings and the food bring thousands of Nigerians outside their homes for Owanbe. This is a way to unwind after a stressful week in Nigeria. We simply love attending ‘Owanbe’ as the Yoruba people call it.
10. Travelling outside the Country
We love travelling outside the country. It does not matter if it is Ghana, America or even Asia, so far our feet have stepped out of Nigeria rightly or wrongly, we are happy. Interestingly, it is this passion for travelling that fuels and drives our optimism in doing exploits around the world.
No Nigerian wants to return back from abroad without achievements. Just chip in an easy way of leaving Nigeria to some set of people and you are literary made their king.
11. Nigerians loves Awoof (Freebies).
Awoof is the name for every free thing that Nigerians get. We are always looking out for free things like; browsing plans, free airtime to call friends, free tickets, free clothes and bonanzas.
Things that would not cost us money but would add value to our life is what we cannot neglect. We can even fight to get our own share of these awoof gifts.
12. You cannot take Religion away from Us
The whole world may be religious but we believe that we are the most religious people on earth. A look at our backyards would sprout hundreds of religious places.
We do not play with our religious days and can even die for our religion. We strongly believe in God and passionate about our religious beliefs. It is one of those things Nigerians are most passionate about
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