NIGGA MOMENT AVERTED! SIGH...


 To those who do not understand what a nigga moment is I will do the honour enlightening of you – “a nigga moment is when ignorance overwhelms the mind of an average male - to put it plainly, they act like niggas”...Urban Dictionary. This is sooo typical of a nigga moment; it can be caused by something as little as what happened today and you know I will yarn you the tory. It’s been a long time I saw a bunch of 9ja folks in one place, so I was pretty excited. It was a friend’s baby dedication – an igbo family dedicating their twin girls. So you know how the levels dey naw. After escourting dem to church to dedicate the pikins, the real dedication is when we do bumper to bumper go their house. You know how we 9ja do naw. There was pepper soup, jollof rice, fried rice, egusi and eba...that’s A LOT of Nigerian food if you are married to a Grenadian lady and live in Grenada. I quickly settled down to demolishing he different 9ja delicacies, I chop round one, round two well, enough for lunch and dinner. It was a pretty scene...the only thing missing was some Oliver de Coque playing in the background.


 Nigga moment happens when we don chop belleful and were supposed to go home. Oya now we start hearing noises outside...a couple of “do you know who I am’s”, followed by some “who are you’s” . You know I kuku like aproko so I race downstairs to see what the cause of the bruhaha was and sure enuf it was my 9ja brotha’s at it. Oh no! Then I saw this 9ja man exchanging words with this oyinbo grenada girl and I’m like wtf? Some of his ‘brethren’ joined in, some aggravating the situation, and some trying to quench the fire. The main reason the bobo was shouting was that ‘this sumall is talking to me ANYhow’! Lol...the guy no know where we dey? They’ll call the popo on you!

    I’ll explain the situation, the guy (visitor) parked his car in a residents allotted parking space, resident comes home, finds her space taken and she parks in a way that blocks everybody else from even moving out of the compound...I don’t know if she did it on purpose or not, but it’s annoying when you’ve had a hard day out and someone’s parked on your space. So she sends for the owner of the car and requested him to move his car, I don’t know if she did that politely or not, all I know his, 9ja dude was pissed off by the fact that he had to move his car and told her to park somewhere else...(imagine the nerve oh). She gets rightly pissed and decides not to move her car thereby holding approximately 15 cars hostage. And suddenly some of the nna men decide they wat to use their ekpu energy fighting. Nigga moment right there.

  And I was wondering to myself, why didn’t the guy just apologise to the lady so this whole drama won’t have started in the first place? He was obviously in the wrong but his pride didn’t let him do that- instead he was telling her ‘do you know who I am’... and I’m saying in my mind “d chic don’t care, she just wants your bloody car out of her space!”. It took the pastor of the church (who followed too from church) to avert the nigga moment cos the babe don vex go inside her house, and some of the hotblooded 9ja dudes don dey provoke the more. How will that move the cars? Two wrongs don’t make a right, and the whole thing would have been averted totally if the guy in the wrong had just apologised. Simple ‘sorry Miss’ would have done it *Smh*.Now we have to give people one more bad thing to say about Nigerians.  Why do Nigerian parties always end with someone breaking bottle or fighting? I’m so happy the moment was averted, if not what happened in 1988 would have reoccured -some people would have been deported fo sure. Sigh!

There are so many uneccessary things we can avoid if only we can just be humble enough to know when we are wrong and know when to apologise. Gragra no dey solve anything. (And I know i'm talking to myself too.lol)



5 comments

  1. Lol.. Really funny.. Na so dem be anywhere o..

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  2. I'm laughing and shaking my head at the same time. that's one of the things that some naija men lack, humility. they seem to care more about the image they project than who they are. so sad, but your gist was high-larious, especially your description of the food. Round 1, round 2. lol.

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  3. i was involved in a nigga moment last week Friday. a nigga spilled on my shoes. so I killed that nigga. dumb ass. thats how i roll.

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