SAY NO TO...!


say no to body odour
Few weeks ago I travelled, and I must say that the entire journey was tiring; it started quite dramatically sef. While boarding I look my ticket, it read 41J, I just jejely located my seat, my seat partner was a young guy, he was wearing a blue shirt, I said hi, he said hello and I proceeded to take my seat. However, this guy just dey look me, as in stare! Shuo, see me see wahala. You know how uncomfortable it is when someone is just staring at you as if you resemble pesin wey dem know? Plus his mouth was hanging halfway open most of the time, bad habit I suppose.

While I was there feeling uncomfortable with Mr Blue’s stare, naim I perceive one stench like that, eh the unmistakable smell of body odour, one man with his burgundy brocade was looking for his seat and it didn’t take me up to 6 seconds to discover the stench was coming from him especially as bros thought I was occupying his seat. I looked at his ticket and I was praying to heaven that he was not sitting anywhere near me. Imagine my horror when I had to tell him that his seat was the next one, brethren, this B.O was up close and perzonal. Na which kain bad luck be this one now, na here I go siddon for this entire 7 hour journey? God forbid!


Mr blue was fiddling with stuff so he just kept elbowing me, while the bros in brocade proceeded to make himself comfortable beside me.  I was in the middle. He was playing with the rope of his shokoto… whether he was tying 20 knots o, I don’t know, it sha took him about 15 minutes.  When the pilot announced that everyone should put on seat belt na that time the guy know say shit dey catch am.

Ah my people, the B.O was very bad, I nor go lie. So bad that I had to cover my nose; that’s the worst case of B.O I’ve ever come across. After about 10 minutes I called one of the flight attendants to beg her to change my seat because as she dey look me, na die I dey, my tummy was rumbling and I didn’t want to throw up.  Thank God there were few unoccupied seats so she quickly arranged one for me. Before I agreed to sit there I sniffed my new seatmate, he didn’t stink, halleluyah! But he was opinionated…. Awon bebeto. At least that’s 1 million times better than that B. O.

I’m just wondering though, people that have really really bad odour, are they aware? Has anyone ever told them? What, abeg, what is the best way to tell pesin say e be like say dem dey smell?


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26 comments

  1. Lol! Eh ya. I think people with BO dont know they have it. I think some people havent been acquainted with antiperspirant deodorant and I dont think in the olden days people had an equivalent

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    1. I'm beginning to think they have no clue!

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  2. I like your new layout. Really nice

    I don't know what it is with B.O these days. Tres very annoying. I bought a colleague a bottle of deodorant on her birthday when I could not bear the B.O again. I am not sure she knows she has B.O. I am just glad she likes the way the deodorant smells on her and always gives me money to help her buy when she her spray is almost out

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    1. Yay! Thanks for your feedback and that your strategy was super!

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  3. I prefer the old lay out but this is also nice.
    When i was serving, i had this sweet, beautiful, God fearing and very nice flat mate but had very bad B.O. and unfortunately we had to share the same kitchen. It was so bad that i couldn't stay in the kitchen whenever she was there. She was older and i respected her so much that i couldn't bring myself to tell her. So one day, i was opportuned to enter her room, i did a quick scan at her dressing table to see the kinds of deodorants she used and alas, there was none! not even empty bottles. My next trip to Lagos, my wetin u bring come gift was forever living roll-on and 2 different flavors of ''if you like our so so, you'll like our this''. and told her i use them too. Ignorantly my dear flat mate said '' ahh oshe, emi oma kin raye awon kini yi'' - ahh thanks, me i dont have time for these things'' i said ah sister Caro ema lo eleyi, won nice gan e ma like e - ah sister Caro you will use these ones, they are nice, you will like them''. I was happy when she came home to tell me people complimented her scent in the office the following Monday. And that was how i was saved. Eniwealth

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  4. B.O hmmm if you are close to him or her inform them tactfully or better still look for someone who is close to them to do that.......However B.O is Horrible

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    1. I don't even know how best to handle such a situation

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  5. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO!I had one friend in high school with really bad B.O. I never told her sa.I ran into her like 7 years after high school and she still had the B.O :-(

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  6. hmm Poor You,some of them are very much aware but they just have a bad habit of not caring..

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  7. hahaha! gosh I hate B.O and Mouth odor.. i don't think they know oh, because the confidence they use to do walk about na wa!

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  8. Some don't know, some do but don't know how bad it smells to others cos they're used to it.

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  9. This can be quite embarrassing, but I think most people do not know and no matter how you say it, it's still embarrassing. I guess the tactic of buying deodorant or antiperspirant, where the person is close, could work.

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  10. Body odour is very terrible o! Chei! Some people smell like "lady bird" I know of someone like dat not a friend but throughout my four years of study, he had dat stable smell, dey dnt hv to tell u he is coming u will know by the smell. I heard dat some of d body odour results from childhood(don't know if its superstition things sha!

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  11. Some people don't know. I had a co-worker who had it really bad. But she was such a sweetheart with the most angelic attitude that many of us were content to overlook it. We were out one day at a pharmacy and there was a new scent of a deodorant out that I was saying I needed to try to which she responded: 'I never use those things because they never work'. I could hear the screeching sounds in my head as I stopped to take in what she had just said. Needless to say, we had a little tete a tete about the power of deodorant and she went home with some deodorant and came back to work the next days smelling like a peach. All to say, some people really don't know

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    1. Seems like this tactic of gifting the a deodorant is the way to go oh

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