STEREOTYPES, FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND LOVE

Yorubas are dirty. There are many racial stereotypes in Nigeria, ranging from the benign to the disgusting and sometimes we meet folks who reinforce these stereotypes while there are others who turn these stereotypes on the head, shake them thoroughly and kick them out of the room… Let’s take a pause here.

WHY AM I ‘UNATTACHED’?

In Yoruba land there are occurrences we refer to as ‘Afowofa’ meaning ‘Self-inflicted’. People who visit prayer houses would be familiar with its derivative ‘Ogun Afowofa’ which roughly translates to ‘Self-inflicted problems’. While the situation I’m about to describe is not a problem in the strict sense of the word, it would not have materialized […]