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That's A Nigerian? How Can You Tell?

Hey guys,

i'm often amazed at how people can pick out a Nigerian from a group of multinationals. How do u know that one is a Nigerian?

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I dunno!!! Only if I hear em speak in Nigerian dialect-Yoruba, which I understand very lil.

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How to spot a Nigerian!

1. Very loud and attention seeking

2. Argumantive

3. Dark, tall and well build and also the ladies are dark, well build with too much make up.

4. Guys with fake diesel jeans.

5. Fake American accent

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hahahahaha, the funny thing is that i always manage to know that a person is Nigerian, and i can't point out what gives them away, maybe we have a special Naija person sensor? lol

Apart from the accent, there is a way Naija people act, one kain confidence in the way they walk and sit and whatever, and then the facial expressions, There are some kind of eyebrow raises and mouth movements that are quintessentially Nigerian!

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Soulpatrol,I can't stop laughing.

I didn't actually notice cos I've been doing it since time Imo river,I always eat my meat afterI'm done with my food.Kai,it just comes naturally withut any thoughts.

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Who said that naija and akata look alike, my friend you've obviously never been to naija or lived there long enough.

Naija people our faces "strong well well" whereas akata face dey "fresh"

Even an oyinbo who lived in lagos for a while saw me walking randomly and asked me where i was from and i told him naija and he knew simply because he worked in Lagos for a while. So all you so called naija americans who only stayed in naija a couple of months need to be quiet.

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i know how yoruba girls looks like,they body be boombanging,they faces mmmmm so cute sometimes they got the scarfs but they face's still pretty.

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1 . nigeria male, nappy hair

2 accent

3 laughs loud

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About eating the meat last, i still tend to do that. I don't really know why, i guess it's an habit i learned from Naija. I

think one of the reason I do that is that the meat actually makes the food interest me. I do that especially with fufu

and soup, not necessary with rice.

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depends - if he is ibo - his trouser is big and pulled up to his navel, if he is Hausa, he is as slim as panla - if he is Calabar - he will be a short man devil, if na Warri, im face go dey red like fire, if na yoruba - him fit get mark for face or him go dey look right, look left as if them dey pursue am, if na woman, if na ibo woman, him go yellow well well, or im bosom go just shoot out - poi, if na yoruba woman, im idebe - aka ikebe - go dey do 17, 18, 19 bobo - roll one side, roll that side etc. if na calabar girl, im go fat from middle to down, if na hausa, him go get cheek and fat neck like Atiku.

Okay, after all these, if them come dey talk, abeg, make we leave that one yet.

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Matching shoe and bag? That's so 3 seasons ago!

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No, it's not a bad thing. Like I said 'Everyone always looks nice, just different.'

Sure, we also make sure that our accessories and outfit go together, but perfectly matching shoes and bags isn't our thing any more. Not for the under 70's anyway.

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depends - if he is ibo - his trouser is big and pulled up to his navel, if he is Hausa, he is as slim as panla - if he is Calabar - he will be a short man devil, if na Warri, im face go dey red like fire, if na yoruba - him fit get mark for face or him go dey look right, look left as if them dey pursue am, if na woman, if na ibo woman, him go yellow well well, or im bosom go just shoot out - poi, if na yoruba woman, im idebe - aka ikebe - go dey do 17, 18, 19 bobo - roll one side, roll that side etc. if na calabar girl, im go fat from middle to down, if na hausa, him go get cheek and fat neck like Atiku.

Okay, after all these, if them come dey talk, abeg, make we leave that one yet.

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What do u mean oreofemi? To me, u can spot a Nigerian outside nigeria by:

1) the way they act a little reserved in parties or meetings until the person sees another Nigerian or a close friend.

2)their way of dressing especially whether or not is a traditional way, for the most part quality probably not designers but that type of dressing that makes people look somehow like acknowledgement even when they don't want to wey be say u go dey feel like say u don kill them. This is very true especially with the guys.

3)the gansta and gentlemen attitude meaning no fronting when e no get need especially if it 'll get u in trouble.

As for inside naija, everyone black is until the u'r told otherwise.

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The only way you can find out maybe they are from nigeria is their behavior ,their bosom and their , whotever,and the way they respond to your kissing, because one of my friend told me that.

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if a nigerian is taken to dark place and suddenly the light comes up, he shouts, "up nepa".

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Look at our shoes. I mean us (guys). We wear powerful shoes, it's one of the ways u know naija.

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LOL - Those are dead giveaways

I tend to spot Naijas by their facials and or dress sense. Ghanians is easy Sierra Leones baffle me the most!

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A friend of mine sent these naija phrases to me. I bursted out laughing after going through them because i can identify with them.  You can definitely tell one is Nigerian if he or she says,   

1. Insult upon injury.  2. Nonsense and ingredients.   3. If i sound u ehh 4. How Far? (How are you?)     5. Can I see your particulars? (where is your ID?). 6. Anything for me sir? (asking for money)   7. Half-caste (A child or person born from a Nigerian parent and from a foreigner)   8. Next tomorrow ( the day after tommorrow)   9. Make I come block you dia ( I'm coming to visit you ). 10. See me see trouble oh.  11. Shift small for me   12. Abeg vamus / abeg commot ( Please move )

13. Nonsense say wetin happen.   14. God forbid bad thing     15. I need to retouch my (h)air.  

16. Any word with 'bloody' e.g. bloody fool, bloody liar, bloody .   17. Na wa oooo.    18. Abeg joo.    

19. No mind am, e don colo     20. Chei or Kai!!!   21. Hold on let me branch somewhere

22. Come and Escort Me    23. Borrow me your biro .      24. Effico             25. ITK- I too know      

26. M-You-M-You/ MUGU       27. I want some assorted biscuits e.g. Rich tea,  Digestive . 28. I want to drink cold mineral            29. Can u imagine, he was trying to toast me            30. No wahala, no shakin!

31. Revise back small             32. Madam,  shake body       33. Shine your eye            34. Ashewo bastard!  

35. BEANZ!!!!!!!!!!         36. Na Yam?     37. Shakara/ Shalo       38. Like say,  like say.  

39. You can't do more than a dead rat    40. Na you sabi      41.  Cold dey catch me      

42. I no send nobody   43. shey you grab    44. you dey jones      45. you go roast

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Apart from obvious features that some Nigerians possess, it is really hard to spot a Nigerian, xcept when u hear them talk, even if when they are trying to sound American, u can still tell. They fail to realize that its not your voice, but actually pronounce the words

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i don't know. i just can.

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i can definetly spot a nigerian no doubt. of course some of them are hard to spot.

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Guys I'm in Senegal and I can say that they many Nigerians here, The only way we know them is the way they dress, their height, the shape of their face and nose and also the way they talk( they shout a lot even if they make jokes!!!).

Well that's how people know if this person is a naija people or not here in Senegal.

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hahaha jokes well to know a nigerian

well the way they speak still loool u would always know,

the way they dress up omdz

and some words they use as well u wuld always tell,

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there is no difference between an african american and an african. we look exactly the same until we open our mouths. whoopi goldberg, bernie marc, notorious B.I.G ,wesley snipes etc all look very african. just so you know!

except if theres some white blood in them that they can look different ok?

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some nigerian look african americanz no lie on this there was this nigerian girl in my school she look african american she dont got no acsent nothing but one day i heard speaking yoruba with her friend with her sista so i ask her if she nigerian and she said yeah.

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@ kello - when i asked where r u from, i was relating it to my question of who has da most rotundious b o o ty amongst the nija tribes.

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Somehow, you can tell, by their mannerisms and speech. However, there is no distinct way of knowing (other than tribal marks and the rest) if someone is from Nigeria or not.

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typical naija

kello with that answer, the person who started this post shall know you are from naija

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kello babe - where u from?

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who has d best looking bum or b o o ty in Nigeria? as in which tribe.

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hamburger, beef burger, whataburger, all that matters is there is a burger in between, and maybe to them hamburger sounds more like it, afterall there is hamburger in naija

as for the waiter/waitress, hmm! me think tutoring the foreigner was,

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because, in short i dont know o- do u know?

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says who - the other day - one Nigerian went to a fast food joint - says, please give me hambujer (hamburger) and the waiter corrected him by saying, it is not everything that has a "g" in it that is pronounced "g" -  so the guy said - sorry i am a stranger  as in prnouncing the g as he would have pronounced a burger.

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lol. i see you have lots of friends like that

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if them get british/american accent - u can find them out easily - dey say "init" all the time, and they say i wan na, go nna, gotta, lotta etc. shio.

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depends - if he is ibo - his trouser is big and pulled up to his navel, if he is Hausa, he is as slim as panla - if he is Calabar - he will be a short man devil, if na Warri, im face go dey red like fire, if na yoruba - him fit get mark for face or him go dey look right, look left as if them dey pursue am, if na woman, if na ibo woman, him go yellow well well, or im bosom go just shoot out - poi, if na yoruba woman, im idebe - aka ikebe - go dey do 17, 18, 19 bobo - roll one side, roll that side etc. if na calabar girl, im go fat from middle to down, if na hausa, him go get cheek and fat neck like Atiku.

Okay, after all these, if them come dey talk, abeg, make we leave that one yet.

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by their faces you shall know them

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