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Why Do Nigerians Have To Have The TV On Full Blast?

Why is it that Nigerians (any house that I have been to) have the big plasma TV on full blast?

I remembered when I visted Nigeria and my sister in law always had the TV on full blast it was soooo painful.  Dont get me wrong my family put the volume up to the very top as some of them are of pension age.

Before my husband used to put it on full blast too but I politely said that it was so high I got a bit of a headache, he just puts in on a normal hearing level now.

Folks, do you think you can live with the TV being on a normal hearing volume? I mean, deep down do you think my husband would be very bothered thats its not on the very highest of volumes? when I asked him he said Nigerians put the TV on so loud so that they can hear the english very well as it is not their mother tongue

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We are all practically deaf

Right from the first light of day, blaring noise from the AHUJA sound system from the neighbourhood mosque, then the blaring horns of the cars in traffic, then the hollering of your customers & co-workers at work, more horns and shouting in traffic, deafening noise from all the generators at nite, more noise from your neighbourhood church evening services!

We are ALL DEAF!

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well the igbo i hang around never say a word unless their a man, ive never been with a yoruba who can speak at a low tone for over 5 min, hey in 2days world everyone wants 2 be heard,

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we live in a very noisy country

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I find most people who are yoruba speak loud . they always talk as if they are talking to the clouds, Im use to it now,

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On another note frozen, how come it depends whether they are yoruba or not - just curious,

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It depends if their yoruba or not , they same reason when the speak you can hear them a mile AWAY,

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I've had to ask a party host to have the DJ turn down the music because I just couldn't stand it.

The music is so loud and everyone is screaming while conversing and picking goatmeat off their teeth.

The thing gives me headaches

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are we surprised how they are now tracing their roots to Nigeria ?

They can't escape it

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Yes, Sheniqua thank you. That certainly puts more meat on it. @Debosky what makes you think that oyibo people (in particular british and americans) are STINGY? are you out of your mind?

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well alcohol will make people loud @ darfur but ordinarily Brits are no way as noisy as Nigerians.

We are loud when happy

Loud when sad

loud while eating

loud while begging

loud when crying

see oyibo people when mourning at a funeral everyone is all  dressed in black and looking dignified and the widow is held on the sides by two close friends,not a whimper.

come to our funerals

you hear loud music,loud crying and the relatives are attempting to jump into the grave with the deceased.

We are just loud by nature

people talk to each other like they are deaf.

see Nigerians on the cell phone in a store or airport

Yoruba Yoruba and nna men would be reaching high heavens like they are speaking to the whole waiting room at the airport.

and yet the person on the other side will be screaming that you speak louder.

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Not referring to my self actually. I was in fact referring to my husband and his so called studies meaning he watches so much sport he ends up requesting extensions. Don't want to derail from the initial topic.

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yeah! its the also main reason why mine has to keep looking for extensions on his school assignments!

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oh yeah when the sports are on I don't say anything! I dare not!!!

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hahaha @Leilah

welcome to Nigeria and Nigerian living.

I finally trained my husband to bringing the volume down such that those in the living room can't make out what you're listening to in the family room

but when it's sports,all my training goes out the window.

I just carry my small tv into the bedroom and leave him to scream and shout at the players and referee.

some will even have it closed captioned and loud.

How about those that have their stereo in full blast  and the TV on high too and everyone is yelling while speaking

That is just insane.

when we visit such people, you try so hard to enjoy your stay.

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LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I think men seem to like the TV loud! In my house they do it drives me mad

You see our culture is very loud. Our lives are loud!

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what of african americans? are we louder than them too? i've seen a few in london. . . wow

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