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Are You An 'Ajebota' or An 'Ajepako'?

Are You An Ajebota or An Ajepako?

The following speaks for itself:

1. If every morning after you wake up your folks give you a hug and a kiss before sending you off to school you just might be Ajebota....but if you are slapped for not kneeling down or prostrating 'properly' you are definitely PAKO!(Like my papa talk one time YOU DEY GREET ME ABI YOU DEY TRY CATCH CHIKEN?)

2. If as a young woman, before you even dare stepping outside you put on at least a pair of jeans and a t-shirt with a cap on with matching sneakers..you just might be Ajebota....but if you repeatedly nonchalantly simply tie a wrapper around your chest, slip on a pair of foam slippers and head to Mama Chukwudi's store to buy three cubes of Maggi your "pakoness" is of a high level!

3. If your folks, perhaps through an exclusive Country Club, introduced you to a variety of sports like cricket, Polo, lawn tennis and hockey..perhaps you can be classified as Ajebota...but if cars have repeatedly avoided hitting you from playing either 'Ten-ten','Su-way' or 'set'(5 per side soccer) on the street you are a serious pako!

4. If your clothes were bought almost exclusively from abroad and you were always wearing the 'latest' name-brands that made everybody else wonder...you just might have been an Ajebota...but if you specialise in 'Boskona'(trying your clothes on in a makeshift stall before you purchase) pricing you're "enpakiated!"

5. If you were the type to get dropped in school and picked up by a driver designated to do so by your parents....you might qualify as an Ajebota....but if you hold the world record for either boarding a moving LMTS bus through ANY OPENING(door or window, driver's side inclusive) or hopping off a slowing down danfo bus without ever crash-landing you're a pako original!

6. If you were familiar and current with the latest things in vogue you may have qualified as an Ajebota...but if the very first time you saw a pair of NIKE shoes you wondered why the owner had to paint some Yoruba girl's name on it, pako-ism don skatta ya head!

7. If you ever toasted a girl speaking perfect Queen's English with the latest 'fo-ne' slangs and acting 'cool'...you might fall in the Ajebota category...but if you're the type to approach women with tribal marks who hardly speak any English with your native tongue souped up with strong dialect and try to impress them with bad pronunciation of the few English words you know...man mi...you have been genetically enPAKIlised!

8. If you either have a dry cleaner that picks up your family clothing and then returns them washed , ironed and folded..or you take your clothings to a cleaner's shop for the same services..well...we could call you an ajebota...but if you use a pail-ful of OMO to soak your clothes, then spread them out on a special concrete slab for the 'super-scrub' with Kongi soap to hit the troublesome collar, dip it back and forth in an extra pail of water until it starts looking too milky, hand squeeze it with your upper body twisting in one direction while the cloth is heading in the other, .snap it in mid-air fifteen times to get the wrinkles out before using wooden clips to hold it down on the rope line or better yet lay it over your corrugated iron fence...Nnem..you are pako level 10!

9.If you happen to do emergency laundry for an outfit you wish to wear in a very short while you pop it into a dryer and hit buttons to get it ready..you just may somehow be an Ajebota...but if after washing it you squueze wringe it out, grab a towel, roll it into the towel and have someone nearby tranversely and alternately dry squeeze it before finally steam-drying it with your coal or electric iron...you be pako O!

10.If every summer after school your idea of a holiday is looking forward to a trip to either England, US or anywhere else in the northern hemisphere for that matter...well...you are an Ajebota..but if you're excited that the Yam Festival and hunting seasons are coinciding hence you can finally trash that old Egungun outfit and don a new one..my friend you are an ajepako!!

11. If you happen to have maids and caterers that handle all the cooking in your household...well...just maybe you could be classified as an Ajebota...but if you have expert hands that have perfected trapping the dinner fowl by clipping its wings under your feet and holding its neck just right for the knifing...you be pako my friend!

12 If...you are a woman...you walk with the 'model strut' on the runway even if you're performing the slightest of chores like say...going to fix a cup of tea.. U just might be an ajebota...but if you walk anyhow with your foam slippers drawing on the ground and making so much noise, paki is engrained in your genetic code!

13. If the musical collection you have at home comprises the likes of Kool and The Gang, The Whispers and Tina Turner and by the way you know all the lyrics and can sing long...well...you just may somehow qualify to be a bit of an Ajebota...but if na onli Barrister and Uwaifo you sabi and Uyou no dey show eye for di kin parti wey dem no dey 'spray' man mi you be paki.

Footnote: So what is wrong in being pako? The lessons of life are in the end on the street.... As 4 me, if Ajebota=White and Ajepkako=Black., Whiteshark= Grey

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Ajerice nko. Most people inbetween.

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I was not even an ajepako,i was 'pako',the poor calld me 'poor'-we didnt own a tv until jst abt 3yrs ago,i watch dstv in my room,used to live in d b.q of a big face me i face you,but now we own a house and lands!,first time i entered mrbiggs,i ran out shivvering,now i cant stand too much heat!,i used to eat fish only on sunday,now i point & they kill.first time i used a W.C toilet it looked like magic,because i was used to shot-putting & d pits!so many things,i cant tell all-Thanks to GOD who turned my story around,now when i look back i smile.

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Idk or let's say none of the above.

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I am ajebora to the core.

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Wow,what an interesting topic! Most of the contributors were no longer in NL. So can we current generatn landers revive ds. I think I'm closer to ajepaki than ajebota.

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According to some friends I be Ajepako Hardware running an Ajebuta Operating system, so wetin I be? Somebody help!!!

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hen hen hen he he he he, u r welcome!!!

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@whiteshark, ha ha, thanks,

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and I am in love with you already,

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ha..this is sooo like my turf...

i will try and represent for what i am..so here goes..

chauffer driven cars to the best schools

exotic and exquisite meals served on the finest china(by mummys cook of course)

3 foreign languages spoken fluently

finishing school in switzerland(DO NOT BE FOOLED BY MY OMOTA WAYS ON NAIRALAND)

piano and ballet lessons till i was 15

my first horse at the age of 8(daddy thought it would be a nice idea to integrate into the polo club posse)

clothes from the top fashion houses

clothes clean and sorted by the laundry man(bless mr.cornell)

SO I GUESS THAT MAKES ME AN AJEBORRA..HEE HEE HEE

but with all this dont try me o..i can whip up a plate of amala and efo riro at the drop of a dime....and most importantly with all this i can proudly say that im not a mummys girl or daddys little princess....i worked damn hard for where i am today and for everything i own..which beats all the borra in me....

SO YEAH I GUESS IM AN AJEBORRA...BUT I CAN KICK OFF MY MANOLOS AND DO AJEPAKO ANYTIME ANYDAY...

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by their posts yee shall know them

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ajepako.

more dominant pako traits than buttish ones.

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we go soon dey ask una to tell us about your childhood b4 we go judge if indeed you be ajebuta or ajekpako

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no sitting on the fence!

Come to think of it it seems as if the whole thing is stagewise for most nairanians.

At first, core ajepako>>ajepapko>>ajepakoplanta>>ajepakoanchor>>ajebuta>>ajebutaplanta>>ajebutaanchor>>ajebutacore.

so where do u belong?

i belong to ajebuta based on this classification.

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meaning to say u dey the middle abi?

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come to think of it the ajekpako catergory is the bomb. or what do u think?

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let all Aje's either buta or kpako speak now or 4 eva hold dem peace.

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Poor people plenty all around, go find dem.. I gree ur own Mr trae-z... na correct tin u yarn der. But understand too that the internet is cheap that as such, even the lowly paid guy of the poor can afford 100 card to browse 4 one hour everyday and thus find time to post on the tread.. Internet my broda is somehow cheap and very soon will be free. so we nor fit use am judge who Ajebota or Ajekpako be.. Na how u take grow nai we dey yarn so. U play ema baba? or suwe?? or you go amusement park 4 Apapa wen u small nai we dey yarn now

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I didnt come accross/ by one.

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anyone who can afford to be constantly/frequently online is near the Ajebota category. theerefore all frequent posters on the forum are ajebotas. the ajepako's don't even know what the internet is or don't really need it now cos they are too busy trying to keep body and soul together in a harsh world. capish

thought for the day: have u helped the poor today?

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I am AJEBURGER; AJEBYCHANCE; AJEGBOGBOE.

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I think i'm AjePlankAnchor because i've tasted both and i'm happy GOD made it so.

I'm very very comfortable now...but i've seen hell-look-alike in my life. Used to live is a faceme-i-faceyou but now live large in a sprawling duplex on a 6 acre land.

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As 4 me o, I think I be ajebuta proper physically and middle class but if u see me for road u would have taken me for ajebuta. Anyway, I look ajebuta

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ehmmm true true... but these day, we have different types of Ajebuta and Ajekpako.

In the "buta" cartigory, we have Aje "anchor" so named after the fampus anchor butter which is very creamy and tasty. We also have Aje "planta". this comes after the former as the quality is not as high. Then u have Aje hollick, Aje milo etc etc

Now in the Kpako cartigory, we have Aje plank, Aje stone, aje steel, aje concrete. As 4 me sha, I fall right between all of these .....

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wow this is interesting,i fall into the Ajebota category but i am very independent,i do things myself with my own money and dont mummy mummy or daddy daddy.I am comfortable!!!

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Hmmmm, maybe we'll call them "AJEFAVOUR"

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Those ones will be AJEBURGER'

Abeg, middle class dey for some of us?

Because some of us came out of homes that can't be rated any of the two, but today God has so smiled on us with blessings abundantly

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Isnt there a middle ground like "Ajebopa"? I think this is where a lot of folks fall these days...

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So I suppose being rich and pampered is Ajebota. Dem !! I am Ajepako.

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