There are men who think all women are the same. They believe they know women and everything that comes along with them. Well, these guys might have a change of thought when they meet a typical Nigerian woman. Women they say, are mysterious beings because they are hard to study, understand and predict. In addition to that, there are so many things that Nigerian women do that men and other women outside Nigeria have no clue about. Let’s just say that’s what makes them one of the most ingenious creatures God ever created on this planet. Care to know what makes the Nigerian woman unique? Let’s go over some of the facts…
1. Nigerian Women are Tactical in Thinking
A typical Nigerian Woman knows how to make things simple for herself. It is a popular sentiment that women don’t work hard as men do, but that may be because they get it right the first time. A typical Nigerian woman knows how best to play herself out of difficult situations. I believe Nigerian men will tell the story better. She knows how best to swindle and control any man she desires. How you may wonder, ask a Nigerian woman. In the Nigerian home, men are regarded as the head but looking deeply you will see that the woman is the leader but only in the most coded of ways. She’ll fall back and let the man feel like he’s the one in charge but really; Nigerian women are the leaders from behind.
2. She is a Good Cook
An average Nigerian woman is groomed from birth to be everything a man would expect of a woman and a wife. As such, she gets to learn how to cook all kinds of food. For a lady to not know how to cook is a serious crime in Nigeria. The popular saying that “the best way to a man’s heart is his stomach” is highly believed. This goes to show how much Nigerians value what they eat, which could be the native Nigerian dishes or African and continental dishes. In fact, men in Nigeria believe that a woman is responsible if she is good with domestic works while the ones with very little knowledge and domestic know-how are considered irresponsible. Hence, a typical Nigerian woman is an expert in preparing organic and healthy food. From Ofe Nsala to Efo Riro, Edikangikong, Ila Asepo, Banga to Gbegiri. Talk more of Bitter Leaf soup, Garden Egg stew, Ewedu and lots more.
3. She is Submissive
The simple Nigerian woman is always willing to submit and be a real wife to an African man. She is taught from little about Marriage cultures and how to keep them. Total humility and submissiveness is the watchword of a typical Nigerian Woman. By so doing, she enjoys unhindered and lavished love that she initially never bargained for. That’s why a man from Nigeria can fly several miles back home to bring her overseas.
4. She Sees the Family as a Man’s Responsibility
It is a common norm in Nigeria that running and maintaining the family is the sole duty of the man of the house while she is only a supporter. It is also quite common to hear men complaining that Nigerian women are too materialistic. As this may not be totally true, we can say that they simply want to know that a man can take care of himself and his family.
Every Nigerian woman looks for a responsible man who is able to make decisions in dire situations. They prefer getting married to men who are tough and would stop at nothing to provide for her needs and that of her extended family. To them, a man is a total failure and cannot command respect if he lacks the financial ability to do so. If you want a Nigerian woman to remain with you, you have to prove that you are tough, hardworking and above all, show her some money.
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5. She is a Parrot
Have you ever engaged yourself in an argument with a woman? Try a Nigerian woman and you will be unwilling to do so again. For a statement you made, she will give you various interpretations that are long enough to fill an entire novel. Talk about being smart and brave and you find the typical Nigerian woman. She is never easily swayed by a man’s tricky words or actions because before you are done talking, she will tell you where you are headed. In fact, to a Nigerian woman, say one thing and she helps you finish the entire story.
6. She Loves to Look Good
No one can take care of herself like the Nigerian Woman. To her, the best way to show off her money or wealth is to hang them in her closet – every ceremony and public gathering come with a new attire. You may want to attend a social gathering just so you can catch fun but a Nigerian woman goes so she could see the trending hairstyles, latest attires and shoes. No wonder the country has its major markets stock with about 70% female clothes, cream, soaps, shoes, human hair extensions and lots more. A Nigerian woman compliments her look with nice Ankara or foreign attires with nice shoes and a fitting handbag. She loves to adorn herself and if you are concerned about her happiness, get her some of those.
7. Sex is a Responsibility
Unlike what we see in the western world, a Nigerian woman is naturally taught by her parents about how she can exercise all her duties as a wife. These ranges from taking care of the home, cooking, washing clothes, dishes and above all, sexual duties. Bearing this in mind, she yields herself willingly to her husband any time duty calls.
Though Nigeria is a male-dominated place, the Nigerian woman still thrives and takes part in the running of the government. You see them in several governmental and multinational institutions where they play important roles that can barely be distinguished from those of men. While Nigerian women play a minimal role in politics, we can say they are moving fast when compared to what the country had about a decade ago. Women are beginning to demand some equality.