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After living outside the shores of the country for years, you decide to come back to Naija to look for a wife to marry because you believe the ones over there don “tear eyes”. You inform your people back in Naija that you are coming back and would stay maximum of two weeks. Your main reason for coming back is to get married and as such, they should help find a suitable ‘wife material” that you would quickly get married to in the two weeks that you would come home.
Then your people back home begin their search for a wife for their brother who is coming back from obodo oyibo. They begin their wife hunt and the very first word they throw at gullible desperate ladies is “He lives abroad”
You see, I have a problem with that word. The manner at which the word is said at every given opportunity with the glaring hint that they are doing the lady a favour by coming for her as their brother lives in Obodo Oyibo.
The lady in question should be giddy with excitement with the mere mention of ‘obodo oyibo‘. She should be grateful and thankful that they deem it fit to choose her out of the sea of women available to them. If you aren’t interested, you have missed your luck for an ‘obodo oyibo‘ husband.
The search continues till they find a Lady who they would get married to brother obodo oyibo in two weeks after which the brother will travel back to base and leave the lady in Naija.
Abeg, when did it turn to an achievement to live outside the shores of Naija? Why has it turned to the biggest and most important line you throw around when trying to woo a girl? What about getting to know the You in You first without dropping the word at every given second?
That’s how some men will come to my box and start..
“My name is ………
” I live in Canada
” Here is my digit….
Who bloody cares if you live in Mars.
I don’t blame them sha, I blame ladies who jump at the word like they have won a lottery. I have a rule about meeting men who use that word as their very first conversational line… Not interested!
This post is a social media pulse from Vivien Adaeze.