Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


You Know You’re Nigerian If…

By on September 17, 2007

I have been spending more time than I usually do on Naija-themed websites, these days and one of the many things I found interesting and somewhat amusing is the lists that specify things that are peculiar to us Nigerians…in some cases it is broken down by tribe – You Know You’re Yoruba if…etc.

I have one to add to the list – You know you’re Naija, if you know what an agbalumo is.

Agbalumos also play a more or less central role in the story which appears in La Racontrice this month – it is called The Agbalumo Challenge

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    omohemi Benson

    September 18, 2007

    LOL!true word, you ain’t Nigerian if you donot know agbalumo.
    I can’t wait for the agbalumo season to come again.

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    September 25, 2007

    lol! I wonder where else in the world you can find an agbalumo and what the scientific name would be?

    Hope you are well…

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    akin aworan

    September 25, 2007

    Agbalumo!!! Damn.. just thinking about that is making me glands juice up…ahhh, man!!!

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    October 1, 2007

    @ Akin Aworan: Lmao! Your glands are juicing up, eh? What a descriptionlft….