NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA | 5 THINGS YOU WILL FIND IN EVERY NIGERIAN HOME ABROAD
|by Cynthia Uguru on Fri, October 12, 2012 - 3 COMMENTS|
Nigerians in Diaspora | 5 things you'll find in every Nigerian's home Abroad
Moving from your home country to a new country is one of the hardest things anyone can do. To adjust to our new environment we try to surround ourselves with products that we used back home or remind us of home (consciously or unconsciously). Nigerians are no different, and here are 5 products you are sure to find in a Nigerian’s house abroad.
1. A Calling card:
2. A Flask to keep out water
3. A Tray to serve people
Every Nigerian woman abroad I know, has a serving tray in their house; they usually have 3 or 4 of them. Most of the time these trays are given out at Nigerian parties as a thank you for coming gift. The use of trays to serve people is a gesture embedded in us from childhood in Nigeria. While growing up in Nigeria, I cannot remember an occasion where visitors were not served drinks or snacks without a tray, especially when serving many people at once.
Yes there are fancy night gowns, pajamas and sexy Victoria secret lingerie but for the ultimate comfort just tie a wrapper and go about your business. Nothing reminds you of home or screams that you are a Nigerian than a wrapper. When visitors arrive at my house, I always have a towel and a wrapper placed on the bed in the guest room and this is true of all the Nigerian houses I have visited abroad.
5. A Garri Turner
Pounded Yam, Garri, Fufu, these are meals that Nigerians Abroad have at least once a month, for some of us every day, if we are lucky to have an African shop in our community. This is why a turner is an essential utensil in a Nigerian’s home. Yeah, you can always use a spoon but for correct turning you need a Garri Turner to do the job. In case you have forgotten how to make some your favorite Nigerian soups, here are some recipes below to check out.
1) Egusi Soup
2) Efo Riro
3) Ila Alasepo (Okra Stew)
4) Oha Soup
5) Otong Soup with Tuo Shincafa
So there you have it, if you know a Nigerian that just came from Nigeria (JJC) buy them these 5 things as a welcoming gift. They will forever be grateful. Because it is a gift that keeps on giving and they will surely use it all the time.
Now is your turn, are there some things that we forgot to mention? What are some things that you think a Nigerian living Abroad cannot do without?
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