Bad Habits Many Nigerians Have In Common

Must Read

How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

The brain and eyes were removed from the severed heads, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum....

African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach...

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former...



Many Nigerians can be annoying at times especially with their bad habits; from chewing noisily to picking their noses in public. Below are 7 bad habits many Nigerians have in common

1. Arriving late to parties

Why do people like going late to parties

​I’m also guilty of this, i only go to a party 2hrs after the stipulated time.

2. Chewing their food noisily

Chewing food noisily

Nothing is more annoying than a full grown adult chewing his food with his mouth wide open. The sound alone can make someone go insane.

This is the sole reason i dont eat in restaurants, because me fit break person head if he chews with his mouth open.

3. Borrow pose

Borrow pose

<b>Definition:</b>

Showing off with stuff that is not yours.

Most Nigerians love to borrow pose, we do this especially when we plan on impressing someone, or just want to show off to an unknowing public.

Read also: 7 Nigerian celebrities and their ground breaking gbagaun

4.Cracking our knuckles

Cracking knuckles

They say it is not courteous to crack your knuckles in public or anywhere else for that matter as doing it constantly could even affect your joint function down the road.. but we all still do it, heck, I just cracked mine.

5. Insulting our president

Nigerians cursing their president

We all love insulting our presidents, both past and present.

In 2012, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan became the most cursed president in the worild. All thanks to Social media.

And yes, its a bad habit as it impacts negatively on our country’s image.

6. Scratching in public

Girl scratching

Even though courtesy demands we do this in private, most Nigerians have the habit of doing it in public.

That was how the other day after this guy was done messing with his junk in my presence he still brought out the same hand for me to shake.
Read alsoReal life tales tgat proves that truly hell hath no fury tgan a woman scorned

7. Picking their Nose

Why you should pick your nose

At a point i started giving guys ‘chop knuckle’ so as just to avoid shaking their hands.

8. Not washing their hands regularly

Wash your hands
Image source: Safetysign.com

Heck, since i took my bath this morning I haven’t bothered to wash my hands.

And i’m sure, i’m not the only one.

9. Not washing their hands after using the toilet

Bad habits that are common to many Nigerians

​​Its not like its our fault though, most toilet facilities in the country don’t have water. So what can we do.

10. Flashing

Nigerians love flashing<b>Definition</b>

Calling someone and then quickly ending the call before the person picks up.

Something every Nigerian hates, but still do every once in a while, except me.. I have never flashed anyone in my life.

11. Remiving ear wax with a matchstick


So many Nigerians have the bad habit of cleaning their ears with a match stick, broom and in extreme cases, Nails. Instead of bringing out 30 naira to buy cotton buds.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to receive email updates

With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes

Just In

How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

The brain and eyes were removed from the severed heads, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum....

African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach are a primarily agropastoral people;...

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70,...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...

More Articles Like This