Nigerians in America...

Date: 17-05-2008 8:18 pm (14 years ago) | Author: Ihuoma
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- at 17-05-2008 08:18 PM (14 years ago)
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Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?


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- fjoeaug at 17-05-2008 08:43 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?
may be u are the snobish type. or u try to feel BIG4 dem. cos i know we nigerians are friendly Grin Grin Grin Cheesy
Posted: at 17-05-2008 08:43 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fjoeaug at 17-05-2008 08:45 PM (14 years ago)
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if u try 2 show dem dat u know 2much, dey will give it 2 u as u want it .NDI IGBO KWENU
Posted: at 17-05-2008 08:45 PM (14 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fjoeaug at 17-05-2008 08:47 PM (14 years ago)
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- Ihuoma at 17-05-2008 09:06 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: fjoeaug on 17-05-2008 08:43 PM
Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?
may be u are the snobish type. or u try to feel BIG4 dem. cos i know we nigerians are friendly Grin Grin Grin Cheesy

I am not snobish; I'm judged b/4 they get to know. But I do have lots of Nigerian friends but they tell me that I'm not Nigerian....not in a mean way though....is hard to take that they don't see me as Nigerian...When I first met Nigerians the converstion is usually this....and then they get to know me.

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- Vixenx at 17-05-2008 09:54 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?

i guess i'm in the same boat as you. But mine is actually from being around akatas and white ppl..lmao..see i've never been back to naija, but it bother's me when ppl think i'm not nigerian because i don't understand or speak  pigin very well. (i was actually told this here at the confessions)..but what some ppl have to understand is, Its very hard trying to keep up with your culture and heritage, especially when you live in a place where there isn't Nigerians around and you end up hanging around americans, what do you think will happen?..I'm glad i still speak and write igbo, though it sucks sometimes..but atleast i try my best to keep up with things. I'm not snubbish at all, i treat everyone as humans..not by heritage or whatever. And the stupidest thing about it is, they tend to say that you're not nigerian when it comes to things that doesn't make sense..just because i told someone that My chicken wasn't cut on my salad..and that i didn't feel like fixing my own food at a party..they looked at me and said(you are so not nigerian)..what tha hell is that suppose to mean? Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

Posted: at 17-05-2008 09:54 PM (14 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osituga at 17-05-2008 11:35 PM (14 years ago)
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- Vixenx at 18-05-2008 12:12 AM (14 years ago)
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- osituga at 18-05-2008 08:18 AM (14 years ago)
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Talk nah....
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- Hutlikfire at 18-05-2008 03:45 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?

The truth of the matter, is you should just try, I know there are some nice people back home. Even Jesus christ wasnt loved by everyone, stick to the people who appreciate you for who you are, the rest should jump off the 3rd Mainland Bridge.
I'm lucky, I only left when I had learnt igbo language well and can burst pidgin like crazy.
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- Ihuoma at 18-05-2008 05:16 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Hutlikfire on 18-05-2008 03:45 PM
Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?

The truth of the matter, is you should just try, I know there are some nice people back home. Even Jesus christ wasnt loved by everyone, stick to the people who appreciate you for who you are, the rest should jump off the 3rd Mainland Bridge.
I'm lucky, I only left when I had learnt igbo language well and can burst pidgin like crazy.

I'm re-learning ibo. I understand Ibo very well but I can't speak it fluently. I have been here since I was 5yrs so I lost alot. My parents speak Ibo to me and I reply them back in English but I re-learning and will be speaking it soon...

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- Vixenx at 18-05-2008 09:33 PM (14 years ago)
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Engli-igbo happens with me all the time..though i try not to do it, but at times you forget what somethings are called in igbo, and thats when the english part comes in. I'm very proud of myself though cuz i'm doing very well with it. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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- Ihuoma at 19-05-2008 12:07 AM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: nigerianvixen26 on 18-05-2008 09:33 PM
Engli-igbo happens with me all the time..though i try not to do it, but at times you forget what somethings are called in igbo, and thats when the english part comes in. I'm very proud of myself though cuz i'm doing very well with it. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

I hear lots of Nigerians speak Engli-igbo...lol...I like it.

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- naijainct at 19-05-2008 01:26 AM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?



I guess the reason Nigerians don't consider you a Nigerian is because you are probably soooooooo Americanized. Most Nigerian men like women they can control and treat wrongly so, when they come across a woman like you who wouldn't take water from them then they tend to regard you as non Nigerian. Also there are certain things the Nigerian culture does not permit which is typically normal in the US.
Posted: at 19-05-2008 01:26 AM (14 years ago) | Upcoming
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- biodun100 at 19-05-2008 04:20 AM (14 years ago)
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hello pretty,
    hwo are you doing today?hope all is well wit you and your entire family member's..,,if so glory be to God almighty for his divined proection and kindness over you and your household,,,,,,,,i must confess ,,ur a beautiful lady.........your pic is attractive,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,even do u were born is state and ur dad is from nigeria automatically your a Nigerian.......tat is ur homeland.......your father land.....so do nt angry wit those tat did nt believe u.......ignorant sometime is bad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,[email protected] may be one of this day..we can get to chat together or if ur on u can im me i will respond back to u...........

Urs biodun
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- Hutlikfire at 19-05-2008 10:24 AM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: Ihuoma on 19-05-2008 12:07 AM
Quote from: nigerianvixen26 on 18-05-2008 09:33 PM
Engli-igbo happens with me all the time..though i try not to do it, but at times you forget what somethings are called in igbo, and thats when the english part comes in. I'm very proud of myself though cuz i'm doing very well with it. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

I hear lots of Nigerians speak Engli-igbo...lol...I like it.

Dont be liking Engli-igbo o!!!, UN listed Igbo among one of the languages that stand the risk of extinction. I want to pass to my children some traditional stuff. I dont want to have kids speaking "Innit" like some yob from Hackney.
Just try harder, you'll get there!! Grin Grin Grin
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- truessence at 19-05-2008 10:48 AM (14 years ago)
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oh sorry maybe your accent is still on you
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- fjoeaug at 19-05-2008 09:07 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: biodun100 on 19-05-2008 04:20 AM
hello pretty,
    hwo are you doing today?hope all is well wit you and your entire family member's..,,if so glory be to God almighty for his divined proection and kindness over you and your household,,,,,,,,i must confess ,,ur a beautiful lady.........your pic is attractive,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,even do u were born is state and ur dad is from nigeria automatically your a Nigerian.......tat is ur homeland.......your father land.....so do nt angry wit those tat did nt believe u.......ignorant sometime is bad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,[email protected] may be one of this day..we can get to chat together or if ur on u can im me i will respond back to u...........

Urs biodun
people dat sound like dis are real naija boyz. PLZ BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL be4 u get hurt by dem. na so e dey start Grin Grin Grin yes we all know u r naija babe no matter wat but  he he Tongue Tongue
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- Vixenx at 19-05-2008 11:47 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: biodun100 on 19-05-2008 04:20 AM
hello pretty,
    hwo are you doing today?hope all is well wit you and your entire family member's..,,if so glory be to God almighty for his divined proection and kindness over you and your household,,,,,,,,i must confess ,,ur a beautiful lady.........your pic is attractive,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,even do u were born is state and ur dad is from nigeria automatically your a Nigerian.......tat is ur homeland.......your father land.....so do nt angry wit those tat did nt believe u.......ignorant sometime is bad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,biodun4lo[email protected] may be one of this day..we can get to chat together or if ur on u can im me i will respond back to u...........

Urs biodun

Didn't you send me this same message this morning?...Ha naija dudes i tell ya, thank God i never take anything they say serious..I mark and delete..lol(except for 2 ppl on here that i trust and believe)...lmao... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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- Ihuoma at 19-05-2008 11:59 PM (14 years ago)
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Quote from: naijainct on 19-05-2008 01:26 AM
Quote from: Ihuoma on 17-05-2008 08:18 PM
Why is that Nigerians raised in America looked down upon by Nigerians who were actually raised in Nigeria??

This question is actually about me. I was raised here in America (I have been here since I was 5yrs old) been back to Nigeria twice, understand Ibo but don't speak it well. But alot of Nigerians do not consider me Nigerian which real bothers me.

Now why would Nigerians not consider me Nigerian?



I guess the reason Nigerians don't consider you a Nigerian is because you are probably soooooooo Americanized. Most Nigerian men like women they can control and treat wrongly so, when they come across a woman like you who wouldn't take water from them then they tend to regard you as non Nigerian. Also there are certain things the Nigerian culture does not permit which is typically normal in the US.

That's true..I noticed that. But you would think that a man wants a woman of his equal and not someone who he can just control. My mother raised me to be able to stand up for myself (and not to depend on a man); however this is very different from how my mom is to my dad. I still follow some Nigerian traditions (culture) but being raised in America, I couldn't help but incorporate American culture within. But I don't believe it makes me any less Nigerian. And when I see Nigerian woman and woman doing something I don't like, I don't say anything unless it affects me.

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