Friday, March 03, 2006

Tribal Nigerian Joke

This was admittedly inspired by a joke I heard in a movie a long long time ago. Apologies for the 3 main tribes assumption, and if you' don't find it funny.

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Three Nigerian men based in Lagos, one Hausa (from Kano), another Igbo (from Onitsha) and the third Yoruba (from Isaleko) all go before God who has promised to grant them each one wish.

The Igbo man goes first and says to God, “Heavenly Father, more than anything else I would like you to bless my hometown of Onitsha, Igboland and all of Eastern Nigeria. Please make this whole region self sufficient, prosperous, and safe for all Igbo people so that we can all return home to our beloved Igboland.” God granted the Igbo man his wish and in that instant the whole of Igboland was made instantly wealthy and all Igbos from all over the world returned to the land from whence they came to enjoy its prosperity

The Hausa man heard the Igbo mans wish and desired the same outcome for all Hausa people. So he says “Allah, you are the most kind, the most merciful, and I ask that you bless my home town of Kano and all of Northern Nigeria. I ask that you make fertile all the arid land covered by the Sahara to provide natural resources that would help make the whole of Northern Nigeria self-sufficient, prosperous, and safe for all Hausa people.” God granted the Hausa man his wish and in that instant all of Northern Nigeria became prosperous and all Northerners returned home to enjoy this prosperity .

Then God turned to the Yoruba man and said, and asked what his wish was. But the Yoruba man deliberated and said “Almighty God, before I ask for my wish I want to make sure I understand something correctly. Are you telling me that all the Igbo and Hausa people have all left Lagos and returned to their various homelands?” God said “Yes, of course. So what is your wish”. The Yoruba man says “In that case can I please just have some Guguru and Epa”.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats the funniest thing I've ever heard...:-)

Unfortunately even all the 'yoruba' families in Lagos are not yoruba....half of them are from Brazil

Friday, March 10, 2006 6:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brazil my yansh.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger Dilch said...

HUH!! I don't get it

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:44:00 pm  
Blogger Anthony Arojojoye said...

Guguru ati epa ke?
Insult upon injury.
We smart pass dat now.

Friday, March 17, 2006 9:14:00 pm  
Blogger Bent out of shape said...

I sort of don't get it... A little confusing for me. Your blog's cool though.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:24:00 pm  
Anonymous T said...

LMAO... how ironically funny!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a little slow..must have missed the punch line..Love your blog

Monday, April 24, 2006 7:43:00 pm  
Blogger uknaija said...

I'm no prude but I didn't find it funny...try using an English man, an Indian and a Nigerian in London and perhaps you'll see why

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayne,
don't trip... you know it is all about the Igbo's! Yea. Yea. Yea. We rock, don't hate. LOL.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:03:00 pm  
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Sunday, June 04, 2006 3:28:00 pm  
Anonymous groupieLuv said...

quite obviously it's a brilliant joke. 'JOKE' being the operational word. we all know ibos won't leave lagos for all the containers in port! if u don't get it and u don't live in lagos u'r not supposed to get it. abi bee ko?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 5:12:00 am  
Blogger Belle said...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:43:00 pm  
Anonymous belle said...

Ok, so this time I mean it!!!

YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR BLOG. Its an absolute must read. Hilarious!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:41:00 pm  
Blogger Bella Naija said...

lol....funny.....yoruba people do not own lagos.....

Sunday, July 02, 2006 7:21:00 pm  
Blogger Adaure said...

LOL.. that was funny

Monday, July 03, 2006 7:10:00 pm  
Blogger Mona said...

heheh na wa oh....although yoruba is the language of lagos, most igbo n hausa ppl i know that were born n bred in lagos understand yoruba very well...many speak too.

P.S. Check out the forum I currently have going on my blog for a week. xxx

Sunday, July 09, 2006 8:24:00 pm  

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