I feel like I can only really play around or mess about as a Nigerian. I mean, my Nigerian-ness is the backbone of my jokes and bants. That’s why most (not Nigerians) see me as serious at the surface level. Assumptions are never good, though. I don’t really make assumptions about people when I first meet them, partly because I’m used to people making such blatantly off assumptions about me.
I used to be kinda vexed that people kept calling me serious, cuz it’s like, YOU DON’T KNOW MEE!!! YOU’RE NOT CORRECT!!! YOU GET NO SENSE!! If you really knew me, you know that I am someone that is forever laughing, at inappropriate times even! Like come on, son. Like, honestly, if you see me with bare Africans, or even one African, I’m more than likely laughing my head off, you know.
But now, it’s like, I don’t even care that much, cuz I know that it’s cuz these people no be omo Naija, omo Ghana, or omo Africa, lol.
Plus my resting face does not help matters, I look unfriendly. I know this, and I’ve confirmed it with multiple people, but hey, what can I do? Be forever smiling?? Fun kini? I can never do that…I will smile when I greet you, I will smile when I’m talking with you, I will smile when I say goodbye, finish.