We keep reciting it and it’s no joke, growing up in Nigeria forms the best memories for a large portion of the country’s population.
Like time travellers, millennials and even older generation Nigerians may be shocked at how the times are changing.
You can imagine the rush of nostalia a Nigerian goes though after seeing some items they can easily identify from their childhood. Nostalgia is a very precious feeling because most ties, it brings with it specific memories associated with the said item.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we’ll be going down memory’s lane to revisit four household items 99% of Nigerian homes owned.
For whatever reason, if you fall under the minority 1% and cannot identify these items, today’s your lucky day because we’re happy to explain these items to you.
Ah. The beautifully decorated kerosene lamps of our childhood. These kerosene lamps were our default go-to when the electricity distributing NEPA disappointed. In addition to the many things like reading and cooking this lamp enabled, you may associate some other not-so-happy memories.
One of these not so happy memories will be of your mother (in most cases) punishing you for not watching the lamp’s protective glass. Cleaning the glass was another art form. This was because the lamp’s lid had to be operated in a certain way to release the glass.
The most common serving plates were either plainly 555 Stainless or made of floral patterns. Because of the average need to make food for large family fitting the average family unit size.
Almost every Nigerian mother, aunt, sister, niece and female cousin were well ingrained in sewing. This meant that at least there was a chance to spot a sewing a sewing machine in an average household.
Local sweeping brooms
There is no Nigerian that can do without the local sweeping brooms. Made from bamboo, these local sweeping brooms were a must-have for every Nigerian household.
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Image Credits: kerosene lantern, Empower Playgrounds Ghana