My fellow Nigerians, rate yourselves with the list below..I know say na Europe/Yankee we dey, but you know how dem say "you can take a homie out of the ghetto, but you can't always take the ghetto out of the homie"
Are you an Ajebota or an Ajepaki?
If you step on a nail and bleed, you might be Bota, but if you step on a nail and BEND IT, you're paki!
If you see the words Madam, Sir or Esq after your folks name on an envelope, you might be an Ajebota...
but if people refer to your folks as either Iya-beji, mama-bebi, mama-chukwudi,or Baa Lamidi, you are NOT ajebota!
If you have your home periodically fumigated with scentless pest repellants so it's virtually roach and termite free, you might be an Ajebota.
but if your aim with either your Cortina or Skoll can nail a flying cockroach to the wall, you're an Ajepaki!
If your folks carry wallets and purses, you're possibly an Ajebota but if your mom reaches into her bra to get money in the glaring eyes of the public, your Paki is level 5!
If you have a borehole installed in your compound for year round water supply, you might be an Ajebota, ...but either you have a 'kanga' irrigation system or the middle of your head is hairless due to having logged on 65,000 miles from hauling pails of water, you're an Ajepaki!
If, after using the bathroom, you have an assorted barage of scented toilet tissues to choose from, you just might be an Ajebota, but if you use water to 'tamba' yaself, or you use the box of St Louis Sugar or the walls of your Salanga to clean your shit, my brother/sister.... you're an Ajepaki!
If you brush,rinse,gargle and floss, you just might be an Ajebota...
but if, after chewing your Pako, you can spit the pako-paste 40 yards, your pakiness is considered level 10!
If you had underwear that had the elastic bands at the waistline, you could be an ajebota,
but if your underwear looked like the flag of Ghana and had a drawstring, (also known as pata Ewekoro) you're DEFINITELY PAKI!
If you happened to have wandered into a neighborhood during Ileya and got amazed by the fact that people found ram-fights amusing, you might be an Ajebota, but if YOU took the ram to fight after feeding it 'igbo', you definitely Ajepaki!
If your home had sophisticated theft deterrent systems like barbed-wires,dogs, a camera and an alarm system, you might be an Ajebota, but if people are scared to scale your fence because of widely spread rumors of your folks having installed a 'SHIGIDI'(whatever that is), you're an Ajepaki!
If you went to a hair salon in naija to get your done, you just might be an Ajebota, but you and your 'onidiri' sit for six hours on an Apoti under a tree while she did your hair, you're PAKI!
So which one are you?