Flowerly Maua

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Friday, 27 June 2008

Bringing Africa to London

I’m still working on my next attraction, but I just had to share this.

Yesterday on my way home from work, I got into a bus in Camberwell. I was on the upper deck busy reading my Lite. The bus was almost full, meaning empty seats were scattered all over (you know what I mean).

As we got to Peckham, these two Naija guys in their 50s (I'll just call them Tunde and Femi,(although I'm sure they were not Yorubas, Ikwere, maybe) dressed in their attires boarded the bus. By this time there were only two empty seats, one more to the front and the other right at the back. Tunde sat in front and Femi sat at the back. Before they boarded the bus, they must have been in a deep conversation which was interrupted by the bus’s arrival, but believe it or not, the conversation continued in the bus. It’s like the guys were seated next to each other.

People tried shushing them, but the guys just sneered and continued with their conversation, as loud as could be, until the lady seated next to Tunde volunteered to exchange seats with Femi.

Tunde informing Femi at the back that the lady was offering to move was a conversation in it self coz somehow, Femi was a bit reluctant to move, but Tunde insisted.
'Come now, Oyibo go offer her seat now' (say that in Naijo accent. (Oyibo - white man )

Talk of bringing Africa to London, (keeping it real).

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9 comments:

joyunspeakable said...

aM FIRST.....

That happens alot. the biggest culprits, the wariahs.....they with miraaa and chewing and spitting green stuff on your face....aaaaghhh

such people....its not about africa.......its about the att....guys who feel they are everything you know.

nice laugh though

Mo said...

Joy, ebu dont generalise like that.

Maua, that's so annoying; especially how they refused to take the hint. I get so embarassed sometimes when some of my 'continent-mates' pull that shit here.

31337 said...

i grew up in the village. the whole seven aside matatu held discussions all the way to town and back home with such easy familiarity. i find public transport in town really odd with all the silence and whatnot.

Proud Kikuyu Woman said...

I admire our brodas' authenticity :-)

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

Lol brodas. The story was too sweet to be interrupted!

Maua said...

@Joy, never experienced this b4 from adults. School kids on London buses are notorious.

@Mo, when this happens, you think, 'the jungus cant't tell the difference, but I'm not like that'.

@33, 7aside is different from a bus full of 50 something on the top deck. It was embarassing.

@PKW, sometimes I wish I was like them, 'shameless'.

@Shiko, I wish I understood the language, I'm sure it was too sweet.

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

31337 I remember those mathrees. They used to be called 'You look familiar'. Lol.

Prettylyf said...

lol how totally discourteous and uncouth

neema divine said...

ha ha ha...maua, this is very funny and true, so true...soem aprts of London are like some parts of africa, and these africans dont give a shit, damn! esp, naijo guys, its always hilarious!!!