#DeprivedNaijaChildhood: Nigeria’s Generation Y! goes down memory lane!

by Ifreke Inyang [@ifreke]

The buzz about the trending topic #DeprivedNaijaChildhood was crazy last night. The interesting line of tweets and retweets that followed was started by @bubusn. What was this all about? @steph_okoh tried give an insight in her tweet, “I guess #DeprivedNaijaChildhood should just be – If u grew up sheltered or as we call it ‘buttered’”.

And guess what? It trended at number three worldwide! Now, I’d rather not rant about Twitter’s beef for Naija (or why else don’t we trend at number one no matter our best efforts?!). @kunledee helped me out in his tweet which read: “I see no reason why #DeprivedNaijaChildhood is not trending at no 1 sef…twitter dey beef Naija!”

Rather, I’ll choose to do a quick recap of the witty and hilarious tweets that created a thick cloud of nostalgia all over out timelines up till this morning!

@adepompom: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood  If u didn’t play mummy and daddy

@Natoalo: #Deprivednaijachildhood if u didn’t read ‘Ali & Simbi goes 2 skul’… Or something lyk dat

@kemiadetiba: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood IF you didn’t leave ur meat to the very LAST when eating your rice/eba

@Hajiflo: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood  if u don’t know the chorus : ‘ediwanse bio bio’…. New Masquerade, giringory and clarus

@lharryboi:  #DeprivedNaijaChildhood  if u din’t watch gogo power rangers!”I still do*smiles*

@Chi2Blessed: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood  If you never knelt down for hours for punishment

@Sholabrizzy: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood if you never used newspaper or calender to wrap your books

@Karl_uke: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood  if u nevr ironed ur wet skul uniform on a monday morning..

@Natoalo: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood if u didn’t play with leaves, sand & water lyk u were cookin in d kitchen…lol

@chum007:So my fone made me miss out on the TT yesterday.. #DeprivedNaijaChildhood. KMT.

@akkintunde:Some people are using #DeprivedNaijaChildhood to give legitimacy to their naughty childhood. E no dey work o.

@yveeh: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood if u neva crammed d numba on ur biro…so,u cud identify it incase it got stolen…

@cheemaumeh: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood If you didn’t read Ugo c Ugo for common entrance

@yveeh: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood if u played d yabbing game……..(E.g u mess all d fishes for river die…

@gagasndrome: If yhu dint share ur offering money in2 two, using one half for ice cream after church #DeprivedNaijaChildhood

@dubycasca: #DeprivedNaijaChildhood If you never pretended to cook ‘food’ with leaves sand and water

@MissLindieBaby: If u didn’t eat okin biscuit or pako biscuit #DeprivedNaijaChildhood

@Ifyduoz: if u never played “koroso” or “korso” made from biro cover and a blue plastic cap from batteries. #DeprivedNaijaChildhood

@Almeeraj: RETWEET IF YOU THINK #deprivednaijachildhood Should be on tommorow’s front page of every PAPER!!

Er, I retweet!

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