When I grow up I want to be a Kano Donkey

I don’t really want to be transformed into a four legged braying work animal but I have recently learned that there is Hausa phrase for foreigners who are fluent in Hausa; this being, “Ya iya Hausa kamar jakin Kano” which literatly translates to "he speaks Hausa like a Kano donkey." Owing to the fact that ever since my arrival in Abuja I have on numerous occasions (at least six times in one day!) … [Read more...]

Wetin Dey Happen?

I am blogging from the beautiful capital of Nigeria, Abuja, which shall be my home for the next 12 months. My internet access at the moment, while being 100% free and 100% unlimited is also 100% unreliable. Hopefully that will change very soon as there is so much I want to blog about. So far everyone I have met has been incredibly friendly and hospitable. Nigeria is the only country I have … [Read more...]