Pix Stories from the Motherland: Catholic? Buddhist?

“I’m a bit weird. Today I’m Catholic. Tomorrow I want to be Buddhist.
“These days, I no dey yarn anybody wetin I dey think. My dad would definitely freak out if he knew what was going on in his lovely daughter’s head.”
Lexicon Analysis: “I no dey yarn anybody wetin I dey think” translates to “I don’t tell anyone what I think”. It is translated from Nigerian Creole also known as W. African Pidgin. It originated along the W. African coast during the 16th Century Atlantic slave trade. 
Background info:

Legendary writer Chimamanda Adichie once said, “…the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue; but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”. 

NoCoolStory is in existence for the purpose of creatively correcting the many unfair and incomplete African stereotypes through the lips of Africans.

It is important to note that some of the stories on these series have been translated from different local languages to English. And while the contents are totally original to the individual(s) pictured; some of the wordings and sentence constructions may have been modified for easier comprehension and consumption. 

By Obi Odenigbo

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