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Catchy subject, right? Sort of incorrect, somewhat
inappropriate if you may? Same thoughts that flood my mind whenever I see
“Summer” anything in Nigeria, like “Summer” lessons,
“Summer” sales, “Summer” concerts etc. I was taught in
Primary School, correct me if I am wrong (and believe me, my school was and
still is posh o, with awesome teachers, no try me) that there are basically two
(2) seasons in Nigeria: rainy season and dry season (otherwise known as
Harmattan and I call African Winter). The rainy season spans from May to July,
then the popular August break and continues into September. The  dry
season/harmattan begins mid-December into the middle of the next year.

Like seriously, we Naija people must LITERALLY copy
copy everything foreign. I agree there are some foreign material that ought to
 be, scratch that, that MAY be copied (like some aspect of fashion, note
that I said SOME oooo, not all because we have gone over the top than the
originators of some fads; music;) but kai, at least we can take style (subtly)
to be original about it. Why should we adopt the Oyibo people’s weather when we
do not have any similarities, okay maybe save for the mutual heat in their summer.
But nevertheless, “Summer” clothes, “Summer” hairstyles,
“Summer” gifts? How naaaaaa, how does this apply to us Biko? We might
as well have Fall, Spring and Winter options, mscheeew.
It really would be nice, more of ingenuity of our
fashion designers, entrepreneurs to award us (being the Nigerian consumers)
with adverts such as Harmattan Sales, Harmattan Clothings, Styles to rock in
the Harmattan, August break hairdos etc rather than the mediocre mirror of
foreign weather and its seasons.
Oh well, simply are my thoughts, my opinion. In all, Naija we hail thee.
By: Ahudiya Ukiwe