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5 Igbo stereotypes Nigerians are tired of hearing

The Igbo tribe of Eastern Nigeria is one of the three leading ethnic groups in Nigeria. There are so many good and amazing things about them but like it is in many situations negative perception usually overshadow the good ones. Many have an unfair perception about the Igbo which is usually false and over flogged. Jumia Travel shares some of these stereotypes which many Nigerians are tired of hearing.

  1. Igbo Love money

The love of money cannot be restricted to the Igbo alone. Hausa, Yoruba and the individuals belonging to the other over 200 ethnic groups in Nigeria love money. As far as any Nigerians earn their monies legally, there is no problem.

  1. Igbo prefer to do business rather than go to school

Give it to the Igbo, they are one of the most industrious and hardworking people in this country. Some persons have gone as far as saying that they are the ones who will help revamp the Nigerian economy via their Aba made goods. Despite this, not all Igbo prefer to do business. They have personalities like Chinua Achebe and Chief Alex Ekwueme who are well educated and known all over the world even though they are not businessmen.

  1. Marrying an Igbo woman is expensive

This may be slightly true because some Nigerians have complained about the demands of Igbo parents for marrying their daughters. Regardless, weddings are quite expensive in Nigeria and this cuts across all tribes. So, before you date or marry an Igbo girl, there are some things you should know so that you won’t complain when the bills start coming. Nigerians love to party and they do not mind borrowing money to celebrate a talk-of-the-town wedding and lodge in one of the best hotels in Lagos after the wedding.

  1. Igbo don’t have respect

Yoruba have been tagged the most respectful tribe in Nigeria. Hence, oftentimes, many Yoruba brand  Igbo as disrespectful. The fact is anyone can be disrespectful. It is unfair to single out the Igbo as disrespectful. Nigerians have heard this so many times and it has become a cliché.

  1. All Igbo girls are light-skinned

Yes, many Igbo girls are light-skinned. But you cannot generalize and just conclude that all of them are light in complexion. There are also many dark-skinned Igbo girls around.

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