Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mrs Omokorede



Lenny Henry's pushy mum sketch is so funny, but so true. Most, if not all Nigerians can relate to Gina Yashere's portrayal of the mother. My mum was never pushy in the "you must be a doctor" sense. But I remember when I ditched engineering for a Mickey Mouse degree, no less, my mum asked me, "is that a real degree?" She proceeded to ask my uncle about it, and then told me, "your uncle said it really exists, who would have imagined, ehn?"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can so relate to "my daughter is very intelligent you just have to push her". I remember telling my mum that I wanted to study political science instead of law, she told me point blank that all I could study outside of law was economics end of story. The closest I got to political science was studying law at the london school of economics and political science.

the flying monkeys said...

"pleyenty of tayam...i think you ar not understanding me"

loved every bit of it, hilarious!

your voodoo seems to be working, at least for me, keeps drawing me back for more

ayoke said...

This is so hillarious! But sooo true! I wish my mother could see this. All I wanted to be was an English teacher but my Mum drummed it into me that "you could still be an English teacher if you study law but you cannot be a lawyer if you study English!"

VIDEO said...

VIDEO

Kush said...

I really hope Gina Yash goes places as she is very talented.

Anonymous said...

OMG This is awesome, I love it. Reminds me of my parents reactions when I told them what I was doing for my masters. My mom ran off to ask her brother if it was a proper field:)

Anonymous said...

I can totally relate, my mum sat three of us down and told each of us what we were going to be, my older sister a doctor, I was to be a lawyer and my younger sis a doctor. we were 14, 13 and 11 (I was considered not too smart). I remember it like it was yesterday. Well my sister studied english, I am an accountant and my younger sis did become a dentist.

Anonymous said...

Sigh...its kinda like my mom (just not as pushy) "you're going to the convent!" "You're not making me a grandma!" she buggs the hell outta me but familys family...
I can imagene myself in that scenario...lol