Tuesday, 16 November 2010

TV: Who watched The Family?

So who watched The Family ?

I thought it was warm, entertaining and dare I use the word - real.

Things to learn:

A fair few Nigerian people do tend to call people 'My friend' - surely the best way to diffuse tension?
A fair few Nigerian people like to sing along to uplifting gospel, traditional or spiritual music - no matter how bad they sound.
A fair few Nigerian people work really hard to succeed.

What did you love most about it?

Let me know your thoughts.



  1. I love that it was simply real. There was love in the family. Love among the siblings in the form of exchange of slaps ( done in love and typically Nigerian). Love between the parents in the form of teasing and not romantic ( again done in love and typically Nigerian)

    Loved every second of the show as it reflected the entrepreneurial side of Nigerians

  2. Lol, agreed. Love and laughter seemed to be the stars of the show.

  3. "My friend" is what we call a 'politeness strategy' in the English Language and Literature class. Classic example of a similar use in Shakespeare's Henry V when he says "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, or fill up the wall with our English dead". Henry is using it here to bring himself to the level of his troops, stripping himself of his higher status...

    Anyway, I need to catch up on this programme. I love a good giggle.

  4. You learn something new every day. Thanks for the (proverbial) heads up, Tom!