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The Questions I Hate. (How Strong Is Your Pidgin Game?)

So over drinks last night with a few friends we got to talking about love, life, sex, relationships, career and family. It was one of the most fun conversations I've had in a while. All topics on their own are really interesting but our different career journey stories were actually the most intriguing. You know; the challenges, the hustle, the struggles, the rejection letters, employment letters, victories, achievements, promotions and yes, job interviews. 

Job interviews just had to be the most hilarious of all these. I for one, when I started attending interviews I used to goof like hell! Like I didn't understand the concepts and when asked questions like "Tell me about yourself", I didn't know it's meant within the career context, I would begin by saying "My name is Nwando Nwogbo, I am the last of four children, I am from so so so and so" and when I think about these gaffes I cringe. Oh, another one is "Where do you see yourself in five years?". Ok, I think I figured this one out pretty early but my first ever interview was with a law firm in the UK and it was a phone interview. While falling in love with my interviewer's lilting accent and trying to picture the goddess with this silky caramel tone, I was busy "mis-answering" her questions. "In five years I see myself as a good wife and mother of two children..." *CRINGE!!!* in fairness to me I was hadn't even been called to the Bar yet. (Excuses excuses... LOL)

Ok so I'm going to ask you guys these questions I still hate and I just cannot wait to hear your answers to these. 
Tell me about yourself. 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

The twist; all answers should be written in pidgin English! Hahaha. Don't worry this isn't a job interview, have fun with it. Let's, maybe, put things in perspective for you while checking just how strong your pidgin game is. Leggo!


  1. Let me try. My name na anonymous, I just dey do my service for my country now. For five year time I wan get my own cooking business. My strength na to cook, my weakness na mathematics. Looool thelma I hope I tried. Bloggitup over to u

  2. my name na kimb(no be my real name o, na my guy name wen my husband gi me those days ad e come gum me tillm today o) I be wife and mama of 2 small pikins dem. 5 years time I go be regular pioneer and I go get my own ogbonge natural hair salon. My greatest weakness na say my body too de hot ah ah. na wa. my strengths plenty but I go just talk 2 . I de do my best to please God wella and if person do something for me I must remmebr am pay am back. My people I greet una o.

    Check out my Temporary grey hair colour. It’s smashing!

  3. sorry for the typos my son pressed send before I could proofread

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    Holiday inn
    Lol, you really said a good wife and mother.

    Make i try this pidgin thing.
    My name na ms_dee, i study computer information systems for B. University. As i dey now i just finish a master deegre in information system and management.
    Lol, nah i cant go on, i just realised my pidgin game is weak.

    I really hate the where do see yourself in 5 years question. Right now i don't know, hopefully i've started my NGO.

    My strengths: I work very well under pressure, great team member, attention to detail.

    Weakness: jollof rice and plantain. Haha. I can get too tired of routine, doing the same thing over and over, so i might lose zeal and i have to remind myself why I'm working.

  5. I can't speak pidgin to save my life so I won't embarrass myself but i can relate to your interview horrors. I think most people don't know how to answer those questions when they're just starting

  6. My name na Kemi. I be finish from ABU where I learn pharmacy. I dey work for R****.
    In five years time, I go don get my own retail shop.
    My strength be say I fit grab things sharp sharp (fast learner), I dey looku things well well (pay attention to details), I get power wella (energetic).
    Things wey I no like be when I'm not appreciated.
    Pigdin is hard

  7. My name na Quirky,I be accounting graduate from Delsu. I dey energetic well well and I no dey wait or depend on others before I do wetin I suppose do. I also sabi work with plenty people,I still fit work by myself. I no like scatter scatter so my things dey dey arranged wella.

    My strengths be say I sabi grab things sharply and I dey ready to learn.

    My weakness be say I no get patience with people when no dey learn as I learn. All those slow slow people but I dey work on am sha.

    In 5 years time I suppose don become set for the career when I wan do,sotey I go be pro wey other people fit dey come meet to show them the way and like that like that I go come dey get big big responsibilities too.

    Lol...the end

    1. Make I follow other BV wey dey clap for dia mind clap for ur comment. Nne, u

  8. ma name na bloggitup, di ogbonge geh wey sabi who nor sabi. Ah don gradge tey tey,bet adon ge wok na. errrr ma power plenty wewel because abi strong geh.wetin cosign me wit weakines, abegy, na who neva see gbege dey get weakness.
    five yearz sef too tey, adon oredy dey pisure masef for manager levo, adon dey run the package for my mind as I dey type so.when the matter pure argo hala telema mey all of una con shake bodi.

    I hail........

    1. Na u b d winner. Me I throway salute 4u

  9. Lol@clapping in their minds


  10. My name nah Kabuoy...
    I study computer science for school... the area wey my interest dey na database management(as I noh too sabi coding... make I noh talk say I noh sabi am at all... those anons fit con finish somebody now..lool). na we dey control all the plenty plenty data wey dey anywhere. I don get like 2 certification on top am. I still dey tink the OCP but I go do am before the end of the year(i talk am last year o.. lol)
    Currently nah, I be Software Engineer for a Telco. I dey manage/maintain VAS(Value Added Service). I sabi Linux, I noh be novice for storage matter and my Database knowledge noh dey slack.
    In 5 years time...I be wan rise in my career. don garner enough knowledge to fit port into Enterprise business. I suppose don do my masters and get enough experience to be Manager. Cuz I believe say if you learn fast and you know your onions abi na tomato... with little mix here and there.. the rate wey you go take rise noh be small. But if God don call me into ministry then.... nah to face am fully. because as man dey propose... na God dey dispose.

  11. My name na Akpos1 of Otekpu Village. In 5years time I go be local chairman. My weakness na onions, strength na pounded yam. Lol.


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