While I was writing Monday's blog post, the idea for this blog post came to m: what name do you call your grandmother? (Okay, this repetition of the title was not a deliberate Nollywood-like move, I promise).
Being that we all grew up in different parts of Nigeria (and the world), I don't assume we all call our grandmothers the same name. So, I am curious. Please leave a comment with your special name for your grandmother.
As for me, I called my maternal grandmother (she has passed away), Grandma. On the other hand, I call (she's still alive) my paternal grandmother, Mama, flavored with a thick Yoruba accent. An audio clip would have illustrated this point beautifully. Moving on ....
Here are a few examples of names for grandmothers that I could think of:
- Iya Agba
- Iya __________ (insert name of local town here e.g. Oshogbo, Ibadan)
- Mama mi l'eko (if you laughed at this one, then you must have watched the series in the '90s)
One thing I am sure of is this: None of you calls your grandmother by her first name e.g. Alice (Who born you? I would say you had an overdose of "liver" to pull that off) I hope ….