On Why Some Nigerian Women Don’t Like Telling People Their Expected Due Date


Many Nigerian women don’t like to show off their pregnancies on social media, some will even hide it for as long as they can before they let people around them know. There are many reasons for this, one is the superstitious belief that you can lose the pregnancy if you tell people who do not wish you well.

Some other women don’t believe this but they just prefer to keep things private and will only discuss things like child’s gender and expected due date with the people that really matter to them.

At the end of the day, we think we are all entitled to do what makes us comfortable, there are really no rules to this.

Media personality, Bolanle Olukanni, and comedian Bovi had a discussion on social media about  Nigerian women who hide their pregnancies only to announce the birth of the babies.

Bolanle compared Nigerian women to her American friends, saying the American even announce their due date, while the Nigerian women are afraid to tell.

In a series of tweets, both persons made their thoughts known.

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My Americana friends put up their due dates when they announce their pregnancy. My Naija friends don’t even post when pregnant.

They just show up 2 months after birth, do one bad ass baby shoot and say #blessed #mommysown #mom


People wey dey hide belle, you really think spiritually the demons are not aware?. Using ur physical sense to fight a spiritual war. Foolish

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal- the bible. If you like hide your due date from calendar, God alone protects a child

If hiding pregnancy was a way of keeping village people at bay, will you hide the baby when village people come for dedication?

Went for a friends baby dedication saw everyone dashing baby money. I followed cue; at my turn baby’s Aunty whispered “blood of Jesus”. Damn!

Went home and looked in the mirror to see if I had the mark of the beast on my head. Or maybe I was the beast

she should have said it in her head or just shut up. So if she didn’t say it, bad thing for happen or wha???


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