Parties, just like every other thing in Nigeria, is characterized by different degrees of drama. You hardly go to a party without in Nigeria without meeting all or any of the following characters. Depending on the party, you will meet different people with same job description but with different titles.
In a wedding party for instance, there is someone – an aunt most times whose duty it is to regulate what is being served. This however may be different during a burial ceremony. In a burial, it may still be an aunt though- but her job description here is to wail and roll uncontrollable on the floor in order to remind people that it is still a burial after all. What is a burial without wails and rolls? You may say their job differs but a deeper will convince you that they are doing the same job of regulation. The aunt at the wedding party regulates food and beverages on one hand, while the aunt at the burial regulates emotions.
What is a burial without wails and rolls? You may say their job differs but a deeper will convince you that they are doing the same job of regulation. The aunt at the wedding party regulates food and beverages on one hand, while the aunt at the burial regulates emotions.
1. The foodie
These set of people are here for the food. You can’t tell them nothing. To these groups of people, a party’s value is measured by the variety of foods available for consumption. If the food wasn’t as tasty as was expected, any member of this group has a right to call out the hosts of the party. This group is made up of entitled bunch of food eaters.
Have you met any member of this group before or are you an active member?
2. The Doubting Thomas’
You’ll see this group mostly at wedding venues. They didn’t come to celebrate with the hosts; neither did they come for the food. Far from it! They came to confirm that Vivian and Emeka are truly getting married. When you sit close to this group of guests at parties, you’ll hear them say the most mundane things ever. You’ll hear things like “she can’t even dance. Why is she making too much shakara? Or they will say “this dude is so cute! Why is he doing with a local girl like this?” They are unhappy guests.
3. The Food Taking-Home Club
This group of people are here to grab whatever they can home. They may not even know what the party is all about. The only question they ask is “will there be item 7 on the menu?” if your answer is yes, then they will be there.
They go to these parties with bags in their purse. They can collect food like ten times. There own party is over once their food bag is filled up. They don’t mind going home to offload – if they live nearby and come back for second round.
4. The Don’t Dirty Me Club
This group of people is here for the selfies and gist with their buddy and. They are not interesting in the food and drink, neither are they interested in what the couple (if it’s a wedding) are doing. All they want to do is capture the moments with their trillion facial expressions.
5. The Fashionista Club
These ones are here to check out what every other guest is wearing. They are the party analysts. This group is usually made up of three persons. They take pictures and most times turn them into memes for fun.
6. The Dancers
They are here to show you their new steps. if the celebrants are not careful, they will steal the show from them. These ones will dance until they are begged to stop. All they do is eat, drink and dance till the end of the party.
Which of these groups do you belong to? Feel free to add other type of people we meet at parties.