Things NaijaWife Says – Episode 1: What are you doing?

I’ve realized that one of the joys of marriage is that you begin to see patterns in the various conversations you have with your spouse. Welcome to Episode 1 of Things NaijaWife Says Series! Inspired by Things Black Girls Say.

Episode 1: What are you doing?

NaijaHusband: *Typing away on laptop*

NaijaWife: “What are you doing?”

NaijaHusband: “Just browsing on the internet…”

NaijaWife: “Oh K”

5 minutes later.

NaijaHusband: *Coughs and scratches head*

NaijaHusband scratches like Obama!

NaijaWife: “What are you doing?”

NaijaHusband:  “Nothing…I just needed to scratch my head.”

NaijaWife: “Oh K”

3 minutes later

NaijaHusband: *adjusts slightly in seat*

NaijaWife: “You ok? What are you doing?”

NaijaHusband: “Naijawife I am fine.”

NaijaWife: “Oh K”

1 minute later

NaijaHusband: *stands up*

NaijaWife: “Where are you going?”

Getting up

NaijaHusband: “Sigh….Just going to the bathroom.”

NaijaWife: “Oh K”

10 seconds later. Naijawife knocks on the bathroom door

NaijaHusband: *While on the loo* “Yes?”

NaijaWife: “What you up to?”

NaijaHusband:  “NOTHING!!!!”

NaijaWife: “Na fight? You act like I’m annoying you or something…!”

Look out for more episodes of Things Naija Wife Says and Things Naija Husband Says!






43 responses to “Things NaijaWife Says – Episode 1: What are you doing?”

  1. HoneyDame Avatar

    Lmmmaooooo…human ‘beans’ if she doesnt ask now, u pple will say she’s not caring enough!how can you be doing ‘Nothing’ in the looo? Na cool spot? Hien!
    Lol….u both are tooo cute!

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      Given the tone of all the comments on this post. I see I am outnumbered. For the sake of argument, I will accept your explanations that she simply wants to show she cares.


  2. toluwa Avatar

    Omg! Lwtmb! She just wants to know now!

  3. Abiola Avatar

    We just love checking on you ni…

    Someone used to call me ‘amoranbinioyo’ – a Yoruba phrase meaning ‘one who knows the answer and yet keep asking the question’

    (And how could you really be doing nothing in the loo?)

    This just came in time for my lunch break…so funny

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      I’m not doing exactly nothing in the loo per se….but still. Why should she ask???

      1. Abiola Avatar

        Just because…she’s naijawife!


  4. Sykik Avatar

    Lol…’s a wifey thing jare….it shows how much we care

  5. spacyzuma Avatar


    NaijaHusband, this reminds me of the Coupling episode ‘The End of the Line'(season 2 episode 9) where Susan kept asking Steve ‘where are you going?’ aaalllll the time.
    Steve said it was like she had set up a paranoid motion-sensor. LWKMD!!

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      Naijawife watches coupling. I do not like that show.

  6. Ajoke Avatar

    LMAO. This is me and I sense the ‘disgust’ all the time. I just can’t stop asking him all the different forms of ‘Are you okay?’.

    This is just a case of us treating people how we’d love to be treated. You guys need to understand that we crave attentions and naturally assume that you’d appreciate it in same measure.

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      The funny thing is…if I even speak to Naijawife before the clock strikes 12 noon, she will rip my head off. Talkless of asking “what are you doing?” or “how are you doing?” . Naijawife does not crave attention in the morning…but come nighttime sha….

      1. highlandblue Avatar

        Come nighttime na skelewu abi

  7. Peace Avatar

    Ahahahhaah!!!! It’s just love now

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      so you say o. so you say

  8. Sayedero Avatar

    Lmaoo!!! This is something I can do!

  9. biola Avatar

    lol..this shows naija wife has your back anyday anytime…

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      This clearly is a woman thing. Because I certainly don’t understand it. She even did it again today. DESPITE my post on the topic!

  10. 1 + The One Avatar

    LOL.. It is definitely a woman thing.. And for some reason, men don’t quite appreciate it *confused face* lol

  11. Lady Ngo Avatar

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha. Oh man. Sounds like some stuff i would do.

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  13. aduks Avatar

    Okay so am a girl and that sure will annoy the heck outta me , ewo no ibeere lemolemo. I must say tho ur writtings are fantastic! Kudos

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      Thank you! Yet, all the other female commentators were siding with her!

  14. Richard Okenyi (@Bukkybites) Avatar

    Her talent will be put to maximum if she accepts to join the SSS

    1. Naija Husband Avatar

      For the torture/interrogation unit of SSS. yes.

  15. shyrebel Avatar

    Oh well,we just care too much. Of course we knw its annoying you but we can’t help having ur bac all the tym.

  16. Ginger Avatar

    love tinz. Enjoy it while you can 🙂

  17. Aloted Avatar

    Sigh. This coulda happened in my home. Lol

  18. Ananga Avatar

    Butu what were you really doing on the computer and in the loo? 😉

    1. NaijaHusband Avatar

      Take a wild guess…

  19. beforesheimplodes Avatar

    Lol awww

  20. Tola Avatar

    Lol!! Absolutely hilarious but oh so familiar!! I actually do this with hubby all the time, so it’s quite normal 😀 shows we care!!!

  21. Browneyedgirl Avatar

    Yup. That’s me alright. Why do we do it? No idea. Never really thought about it. And yes, it drives the hubby insane lol!!!

    1. Browneyedgirl Avatar

      Actually I go a step further and ask – “what are you thinking?” That’s the one that really gets under his skin. You’d think that after 8 years I should know better.

      1. highlandblue Avatar

        Eight years? You should be brown eyed woman nau

  22. highlandblue Avatar

    I think in my case I do the monitoring. She’s not upset about it unless I push it too far. Yes I ask what she’s thinking too a lot, no answers from her so far

  23. Yve Nimi (@yve_olution) Avatar

    LOOOOL!! I almost chocked on my rice reading that!! yup….sounds familiar. I only started learning after 7 years

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  26. TheShadow Avatar

    Wow! I know this is an old post but NW sounds sooooooooo much like my wife! LOL, and to think I always tell her to stop harassing me. So all wives are like this? O ga o!

  27. Timiebix Avatar

    The timeline is what is hilarious 5mins , 3 mins , 1 min, 10 seconds heheheheh

  28. Tale Tela Avatar

    this is quite hillarious

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