“African mother” memes for mother’s day and Africa month
11 May 2018 KAYA VOICES
By Nomali Cele
African mother memes are some of the best content on the internet.
The internet has done many great things for the African diaspora. From connecting us and making us realise we share many cultural similarities and giving us “Black Twitter”; to facilitating West Africa’s jollof wars. The internet has also allowed Africans to find and amplify our voices. But when you are on the internet long enough, you end up thinking “were we all raised by the same mother?” African mothers and black mothers in the diaspora seemingly tell the same white lies too — just ask a few of your friends why they were not allowed to drive with the lights on in the car.
When Sunday Twitter gets talking about African mothers, the memes that come out of there are resonant and comforting ins their similarity. Here are a few African mother memes, see if you see your mum or any of the women who raised you in them.
Having children means never making a cup of tea in your life
Most African young mothers are already becoming African mother memes themselves, constantly stating that they cannot wait for their children to reach tea-making age.
Why get up to reach over to the coffee table to retrieve the remote control when you have a child who can walk from another room to do it for you?
How African mums look at the remote that’s right next to them before they call you downstairs to pass it to them pic.twitter.com/jG9J2MdS4c
— Raina Thorpe (@CestMichaela) March 6, 2018
African mum calling you to come give her the remote in front of her pic.twitter.com/EN4mrfFB37
— fuego (@PAPI_RUGIO) March 21, 2017
African mum: leave them alone, I can get the remote myself
African mum to African mum: issalie call them downstairs to get it pic.twitter.com/FeTRN5749z
— xpxv (@Nwachukwu__a) December 12, 2016
— Mr Right (@Eli7ah) February 23, 2018
Why keep a bible verse or chain blast to yourself when you can forward it through WhatsApp to every person you have ever met?
African mums after a long day of sending whatsapp messages and videos pic.twitter.com/jBYPjUVm1q
— Beard Stroker (@Lovelydiia_) March 30, 2018
African Mum: I don’t need to use WhatsApp today
Inner African Mum: send all your contacts 3 chain messages and 10 irrelevant videos pic.twitter.com/a1mOkvVDw2
— Papa Juano (@AAssinor) November 16, 2016
The face your African Mum makes when youve not replied her Whatsapp BC Message that asked you to”send this to 10 people you love include me” pic.twitter.com/axtf4DLlc8
— Genius Joker NG 🇳🇬 (@GeniusJokerNG) July 18, 2017
trying to explain to an african mum that she shouldn’t believe all whatsapp broadcast messages pic.twitter.com/MD1nN7Yqei
— Ose. (@izebhor_) June 11, 2017
She’s always right
African mums sending you to fetch their pink bag you’ll never find because it’s actually orange. pic.twitter.com/fu08edKeh3
— IG: amanlikekofii (@manlikekofii) March 9, 2018
— KIM IBRAHIMS (@abu_muturi2) February 23, 2018
If you break the plates in an African home, it’s your fault.
If your mom breaks them, it’s the plate’s fault pic.twitter.com/peTkmuMyLO
— Everybody’s Bestie. Nobody’s bf. (@GabrielPapas) November 1, 2017
But she always looks out for you at the function
— tHe_SoGi 😎 🇺🇬 (@AMwondha) February 23, 2018
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