Of Nigerian Wives

Based on data extracted from this Nairaland thread.

I was bored at work so I took the liberty of trying to create an infographic from the pros and cons (for women) on the list. I shrunk the pros and cons into twenty one categories and gave each ethnicity a ‘+1’ where it was a pro, a ‘0’ where they were not assessed and a ‘-1’ where that category was marked as a con. The ‘pros’ have been condensed into a fraction measuring the potential returns on investing in a Nigerian woman, whilst the ‘cons’ have similarly been aggregated to give a measure of how ‘high maintenance’ a Nigerian woman can be. The size of the bubble is a measure of the chikability (how likely it is that a bloke’s toastings will gell).

A few things stood out:

  • Ibo women represent a particularly poor choice of mate (high maintenance, low potential return, low probability of success when ‘chiked’)
  • The Efik woman’s extremely low maintenance requirements make her an outstanding choice, if you are willing to share a shaving stick;
  • Edo women offer the best potential return, if you can live with a 98.75% chance of dying before her;
  • The term ‘data’ is used very loosely here;
  • Nothing on here is meant to be taken seriously.


Web Reads.. 18Feb2011

  1. ‘Spiritual’ love goes social… The story of Vicars connected by a witty comment on Facebook
  2. A soup ladle turns out to be a life saver in more ways than one.. Meet the bloke saved from a tiger by his wife’s soup ladle
  3. ‘Life is short, have an affair?’… Al Mohler muses on the Ashley¬† Madison business model..
  4. GABA receptors may be the reason for anxiety around that ‘time of the month’ for the lasses..
  5. The ‘thief’ who sued the bloke he tried to steal from – and got 13k pounds..
  6. A not so short history of Aji-no-moto.. And the scare scaremongering around MSG.
  7. Man vs Machine.. 1-0 to the machines on Jeopardy..