You can smell a Nigerian from a mile away – Alex Iwobi


Elijah Adebero

Star footballer, Alex Iwobi, has expressed how grateful and happy he is to be a Nigerian.

The Fulham and Super Eagles star, speaking with Kiss Fresh in London, UK, spoke about what he loves about Nigerians.

He said Nigerians had distinct characteristics, such as being very expressive, particularly the Yoruba.

The host asked, “What do you love about Nigerians and being Nigerian?”

Iwobi replied, “You can smell a Nigerian from a mile away. Our mannerisms are so Nigerian, especially Yoruba people. Yoruba people are so loud.

“My favourite thing about the country is that everyone is so welcoming, rich in hospitality and it’s like one big family. Everyone who is doing well tries to give back to their communities. Every footballer that I am with always try to give back to where they come from. That’s an amazing thing.

“The first thing I do whenever I land in Nigeria and I’m in my hotel room, I order pounded yam and egusi.”



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