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    25 Things Every Ghanaian Living In The UK Knows

    There is nothing better than Jollof rice.

    1. This is how you start your day.

    2. You're literally incapable of having a conversation without using the word "Chale".

    3. You know the party doesn't really start until you bust out some Azonto moves on the dance floor.


    4. Which is probably why adults always take over at kids' birthday parties.

    5. When your GCSE results come through, your parents expected straight As.

    6. You will never love anyone the way you love Jollof rice.

    7. And Supermalt is all you need in your fridge.

    8. Watching the Black Stars play at the World Cup usually turns into a full blown prayer session.

    9. 5pm Greenwich Mean Time = 7pm Ghana Man Time.

    Party starts at 5pm? Expect us two hours later.

    10. You're familiar with the Tottenham Twi Theory (TTT).

    11. But you're still looking for a British friend who can pronounce "Twi" correctly.

    12. You know you're in an Accra-bound check in queue at Heathrow when you see hundreds of these.

    13. You can tell whether someone is Ghanaian by his haircut.

    14. You'll never forgive Luis Suarez for this.

    15. You know that fufu powder is the greatest invention in Ghanaian culinary history.

    Life in the UK would be unbearable without fufu powder.

    16. Your dodgy £2.50 call card is always running out within two minutes.

    17. You're permanently excited about receiving your next Alomo Bitters consignment from Ghana.

    18. You obviously voted for Fleur East on this year's X Factor.

    19. No, you're not from Uganda.

    20. And no, you're not Nigerian.

    21. You know the difference between a big banana and a plantain.

    22. This is your reaction whenever you see Idris Elba on TV.

    OMG! OMG! OMG!

    23. Your living room has been turned into a hair salon at some point.

    24. You have a friend who thinks everything is expensive because he just loves to convert the price of everything into Cedis.

    25. But most importantly, you put Shito on everything.