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25 Things Every Ghanaian Living In The UK Knows

There is nothing better than Jollof rice.

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1. This is how you start your day.

And you know it beats a Full English.

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.

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

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

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"B+?? Why can't you get an A, eh?"

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

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

Supermalt is the answer to most problems.
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Supermalt is the answer to most problems.

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

If only the players could hear your prayers through your TV screen.
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If only the players could hear your prayers through your TV screen.

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

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

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

Stand outside Seven Sisters for 10 minutes and you’ll hear people chatting in Twi.
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Stand outside Seven Sisters for 10 minutes and you’ll hear people chatting in Twi.

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

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Chale, you're not alone.

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.

He single-handedly broke our hearts.

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

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Life in the UK would be unbearable without fufu powder.

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

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Thank God for Lycamobile and Lebara.

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.

And you know how to fry, boil, and roast them.

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

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OMG! OMG! OMG!

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

Why go to the salon when your mother or sister can do the braids?

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

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"You bought that for £10?! Chale, you know that's GHC50, yeah?"

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