Ten episodes later, and our favorite internet addiction has come to an end yet again. This season was interesting, it was frustrating, but in the end it was Skinny girl yet again.
First few things that hit you this season is that Abimbola Craig (who plays our darling Tiwa) is really loosing some weight in real life. We don’t know if this was stipulated per contract for the show or if this is based on personal choices only (to be fair, the show barely makes any reference to her weight loss this season) but we are happy for her and rooting for her.
Now on to the real gist, how is it that Tiwa always has a flock of men around her though? Really? Shalewa is not the only one wondering o. Even me sef I want to know.
But I digress. This season we met some new characters and make new connections romantically and otherwise. Old relationships thrived, some died and others grew. Through it all, here are our top 10 lessons we learned from Ndani TV’s SKINNY GIRL IN TRANSIT season 3.
1. Yoruba demons are real!
If you are like me, you’ve had trouble articulating to the lesser informed exactly what Yoruba demons are. And if you are part of that blissful congregation of people who are unaware of what the term means, then let Shalewa school you. Jump to the 15 minute mark on the video for the bit on these demons.
2. Guys that get in with the family are sharp guys
Throughout the show we’ve seen many scenes of Mide coming home and interacting with Tiwa’s mother. Especially this season, there’s an episode where he comes to her home and spends the entire day there. It’s no wonder that even in his absence, mother and sister continue to root for him in conversations with Tiwa. Jump to the 23 minute mark
3. Don’t sleep with the French guy
Bloody hell! Let’s just not sleep with any man with an accent. No English men, No American men, No Ghanaian men. These men with the accents are almost as bad, if not worse, than Yoruba demons. They just slyly creep in, open their mouth and unleash that foreign tongue, and just CONFUSE your entire life. If there was one episode in this entire season that I did not understand the purpose of, it was the one with the French man therefore the only lesson I am taking away from it is – Flee! Jump to 10:40
4. The Grass isn’t always greener on the other side
In this season we meet Mama Tiwa’s sister who happens to be a wealthy business woman who is also single. We learn her story of how she postponed love for career. However, we also learn of a different story. We learn of Mama Tiwa’s own struggles in marriage and how she might have not chosen to be married to the person that she was but the love grew after many struggles in their marriage. The beauty of this episode was that it showed that there are struggles on both sides and no one really has the perfect formula. The best we can do is try and guide the next generation away from our mistakes. Start at 50second mark on video above
5. Older Lovers need attention too
In past seasons it has always been interesting watching Mama Tiwa and Papa Tiwa in their drag and struggle. Even though Papa Tiwa had barely any scenes this season, his character still developed a lot with the back story and the phone conversations. We learn from the conversation between Mama Tiwa and her sister that he had cheated once. Now we get the reason why Mama Tiwa continues to dote on him and focus on the ladies around him at work.
6. Arranged Marriages ARE an option
We meet Nathan in this season and even though the lesser evolved mind might think it is a chance meeting, we who know know better. Nathan’s mother brings him home to Tiwa’s house under the guise of selling Asoebi meanwhile Mama Tiwa and his mother wait for sparks to fly between Nathan and Tiwa. Now, you and I already know the Tiwa-Mide situation. However, I just bring this point up to say that if Mide was not in the picture, Nathan would have been a great option. So next time your parents want to turn matchmaker, stop blocking them. Start at 1:00
7. If you no sabi cook, FI LE! There are single chefs in the world
This one is just a courtesy. The cooking is a stand-in for anything else that is on that mystical magical perfect wife list. A great cook does not a wife material make. Shey you hear me Shalewa! Start at the 22 minute mark
8. Single Nigerian Girls can move out too!
Living in a Nigerian society in the states, I have seen this be true. However, it was interesting to listen to Tiwa talk about it for a few seconds in the finale. I wonder if this means season 4 will see a Tiwa that lives alone… if she is not already married to Mide that is. However, the reality of a Nigeran girl who is not married living alone is one that’s hard to wrap my head around and one that, unfortunately, might be here for many years to come. See prior video at 18 minute mark
9. Don’t drag people into your wahala
This season just has Mide and Tiwa annoying somebody for a whole 9-10 episodes. How does it take two grown people this long to admit their feelings? But that one is a whole other point. Due to these incompetent adults inability to grow-the-heck-up they manage to drag other characters into their confusion and then they proceed to break the other people’s hearts when they finally realize that they are in love with each other. May we never be caught up in another duo’s love confusion…. berra say Amen!
10. COMMUNICATE PEOPLE!
Y’all let’s stop playing games. 2016 is over and I hope waste-her/his-time-2016 died with it. It’s 2017. It’s catch-your-bae-2017 so please if you like someborri, say sometin. Don’t be playing tingo tingo with their heart. This is not a game of chess. Come up straight because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Let’s get our happy endings faster.
We really loved Season 3 and we cannot wait for season 4! However, until it arrives, we are still Team Mide, Team-people-for-the-firing-of-Hazeeza and also Team-Let’s-Get-Shalewa-A-Permanent-Bae