I am not the biggest fan of generalizations. Matter of fact, it irks me when people make sweeping generalizations especially so when they negatively affect people. So I completely understand if this list does not tickle your funny bone. However, allow me to defend myself a bit. I have interacted with several West Africans from across the region to safely say that based on my experience, we all have one or two things in common. This list is not a one size fit all. But I want to bet it has at least one relatable thing for 1 in 10 West Africans. Okay maybe 3 in 10.