This entrance exam is difficult and highly competitive. And most times, having a high score doesn’t necessarily guarantee admission to your school of choice. So when #Simi a budding Nigerian Musician released a song titled ” Jamb Question” we all got excited. As a young woman myself, I have been approached (more like harassed) by unserious stalkers asking very obvious or irrelevant question just to get my attention. Like seriously, “does your dad play football“? While most western guys work hard on their pick-up lines ( do they?) Nigerian guys just ask you a series of #Jamb Questions that can all be hilarious, plain right stupid and simply unbelievable at the same time. The sad thing is, #JambQuestion always elicits a response of exasperation, abuse or uncontrollable outburst of laughter. Yeah I know *rolling my eyes right now* I guess it works!
So what is Jamb Question? Well to be simply stated its a rhetoric (i.e a question that needs no immediate answer because the answer is obvious right?) To the average Nigerian, and especially those from the western parts (Yorubas); Jamb Questions are questions that are obvious and often elicit the response – “Ibeere” (think #Beyonce ‘s Independent woman – so question…)
So why Jamb Question? Blame it on modern day African slang and its strong influence on culture due to its the ability to relate with popular trends and social happenings. FYI #Jamb is the national examination that every Nigerian has to right for admission into College or University as it is locally called.