Every year, we celebrate Father’s Day in Nigeria. It is normally on the second Sunday of the month of June and marked by a call for all men to send their sons as fathers. The main theme of the day is appreciation for the many sacrifices men make to provide the basic needs of their families. However, there have been some changes to the traditional day of Father’s Day in Nigeria that make it more appealing to the younger generation and set up a brighter future for them.
In Nigeria, traditionally, fathers were called “materialists” who dutifully taught their children and played a vital role in their upbringing. While this was the norm in the past, with a few notable exceptions, today, the traditional perception about fathers has undergone a sea change. Rather than being portrayed as these crucial fathers who play an important role in their child rearing, today, many youngsters are idealistic and see fatherhood as a lucky and prestigious profession.
This view is certainly positive for the thousands of children waiting to be welcomed into the bosom of motherhood. However, this new attitude to fatherhood has caused some changes to the traditional celebration of Father’s Day. A few years ago, when children were born in Nigeria, the father of the child was given a special place in the ceremony. Today, children wait to be welcomed into the family as if their fathers were present at the wedding, with ribbons tied around their necks and mothers carrying their babies in their arms.
This change in traditional views of fatherhood, coupled with a greater acceptance of women in the workforce and wider family options, has seen the creation of a new cultural icon: the happy father. Father’s Day celebrations in Nigeria are often characterised by a group of men sitting in a hotel room or a nightclub, drinking, joking, singing and dancing to hip-hop music and watching a film. It may sound like the scene from an L Word movie, but the reality is very different. The majority of fathers in Lagos live a far cry from this image. In fact, many fathers in Lagos are involved in the daydreaming process that often takes place before a Father’s Day party.
Father’s Day in Nigeria 2021 Wishes, Message
- Happy Father’s Day to the best father in the universe. I love you!
- Dear Father, Happy Father’s Day to you! You are the best!
- Happy Father’s Day! May God always shower you with boundless happiness!
- Happy Father’s Day! You mean everything to me. I love you so much!
- Thanks to every father in the world for making this world a better place for us. Happy Father’s Day!
- Having an amazing dad like you is a real blessing. Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
- Fathers are real superheroes. They may not have superpowers but they always have a super heart and a super spirit. Happy Fathers Day to all Dads!
- Happy Father’s day to you, Dad! Thank you for always taking up my side in any argument and saving me from mom’s scolds till now! Love you!
- I know I never tell you this often. But I love you, dad.
- Happy Fathers Day! You have always been the most supportive and friendly dad in the world.
- Happy Fathers Day! You always made me feel special with your love and care
- Happy Father’s Day! You are the real superman. Thanks for everything you do.
- Thanks for making all the sacrifices silently and working hard just to get us a better life! I love you, happy fathers day dad!
- Happy fathers day, daddy. May you receive much joy and stay blessed!
- I am lucky to have you in my life. You are the best dad in the whole universe. I love you! Happy Father’s Day 2021!
- I’m a lucky daughter cause I’ve got a Dad so sweet that all my friends wish they had. Happy Fathers Day Papa!
- Thank you for always being the shield that protects our family from sorrow and despair. Our kids must be feeling so blessed for having such a wonderful father. Happy Fathers Day, Husband!
- Dear Dad, Happy Father’s Day! You have put every superhero on shame because you are stronger than Hulk and smarter than Ironman!
- Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Thank You for always having my back!
- I can never Thank God enough for the best gift of my life. He made me the happiest by giving you as my Dad! Happy Fathers Day Daddy!
- A father is always a guiding light to his children whose love shows the way. Happy Father’s Day.
The key to creating a happy Father’s Day is not finding the perfect dinner or making the perfect video. The key to creating a happy Father’s Day is ensuring that your fathers have a day that they’re free to be themselves. Many men assume that they will be able to spend Father’s Day in the same way as their sons, relaxing at home with a good book and relaxing music. This is rarely the case for many fathers in Lagos. The majority of men in Lagos are either busier or worse at work than their counterparts in other parts of the world.
While everyone deserves a day off, it’s not always practical for most families. When you look at how many days off are offered every year in America, it becomes clear why this is such a difficult feat to accomplish. Father’s Day should be a chance to take the children away from school and allow them to participate in activities centered around their father’s expertise and passion. Rather than spending the day doing activities that are more suited for a mother or father, their best interests are being taken care of. For this reason, it’s important to ensure that Father’s Day is centered around activities that involve your sons or daughters. In addition to ensuring that your loved ones get to spend the day with their dad, you’ll be building strong bonds with each other that will benefit your family for years to come.