Interview with the source, speaking on signs of bad luck her Nigerian American family in New York taught her:
Nigerians have things that are bad luck. Nigerians don’t go near cats because they have the devil in them. And Nigerians aren’t left handed, it’s considered evil.
What happens if a Nigerian kid is born left handed?
They’ll have to switch. Their parents would never let them stay left handed. That’s why I don’t know any left-handed Nigerians. And it’s considered bad luck to use your left hand to do things, like if you hand someone a cup, you have to use your right hand.
Who in your family taught you this?
Your brothers and sister too?
Yes, everyone. Everyone.
So, do you still believe it?
No, no I don’t believe that it’s bad luck or the devil. But I still hand people things with my left hand because I don’t think it’s as polite. It’s not as respectful I think to use your left hand.
Would your parents visit someone’s house if they had a cat?
Sure, they wouldn’t care. But they would not get a cat as a pet themselves. Well also because I’m allergic and they wouldn’t do that to me.