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Similar to International Time, African Time is when one says they will arrive at a certain time, but arrive much later.

It should be noted that almost every African (on both the leaving and receiving end) does this. So, if one does actually arrive on "American time," don't be surprised if a party is still getting set up, a person is still getting ready, etc etc.
Guests arrive at an African party at 9 p.m. when the invite said 6:30.

Wedding invite says, "Note: There will be no African Time at this ceremony. It will start promptly."

You arrive at a party on time (craziness!) and half the food isn't done, the hostess is still in her cooking clothes, etc.
by Naija girl :) May 08, 2010