Once you’ve seen one Nigerian music video about falling in love, you’ve seen them all. The stories are almost always the same, so we decided to see what we can learn about romance from some of them.
The babe has to look uninterested.
As a rule of thumb, the babe always has to be immensely uninterested the first time the guy comes up to her. In fact, she has to fix her face like his mouth is smelling.
The guy has to stalk and disturb.
After the babe shows her disinterest, the guy cannot just walk away like a sensible person. This is where he has to creepily stalk her until she finally realises that she actually likes him.
You need multiple love interests.
The music videos for songs about an artist’s “one and only” are always filled with multiple love interests, and if that doesn’t teach you the importance of side pieces, what will?
Dates can only happen at a beach or the arcade.
If Nigerian music videos are to be believed, there are only two ideal places for a date: a beach and an arcade. We dare anyone not to fall for you when you take them there.
Nothing’s more romantic than a parked car.
For whatever reason, a parked car (a very expensive one, of course) is the most ideal place for lovers to chill and lovingly stare into each other’s eyes in slow motion.
You have to awkwardly dance together.
According to all the Nigerian music videos we’ve seen, it seems nothing bonds a new couple faster than awkwardly dancing together in the middle of a large empty space.
You can only fall for light-skinned people.
A dark-skinned woman as the love interest? Nigerian music videos can’t relate. That means when you go to find love, your only option is the lightest woman out there.
You always have to fight and makeup.
Is it even love if you aren’t fighting and making up every other day? According to Nigerian music videos, it’s not. Real love is screaming, breaking shit and apologising with a hug.