The Zikoko Guide to Knowing When a Nigerian Woman Is Sending You Signals or Not

May 15, 2017

It’s really impossible not to tell when a Nigerian woman is sending you signals.

Seriously. If a Nigerian woman likes you ehn, she can be as obvious and shameless as Oga Dino Melaye showing off his musical skills.

“A je kun iya ni…” Okay, you get the point sha.

Oya sit down and take notes.

When a Nigerian woman is sending you signals, you should see all or some of these things:

1. When you’re talking about sports and she’s looking at you like this:

If she’s NOT normally into sports, odds are she’s not really interested in what you’re saying but just the fact that you’re talking.

2. If she calls you “big head”, “mumu boy” a couple times a day, it’s really reverse psychology.

It’s not an insult, it’s more of an endearment. Just insert “my” before the “big head” and “mumu boy”.

3. She’ll do funny things at you with her eyes.

She’ll try not to be too obvious with the winking thing. She’ll fail woefully at it.

4. She’ll laugh at everything you say.

Like, not AT you sha. More of with you. Or because of you. But she’ll really find everything you say HI.LA.RI.O.US!

5. She’ll sha be touching you.

But not like in a creepy way. More like in a “ooo, let me see your watch. The strap is sooo smoooth” kind of way.

6. She’ll lean on your shoulders, play with your face, poke your stomach…

…you sha get. Think: Winnie the Pooh and his good friend Christopher Robin, where she is Christopher Robin. She’ll want to play with you like a teddy bear. Odds are she might have even named her teddy bear after you.

7. She’ll ask you, a hundred times a day, if you’ve eaten.

It is not only a Nigerian mother thing. Your physical welfare is her utmost concern.

8. She’ll give you a full frontal hug.

A complete full frontal hug with two arms around you, not just one.

9. However, if you find that you are not sure how to tell the signals she is giving you, then odds are she ISN’T. Abort Mission! Repeat: ABORT MISSION!

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