Nigerian men have bad PR. But on a good day, they’re mad actually romantics who are three steps ahead of Shakespeare.

And if you beat the father of romance at his game, you’re the smoothest operator.

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And here’s exactly why we think Shakespeare isn’t worth his overhyped salt next to Nigerian men.

Love letters in 1574 English is romantic until thou overdoest


You’re not a ghost from the Renaissance period, so why can’t you talk like a regular guy?

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Uncomplicated love confessions for the win

You don’t have to be dramatic. Just play a few Ajebutter22 songs for inspiration, and learn something from the King of Parole.

It’s not only by words

Please, pocket your sonnet 116 and send money. It’s more impressive.

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Buy your babe her favourite meals

It’s not just the way to a man’s heart.

Nigerian babes love food too.

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Sponsor her enjoyment too

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We know for a fact your hot babe will be at the hottest babes party of the year. So pay for her HERtitude 2023 tickets here.

Never duel for love

Combating other men for a woman’s heart isn’t what our own ancestors taught us. How is it romance if you leave her in eternal grief? A Nigerian guy knows better.

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No art is free

If Shakespeare was a Nigerian man, he’d be a freelancer writing Valentine poems for couples and collecting money. He already writes; why not cash out from it? And what’s more romantic than a Nigerian man with money?

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