Naija Men—If you’re tired of going on dates with the same man with a different face, this is for you. If you’re tired of making excuses for him just because he cannot man up to certain responsibilities, this is for you. This is a guide to help you know how to choose in-between the Naija men that come around.
If you’re tired of babysitting a grown-ass man, then this is for you, because you’re about to find out the different types of Nigerian men there are.
FYI! Every man has at least one of these traits. It may be more obvious in some than in others.
1. The emotionally detached man
He doesn’t eagerly show up for you. He is full of excuses and is indecisive. He talks about his past a lot. He is quick to claim he likes you but he is not looking for a committed relationship for whatever reasons.
2. Mr zero commitment
This is the type of man that is afraid to settle down. He has a history of brief relationships. He has never made it to the altar and has no plans to. He has several excuses for taking so long to meet the right woman. He has justified his history by saying he has plenty of time to settle down. One of his favourite lines is “maybe someday.” A classic example is Donjazzy.
3. The perfect gentleman
This type of man is the perfect gentleman and a charmer who is always well-mannered. Yes, the polite type is a firm believer that chivalry is not dead. He will always open the door for you. “Sorry”, “Please”, and “Thank you” are his favourite words. As long as he doesn’t stray into mommy’s boy territory, then he’ll make a great boyfriend or possibly husband.
4. The Supreme Player
The supreme player is one super narcissistic charmer. His phone is full of one-night Tinder conquests, angry WhatsApp messages from jilted ex-lovers and more ladies waiting to be disappointed by him because they are already falling heads over heels in love with him. He is probably in his 20s or 30s, and if you’re looking for a hook-up, he is your man. But don’t count on him for the long-term parade or even think that you’re the one that’ll get him to change his ways. #NOHOPE
5. Mr. Swaggu
Mr. Swaggu (Stylish) has an amazing dress sense. Indeed, he wouldn’t be caught dead in Aba made or okrika. His selfies are always on point. He is so into fashion that he follows Denola Gray on Instagram. He is a good-looking man to have on your arm, but his stylish tendencies may cross over into annoying vanity, except that’s what you’re looking for. Photo Credit: Getty