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Ladies! Queens! The scope has changed, be aware, be very aware!
Most young Nigerian adults in this generation must be aware of the popular term ‘Yoruba Demon’; coined to ostensibly discredit but however celebrates the young, charismatic, well-off men from the South-Western part of Nigeria who have made it their pre-occupations to break the hearts of young ladies, thereby facilitating sad love stories, irresistible gossip and blog/thread content.
The expression set face on the internet in 2015 and since then, many Yoruba men who meet the criteria by executing certain actions have been regarded as Yoruba demons. Acts such as: ignoring phone calls, leaving messages read and un-responded to, possessing a lying tongue with a sweet mouth to house it and also physical attributes like clothing himself with a well-tailored agbada occasionally and wearing dark shades at night…just to mention a few.
Some of the above-mentioned schemes are quite obvious doings with regards to the behavior of a man who is not quite interested in you at large or stringing you alongside other ladies. Therefore, causing you an eventual heart break when you subsequently discover his actual agenda.
Now, you might be wondering: how do these ladies fall for these ‘very obvious’ schemes. That’s what makes the men demons, my dear. They offer you hot and cold tea almost simultaneously, leaving you in so much bemusement. And of course, their good looks and charming prowess don’t make it easy either.
However, you’d think that after years of studying these characteristics, one would have completely adapted the ability to spot a Yoruba demon a mile away and avoid emotional warfare. No. The scopes have changed, sis! The demons keep improving on their menacing ways. Worry not, I’m about to let you in on a secret. I have three points and trust me, they’re very vital.
“Our wife”: So, you know how in the good old days, when your boyfriend or his friends call you ‘our wife’, it translated that he means you serious and would actually love to wife you? Yeah, that’s all changed. Now, his friends are fully aware that you’re not the one but still, will sing Time Dakolo’s “Iyawo mi” to you on sight. Stay woke.
Compensation: If he always buys you gifts as apologies, watch him. This is usually a ploy to bribe you against noticing certain things, getting upset and consequently nagging at best and leaving him at worst. Take for instance, you’ve always wanted to see a movie or go to a concert with him or even a regular dinner date but he’s always ‘caught up at work’. So, he’s always making it up to you by gifting you with lovely and irresistible things. Stay woke.
Complete Honesty is a complete lie: This comes from a personal opinion. There’s no such thing as a completely truthful guy. The ladies that get cheated on the most are the ones that claim to have the most honest partners. Everyone lies. It’s in the human DNA to tell an average of 1.65 lies a day. Research also shows that men lie twice as often as women. What you don’t know is if the lies are for a good cause or not. Stay Woke!
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As the popular phrase goes: Nothing is black and white.
However, don’t be deceived. There are Yoruba demons out there waiting to devour.