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When I was five, I had a Ghanaian friend named Lora. When Lora came to play one day, she said “my daddy has gone to werk?” In my wee wisdom I said “Lora it’s not werk, it’s work” and she said “it’s not work it’s werk!” That was our first argument!

This reminds me of my Nigerian- born,Lagos-bred friend whose Yoruba accent is thickly laced over his perfect Queen’s English. He would say “ed’ when he meant to say “head” because the consonant ‘h’ is misplaced in the Yoruba “konsonanti”. The fact is where we are raised affects not only how we speak but our mannerisms and behaviour as well. It even defines our dating experiences.

If you’re dating a home bred Nigerian guy a.k.a Bobo, chances are, your man has the local flavour and if he was raised abroad a.k.a Boo, then your palate has adapted to a ‘naija’ guy spiced with an intercontinental taste. So is your man a Bobo or a boo?

If he can pass for a ‘local’ on the outside but is an “oyibo” on the inside, you can be certain you have a Boo! You can tell because he doesn’t wear “Ankara” but always looks spiffy in crisp shirts from Next or Gap. He calls you “Baby” and uses intangible pet names like “Snugglebunny” to describe you. And yes, he doesn’t always get your innuendos and you don’t hear everything he says the first time, but when he says “I love you” in that foreign accent, you know his is the voice you want to hear first thing when you wake up and last thing before you fall asleep! He knows how to pamper and spoil you and gives you flowers, chocolates, perfumes, and designer clothes from his trips abroad. He is quite the gentleman and pulls out your chair and opens the door for you. He doesn’t mind that you’re career driven and is quick to support you whether you want to be a doctor or an artist. When he tells you sweet nothings, you blush and giggle because even though you know it’s absolute rubbish, it makes perfect sense!

And if he says “I ‘rove’ you” when he means “I ‘love’ you”, then you know you have a Bobo! You may fault his phonetics but there’s plenty to like about this son of the soil. With the right steel in his chest and the perfect pout on his lips, you can’t deny you secretly like his swagger and that almost brash way he talks in ‘naija’ slang. He says stuff like “no long thing” and calls you pet names like “o baby”, “sweetim” or “Nne”, mother because yours reminds him of his mother’s love. He takes you to eat “Nkwobi” and “Isi ewu” and knows where to find the best “point and kill” joints where you can eat fresh fish. And even though he is not from your home town, he has won your family over and whenever he comes to visit, your siblings know that “big bros” is around. He understands the igbo word- “maintenance moni” and doesn’t wait for you to ask but just takes care of it. He buys your recharge cards and doesn’t expect you to spend all of it on him and yes, he’s even man enough to tell you when he’s broke!

Regardless of the tonal inflections of his tribal language on the english language or the cultural imprint of his environment on his behaviour, a man who has the fear of God, who can take care of you and be the man you need is not all glitter but pure gold!

So ladies, lets make a toast, to the Nigerian man.

Naija man wey sabi!


Omonike Odi is a freelance writer and a media content provider on all media platforms. Read more from her on her blog at where this week she interviews a very special guest check on it or follow her on twitter for daily inspirational quotes at or contact her – [email protected]

Omonaikee creates media content on print, online, tv, radio, social media and for events. Her work has been published in Cosmo, Bella Naija, Ynaija, Imbue Magazine, Metropole, +234Next magazine and True love west Africa. She blogs at


  1. doll

    January 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Toast Τ̲̅☺ my bobo,love u muchous

  2. LYNN

    January 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

    A toast to Ghanaian men……..kisses and not forgetting our neighbors Naija

  3. Moyo

    January 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Well said, so like doll, i raise a toast to my boo, love you stax…..

  4. Remi

    January 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I love my nigerian bobo, Akungba for that matter!

    • Enyinna

      January 23, 2012 at 5:58 am

      Chei! Too funny… Abeg, wetin be Akungba?

  5. Kach

    January 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Yes oh, to all our Bobos and Boos alike…

  6. dyn

    January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

    OMGosh! You described the bobo perfectly, not leaving a detail behind…‎​ℓ☺ℓ

    Well, I’ve had my fair share of bobos. It’s time 4 a boo joor.

  7. Deiz

    January 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

    A toast to my boo… you loads

  8. Bella

    January 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

    killed at the differences, so true….love the piece, about time we recognise what is good and give it the right kudos!

  9. moi

    January 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

    l sincerely love this write up, it describes ma ex-bobo and ma boo, lol

  10. Triangle

    January 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    mine is bobo and boo mixed together. has never lived abroad and still doesn’t have any nigerian accent. Treats me like a boo would and wouldn’t hesitate to take me to Yahuza. So wetin we go call that type

    • Oma

      January 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm


    • Sephora

      February 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

      Hate to break it to you… but it’s impossible for your BooBobo not to have a Nigerian accent if he’s never lived anywhere else but Nigeria. I think you meant to say he doesn’t have a yoruba, hausa or an igbo accent… anyways I agree with you on everything else sha, my man is a bobo & a boo mixed together. The line between the boo & the bobo is so blurred that I don’t know where one starts and the other ends. We speak mostly Igbo to each other and he calls me Nne, he is well-read, non-traditional, progressive, & open minded. Whenever we discuss issues, he’s so articulate, reasonable and logical that I marvel at the fact that he’s never left Nigeria yet he thinks like a world traveller. He definitely has the best of both Boo & Bobo

    • Femiluv

      March 2, 2012 at 4:42 am

      That’s true. Like you said, his accent may not be Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa, but if you were born in Nigeria, and lived there all your life, you def will have a Nigerian accent, and this is not a bad thing as every place has its unique accent – various American accents, Canadian, English, French…you name it.

  11. Mo

    January 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    ‘So is your man a bobo or a boo?’ Loves it!!! My man is a mixture of both oh… But i ‘roff’ him still!

  12. AO88

    January 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Boo all the way 🙂

  13. Dr Peperempe

    January 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    i think my man is a bob-boo. He’s caught in the middle and i love the healthy mix. Cheers beau!

  14. Be Be

    January 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    to my ghanaian or nigerian bobo or boo our african men are just wonderful to be with.

  15. Abi

    January 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I salute my boo with a ting of bobo.

  16. Abi

    January 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I salute my boo with a tinge of bobo

  17. TYlalo

    January 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    i don laff tire, but I love this write up die, I ‘ Rove’ my Bobo ooooooooo, though he is a mixture of both sha ‘cos his Yoruba is not all dat Gbaski , but he no oyinbo finish sha.
    Good write up and really down to earth.

  18. toh bahd

    January 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    yes o naija men are the best….:)

  19. coodinma

    January 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    mi likey..:-)

  20. speaktheword

    January 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Nice writeup, but its a bit exaggerated. most learned nigerian men have a good mix of both bobo and boo. i for one wouldnt prefer it any other way. A boo will seem to superficial for me and a bobo will be too crass. Cheers to the perfect blend of both.

  21. ada

    January 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Good piece,keep up the good work.

  22. tee

    January 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    awwww…perfect write-up… my bobo boo…luv u hopelessly:)

  23. imohazel

    January 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I love my ‘Bobo’! Got me at ‘point and kill joints’.lmao

  24. HRS_Cindy

    January 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    YES ooo…mine is a boo and bobo all wrapped in one! Toast to my bestfriend, big brother, partner and lover.. J, love him to bits!!!

  25. princess

    January 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I have a bobo but it annoys me most time when he doesn’t get words right I think I need a boo no matter how my mum and siblings love him

  26. V

    January 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I don’t really think these differences apply. And I think I might just scream the next time the word ‘oyinbo’ (white) is used, simply because someone was brought up in another country.

  27. Beautiful

    January 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    LOL! Lovely write-up! My ayanfe is definitely a blend of both. Prefer it that way jare, all that boo ish na looooong thing!

  28. Beautiful

    January 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    LOL! Lovely write-up! My ayanfe is definitely a blend of both. Prefer it that way jare, all that boo ish na looooong thing!!

  29. ........just saying

    January 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Why oh! Why does it always have to be about the money ladies? For the boo, she loves cos “He knows how to pamper and spoil you and gives you flowers, chocolates, perfumes, and designer clothes from his trips abroad”.

    and the bobo cos He takes you to eat “Nkwobi” and “Isi ewu” and knows where to find the best “point and kill” joints where you can eat fresh fish. And even though he is not from your home town……….. your family love him becouse he understands “maintenance moni”. SMH!!!

    • onyx

      January 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I don’t think the writer is necessarily advocating the love of the money the boo or bobo spends on his chick, her statements seem to mainly point out the different ways he appreciates her.

      My ex-boo (with dollops of bobo in him) gave me a slot of driving lessons as a valentine’s gift last year and I thought it was sweet because even though he didn’t pay for all of my lessons (which aren’t cheap at all in jand & he gave me 6 to start me off although I ended up using a total number of 23 lessons), he knew I was keen to start driving and did something thoughtful about it. He also gave me my first copy of the Highway Code.

      I paid for the other 17 lessons that were needed and passed my test on the first go. I’ll always remember him for being the one who encouraged me to get my UK license. 🙂

    • ........just saying

      January 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Ok…….therein lies my problem with why most ladies are still single, it is because of this selfish approach of me, me, me.

      Lord help men.

      PS: I’m a woman

    • Abifabulous

      January 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      echoing my sentiments – came across as a materialistic piece.

    • Qutey

      February 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      your point about materialism here is as irrelevant as Eedris Abdulkareem is to Naija music now! whaattt! where did u grow up dat u cannot identify these traits amongst Nigerian men! The article was focused on ‘the way’ each kind operates not how much they spend…what is wrong with u… So if a man pends one naira on a woman he loves (at his own will) it is suddenly a materialistic relationship!! come of it abeg… The fact that regardless of the kind of men in d two scenarios, both types device a way of expressing care and showing love to their partners, goes to show that IT IS A NATURAL PART OF LOVE TO GIVEEEEEEE!!!!! it doesnt always come down to naira and kobo, but Love is Giving and giving isnt always about money or material things! it is the giving of ones self and all u have to offer to someone u truly want the best for….How is dat a crime again??? If u don’t want anyone to Give to u, carry ur over zealousness n go n pray to God to stop givers from coming ur way…. and enjoy it!! But pls dont come here to form speaking d truth!

  30. Bangor chic

    January 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Bobo-boo combination all the way! lovely write up!

  31. brittany

    January 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    hahhhhaha i LOVE this article

  32. Funmi

    January 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Nice write up either bobo or boo Nigerian men are super duper AWOooooooooooooooooooooo

  33. Slam

    January 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Babe u get am……….o na gba ka m isi anytime i hear our 9ja brodas who speak perfect english like u just describe switch to displaying our traits…….it swells my pride.

  34. ao

    January 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I don’t have a “bobo” or a “boo”. I have a “boo boo”, which is what I call my husband. He is a little bit of everything; local flavor with plenty of international swagger. I have a lot of love for him.


    January 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    got me laughing….hehehehe….

  36. skensy

    January 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    cheeeiii …. my own na bobo boo a perfect blend of posh, tush and NKWOBI buhahhahaha

  37. Tiki

    January 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    i love my ‘Bobo-boo’ – he’s an original village boy all polished up, so I got the best of both worlds! A toast to you, Prof ’tisco!

  38. jemie

    January 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I love my Ghanaman. Born and bread in Ghana with a lot of travelling experince. He is all that a girl needs

  39. Ruby Ruby Ruby

    January 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Love it!! A toast to my Boboo, my Naija guy is the perfect combination of both x

  40. bb

    January 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    the best article in a while…..lovely!guess i wld love a fine mixture of bobo and boo..

  41. honeymx

    January 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    i luv my booboo so much,he is a mixture of d 2.kisses baby.

  42. Tess

    January 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    My husband is a perfect blend of bobo-boo but i love it when he goes the ‘bobo’ way cos i get to eat some locals baby

  43. Purpleicious Babe

    January 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    awwww @ the article.. finally BN is uploading ohh…

    I love alot of boo but a blend of bobo will make it a whole nice package…. (am a combination of both myself a babe and a baybee lol. (just made up). besides, we can be razz together and do our thing.

  44. ifyoma

    January 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    nnamen…………..henhenehe lipsealed God pls giv us wisdom to no d fakeones and realones i fear boo………… i hav never dated one……… thou am a career lady………….

  45. Temiloluwa

    January 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    ‘Bo’ haha!

  46. in love

    January 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    So i forwarded the article to my boo and here’s the reply…..

    Hey Snugglebunny,

    I think the mail encapsulates every notable quality I exude and bereft of anything you abhor my dear. Quite frankly though, I’m not familiar with the term ‘maintenance moni ohh’…..

    But I’m sure we can always come to an amicable compromise with regards the aforementioned term above as I’m sure you dont want your ‘boo’ to age before his time my dear…..

    Anyway ‘nne’, I look foward to sharing a bowl of catfish with you when next I set my eyes on you….

    I ‘rove you’……..


    • Abiola

      January 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      That just made me smile 🙂 Congratulations on having a correct guy!

    • partyrider

      January 19, 2012 at 12:17 am


    • Temiloluwa

      January 19, 2012 at 1:58 am

      lol! Such a cool sense of humour.

    • Sola

      January 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      😀 ur dude is a perfect blend… his reply got him a GBAO! nice nice

    • auntie

      January 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      too funny! i hereby pronounce him mr totality!

    • Heatwave

      January 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      EL-OH-Freaking-EL!!!! 🙂

  47. faks

    January 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    i love this piece. it makes me smile. A big toast to my boo or bobo, he seems to have the qualities of both. i love you pieces

  48. Kenny

    January 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    lovely!!!! man

  49. in love

    January 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    So i forwarded the article to my boo and here’s the reply…..
    Hey Snugglebunny,
    I think the mail encapsulates every notable quality I exude and bereft of anything you abhor my dear. Quite frankly though, I’m not familiar with the term ‘maintenance moni ohh’…..
    But I’m sure we can always come to an amicable compromise with regards the aforementioned term above as I’m sure you dont want your ‘boo’ to age before his time my dear…..
    Anyway ‘nne’, I look foward to sharing a bowl of catfish with you when next I set my eyes on you….
    I ‘rove you’……..

    So is he a boo or bobo? LOL

    • Omonike Odi

      January 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      awwwwwww this is hilarious!

  50. tpop

    January 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    A toast to love, it doesnt matter where your man come’s from Nigerian or Ghanaian. Rich or poor. If he is a bobo and you correct him, he should be willing to improve words or mannerisms because he loves you and its not about stupid pride. If he is a boo he should value your thoughts also and not justify stupid actions by the fact that “afterall I paid for x y z so keep quiet!” when there is a fight.

  51. Itunuoluwa

    January 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I really enjoyed this enjoying the mixture of the Boo and Bobo.

  52. Bola Modupe

    January 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Nice one, tumbs up all them bobos!!!

  53. curious c

    January 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    The first article I’m reading this year. I love

  54. Nike

    January 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Nice article. Made me smile!
    I’m married to a Bobo and I’m happy and proud to be his wife 🙂

  55. BeautyFULL

    January 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Awww,nice article.I have a bobo who is a bobo & I can do no wrong in his eyes.rove u Is-love,can’t wait to have ur babies…

  56. Tosin

    January 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Very sharable article. Love it.
    Bobo, Boo, all good.

  57. eloho

    January 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I love this article! I love it too much! i was dating a typical niaja bobo who i loved so much! Now i’m with a Ghanaian boo boo…who has a bit of naija in him! Lol!

  58. pendo

    January 18, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    i love my boo!!!! sadly i have come to realise that me and bobos are worlds aparts partly due to myvery western ubringing dated one once and we couldn’t cope my reasoning and his were completely different but strangely enough i seem to have a lot of them as friends. (both non-nigerian but african none the less so i guess the same ideology applies)

  59. chiberry

    January 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    lovely reminds me so much of my boo…i love my boo so much…he’s so not a bobo and i love him that way…

  60. Lase

    January 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Abeg, bobo anyday, mixed with the fear of God, educated and got his priorities in check..that’s as real as it gets!

  61. Babe

    January 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I loooooooooooooooooooove this article! I’ve been in 3 relationships in my life time but none of them compares to the aforementioned! I hope I get a boo-bobo soon! Amen!

  62. sister in the lord

    January 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Chei……Lord when am I going to get my own bobo or boo….any 1 wld do he just has to be God fearing sikena

  63. Ashani

    January 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    hmnnn..seems most people claim bobo and boo..he is what he know, he no ‘posing’ ha!

  64. Chi-ka

    January 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Yay!!!! BN is B-A-C-K! My man is a bob-boo, an amazing mix of both o lol. “a man who has the fear of God, who can take care of you and be the man you need is not all glitter but pure gold!” – my best part of the article. Love it 🙂

  65. Lagos Boy

    January 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Thank You Ladies…LOL

  66. Sele Eclectic

    January 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    This is nice’ kudos mr writer, and 2 all d bobos and boos out there’ just make your woman happy’ thats the key 2 a happy relationship.

  67. kumzy

    January 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    All I know is that he is “a man who has the fear of God, who takes care of me and is all the man I need”…I call him my onitemi

  68. mee

    January 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I don’t even have any. I want me some mix of bobo and boo.28420124 add me. BN publish o.

    • u-jay

      January 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      my sis i feel u,also dere

  69. Bianca

    January 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

    When you love/like a man, all this boo or bobo becomes a superficial thing to focus on, it doesn’t matter anymore. A bobo can change to a boo if he wants to. African men are stuck in their ways, because they believe their culture and their ways is the best. Not always the best approach but understandable. Boo, is more of adopting an American way of life. When I was younger, I said I don’t want a man like my dad because he’s a real typical nigerian man. My dad takes so much pride in his culture that he deliberately doesn’t want to adopt any other way. I’m currently dating this guy I met in college, he was an international student straight from Nigeria at that time. I was happy to see another black person in the midst of all these Asian and Jewish students. When we first started dating, it was like we spoke two different languages. He didn’t get the way I talked and I definitely didn’t get a lot of his jokes or his naija slangs. But for some reason, I liked him because he’s godly, a good man with a big heart that’s all that matters. He’s more of a bobo than boo and I love it. I rove my Nigerian men.

  70. babe

    January 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Well written article,I love it

  71. babe

    January 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Mine is a boo! love him! love him! love him!

  72. Henry

    January 19, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Really funny lol

  73. herroyalsexiness

    January 19, 2012 at 8:24 am

    very lovely write up!!! a toast to love….whether na boo or bobo or d bob-boo!

  74. DOYIN

    January 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

    well I guess I have a bobo morphing into boo after 10 years in America. Love him nontheless. cheers.

  75. lady gee

    January 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Omg! Mines a cross between bobo and boo! More of a boo though… Boobo. He aiiiit. *blush*

  76. elohelahe

    January 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    i rove my bobo

  77. luva

    January 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

    well said…..on point. mine calls me ‘mama’,blowin him a kiss

  78. sides

    January 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Lovely delivery


    January 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I drink to this…….toast…….*wink*

  80. Adeshina Tosin

    January 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Wat a fantabulous description,but u didn,t talk abt d nigeria local gal n d white clean gal.

  81. Mike

    January 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    excellent piece

  82. Omonike Odi

    January 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Glad you all enjoyed it! There’s more-

  83. marvel

    January 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Really like this article. For those who have an issue with the guy spending on you, split the cost of his gift to you (ITK!). In the quest to prove your independence, don’t forget that most men, the world over, enjoy pampering their ladies. There’s just no pleasing you lot.

  84. Ndidi

    January 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I have a Boytoy who is a Boo at the table and a Bobo in bed. When I have a booboo and cry boohoo, his boyboy makes me say ‘Oy….just kidding 😉

  85. OKE

    January 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Nice one Nike! Never knew you could write. Worship Team is proud of you!

  86. OKE

    January 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Nice one Nike! Never knew you were a writer. Worship Team is proud of you!

  87. ugochi anyaka

    January 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Nice one Omonyki. my bobobo0 is just correct. i am also his Snugglebunny/asampete/apunanwu

  88. joyyy

    January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Mine has it luv with my bobo…oops boo.

  89. Abeni EBony

    January 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    CHEERS to Naija Men! The best men in the world! Lord abeg, send “him” come sharp in Jesus Name!

  90. Dee Nina

    January 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Good one! Very humorous and lighthearted piece

  91. Omoyele

    January 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Love this piece, a toast to my boo

  92. Asakeismyname

    January 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

    This article is so recycled… I have definitely read it somewhere before…. anyway I love my boo with seasonal bobo attributes 🙂

  93. Phunmie

    January 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    This is lovely! It got me really laughing! & just so everyone knows, i LOVE my BOBO o!!!!!

  94. busola

    January 21, 2012 at 5:45 am

    this article make me feel all sorts… used to date a boo…but it ended *mysteriously*…. for next time, i’ld rather a mix of both.

    • Omonike Odi

      January 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      You’ll be just fine gurl! Get ready for the best mix ever! *wink*

  95. stephanie

    January 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    boo i love u wit al ma bein

  96. NNENNE

    January 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I married a boo with a hint of bobo.Love him to bits. By the way, he is 100% born and raised in Nigeria.

  97. Ewurafua

    January 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I know this is going to sound very “iffy” of me, but I do not think the man described as the ‘boo’ would wear crisp shirts from Next or Gap? Do these high street brands (especially Gap), even make suiting and formal wear?
    Perhaps, these labels should have been replaced with Harvie and Hudson; Hilditch and Key; Savile Row Company. Maybe, even Paul Smith or TM Lewin.
    I am only suggesting this because, the Ghanaian and Nigerian men I know that fit the ‘boo’ description, have impeccable taste and style!

  98. Mbieri Diva

    January 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Unfortunately I done have a boo or bobo….. and i dont wanna date anyone because they fall into any of them classes…all i want is a Godly man that will love me (like the bone of his bone) and take care of me!

    • Mbieri Diva

      January 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm


  99. james

    January 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    only ladies r talking here……..where r the men oooo
    we need men suggestion here

  100. Shida

    January 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I luv ma Ghanain man who is a bobo n trying had to become a boo.i jx luv him 2 è bits cos he makes me happy.babe, l luv u 2 è max.kiss kiss!

  101. cathy

    January 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    to all my bobo and boo, everything naija i hail ooooooooooooooo

  102. dick

    January 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    better say “i love u” in in yoruba than say “i rove u” cos u will just leave me laughing out my lungs…..

  103. larry

    January 24, 2012 at 5:12 am

    lmao….love you boobo

  104. sara b

    January 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    kudos to our nija guys. i love you david. my boo.

  105. Tobes

    January 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Another gbosa for my mixed breed “bobo and boo”…He calls me baby and sends me flowers all d way from naija and still takes me to the maddest asun joint and cat-fish peppersoup joint!!! I heart my man plenty… irreplaceable…

  106. NMBW

    January 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Nicely put together piece
    An enjoyable read too.
    I’d appreciate a nice blend o’ both worlds…a boobo :)Most of all, a man that pants after God’s heart

  107. Magnanimous

    January 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Hi Nike, I love this write -up. You go girl! BTW, Pls whatever happened to the Ghanaian friend of yours?

    • Omonike Odi

      January 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      I am looking for her- her name is really Lora and we really did argue over the pronounciation of the word “work”. She relocated back to Ghana and I hope I meet her again someday, I have a picture of both of us taken on my 4th or 5th birthday! Lol!

  108. izzy pizzy

    January 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Ive always had this thing for Ghanian men anyway… I used to have some of them as my superiors at work. There is is just this calmness with ghanian men. I like their accent too.
    As for boo or bobo, na beta work i dey find for now. I think ive seen him but this 9 year age difference between us is a bit too wide. Still praying to God though**

  109. Gidi

    January 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I am a bobo to the hilt. Nothing do me!!

  110. Omalichanwa

    January 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Am so lovin dis piece, kip it up nike…really lightened ma mood…also wud lyk a mixture of both(boo n bobo)…lol

    • Omonike Odi

      February 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Thank you! and glad it lightened your mood

  111. doppleganger

    February 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    a toast to my future boo lol

  112. Evilicious

    February 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    A perfect blend will do the trick for me, I need u to be as Nigerian as u can be, and still know how far. So cheers to my future booboo 🙂

  113. Lotson

    February 15, 2012 at 4:07 am

    what a great story

  114. Ure

    February 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    lmao! no doubt i admire the bobo profile but i see myself ending up with a boo! i toast to that!

  115. Afrolady

    February 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    What about “bekee” aka “oyibo”. Toast to my Bekee joor 🙂


    February 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

    This piece is so hilarious but makes sense. A toast to all the good bobos and boos in Naija and beyond.

  117. badboi emeritus

    February 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Im a proud african man… and not ashamed of my identity… Im a real bobo buh have some elements of the boo in me.. which I seldom appreciate…. I would love to cook some pepper soup
    for my lady… mixed with agidi and in the evening give her some fura and nono to drink shikena!

  118. Halima

    February 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    This just made my evening.Mine is a pinch of boo and another pinch of bobo.Lemmie explain – im not Nigerian, so when a guy asks to buy pepe soup on our first encounter i went NUMB.Aparently, his buddies had dared him to come talk to me and thats the best he could do! We are so inseparable now, i love him and looking forward to hitting Lagos soon.

  119. wemimo

    March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    i prefer a bobo dat pays all my bills i dont want a boo that will tell me to share d bill when we go out for dinner..

    • Mr Hunk

      March 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Typical NAija BABE..ALWAYS WANTS SOMEONE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HER WELFARE…up to her undies…the world has changed…we like our women independent…

  120. joy

    March 4, 2012 at 2:47 am

    toast to ma ‘Boo Bobo’. He’s da best of both worlds

  121. MAURIN

    March 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Cheers to my boo… LOV YA LOADS…

  122. lebo

    May 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

    lolest yall r killing me i have a bobo-boo here in SA his pet name for me is Nkiruka and i call him Nunu or papikie he cracks me up when he tries to be romantic cant wait to hit naija he raves about the food and entertainment there so far i love bitter leaf and egusi soup and i can make jelof rice *naughtychuckle*

  123. Bright

    March 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    i want a sweet sugar mummy

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