Asking a girl out in Nigeria is probably the same way you ask a girl out anywhere but there are slight differences.
Nigeria has a lot of ethnic groups who still communicate in their mother tongue. Although a lot of people which live in growing cities are educated and can speak English, it is still common to find them communicating with each other in their native tongues such as Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa.
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To be able to ask a Yoruba girl out or as Nigerians say, “Toast a Yoruba girl”, knowing what kind of person she is such as her background and language can give you an edge. Knowing her level of education and view of life can help too. Knowing a bit of Yoruba can connect you more with the person. Yoruba girls are respectful and also expect to be treated with respect. Most Yoruba girls also like to chat in Yoruba or a bit of Yoruba and English. So if you know some Yoruba words, it can go a long way to helping you achieve your goal.
Here are certain phrases in Yoruba and their meaning in English:
- Ba wo ni = How are you?
- Oruko mi ni = My name is
- oko mi = My friend
- ejo wa = Please come
- e se = Thank you
- O da bo = Good bye
- Ki ni oruko ee? = What is your name?
- Mo fe ba e soro = I want to speak to you
So if you want to excuse a Yoruba girl for a chat you can say, “ejo, Mo fe ba e soro” which means, “Pls, I ‘d like to talk to you”.
Now that she got your attention, the next thing you should do is introduce yourself, tell her what you like about her and ask if there is any hope for the both of you going out. If you already know how to speak Yoruba, and you feel she gets what you are saying, you may continue the conversation in that language, else you should just switch to English especially if you don’t know Yoruba that well other than the little lines we just used.
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If she is willing to go out with you, you should not forget to ask for her number and give her yours.
Don’t tell the girl you love her on a first day, I mean how can you love someone you are just meeting. Most girls think it is stupid, even if they don’t say it. It’s ok to tell her you like her and tell her the reason why you do. It could be her height, smile, complexion, shape, smile, attitude and so on. Be complementary and she will play along with you, only assuming she is single and still searching.
With the right words, which could be a bit of Yoruba or English, you should be able to ask most Yoruba ladies out. If it is a first date, don’t ask her out for late dinner, try to make it earlier. You could also ask her out for lunch, sightseeing, movies or just outing.
Are you male and finding it difficult to walk up to a Yoruba girl and asking her out?
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Well, start taking notes because these delectable Nigerian men will show you the best pick up lines to use.
How do you toast a girl in Yoruba language?
1. Call her “Onitemi, Ololufe mi”.
These are words to mean my lover in Yoruba language. Well, you can just call her “Baby” or “Angel” because Pet names are so adorable.
2. Chat her up on Whatsapp.
Get her number at all costs, Whatsapp is the way.
Tell her you like her future.
3. Frequently Call her diamond princess.
Yes, because that bae is a precious gift and Yoruba girls love being praised with sweet endearing words.
Come out straight and say you love her on the spot.
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5. Be Consistent Boss
Yoruba girls sometimes play hard to get. You have to be patient and Consistent with professing your love to her.
6. Ask to be her friend.
The average Yoruba girl likes having friends especially friends she can benefit from. Tell her your heart is pleased with her to be your friend.
You may or may not get friend zoned depending on how sleek you are.
7. Show her the feeling you have in you.
You need to be very open minded and caring. Find out ways apart from words to show and describe your feelings to her.
8. Be confident and cocky too.
The Yoruba tribe is fond of raising powerful and strong men. Her father is most likely a strong man so you have to match up with the confidence level she expects.
For you to ask a Yoruba girl out you have to be confident.
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