Throwback to when Nigerian girls used to fall for love letters and not much else.
From the classrooms of King's College to the dorms of Queen's college; from the hostels of Obafemi Awolowo University to the academic areas in UNILAG and UNIBEN, guys were perfecting and using a certain technique to get the prettiest girls falling for them.
Today, we throwback to those days in the '80s and 90s when using letters to toast babes was the coolest way to go about getting them falling in love with you.
To get the sweetest-looking pretty girls, whether in a secondary school or on a university campus, guys would compose some sweet words, which often looked like what we have tried to recreate below...
How are you? I hope everything is going well? If so doxology [some guys preferred to use the word 'ditto' here]
I pick up my pen, flowing with the ink of my heart, and I write on the blank pages of my affection.
I want to let you know that every time I see you, or when you pass by with your friends, I always feel my heart beating faster.
When I feast on your beautiful face and sweet voice, I feel like I am flying without wings.
All I am saying is that I really like you and I want you to be my girlfriend. Please read this young boy's letter as he opens up his hearty to you.
I promise that you give me a chance, we will be the best boyfriend and girlfriend ever.
Please consider me. I will not disappoint you.
Sealed with a thousand kisses,
To give the letter the complete romantic effect, there was always a sign of love pierced by cupid's arrow. The envelope will then be sprayed with the closest perfume they could get their hands on, no matter how good or bad the scent was.
The Nigerian dating game might have graduated to Whatsapp, IG and Twitter messaging, but it all started somewhere, and today, we throw back to the beautiful old days of [romantic] love letters.