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Throwback Thursday Remember when love letters used to be the real deal?

Throwback to when Nigerian girls used to fall for love letters and romantic notes.

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Throwback to when love letters used to be a thing


Long before chats on Facebook, BBM and Whatsapp, before sliding into DMs became a trend, Nigerian guys have always gotten babes to fall head-over-heels in love with them.

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 get them falling in love with you.

play From primary schools to Universities, the love letter trick was the same (Prepclass)


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 recreated below...

Dear Sandra,

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.

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When I feast on your beautiful face and sweet voice, I feel like I am flying without wings.

play A love letter recreation from way back (Joey Akan/Tolani Odumade/Ayoola Adetayo)


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,

From Adebayo.

play Love letters bonded so many guys and babes in the 90s (Girls Rock)


To give the letter the complete romantic effect, there was always a sign of love pierced by cupid's arrow.

The envelope would 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.

Did you ever write or receive any of these letters in high school or uni?»

  • 61,1% Yes
  • 38,9% No
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