5 Breakup Songs That We Believe Were Written About Nigerian Men

May 6, 2021

Have you ever listened to a heartbreak song and wondered what exactly the person who wrote it has gone or is going through? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. Not only have we wondered about this but we have also listened to some classic songs and are beyond convinced that Nigerian men are the reason some of them even exist. Here are five songs we are sure were written because of Nigerian men.

Brick and Lace – Love Is Wicked

Every time I listen to this song, I wonder what Brick and Lace were going through when they sat down to write and record one of the most iconic bops of the 2000s? The answer is simple: a Nigerian man. Don’t ask me how I know this. Just listen to the song and tell me that it doesn’t have a Nigerian man written all over it.

  Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love

I remember listening to this as a kid and singing it with the passion of a thousand suns. I also remember listening to it as a teenager and thinking “Damn. Sis is going through it.” Now as an adult, I listen to it and can’t shake the feeling that a Nigerian man is the root of this song. There’s a line that goes “everyone’s looking ’round, thinking I’m going crazy, oh but I don’t care what they say, I’m in love with you.” This is literally the M.O of Nigerian men. Everyone will be telling you to run but you’ll be telling them that they don’t know him like you do. That’s until of course they embarrass you and leave your heart bleeding for real.

Beyonce – Irreplaceable

Beyonce opened this song with “To the left, everything you own in the box to the left” as she was chasing the man from her house after breaking up with him. Please, how am I supposed to believe this song isn’t about an Abuja man who has been squatting with her since they began their relationship? What argument can you make against that? To make it worse, the man went to her front to tell her that she’ll never find another man like him even though he was cheating? This has the guts and gumption of a Nigerian man living in Abuja written all over it.

 Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone

Speaking on breaking up, Since U Been Gone is a beautiful song by Kelly Clarkson and at first, I didn’t think it had anything to do with a Nigerian man. Then I heard the line ‘How come I’d never hear you say, I just wanna be with you?, Guess you never felt that way’ that’s when it clicked in me, this is how Nigerian men refuse to commit to relationships so that they can remain on the streets. You’ll ask them ‘do you want to be with me?’and a typical Nigerian man will respond with  ‘ah, why else would I be here?’ Answer the damn question, Femi.

Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

This one isn’t just about a Nigerian man, it’s about a Yoruba man. One of the first lines in this song is ‘cause like, we hadn’t seen each other in a month when you said you needed space.’ Little does Taylor Swift know, that the Yoruba man she is dating has a wife that has given birth and that’s why he needs space. Nigerian men strike again.

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