Nigerian men treat their wives as second in command, they expect their women to be there for them, answer when they call and they always want to make the final decision… be the man
For a woman… not knowing how to cook is a serious crime in Nigeria.

Men in Nigeria believe that a woman is responsible if she is good with domestic works while the ones with very little knowledge and domestic know-how are considered irresponsible
Nigerian Men
A Nigerian boy is expected to leave his father’s house at most by the age of 30, fend for himself and build his own home. If he fails to do so, he would be regarded as an irresponsible man in his own community; Nigerian men are expected to be independent by thirty at most.

A Nigerian man is very hard-working compared to his counterparts in Diaspore because

1. The average Nigerian man believes in a family and the men are expected to take up all the bills at home.

2. The man runs the home irrespective of ‘how much’ the wife is worth.

The Nigerian man is a natural hustler, they go out in the morning and come back in the evening, they don’t usually get fed up with wealth acquisition, that is the one thing American women seem to like so much about Nigerian men, – That they take responsibility and make sure their family as well as their woman is well taken care of.

One said “I love the way African men love their children it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, but I can see the boys are more spoiled, that is the truth.”

Find out more juicy Tips About Girls From Nigeria

If you do a search on the internet about “Nigerian men” you would come across very few positive comments and loads of negative stuff about Men from Nigeria, like they are domineering, you hear things like “Nigerian guys are naturally dishonest!,” you will hear the good and you will also hear the bad things about men from western African. Well, I guess that comes with life

But the main question is – Why Nigerian guys in Diaspore go home to marry the accredited innocent and yet un-spoiled girl back in their country instead of the white chick they have been cuddling all year long??

The simple answer to that question is – because they don’t like an independent woman. African men believe that independent women and women with western upbringing are already spoiled and finds it very difficult to cope as tradition demands

Like going into the kitchen everyday to prepare his favorite recipe or give it to them the way they want it on bed. African men in general see the women as a helper who they have to love, pamper and dominate and they want her to remain thus, not another bread winner or some sort of competition.

Clubbing, excessive partying, alcohol is considered highly indecent for a Nigerian wife while the white woman considers them a sort of get-away.
The simple Nigerian girl is willing to submit and be a real wife to an African man, by so doing she enjoys unhindered love and lavish that she initially never bargained for. That’s why a man from Nigeria can fly several miles back home to bring her over, after of course several trial and errors with the white chicks.

A Nigerian women finds savorable love in humility, a quality that Nigerian men are yet to find in women with western upbringing.

Most of the negative things you hear about Nigerian/black men are from white/American women who tell stories of how they got their heart broken and how ruthless heartless they find Nigerian men. I am a Nigerian guy and I don’t care whether you are white, black or even pink once you have the qualities I want in a woman, I am off to the alter with you.

And that brings me to yet another tip about Men from Nigerian – They prefer church wedding to court marriage, in fact, only about 2 percent of all couples in Nigeria had court marriage, the rest follow the normal trend, – introduction, traditional and then church wedding no court nothing.

Dating Nigerian Men

Here is where it goes wrong most of the times… dating a Nigerian guy, white women often find it difficult to cope, they think we are domineering and demanding. Well, that is because we were pretty spoilt back home, In Nigeria, we think the main responsibility of a man is to pay the bills, we can pay all the bill and even more but we don’t wash no dishes, we don’t change no diapers, we pay someone to do that if our wife is gainfully employed.

Women from the western world got “ego” and that is simply why Nigerian men don’t marry far away from home.

Most of the American/European women that are successfully dating Nigerian men either had to adjust or get him to shrink a little bit but that is not always easy, we rather turn the other way than get squeezed a little bit and that is the hard truth.

But frankly, you can date and marry a handsome Nigerian guy any day if you are willing and able to be a good wife.

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  1. Justice  October 2, 2017

    So much comparison to white woman as if there are they only other women in america. Smh

    • Nefetori  November 6, 2017

      Perhaps writer was speaking from his personal experiences or those closest to him.

  2. Nikki jones  November 17, 2017

    So I don’t know who wrote this article. But I’m a black yong women from California and I dated a Nigerian, I asked to see his divorce papers I also asked to see his TB testing before we have sex. It’s been 5 months and have not saw nothing. He is mean I’ve kept my distance he started off so sweet, but started to be mean and controlling. Majority people at work calls him mean and rude. Management has issues with him because he don’t like directions. Sense I separated myself from him, don’t know how to move on. He sends me rude texts calls a million times a day, he even went as far as to follow me after work. He drove to my job and waited till I got off and followed me to my destination. So I called the police. We were never a couple. But he calls his self a Christian but was stocking me and harrassing me. Calling me really bad names and than next day will send me sweet texts. I have not blocked him or responded. Because the police station told me I can use all these messages at court. So my heart was never broke, it was always something I felt off about him. When i saw him being serious with me bring his child around me when I told him I don’t want to meet his child. He still had not showed me divorce papers. So with that said I feel he is crazy and I will never date a Nigerian men every again.

    • Adebowale Adekunle  February 10, 2018

      Sorry about that madam. You should have taking your time to know more about him before offering yourself to him for a date.

    • Joyce  February 13, 2018

      I want neither,they are complicated! ! They also prey on American women,like getting money out of us.

    • Deborah  March 28, 2018

      I went through the same thing! He was so sweet in the beginning and after a year started accusing me of other men and calling me really bad names ! He ran up my airline credit card buying tickets for other women! When I finally caught on to him he became irate and blocked me from all contact! I was left with a 3k Bill! He was evil and had a very dark soul! But I’m glad he’s out of my life for good! Never ever Nigerian! Thank you God for moving him out of my life!!!

  3. Paish  November 24, 2017

    This is such a brutally honest article. I’m white, dating a Nigerian man. I wasn’t spoiled by a long shot (he says I think like an African). However, I was shocked when I came to visit his family, only to find that the men did absolutely nothing, while the women did everything in the household. Fortunately, I wasn’t raised with this mindset. Yes, humility is a virtue. But a MAN who is also humble is the most attractive in my eyes; Willing to “step down” and help those he loves with the things he doesn’t necessarily enjoy doing. I basically came to the conclusion that Nigerian men (generally speaking) just want something pretty to look at that they can CONTROL (which is essentially the same thing as slavery).

    • Stephanie  March 9, 2018

      You know nothing about salvery white chick so do not insult my ancestors with that ridiculous comparison!!

      • Shekinah  April 1, 2018

        And you do? Black or white or whatever color you are…people seem to think that they know all about slavery. Honey. You didn’t go through just the same as she didn’t. So no need to make rude comments about it. Slavery is in the past. People still get treated different and that is fd up but slavery is in the past. You know nothing same as the other chick

    • pakings  March 12, 2018

      Nooo u got it wrong all the need is dignity(respect). U will cee them being humble

  4. Bijou  January 31, 2018

    Are there any handsome Nigerian men?!? I’ve never seen one…

    • Joyce  February 13, 2018

      Yes it is the one I had was very charming!

    • Hells  March 30, 2018

      Definitely loads of handsome Nigerian men
      My Nigerian man definitely

    • Anya  April 29, 2018


  5. Longe  March 4, 2018

    Not all Nigerian men, maybe a very small percentage.

  6. Mrs. Okoli  March 5, 2018

    I’m an African American woman on my second Nigerian husband and my third will likely also be Nigerian (joke). First marriage was just a mistake we were incompatible, but my second one we’ve been together for 10 years and he’s an atypical Nigerian husband I’d say. He cooks, cleans, shares responsibility, dotes on our son, and is gentle and loving.

    • Anya  April 29, 2018

      I’ve been married 1 time to a Nigerian. Years ago. Today I’m with another one been with him almost a year. And yes as all men of any race try to play the control game. But I’m a strong black southern woman and don’t allow that. And yes it have become tiresome. Some are use to more. Naive in uneducated woman with no self esteem.

    • Marie Jackson  May 26, 2018

      Thanks for sharing, I’m considering a man that I like. This is a real tough decision, and scary cause I been alone many years and I love the way he treats me and talks to me.

  7. Asia  March 13, 2018

    I am married to a Nigerian man but feel like I’ve made a mistake. I don’t know what to do.

    • Blonde  May 11, 2018

      Same with me, I made a mistake marrying a Nigerian, he seems heartless n always aggressive

  8. Deloris Dunlap  March 17, 2018

    I just found out that I have a sm percentage of Nigerian blood. How muchmustI have to be considered nigerian

  9. Hells  March 30, 2018

    I’m from the UK
    And i have a Nigerian man, we’ve been together 2 years and he treats me with so much respect
    He has never came across controlling he’s just the opposite so loving and caring.
    I could never go out with a white man again

  10. Shekinah  April 1, 2018

    I honestly think that people are putting a “tag” on people. Nigerian or not…you may have different ways about you and different ways you were raised. Different cultures. But ultimately what it boils down to is we all are same blood. Different but same blood. And each person is diffferent. A Nigerian man can be mean and controlling same as a white man. And a Mexican can wanna sleep around with 5 women same as a white man. Everyone has something good and bad about them. Some men from all different colors and nations and tribes are mean and some aren’t. Same as the women.


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