- Yes, Banky W and Adesua Etomi are engaged. but the way Banky W made his feelings known is what brought about this article
- Did you know the two first started talking on social media?
- And it all started with a direct message
When American musician Yo Gotti sang that “it goes down in the dm,” many especially Nigerians did not pay attention. But when Banky W revealed that he ‘slid’ into Adesua Etomi’s dm before they became a couple, it was then people realized that social media can indeed help them get a girlfriend or boyfriend.
Dm is an abbreviation for direct message a feature that many social media apps today have. Popularly used on Instagram and Twitter, it has emerged as a discreet way for potential couples to communicate when they don’t have the other person’s phone number or email address.
NAIJ.com has listed other features that have made dating easier all thanks to social media.
1. The ever dependable 'like' button
This is the default way a man or woman show interest in the other. When you see that fine girl’s photo not minding that she may have used Photoshop to make it look better, you immediately click that love shaped button. Facebook used to have the poke feature but thank God it isn’t in use any more. I particularly hated it.
2. Retweets for love
Adekunle Gold recently showed Nigerians how possible it is to get a lady’s attention by making judicious use of the retweet feature on Twitter. He famously asked the soon to be Mrs W - Adesua Etomi for a date and she replied by asking him to get a certain number of retweets. This was all before we knew Banky W was the main man. Even though it didn’t work well for Adekunle, many tales abound of how men have gotten women to date them all thanks to a retweet.
3. Quote that message!
This is another feature that is exclusive to Twitter. If you have a smartphone, just above the retweet icon you’ll see the quote icon. Quoting a tweet helps in making your crush see what you think about their photo or post. So when next Beyonce or Beverly Naya posts a nice photo, quote it and maybe, just maybe she’ll notice you.
4. Commenting over and over again
Apparently, this is the way actor Blossom Chukwujekwu made his wife notice him. He was always commenting ‘wow, beautiful, lovely’ on his wife’s photos before she eventually noticed him and slid into his dm. So dear reader, don’t let anyone label you a stalker because you keep commenting on your crush’s page.
5. The correct use of Filters
If you still doubt that power of using the right filter, think about how hundreds of potential ‘baes’ keep flooding Bobrisky’s page. Once you notice that your crush likes one of your photos, please continue using that filter on the photo. Maybe that’s why he will become brave enough to toast you.
So, with this few points of ours, we hope we have been able to convince and not confuse you that you can find bae with the help of social media.
NAIJ.com spoke to BBNaija’s Marvis recently and she shared her reasons for rejecting Efe’s advances while they were on the show together.
Watch her response below: