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How to love Nigerian techies, geeks and nerds

February 11, 2017 · 3 min read
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It’s time to admit that techies, geeks and nerds alike make our world way more interesting. We all revel inadvertently in the glory of the knowledge and intelligence that they never fail to display.

They have won our hearts over with their undying love for science, comics and gadget clusters and analysis. While these group of people may be locked in their world with just a few seconds to spare the rest of us, Valentine’s day is the perfect day to show them just how much they mean to us.

Go on a date and talk

Have an actual conversation just about anything, but do this without any gadget or book in sight. Now is the time to connect on a deeper level and that is best done without internet connectivity, star trek or scientific theories.

Do the unexpected

So your partner may be expecting you to turn your nose up at an idea (which may mean the world to them), but, it makes you want to scream. Go the extra mile on February 14, and go on that crazy journey to pretend Mars, build the unbelievable app and have a Spiderman costume party.

Buy them a gift

Who doesn’t love a gift? Make your loved one feel special by getting them one of the 20 thoughtful Valentine gifts.

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Omotola Omolayo

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Writer. Photographer. Interested in African culture, history, politics and policies.

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