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LADIES’ NIGHT: Mercy, Annie and Mary are bringing their new TV series to Sky this spring

IT’S that time of the year again! The time where shops are displaying all things red and heart-shaped on their window seals; a time where women anticipate being wined and dined by their significant others – or maybe not.

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. But not every lady out here can lay claim to their own ‘bae’ for this season of love – as they say in Nigeria, ‘bobo dey stuck for Lagos traffic’. Are you waiting for Baba God to pick up your call regarding your single status? Or perhaps you have one married chief that has been promising to leave his wife for 10 years now.

On February 12, Rok Studios will air their brand new TV series Single Ladies, starring Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Annie Idibia and Mary Njoku. The trio have told Life and Style that they wish they could eradicate the spirit of singleness this Valentine’s, ‘but we no carry that kind power for here’.

However, below are their top three tips – taken from the series for all single babes who want to survive this Valentine’s.

1. Avoid going on social media

Let Valentine’s Day be the one day that you comot from all kinds of social media. The last thing you want to see is the car that Chioma’s husband gifted her with or that Sade’s boyfriend rented out a whole cinema to propose.

We’re even sure that Bobrisky will flaunt that N10 Million that his wealthy ‘bae’ wired to his account. Valentine’s Day is the one day where social media will tell you that you are single and miserable. Single babe, respect your emotions by logging out of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat – even delete them from your phone.

2. Spend the day with your other single girlfriends

Listen, truth of the matter is that you are not the only single babe out there! Gather your single la- dies and paint the town R-E-D. There are lots of things you can do with your single girl- friends – from bowling to cinema to karaoke. You can even plan a singles’ dinner at yours or head to the club. There are lots of outings out there catered to the single folks.

3. Channel the energy of loving somebody into loving yourself

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about those who are in a relationship, it’s a celebration of all kinds of love – including parental love, sibling love and friendship love. But most importantly, self-love. Abeg! You must love yourself before you can love others. Go to the spa for some ‘me-time’, treat yourself with a nice gift.

Or if you do not want to deal with the reality of single life, why not binge-watch on a Nollywood series. TV provides a channel for those looking to escape reality. Get comfortable in your nightie and live life vicariously through the fictional characters. Rok Studios’ Single Ladies will no doubt remind you that you carry your singleness better than the other single characters in the series.

So whether you’re single or in a ‘situation-ship’, don’t let this Valentine’s Day be a miserable one. You, too, can enjoy small jare. Show love to friends, family and yourself. No be by force to have boyfriend or husband. Show the world that single babes no dey carry last.

Single Ladies will air on Sunday, February 12 at 9pm on Sky 344

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