The book, called “Touching the heart through unforgettable text messages (vol.2)” is one of several on sale in markets around the country that give suggestions to tongue-tied young lovers.
…the book’s author, 33-year-old entrepreneur Femi Emmanuel, says he writes text messages for people who are too busy, or illiterate, to properly express what is in their hearts.
…”I was watching a Bollywood film and the main actor said to his female lead ‘hey baby, I’m a crazy lover’,” Mr Emmanuel told the BBC.
“I thought ‘that’s good,’ I paused the DVD and copied down the subtitles.”
The text message threatening HIV was inspired by watching a Nigerian film.
“In the film, a man threatened a woman with giving her HIV. I thought how could I turn this acronym into a message?”
“You could send the first sentence on its own,” he says.
“You are putting them in suspense, to create fear, and then you follow up with the interpretation that will give them joy and happiness.”
Via the BBC. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day, this is not…