By Deborah Mustapha
Following the second Monday in April 2020, and religiously known as Easter Monday, it has been discovered that many Nigeria men’s pictures have flooded the social media platforms, with the caption Man Crush Monday (MCM).
According to history, Man Crush Monday refers to a social media trend dedicated to posting pictures and expressing affection for attractive or admirable men on Mondays.
Relatively, on social media, Man Crush Monday is often used as the hashtag #ManCrushMonday or in abbreviated form, #MCM. While many posts emphasized on physical appearance or fashion styles, some Man Crush Mondays emphasized character, accomplishments, and personality.
One’s man-crush can also be fictional or historical. Many people also use Man Crush Monday more personally to refer to one’s husband or their favourite guy.
Looking out on social media, many crushers displayed their crushees.
“My only male BBN fave, Mr handsome #Ikeonyema”, @delwynnaji.
“To the guy who has proven time and time that there is still good men, to the guy who showed us that a baby mama can still be your dream wife, to the guy who loves abundantly may all your hearts desires be fulfilled. I celebrate you
“Well… last Monday I did a #MCM for you and I thought to myself, why not keep doing them? @GoslingRycn, you’re wonderful and you make me smile so much”, @FieryEmily.
@Zeus_Zn, “Since I’m no one’s #MCM, I’ll post myself… #ChomiNayiNdoda
A related concept, as noted, is that of Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW), which started on Twitter in 2010. Like Man Crush Monday, Woman Crush Wednesday is dedicated to women that the poster finds admirable or attractive. Woman Crush Wednesday experienced similar development to Man Crush Monday, with the first few references to it made by women talking about their woman crushes or girl crushes.
Man Crush Monday can refer, not just to the occasion or the hashtag, but also to the crush himself. Not a big deal if man-crushes on himself. However, Man Crush Monday, MCM, applies to all entity.