The millennial Yoruba man evolves from his deep traditional background. He is also a product of a western culture, clearly from influence of the colonial past of the society. He is held between two angles of cultures; not separated from his past, very drawn to his present. The concept of Yoruba demon emerges from the sky-height wedding has enjoyed in our contemporary society. Yoruba demon are not actually demon haunting the darkness in the night. They are slay kings, well-dressed either in the traditional or the Western style haunting the desires of women.
The millennial Yoruba men are ‘swerve’, ‘swaggalicious’, ‘assumedly monogamous’, ‘great lovers’ ‘attentive and loyal’. Funmi Iyanda in a self-conversation on YouTube speaks that the demon emerges as counterfeit of their new identity which includes being licentious, and in her words, “They will sleep with anything, your cousin, your friend…” This promiscuity births the idea of ‘demon’ that comes with the millennial Yoruba men.
On the surface, the modern Yoruba man is assumed to be chaste, immersed in his Judeo-Christian upbringing and assumedly loyal to his fiancé. This identity however conflicts with his traditional background which defines sex as basic not necessarily between married couple. Yoruba practices a culture that permits polygamy, hence the index of loyalty coming with the millennial man is already a minus from his assumed chastity. In essence, Yoruba Demon is that conflicting identity of Westernised culture which does not permit philandering, but sees sex as a function duly owned by married couple. Yet, he is also dragged back to his culture that sees sex as a mutual understanding between two people. Hence, the millennial woman becomes vulnerable in the undaunted desire of Yoruba demon. She is still held to their sense of ownership and wants the millennial man all to herself. Just as Funmi concludes, she could definitely forgets the concept of ownership and be more focused on honesty.