We don’t know why Caro was appointed the femme fatale to every Nigerian man’s Yoruba demon, but our good sis has been putting men inside bottles right from time. Storytelling is a huge part of music and each of the artists featured here tell a very different and nuanced story about their experiences with the elusive, and very attractive Caro. The femme fatale can present in many different ways, and we will explore them below:
Caro, the exciting babe everyone wants — ‘Caro’ by Starboy ft. L.A.X Wizkid
Do you know what it means for somebody’s body to be necessary for your survival? This man knows that he can’t keep up with Caro and she very well may destroy him but he doesn’t mind. He’s just glad to be here. He is loving every minute that Caro gives him and is trying to hold on for dear life. If you’ve ever experienced what it means to date someone who was truly exciting, intelligent and challenging, you might understand what this artist means. This Caro is a fun, sexy, fast paced woman who confounds him and makes his life exciting. The artist quite literally describes this Caro as an “armed robber” because she came in out of nowhere, stealing his heart and his sanity; but he doesn’t want them back.
Caro, the disloyal — ‘Caro’ by Zinoleesky, Naira Marley
This Caro is faithful only to the money. This artist admits that he knows this, but he doesn’t mind because he’s in love. Money is how he pulled her in the first place and money is how he plans on keeping her attention. Their love, like many others, has experienced challenges — one being the time Caro left the artist for a much richer oyibo man. They are able to overcome this challenge when Caro comes running back to the artist after that same oyibo man leaves her for someone else.
Caro, the love of your life — ‘Call Caro’ by Okezie ft. Teni
This Caro is a lover girl — loyal, beautiful, street-smart and trust worthy. She’s all the things a femme fatale is, except she’s only dangerous to men who might try to harm her lover, and will employ every weapon in her arsenal to keep safe. She’s not some elusive attractive woman this artist is trying to pin down. She’s already his person, and one whom he knows will go to the ends of the earth for his sake.
Caro, the unexpected witch — ‘Caro’ by DJ Kaywise ft. Tekno, Falz
Caro is not even this one’s lover yet. This artist is still trying to toast his way into Caro’s heart. The artist colourfully expresses that they’d surrender anything, even all their money for a chance with her. Now the thing about this Caro is that she presents as a very attractive, gentle lady that was trying to mind her business while a pack of Nigerian men started disturbing her. Mesmerised by her beauty and enraptured by her, this artist is already planning his wedding to her in his head.
Caro the alcoholic — ‘Carolina’ by Sinzu ft. Davido
If hearing the words “Carolina Carolina who is slimmer, who is finer” on this track takes you straight back to secondary school social night, then please go and marry. That aside, this Caro likes to faaji. She’s the skinny girl at the party who’s drinking Alomo Bitters and making it look sexy. She’s not the hot girl sitting in the corner, but rather she’s on the dance floor whining her waist and confusing the masses. Life of the party, and baddie of the night, she herself is intoxicating and people can’t seem to get enough.