A female vocalist from Botswana known as Lorraine Lionheart was in Nigeria currently for the just-concluded Felabration, and she’s spoken about what she observed from her communications with men in Abuja and Lagos.
Lorraine said in an interview with Vanguard: “I had the chance to spend a little of time in Abuja, and the men there were different from men in Lagos.
Lagos is a highly commercial city and a lot of men there tend to give interpersonal interactions a commercial approach, maybe without realising it.
I don’t know how else to put this, but for myself, I was flabbergasted with how much money I got obtainable by men indiscriminately in Lagos. In Abuja, men want to talk to you even in the streets and have an actual conversation. But in Lagos they walk to you with their mobile phone already open, ready to store your number, they don’t have time.
Everything has a worth in Lagos. But I love that go-getter attitude of Lagos men though. They see what they want and they don’t hesitate. I was in a nightclub in Abuja, and there was a guy glaring at me all night but afraid to talk to me.
Every time I turned around there he was still observing me. But not doing anything about it. In Lagos it would have been a different story altogether.”