The more I notice this phenomenon, the more I wonder about some Nigerian men. Culturally, Nigerian men are overbearing, controlling, and paternalistic.
kissing and verbal declaration of love; and neither are they comfortable with open and public discussions of abortion, sex and exotic sex acts.
That Nigerians are not comfortable with such public declarations and have not completely embraced westernization is due, to a large extent, on the hold the traditional African culture has on the vast majority of the populace.
At the core of every Nigerian, and indeed every African, is the thumbprint, the umbilical cord of their ancestors.
A Nigerian may be well read, well educated and well traveled, in the end though, he will succumb to the weight and influence of the Nigerian culture.
We have a society where anthropological and sociological behaviors are still paramount.
For instance, a great many Nigerians still practice levirate and sororate marriage, and they also engage in polygyny, bridewealth, and matrilocal and patrilocal living arrangements.
And in spite of westernization, Nigerians are still not comfortable with public display of affection, i.e.
Increasingly, and in greater numbers, Nigerian men are marrying non-Nigerian women.
In droves, they are marrying Caribbean nationals, White-Americans and African-Americans.