Love is already within the air, we are able to really feel it, we are able to really feel it 💃. This 12 months’s valentine is gonna be completely different, not simply because it’s the celebration of affection, however as a result of this time round, males on social media seem to have had a bro assembly the place they determined that they won’t be accepting singlets and boxers from their companions this 12 months.
The truth is, they’ve additionally banned sneakers and cufflinks – anticipate if, after all, they run into hundreds of Naira.
Girls aren’t left outeither; they’ve banned flowers as presents. Na flowers they wan chop? The truth is, no extra KFC or Rooster Republic and even candies. Not that you simply shouldn’t purchase it oo, earlier than you’ll goan say it’s BellaNaija that mentioned you shouldn’t take your lady out🤣, however additionally they need tangible (which robotically means costly) presents. So you’ll be able to take them to Santorini, or purchase weaves of 150,000 Naira, or … costly stuff.
There’s a lot hoolabaloo about Valentine’s day and the change of presents between couples. There are such a lot of options on what and what to not purchase, the place and when to purchase it. There’s a lot preparation within the air and also you’re most likely saving up all the cash you will have been getting simply to purchase your accomplice that present they’ll always remember of their life.
Shopping for one’s accomplice extravagant presents for Valentine is nice, however shopping for presents in keeping with what you’ll be able to afford is larger. Earlier than we condemn those that purchase ‘low cost’ candies, wristwatches or perfumes, we have now to first have a look at the financial standing of the vast majority of Nigerians.
Allow us to carry this again:
At present, virtually 90million Nigerians are estimated to be dwelling in abject poverty. Because of this these individuals haven’t any entry to fundamental facilities like housing, clothes, meals, water, bathrooms, energy provide and so forth. These individuals dwell under $1, which is simply 355 Naira, each day. In line with 2009 statistics, 92.1% of Nigerians have been estimated to be dwelling under $5, which is 1,775 Naira, every day. As of 2018, 152 million Nigerians have been dwelling underneath $2, which is 710 Naira, every day.
In case you’re questioning, majority of Nigerians should not have cash, everyone seems to be simply managing their life. You will need to take into account that, though it sounds candy for a girl to purchase PS4 for her man or for a person to take his woman on trip, many individuals don’t have that money.
Now, this text will not be for many who even have the cash however are intentionally tight-fisted, it’s for many who are broke. Take it or go away it, Nigeria is a poor nation and plenty of Nigerians are broke, we can’t hold being classist and setting requirements that aren’t attainable. It’s admirable to dream of shopping for the world to your partner, however it’s sensible to set your valentine objectives in accordance along with your revenue and present pocket measurement.
On this similar Nigeria the place some graduates earn as little as 27,000 Naira – actually, some nonetheless earn decrease than that – we can’t afford to scoff at sure presents – particularly candies and shirts.
So is a shirt and trousers what you’ll be able to afford? Then purchase it. When you’ve got a thoughtful accomplice, he would perceive that that’s what you’ll be able to afford. Shebi it’s the thought that issues? Whether it is earrings you’ll be able to afford, by all means, purchase it. And for those who can go all out and provides your accomplice the world with all of the individuals in it, then achieve this. Don’t simply borrow cash to purchase costly presents as a result of when kasala burst, you should have your self accountable.
Now we have had many circumstances of people that went to the intense to get their accomplice a present after which all of it went south from there. If you need to go to the ends of the earth simply so you should buy an extravagant present to your accomplice, then maybe it’s time to begin evaluating your relationship. Relationships aren’t meant to empty you. In addition to, you will have each day to have fun your partner and show that you simply love them, don’t kee your self due to in the future.
Social media has made everybody look wealthy (even these with ‘dry’ mouths) and a few persons are already fearful that their ‘meant’ presents aren’t value it, relax… they’re. So long as you’re not being intentionally stingy and that present(s) comes from a coronary heart full of affection, you’re good to go.