Initially, I had planned to use the words "morally upright," but I figured that womanizer would pass along the message faster. A womanizer, of course, is a man who is unfaithful, cheats regularly without remorse, and a generally promiscuous man. In short, a casanova.
This is the last entry in The Gentleman Series and this point needs to be made:
The Quintessential Nigerian Gentleman is
NOT a Womanizer
Nigerian men, just like men in general, have been branded as notoriously unfaithful. I watched this video on Battabox where the interviewer asked if Nigerian men were faithful and pretty much all the women (and even the men) agreed that Nigerian men were not faithful.
Fidelity is a big deal especially in a relationship between consenting adults. Every man who cheats probably has a "good" excuse for why he did it, and the blame falls on the usual suspects: the devil, his partner (who was not doing what he wanted or was boring), etc. At the end of the day, a man has to take responsibility for his actions and just admit that he cheated because he wanted to.
Society penalizes an unfaithful woman more seriously than an unfaithful man. Some women actually believe that it is absolutely normal and natural for a man to cheat. In fact, some women go into marriage expecting their husbands to cheat on them at least once during their marriage. Needless to say, a man who is unfaithful to a woman while dating or courting her, will be unfaithful during marriage.
Having said that, I believe there are Nigerian men who take fidelity very seriously and would never cheat on their partners. If those men also satisfy the conditions in the preceding four episodes (i.e. they are polite, well-groomed, not physically abusive and are responsible), those are true gentlemen, and I salute them.
Questions: Do you believe Nigerian men are faithful? Why or Why not?
Was there any quality or atrribute you believe should have been included in the Gentleman Series that was omitted?